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UFOs in the daily Press:

The Orly affair, France, 1956:

This article was published in the daily newspaper New York Weekly Telegram, USA, on February 22, 1956.

Phantom saucer mystifies Paris

By the United Press

Paris, February 21. -- The French government sought today to solve the mystery of the Phantom of Orly, a gigantic flying-saucer-like object which whirled across the airport's radar screens at supersonic speed last Friday.

It was the third time in less than a year that the phantom has been chartered on radarscopes at the busy internation airfield outside of Paris. The object was described as about twice the size of the largest known plane, moved at times at an estimated 2000 miles an hour, and hovered around the airport for about four hours.

The mystery was further compounded when a detailed check disclosed that the radar equipment was in excellent working condition.

An Air France pilot reported spotting flashing red lights in the area in which the radar placed the phantom after taking off for London.

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