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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 Voix du Nord, local issue of Montreuil, France, page 4, on October 23, 1954.

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LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE

STILL THE SAUCERS!

Absolutely reliable testimonials allow us to guarantee the appearance of a phenomenon in the sky of Le Touquet, Thursday 21, at 7:15 p.m..

This phenomenon had a round shape and was very bright (much brighter than the stars). Its color was reddish yellow. Its dimension, given the altitude, appeared like a plate. This object was followed by a trail, also very luminous, the length of which was about two and a half times its diameter.

Coming from the sea, it was moving at breakneck speed towards the east and it very quickly disappeared from the gaze of observers.

Note that in the beginning of October, a young Touquettois found on the Canche, a weather balloon covered with a cap with antenna, equipped with a whole apparatus and lamps, and hooked to a parachute. This balloon had an approximate diameter of 1 meter. The young man wrote to the War Office in London, which replied immediately by thanking him and telling him that they had followed the path and the landing of this weather balloon which was no longer of interest to them now.

Note that whereas this balloon was taken, certainly, at random during its wanderings, for a flying saucer, here and there, and even perhaps photographed as such, the phenomenon of Thursday evening has however nothing in common with a similar object.

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