This article was published in the daily newspaper La Dépêche du Midi, France, on September 8, 1967.
POLASTRON (Gers, France), September 6, 1967. -- The already rich file of the flying saucers grows richer every day with new items. This time, it is Mr. Guy Dartigues, resident of 19, Chemin du Canal, in Toulouse, and employed at the Institute of the Chemical Engineering, who noted the presence of one of these strange machines in the sky of the Gers.
It was Wednesday, at 10:30 p.m., in the way leading to a farm located between Polastron and Pontéjat, and the sky was slightly covered. Suddenly, at the level of a pylon of high voltage, of 15 meters approximately, and at a distance of 200 meters, he saw a ball of a sharp red which diameter appeared to him to measure 35 centimeters.
It could not have been a short-circuit; so, very intrigued, Mr. Dartigues directed the ray of a flashlight on the object, which he was seeing motionless for one minute approximately. At this precise time, the machine moved towards the left, i.e. towards Toulouse, while showing two flashing light indicators at its back. Mr. Dartigues evaluated its speed as of approximately 1 500 km/h, and he could still follow it with his eyes during three minutes; besides, it moved without any noise.
As one can judge, the observations of Mr. Dartigues, who served in the Naval Aviation, are very precise, taking into account the altitude and the true distance of the saucer, difficult to evaluate since its dimensions are unknown.