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The 1954 French flap:

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1954, Troussey, Meuse:

Reference number for this case: 54-Troussey. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


[Ref. ra1:] MAGAZINE "RADAR":


The residents of TROUSSEY

... it was only a
beets picker.

is still THERE!

[Ref. gb1] GRAY BARKER:

The panic began to spread. In the village of Troussey, sugar beets gatherer Alexandre Ronnejki, who needed a haircut, was attacked by a crowd who thought he was a hairy saucerian.

[Ref. lg1:] LOREN GROSS:

People's nerves still on edge. A mob in the French village of Troussey attacked a suspious figure believing it a Martian. The figure turned out to be a farm laborer by the name of Alexandre Ronnejki who made the mistake of not not getting a haircut for some time. The fate of the poor fellow was not mentioned in press accounts, but in another case we know there was an injury (See newsstory).


In Troussey (Meuse), the courageous inhabitants helped by the constabulary captured and tied a "Martian" who was merely one Polish hirsute beet picker who made a camp fire in the countryside.


The "million de radar" was a contest organized by this magazine, who promised a milion of old francs (aka centimes of modern francs, 7 modern francs being 1 of today's euro) to whoever would deliver a martian to the magazine.




(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)

Troussey, Meuse, confusion, humanoid, beard, hairy, hair, man, human, Alexandre Ronnejki, mistake


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 6, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 8, 2016 Additions [gb1], [ub1].

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