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The New York Times, UFO above PAris, February 1956:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The New York Times, USA, on February 20, 1956.

Read my file about this case here.

AIR MYSTERY IN PARIS

Unidentified Object, on Radar
Flew at 1,500 M.P.H

Special to The New York Times

PARIS, Feb. 19 -- Aviation circles were speculating today on the identity of a strange object alternately hovering and flying at speeds in excess of 1,500 miles an hour, picked up Friday night by radar operators at Orly International Airport.

The object made a "blip on the radar screen approximately twice as large as that of the average airliner, according to the technicians. It appeared to be at an altitude of 5,000 feet and was seen to follow aircraft taking off or coming in for a landing at Orly.

A radio beacon station southwest of Paris also reported the object but neither the radar at Le Bourget Airport nor the Paris Observatory reported contact. A spokesman at the observatory suggested that it might have been a United States weather balloon launched in Germany and blown west by the "jet stream" air current.

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