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October 8, 1954, Monsures, Somme:

Reference number for this case: 8-Oct-54-Monsures. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Courrier Picard for October 13, 1954, reported on page 3 that there had been a "united" testimony from nine workers from the Monsures foundry who, going to their work at 6:30 a.m., "last Friday" - thus on October 8, 1954 - had seen a "disc, illuminated in different colors and which moved as if turning on itself."

Reports:

[Ref. cpe1:] "LE COURRIER PICARD" NEWSPAPER:

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Always...
and again
SAUCERS

More or less, depending on the day, the "saucer" section is always populated. To believe that the Martians work overtime or that the season of organized trips is in full swing at home...

We no longer know what to think!

The pranksters also give themselves a ball and the enigmatic and anonymous phone calls follow one another: "Hello, if you want to see a saucer, go to this place...".

No, it would be too good, and in 90 % of cases, the alerted person does not even bother. He prefers to wait for "Le Courrier Picard" to see if the apparatus in question appears in the harvest of the day.

Let us first mention the "united" testimony of nine workers from the Monsures foundry who, going to start working at 6:30 in the morning, last Friday, saw a disc, illuminated in different colors and which moved as if turning on itself.

At Le Crotoy, Mr. Michel Leroux, farmer and two of his workers, MM. Raoul and Michel Chivot told our correspondent that they noticed Sunday between 8:15 p.m. and 9 p.m., a curious phenomenon.

At first glance, thinking that it was a big star, they grabbed binoculars and were able, for forty minutes, follow the maneuvers of a craft which moved by leaps and turned.

At the same time, between Le Hourdal and the Pointe de Saint-Quentin, they saw another saucer illuminated with blue and orange colors. This last appearance was short-lived.

Monday, in Amiens, residents of the Saveuse road were, in broad daylight "dazzled" by a brilliant disc on which reflected the sun.

Explanations:

Unidentified, sparse information.

The day was just about to start, Venus only became visible at 11:15 a.m..

Keywords:

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Monsures, Somme, multiple, workers, foundry, morning, disc, illuminated, multicolor, movement, rotation

Sources:

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Document history:

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