Datebook: February 26 - Ghost Rockets Over Sweden 67 Years Ago

Feb 26, 2013

Credit Erik Reuterswärd, Wikimedia Commons

On this day in 1946, the first reports were filed of missile-shaped objects seen falling over Sweden. Some say it was a meteor shower, others suggest long-range rocket testing by the Russians. The Swedish Army directed newspapers to censor their reporting, but to this day their own investigators remain uncertain.

It’s Tuesday, February 26

Paducah native Samuel Hawkins presents “Spoken Word” tomorrow morning at 11 at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Student Center.  The free presentation features Hawkins’s urban-style poetry.  Find more information at

The Caldwell County Caregiver Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting at the Caldwell County Senior Center Thursday morning at 11:30.  For more information, call (270) 886-9484.

The McCracken County Public Library presents “Reverend Newton Bush: Freedom at a Terrible Price” Thursday at 7 as part of the Evening Upstairs series.  For Reverend Newton Bush and other troops in the Colored Calvary, the fighting didn’t end when the Civil War was over; they spent the rest of their lives fighting for freedom and equal citizenship.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  See more at

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