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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 Croix du Nord, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, France, page 5, November 11, 1954.

See the case file.


Tuesday at dawn...


Other witnesses
also saw
the phenomenon

Tuesday, around 6 in the morning, Mr. Antoine Lefebvre, aged 29, merchant of fruits and vegetables, [?] rue de la République in Le Cateau, went with his van to the Cambrai market. Beside him was his father, Mr. Maurice Lefebvre, a 63-year-old grocer of fruit and vegetables, living at 1[?], Rue Paul Delplanche, in Le Cateau.

It was around 6:05 a.m. while they were a little above the house located at a place called "Pont des Quatre Veaux", in the suburb of Cambrai, at the crossroads of Chaussée Brunehaut and RN 89, from Cambrai to Le Cateau, that they suddenly saw a "globe of fire" having, according to them, a diameter of about 25 to 30 meters. The globe, of a very dark red, brightly lit all the surroundings, it was about 300 to 400 m. in front of them, very low, but not touching the ground. It came from the direction of Inchy in the direction of Le Cateau.

The driver, who was very afraid, as well as his father, stopped his vehicle and the "phenomenon" stopped at about 300 to 400 meters, for a few seconds, then withdrew in the opposite direction in the direction of Inchy, always horizontally and near the ground.

The driver started his vehicle again and as soon as he got to the top of the hill, he still saw the globe of fire disappearing behind Mr. Marchand's house, drinks reseller, at a place known as Le Pendu, between Cateau and Inchy and between Neuvilly and Troisvilles.

Curiously, the "globe" suddenly vanished without a trace.

Mr. Lefebvre and his father had been dazzled by the bright light. They had seen at the beginning of the apparition a cyclist in front of them, who had thrown himself into the ditch during their passage.

Mr. Lefebvre's stepfather, Mr. Emile Sapin, farmer, rue de Baillon, who was milking his cows at the same hour, in the pasture of rue de Fesmy, certifies having seen a lively glow in the sky, as well as other people.

Mr. Lefebvre told his story at the Cambrai market.

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