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Beginning of October, Lavaur, Tarn:

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

Reports:

[Ref. ps1:] "LE PATRIOTE DU SUD-OUEST" NEWSPAPER:

MARTIANS TOO LIKE CABBAGE SOUP

A gardener of our city whose competence on the matter is unanimously recognized was very surprised the other morning to see that cabbages were in his kitchen garden. The fact occuring again, he exerted a discrete guard. He was most surprized tosuddenly see in the sky, weird shapes that approached the ground. No mistake he said, these are flying saucers. Judge of his surprise when these apparatuses landed in his garden and he saw emerging from there odd beings which pushed raw shouts and start to occupy themselves in gatherinh his cabbages. Here are my robbers, he told himself! The "Martians" steal my cabbages. Our friend did not lose his coolness, he clapped in his hands like to frighten sparrows and the group disbanded towards the apparatuses to fly away in the sky. The story having occurred without witness I thus can't guarantee that it is true. But its hero the sympathetic Gaston ensures us that it is perfectly correct. I deliver it for what it is worth.

[Ref. um1:] "UFOMANIA" MAGAZINE:

MARTIANS TOO LIKE CABBAGE SOUP

A gardener of our city whose competence on the matter is unanimously recognized was very surprised the other morning to see that cabbages were in his kitchen garden. The fact occuring again, he exerted a discrete guard. He was most surprized tosuddenly see in the sky, weird shapes that approached the ground. No mistake he said, these are flying saucers. Judge of his surprise when these apparatuses landed in his garden and he saw emerging from there odd beings which pushed raw shouts and start to occupy themselves in gatherinh his cabbages. Here are my robbers, he told himself! The "Martians" steal my cabbages. Our friend did not lose his coolness, he clapped in his hands like to frighten sparrows and the group disbanded towards the apparatuses to fly away in the sky. The story having occurred without witness I thus can't guarantee that it is true. But its hero the sympathetic Gaston ensures us that it is perfectly correct. I deliver it for what it is worth.

Le Patriote du sud-ouest #2729, for Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, October 1954. Lavaur


Beginning of October 1954, martiens steal cabbage in Lavaur

Here an affair that was published in the newspaper Le Patriote du Sud-Ouest. Considering the refractory character of this daily newspaper now disappeared (good!) with respect to the flying saucers, one can reasonably imagine the observation did really occur. The informaiton given is exceptional as it is about a landing with the rpesence of humanoids in the garden of a witness, apparently known by the population. It is undoubtedly for this single reason, his credibility, that such an account could be published in the column reserved for the news of Lavaur. As for the significance of this encounter, one swims in total delirious, in most total absurdity and incomprehension.

Notes:

Journalistic inventions were not that rare at that time, written by journalists who found the subject of the Martians and their flying saucers silly. In Alsace in the Sixties, cabbage-stealing aliens will be reported by children. In 1981, the comedy movie "La Soupe aux Choux", by Jean Girault with Louis de Funès and Jean Carmet was shot: an alien visits a farmer and a friendship starts between because the alien immoderately appreciates his cabbage soup.

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Lavaur, Tarn

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0.1 Patrick Gross January 3, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 13, 2016 Addition [um1].

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