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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Nord-Matin, Arras issue, Nord - Pas-de-Calais, France, page 4, on October 19, 1954.


Saucers seen
in Amiens and at different places
of the department

Saturday around 9:30 p.m., a waiter going to take his service at Pré-Porus, Mr. Roger Anquetil, saw while he was following rue de Verdun, a ball emitting an intense red light and followed by a long luminous trail. The apparition, which only lasted a few seconds, moved from East to West. However, given the altitude of the craft and the lack of visibility caused by the fog, Mr. Anquetil was unable to provide a detailed description.

At the same time, Mrs. Fournier, who was in front of the garage operated by her husband at Place du Marché aux Chevaux, claims to have seen, at low altitude, a craft which spun at a prodigious speed. Is it the same one who made a turn and dived on Amiens?

This new witness states that the craft emitted no noise, but that it has an exhaust giving off sparks.

The weird craft consisted of a disc swollen in its center resembling two plates (one covering the other) and encircled with a milky white light. The craft disappeared in the direction of Poix.

It is precisely in this region that, around 7:15 p.m., Mr. Dewint, farmer at Courcelles-sous-Moyencourt, had his attention drawn as he drove on R. N. 29, by a luminous disc which seemed to land on the plain, at a great distance. He alerted Mr. Delattre, farmer at Fossé-Bleuet, who in turn could see this "rosy glow" and the two men, in the car, tried to reach the craft, but the network of roads did not allow them to follow it with the eyes constantly and they finally had to give up.

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