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Mid September, 1954, Abbeville, Somme:

Reference number for this case: Mid-Sep-54-Abbeville. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


The regional newspaper La Voix du Nord for September 17, 1954, reported that in Abbeville, one finally also saw a "saucer", "or rather a flying basin":

A respectable 79-year-old widow said she had seen "one of these last nights" in the Ponthieu sky "a round, basin-shaped flying machine, lit all over, slipping noiselessly between the suburbs of Portelette and Rouvroy, that is to say towards the sea [...]"



After the saucers, the basins

Abbeville is getting up to date. A gap is filled: the city has its saucer or rather its flying basin... A respectable 79-year-old widow indeed states, having seen, one of these last nights, in the sky of the Ponthieu "a round flying machine round, basin-shaped, lit all over, slipping without engine noise between the suburbs of Portelette and that of Rouvroy, that is to say towards the sea "[... missing continuation.]


The information I found so far is not sufficient for an evaluation.


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

Abbeville, Somme, Ponthieu, Portelette, Rouvroy, craft, basin, luminous, silent


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