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Shanelle Schanz on her famous Grandfather's UFO Sightings in 1947

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You may not recognize the name Shanelle Schanz--yet, but you will definitely recognize her famous grandfather's name, Kenneth Arnold, who started the whole UFO aka "flying saucer" flap on June 24,1947.

Arnold was a top salesman for the Boise, Idaho-based Great Western Fire Control Supply, an accomplished aviator and an active member in the Idaho Republican Party, and would later meet President Dwight Eisenhower and run for lieutenant governor of Idaho in 1962. But what happened in June 1947, while Arnold was assisting in the search for the wreckage of a downed military plane near Mt. Rainier, Washington, would forever change the world and Arnold's life.

It was a clear day over Mt. Rainer when Arnold flew over Mt. Rainier and spotted nine weird objects he'd later describe as saucers skipping on water. He actually coined the term, "flying saucers". Once he landed in Pendleton, Oregon and went to the newspaper, within two days he innocently became the most famous man in the world. Two weeks later, the Roswell UFO incident happened, where a unidentified object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, and alien occupants were recovered by the Military.

Arnold had more UFO sightings through the years and never spoke of it due to the ridicule he received from his first sighting. Shanelle joins Rainbow vision Network to discuss her grandfather, the implications of his sightings and a strange letter he received from the Illuminati. 

Arnold is now known as the "godfather of the modern UFO movement."

Shanelle and her mother have a book and feature film on her grandfather's UFO encounters in the works.