This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Courrier de l'Ouest, France, on October 19, 1954.
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IT KEEPS UP
A Parisian weekly magazine has just published a really disconcerting testimony. That of Mr. Eugene Farnier, one of the pioneers of aviation, former pilot and airplanes manufacturer, who was the flight instructor of Roland Garros and Guynemer.
Mr. Farnier had a long discussion with engineer Leduc, the father of the fastest airplane of the world, who was deeply disturbed by the statement of his interlocutor.
Last 30 September, Mr. Farnier observed during twenty minutes a flying saucer which was slightly swinging within 300 meters above his property of Jouy-on-Morin. Many witnesses confirmed this appearance and the question was even mentioned in front of the city council of the place.
Before raising in the airs at very high speed, the machine rocked on itself, showing its profile to the observer who made a sketch of it. This sketch strangely resembles that of an alleged cigar which a customs officer of Marignane saw landed with at 100 meters in front of him, on the airfield, in October 1952. The simplicity of this customs officer and competences of Mr. Farnier militate in favour of their testimonys. Will we finally see through this clearly?