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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 Nord-Matin, Lille, France, on October 3, 1954.

Case file here.



"My Martian was unshaven and had eyes as big as a raven's egg"

The daily chronicle of the "flying saucers" is becoming increasingly important. Every day, many news dispatches tell about the mysterious craft passing in one or the other region. The question is whether the bad weather that meteorologists are forecasting complacently, has any influence on the graceful evolutions of the visitors from the ether. It does not seem so, so far.

To see a craft in the sky doesn't have anything special anymore and one could fear monotony if, fortunately, the "celestial pilots" would not come from time to time for a walk on dry land and make of their size, their outfit and their doings, extra spice to the current controversy about the reality of the "saucers".

"He looked like a man"

In this context, the ephemeral newsmaker of today is a modest bakery worker from Loctudy (the Finistère), Mr. Pierre Lucas.

Getting up early and in a good mood, the man went to get water into the courtyard of the bakery Tuesday morning when, in the flickering light of a rainy dawn, he saw a vehicle in the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 m. in diameter that was stationed there stupidly. He would probably have been unconcerned if he had not suddenly saw someone get out of it:

"He was 1 m. 20 tall, like [Missing part.]

[... appro]ched me. Before I could recover from my surprise, he tapped me on the shoulder while uttering unintelligible words."

Mr. Lucas showed then a remarkable composure. "Come in, we're going to discuss," he said [...]

Continued on p. 10 (1st and 2nd col.)

"flying saucers"

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