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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper La Voix du Nord, issue of the Artois and the Somme, France, page 5, on November 3. 1954.

See the case file.


A flying saucer
reportedly landed
near Long

Sunday evening, around 8 p.m., a short distance from Long, in a pasture belonging to Mr. Maurice Carpentier, Mr. Petit had gone into the fields with a tractor in order to tow a car loaded with "greens" of beets. He was hitching up this cart when an orange disc shot down to the ground and landed in the pasture, about 20 meters from where Mr. Petit was.

The cultivator widened his eyes to get a better view of this round shape, about twice the size of a kitchen table, from which sparks of different colors were escaping, but mostly purple. It was then that the cultivator felt his eyelids pressed together as he looked in the direction of the saucer. Taken with fear, Mr. Petit quickly untied his trailer and, getting into his tractor, returned, all lights out, to his farm, where he recounted his misadventure. He had the impression, when he returned to the village, that the saucer had taken to the air, silently, to disappear in the direction of Abbeville.

Several people in the area did see an orange disc moving at high speed and at high altitude.

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