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UFOs in the daily Press:

Flying saucers and Chinese lanterns in France, 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, page 44, October 25, 1954.


Flying Saucers In France, Too

Paris, Oct. 10 -- "Flying saucers" are soaring in France.

Saucer-shaped, cigar-shaped and wing-shaped objects have been reported sighted over different parts of France.

Three people in Paris claimed to have seen an apparition. They agreed on the time and on the fact that "it" made a high-pitched noise and was followed by a streak of flame. Two of them thought it looked like a disembodied wing.

A member of the assembly has called on the air ministry to explain what it is all about.

Meanwhile a number of simple explanations are coming to light in their own way.

In Lille, a retired miner had been producing paper "flying saucers" with kerosene-soaked tapers. Aloft in the night, they fulfilled all the fantasies of flying saucers, moving through the air with a yellowish light.

The miner, who claims to be fascinated by fireworks and balloons, is now charged by police with what is termed "dangerous amusement." One of his saucers, it seems, nearly set fire to a haystack.

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