UFOs in the daily Press:
SATELLITE OR SOMETHING ELSE SPOTTED IN SWEDEN, 1957:
This article was published in the daily newspaper
Le Provenšal, France, page 11, on November 26, 1957.
A MYSTERIOUS APPARATUS
traveling towards the moon
- observed in Sweden -
The headquarters of the Swedish army have in their hands the report
of a Swedish officer who states to have observed Sunday with the
binocular during 20 minutes a shining object moving in the sky along
a spiral orbit in direction of the moon.
The observation was made at 02:55 p.m. GMT, in Kortedala close to Goeteborg.
A military spokesman declared: "Up to now, the most plausible assumption is that this object
has something to do with the Soviet experiments on the launching of satellites or missiles.
We know that it is not a plane nor nor a weather-balloon and, at the observatory of Stockholm,
we were told that it was not a meteor."
"According to the captain, the object had the shape of a flattened
sphere. A twinkling gleam, like that of a gas exhaust, was visible on one on its sides."
The spokesman added that obviously, the object was not in the known trajectory of the Sputniks.