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UFOs in the daily Press:

Flying saucers in the 1954 French Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper La Haute Marne Libérée, Chaumont, France, page 5, on October 13, 1954.

Case file here.



of Mertrud

We willingly insert in its full text the letter we address Mr. Narcy Mertrud who was innocently joked by one of our editors about the "flying saucer" he said seeing. Mr. Narcy Rest assured, our staff has never wanted to harm himself "individual dignity". And as our correspondent puts us all in his "box", what we want to be fair benefit our readers, we see ourselves as left to him.

Mr. Editor.

I was very flattered to read your article on my story about the flying saucer. I thought your newspaper was a news bulletin, but I realize that it is rather an editorial gossip rag. I do not doubt that your reporter (a would-be Rouletabille) is a being of superior intelligence, however the lessons of politeness and tact had missed him.

If I'm a joker I did not cause in anyway harm on the individual dignity of anyone. In your article "Pigeon Fly" today I can assure you that this was not a flight of canards I've seen because in this group the "Haute-Marne-Libérée" was missing.

On the other hand if information is distorted through the phone I think your own phone must be in trouble because if the person I saw looked like a monkey I did not say it was one, no more than I said he was a Martian.

I urge you to take steps to retract the misleading statements you published in your articles.

Waiting to read you. Greetings, Sir.


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