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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Nord-Matin, Douai issue, Nord - Pas-de-Calais, France, page 4, on October 27, 1954.

See the case file.


a fantastic, hairy being,
with strange eyes...

The gendarmerie ensuring the service of the town of Lewarde (near Douai), received the testimony of a mine worker, Mr. Casimir Stawski, 33 years old, residint cité du Niveau, alley 31, in Sin-le-Noble. He said:

"Last Friday around 3.30 p.m., I was in the wood of Lewarde to look for chestnuts that abound there. I was bent down picking some up when suddenly I heard a sound of broken branches at a few meters from me. I straightened up and to my amazement I saw at 10 meters, a kind of human being of small size - 1 meter to 1.10 m. approximately -, but of strong corpulence. This being saw me and came towards me which allowed me to admire him admirably well. He was completely covered with hair as if he had brown fur. His eyes were oval and the white came out considerably from the sockets, the nose seemed crushed at the base like that of a boxer. He had a sort of cap on his head with a bead around the forehead, from which escaped very long hairs, which gave him the appearance of having a mane. He did not seem to have fingers but full hands in which he held two shiny iron rods of about 30 centimeters. He had no shoes but his feet covered with hair. He did not speak to me and terrified, I ran away at full speed towards Bugnicourt."

A farmer did see Mr. Stawski running around looking frightened.

There is no circus in the region which excludes the possibility of an escaped fawn. Mr. Stawski enjoys general consideration. He is formal in his statements, assuring that he was not the victim of a hallucination.


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