Tina and Hillary cover Auditor of Public Accounts Oliver Enoch Hodge and the 1947 flying disc craze.
Orville Hodge served as Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts after winning election in 1952. But when he lined his pockets instead of balancing the books, it cost him big time.
When pilot Kenneth Arnold witnessed what he described as high speed flying discs. BUT little did he know that his sighting would spark a flying disc craze that still intrigues UFO enthusiasts today.
The Chicagoist Flashback: The Demise Of Orville Hodge--by Samantha Abernathy
ORVILLE HODGE, AUDITOR WHO ROBBED STATE
Orville E. Hodge: high flying lifestyle--by Dirk Langeveld
NPR Illinois Public Radio
Illinois Issues: Comptroller, Treasurer - The Story Of How One Office Became Two--by Sam Dunklau
State Journal Register
Flashback Springfield: July 22, 1956--by Rich Saal
What Really Happened at Roswell?--by Adam Janos
National Catholic Register
Nuns Reveal Hidden Truth About Roswell ‘UFO Crash’--by KV Turley
The Truth Is (Still) Out There In 'UFO Capital' Roswell, New Mexico--by Kirk Siegler and Liz Baker
In 1947, A High-Altitude Balloon Crash Landed in Roswell. The Aliens Never Left--by Donovan Webster
July 8, 1947: Roswell Incident Launches UFO Controversy--by John C Abell
Pilot Kenneth Arnold--from Associated Press file photo via East Oregonian
Flying Discs over Tulsa--by Enio Gilmore from Tulsa Daily World via Wikipedia
Front Page of Paper--from the July 5, 1947 Florence Times via Muscle Shoals
Roswell Crash Article--from Corsicana Daily Sun via History