Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 11, 1947, p. 5
EYES OF TEXAS STILL ON SKIES
Yes, It's a Disk, but It Looks Wee Bit Slow
Mack McDonald, operator of Mack's Place at Lake Worth, didn't know whether he had a flying disk or not Thursday morning, but he was sure of one thing.
"I know for certain there isn't any way you can make this thing fly 1,200 miles an hour.
It was a roundish object apparently made of plastic or rubber, about 15 inches in diamter and nearly a foot thick. Two boys found it earlier in the mornign on the shore of goat Island, and brought it to McDonald.
It was full of air, McDonald said, and guessed it was some sort of balloon.
Fort Worth Army Air Field released a radiosonde balloon about 10:30 a.m. Thursday and before it could get where it was going a resident near the field reported it in as a flying something-or-other -- maybe disk. It looked to him and neighbors as if it came from the direction of Dallas, then turned west, southwest, and up, disappearing in the overcast.
An ex-pilot of the Army Air Forces, in a motor boat in Eagle Mountain Lake, saw something in the sky Wednesday night. It "took off rapidly toward the east," he said, but he couldn't figure out what it was.
Texas amateur scientists meanwhile continued their hypotheses in the matter of flying disks.
J. I. Godfrey of Brooksmith has beens seeing flying saucers for "quite a while," but they are just "leather wing bats" reflecting light shot skyward from Brownwood at dusk
Bowen Pope of Hamlin has another theory. He thinks proper investigation will show that the slanted windshield glass of moving modern cars reflects sun or bright rays high into the sky, where they again are reflected as "silver disks." He thinks you won't see them on cloudy days.