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October 2, 1954, Marquise, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference for this case: 2-Oct-54-Marquise.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


The regional newspaper La Voix du Nord, in the local issue of Boulogne for October 3, 1954, reported that there had been a big stir on October 2, 1954 at 9:15 a.m. in Marquise, avenue Ferber, section of the National Road Boulogne-Calais.

At a place called "Le Champ d'Asile" a flying saucer was seen.

But two courageous young girls quickly solved the mistake made by some "fertile imaginations": the fog had hidden the post which lifted the white disc of a recently installed billboard. The consoles lined with insulators of a phone line pylon, topping the disc, had completed the illusion.





The flying
saucer was but...
an advertising

Big excitement, Saturday at 9:15 a.m., in Marquise, avenue Ferber, which is just a section of the National Road Boulogne-Calais.

One saw at the place called "Le Champ d'Asile"... a flying saucer. It was, in fact, an optical illusion.

The fog hid the post that lifted the white disc of a newly installed billboard. The consoles - furnished with insulators - of a pylon of the P.T.T. [phone] line, completed the illusion, by topping the disc.

Fortunately, two brave young girls soon discovered the mistake made by some wild imaginations.



Negative case, misinterpretation.


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Marquise, Pas-de-Calais, billboard, negative case, pylon


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