This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Provenšal, France, on December 7, 1989.
Encounters of the third kind
Squadrons of UFOs in the Belgium sky
Flying objects larger than planes, equipped of projectors that throw a crude white light, approached the ground almost every day these last weeks in the area of Verviers (East of Belgium), the Belgian society of observation of the space phenomena (SOBEPS) reported.
Under the eyes of the awestruck witnesses, among those many police officers, who reported their observation to the SOBEPS, these unidentified flying objects (UFOs) remained hovering in the air, sometimes five or ten minutes, sometimes even longer, before moving away at full speed.
SOBEPS intends to gather the observers the next weekend on the site of predilection of these strange flying objects.
SOBEPS' director, Mr. Lucien Clerebaut, specified that some of these apparatuses were equipped with revolving lights, sometimes in the center, sometimes on their edges. Six witnesses saw a flotilla of five of them. Some of them went down to 2 feet of the ground.
One of the UFOS, he told, was equipped with three large very powerful headlights which looked like halogene lighting. One of them blinded a motorist on a motorway to the point that he had to pull off.
The case appears more serious than in 1979. In another area of Belgium, two girls had claimed to have discussed with extraterrestrials which had given them a lesson of morals for mankind.
Belgium flap here.