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UFOs in the daily Press:

Sweden ghost flyers, 1934:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper The New York Times, USA, page 9, on February 4, 1934.



Vast Military Survey Hinted in Mysterious Night Flights Over Northern Europe

Wireless to the NEW YORK TIMES

HELSINFORS, Feb. 3. -- Continued night flights over Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway by "ghost" aviators, which have caused such apprehension here as to prompt the general staff to organize reconnoitring on a wide scale by army planes all overs Northern Finland, still remain a deep mystery. Many eyewitnesses have been unable to identifiy the planes.

Mysterious lights over Helsingfors and Viborg have caused alarm. Last night at least one large unidentified airplane was sighted over Eastern Finland, close to the Russian frontier, apparently scouting the district.

As the authorities are extremely reticent, the newspapers have interviewed aviation experts, who state the mystery fliers show exceptional skills, undoubtedly superior to that of Northern European aviators. According to one expert's theory, the first of the "ghost" aviators was a Japanese scouting the Arctic regions whose activities caused the Soviet to dispatch airplanes to watch the Japanese. The Soviet authorities, however, refuted this theory.

The appearance of a mysterious airplane over London has strengthened the belief that the flights constitute an extensive scheme to explore the aviation possibilities for a future war. Apprehension is expressed in Finnish newspapers.

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