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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, Lille suburbs issue, Nord - Pas-de-Calais, France, page 5, on October 9, 1954.




Learning the jokes of the Beuvry pensioner, we went to probe witnesses to the Sunday sighting and ask their opinion.

Some, still under the blow of the emotion, do not express any opinion, but we know that the distinguished school principal, Mr. Fiolet, whose precious testimony convinced his compatriots, Mr. Fiolet we said, rejects the hypothesis of the hot air balloon in the apparition which flew over the town on Sunday evening. For him, only remains the hypothesis of a machine whose manipulation seems hesitant at times and which remains unknown to this day and causes a host of assumptions.

It is rather curious to note that since Sunday, beneficial day for the visitors of the sky, the presence of these became more rare with the arrival of bad weather. Which would suggest that crossing the clouds is not very popular with "saucerists."

It should be noted that intrusions are zero on rainy days and nights.

This behavior being parallel with ours vis-à-vis the rain, it would be good that our military strategists plan a hydraulic weapon to repel these craft if necessary.

The sense of geography!

In the number of the particularities which emerge from the testimonies, it is necessary to note this clue: to date, on the number of flying objects, luminous or colored, controlled in the area included between Armentières and Valenciennes, not once the craft seen on French territory were seen across the border; which made one of my Belgian friends say: "When a saucer is seen in Belgium, it can only be by a Frenchman." Joke of circumstance, this joke reflects well the opinion of our neighbors who do not admit this ostracism on the part of saucers.

By dint of hearing about it our Belgian friends, enticed by the echoes of the press would like to attend the show on the territory and we understand this curiosity.

As for us, we deduce that the intersidereal visitors who have mapped the border route hesitate to be in breach with the customs for lack of triptych or by timidity.

On these deductions we can only turn the page while waiting for the new chapter that the saucers, cigars and flying pots, will offer the following days.

A. L.


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