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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 Le Courrier Picard, France, pages 1 et 2, le 29 octobre 1954.


Drunk saucer and candy pink cigar in Italy

Harms of a Martian in the Creuse
Near Tarbes, a "flying cauldron"
was big as a 5 ton truck

ROME, October 28. - Three employees of the Modena Prefecture of Police made statements regarding the appearance of a strange "craft" in the sky of this city. They claimed that the craft, after having traveled several kilometers in zigzags, would have stopped just above the airfield by launching luminous rockets in all directions, after which it would have gone vertiginously towards the Apennines.

In Florence, hundreds of people who attended a training session for the local football team, as well as the players of this team, claimed that several "imprecise objects", of an absolute white, crossed the sky, in formation and moving from north to south.

Another machine, of cylindrical shape and of a candy pink color crossed, according to three witnesses, the sky of Verola at high speed, in north-south direction.


A farmer from the village of La Vaureille, Mr. André Bousard, 47, told the gendarmes of Aubusson "the strange encounter" he made when he came back from the village of Alleyrat (Creuse).

At the place called "La Madière", he said, I saw a shape moving on the side of the road. I stopped to better observe the individual. The latter, who was lowered, rose suddenly, pointing at me two powerful lamps projecting a very dense light blue light.

Two lamps on each side of the head

He had a light green lamp on each side of his head which emitted much weaker rays than the others. It appeared to be 1.60 m high and I first thought he was dressed in a spacesuit.

Suddenly, under the pressure of an air gush, I was thrown across the road where I stayed for ten minutes without being able to shout or call for help. The light blue lamps were still on me. They finally died out. The being crossed the road and suddenly disappeared. I felt and I still feel pain in my legs and my right hand.

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At the place indicated by the farmer, the gendarmes noted that the earth had been freshly moved. The grass had been uprooted from an area 70 centimeters in diameter. No footprints were found.

On the other hand, a truck driver from Tarbes, Mr. Vincent Casamajou, who was heading in the morning around 6 a.m. with a load, towards Angoulême, in the company of his wife, saw in his rear view mirror a strange white glow.

Having parked his truck on the side of the road, he saw, like his wife, a craft which had just taken off from a meadow, at less than fifty meters away.

The craft, which had the shape of a huge cauldron, rose at a very high speed at an angle of 45 degrees. Leaving behind a white trail, it disappeared into the clouds.

Mr. Casamajou and his wife claimed that this "cauldron" was as big as a 5-ton truck, and flew without noise.

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