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Beginning of October, 1954, Champigny-lès-Langres, Haute-Marne:

Reference number for this case: Beg-Oct-54-Champigny-lès-Langres. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine, of Dijon, reported on page 4 for October 13, 1954, that hunters from Langres, Messrs. Arsène du Dubrez Ecrement and Hutinet had found, hanging on a wire fence, near Champigny, the remains of a false flying saucer:

The craft was made up of cardboard and ebonite disks, supporting an electric battery and three light bulbs, with 18 multicolored balloons to ensure the flight of "this fake sidereal ship."

Reports:

[Ref. lbr1:] NEWSPAPER "LA BOURGOGNE REPUBLICAINE":

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Despite its 18 balloons

THE FAKE SAUCER
CRASHED!

Langres (from our P.C.). -- Langres hunters, Messrs. Arsène Dubrez Ecrement and Hutinet have discovered, hanging on a fence wire, near Champigny, the remains of a false saucer!

The craft was made up of cardboard and ebonite discs, supporting an electric battery and three light bulbs. 18 multicolored balloons ensured the transport of this fake sidereal vessel.

Explanations:

Negative case, prank.

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Keywords:

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Champigny-lès-Langres, Haute-Marne, Arsène Dubrez Ecrement, Hutinet, cardboard, ebonite, discs, battery, bulbs, multicolored, balloons, prank, crash, fake

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