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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Nord Littoral, Calais, France, page 1, on September 16, 1954.

See the case file.


The strange encounter
of the Correzaen farmer

Tulle, September 15. -- This time it is no longer a matter of a flying saucer or of bizarre beings, seeming to belong to another world.

The encounter made by Mr. Mazaud, a solid peasant in his fifties from Bugeat (Corrèze), is quite different. He is very formal. There is in his statements an indisputable accent of sincerity. He does not have, far from it, a reputation for being a joker or an illuminated person, and the investigators did not detect the slightest flaw or the slightest contradiction in his statements.

The man he met on a deserted plateau on September 10, around 8:30 p.m., had nothing abnormal in his attire, nor in his appearance, except the rather peculiar shape of the helmet which he wore on his head. When he found himself face to face with the Correzian peasant, he bowed several times to greet him, held out his hand to him and then gave him a hug. He did not respond otherwise to Mr. Mazaud's good evening and did not articulate a syllable, so much so that the farmer took it for some simple-minded person and would certainly have quickly forgotten this encounter but, a few seconds after the disappearance of the unknown, Mr. Mazaud, who was continuing on his way, heard a slight rustling sound. He turned around and it was at this moment that he saw a craft which rose from the ground obliquely in the same way as an airplane takes off. The craft was vaguely in the shape of a cigar (that of a jet plane seen in profile more or less). It was flying west very quickly, gaining height. The noise was very slight. Not the slightest smoke nor the slightest glimmer was noticed.

Mr. Mazaud was careful not to talk about this phenomenon in the neighborhood, fearing that one would make fun of him. Only the indiscretion of his wife allowed the gendarmes to be notified. They heard him at home and went to the place, but two days had passed and it had rained a lot. There was no trace on the ground.

The Commissioner for General Intelligence at Tulle also heard Mr. Mazaud at great length.

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