This is why UFOs are called Flying Saucers

The term “flying saucer” originated from an incident in 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine unusual objects flying near Mount Rainier in Washington state, USA.

In describing the way the objects moved, Arnold stated that they flew “like saucers skipping on water.” This description was later paraphrased in newspaper reports, leading to the term “flying saucers” being widely used to describe unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

The incident and Arnold’s description played a significant role in popularizing the idea of flying saucers and fueling public interest in UFO sightings.