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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine, Dijon, France, page 4, on November 3, 1954.

See the case file.


The Martians
had nothing to do with it!

Repeating their exploits from the film "The day the earth stood still", would the "Martians" now intend to cause blackouts in our electrical circuits?

Some people from Dijon believed they were the witnesses of such an offensive, Sunday evening, around 7:30 p.m., when a blackout suddenly plunged the entire northern part of the city into darkness.

At the same second, they thought they saw a lightning disk in the direction of Hauteville.

"It was the saucer that did it!" they exclaimed! In other words "Saucer-shortcut!"

The reality is much more down to earth: it was about a shortcut surge, which occurred near the café des Amandiers, in Fontaine-les-Dijon, which had caused, under a voltage of 15,000 volts, a sort of blinding luminous explosion, the glow of which was felt even on the road to Ruffey.

Power was restored a few minutes later.

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