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The 1954 French flap:

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October 6, 1954, Castres, Tarn:

Reference number for this case: 6-Oct-54-Castres. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.




A saucer in Castres

One of our faithful readers writes the following lines to us, guaranteeing on its honor, the truthfulness of the fact that he reports: last Wednesday, October 6, I was passing by Castres in the Marcel Briguiboulstreet. It was 15 minutes after midday. I was in my car and I had beside me one of my friends whom I brought back to his residence. All of a sudden, I saw, rather low in the sky, it seemed to me, a brilliant, metallic object which passed very quickly. It was so sudden that I sais nothing to my friend.

A few minutes afterwards, the latter turns to me and says, jokingly, "I believe that I saw a flying saucer!" - "what did you saw?", I told him. He described the object to me, exactly as I had seen it. I tell him: "I saw the same thing." - "Not possible, I believed I had an illusion."

I draw your attention to this fact: it was only a few minutes after that we communicated our impressions and they corresponded in all points. How was the object? I cannot compare better than to a large sphere, very brilliant, of a very metallic gray, a little as this aluminium painting which one puts on cookers' pipes. It passed very quickly, I thus cannot say more of it to you. I did not hear any noise and neither did my friend.


The article by Le Tarn Libre [tl1] was republished in an article about the 1954 flap in the Tarn in this ufology magazine.


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

Castres, Tarn, silencieux, anonyme, diurne, sphère, gris, métallique, aluminium, rapide


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross January 2, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 20, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version..
1.1 Patrick Gross October 13, 2016 Addition [um1].

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