Written by Keith Rowell
Last Updated: 28 January 2013

Local UFO researcher Jefferson Kincaid is sponsoring another Portland July 4th UFO Celebration. Come join Jefferson and Oregon MUFON and learn about the important place that Portland and Oregon occupy in UFO history.

Many people know about Kenneth Arnold's sighting of flying saucers over Washington state on June 24, 1947, but most don't know that Arnold landed first in Yakima, WA, and then in Pendleton, OR, where reporters took his sensational story world-wide.

UFOs continued to be sighted for weeks afterward and Portland was a hub of UFO activity.

Learn all about this and more at the 2010 Portland July 4th UFO Celebration. If you know of anyone who was alive on July 4, 1947, and knew about these events, please invite them to come, too.

We will have speakers and other entertainment.

See Oregonian June/July 1947 articles for more information.