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UFOs in the daily Press:


The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Nouveau Nord Maritime, France, page 5, le 21 octobre 1954.


The "flying saucers"
reportedly start
to crisscross the Belgian sky!

"Metropolis" of Antwerp says:

The sky of Belgium reportedly knows in its turn the incursions of the flying saucers. Certainly the discretion which they show cannot allow us to teach anything new to our privileged neighbors: they have not deigned to descend on the grass of our fields; their doors did not open to let the rubber-framed "monsters" pass; and we haven't yet detected any fresh traces in our meadows.

But finally, Saturday evening, if we believe the information, in three regions of our country one saw them pass: at 9 p.m. along the Luxembourg border; at 09:15 p.m. in Hesbaye; at 09:30 p.m., in the south of Hainaut. To be more precise, the testimonies come to us in the first place, from Sibret, Martelange and Arlon; secondly from Waremme; and third, from Rance.

And who are the witnesses? Serious people, no doubt about it. Those of Luxembourg all belong to the noble corporation of gendarmes, and their declarations, coming from three different centers, absolutely agree. At Waremme, there are also two gendarmes and a teacher. As for Rance's witness, we are told nothing, alas!

Is it the same saucer? To believe the directions given, this would not be impossible. But the descriptions should encourage us to be more careful. According to some, it was an elliptical mass having a reddish luminous extension; the second tell us about a large red trail; and the third, of an orange colored gleam about ten meters in length. For the first, the speed of the craft was moderate; for the second, it was double that of jet planes; for the third, of a very great speed. Finally, the first, alone, told us of a rocket noise.

But twenty-four hours before, that is to say Friday, at 10 p.m., a resident of Fontaine-l'Evêque and his wife reportedly already saw pass a luminous disc which moved at a very fast pace from East to West.

So it's time for us to open our eyes: Belgium finally seems to interest the mysterious travelers. Sensational photo hunters and saucer collectors, on the hunt!


and deprives Cambrésians
of an evening
at the movies

Sunday, around 7 p.m., Mr. Maurice Ramette, 24, from Naves, near Cambrai, and Mr. Léon Héquier, 23 years old, from Sailly-en-Cambrésis, were walking back from Zutquerque, towards Audruicq, accompanied by their wives and two children, aged 8 and 2 1/2.

They saw, high in the sky, and to their right, an unusual object of round shape and pinkish white in color, smaller than the moon, but much larger than a star, and which seemed to be moving towards them. They remained petrified; the object went out. They continued on their way and saw it again, re-lit and moving away from them on their left, faster than a jet plane.

M. Ramette, who recounts the event, is a beet tarer at the Audruicq station. He seems to be sincere. His son, 2 1/2 years old, is still terrified by the appearance. His wife denies being afraid, but admitted to having returned quickly to her home and did not dare to go out to go to the movies.

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