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UFOs in the daily Press:

SHOOTING AT THE MARTIANS, 1954:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Quotidien de la Haute-Loire, France, October 24, 1954.

IN THE VOSGES A WORKMAN OF CZECH ORIGIN CLAIMS TO HAVE TALKED IN RUSSIAN TP THE PILOT OF ONE OF THESE MACHINES

Do the flying saucers ultimately come from behind the iron curtain? The thesis put ahead by many for a long time, that makes of these craft Soviet reconaissance apparatuses, was reinforced yesterday by the testimony of a Czech man established in the Haute-Vosges. Louis Ujvari, aged 40, factory worker in St Rémy went to his work Wednesday towards 02:30 of the morning when he met an individual equipped of a revolver who talked to him in an unknown language. Ujvari speaks several languages; he proposed Russian and had the surprise to hear his interlocutor ask him several questions in this language: The unknown requested to hear where he was; had the the exact place located, asked the exact hour, observed that this hour, 02:30, did not correspond with his, 04:00, and finally ordered to the workman to go away. The man was approximately 1,65 meters, he carried a pilot flight suit and shoed shoes. Whereas the workman advanced, preceding his interlocutor, still armed, of some steps. He saw a strange object posed on the road, resembling two plates turned over one on the other. A kind of periscope emerged from it, the machine was 1,60 meters high on 2,50 meters in diameter. The unknown then says goodbye in Russian and set out again towards his apparatus. The workman took his bicycle and went, and did not dare to look back before being at a hundred meters. At this time a vertical headlight pirced the night. The machine rose slowly. It took height, emitting a noise comparable with that of a sewing machine. It did not emit any gleam. Ujvari manage to follow the mysterious machine on approximately hundred meters, then then lost it in the night. The workman then returned at the place where the machine was, but he did not discover any trace. Yesterday, after having hesitated a long time, ended up going to see the mayor of his town, whom he made the account of his adventure. An investigation was opened at once, in which two police chiefs of the General Intelligence took part, andh lengthily questioned Mr. Ujvari.

APPEARANCE IN THE SKY OF ILE-DE-FRANCE

A very large number of witnesses, residents of the communities of the areas of Bray-sur-Seine, Lagny, Moret, Thomery stated to have seen at the fall of night, a strange phenomenon: a craft of oval shape, of orange yellow color, measuring more than 20 meters, at 300 or 400 meters of altitude, let us specify; the 20 meters are said to be the real measurement of the object and not its dimension such as it appeared to them. The machine remained motionless during a certain time and disappeared at a vertiginous speed. One of the witnesses Mr. André L..., a weather specialist which lives in Thomery estimates that the speed of the machine was about 10 000 kilometers hour, quite simply... To finish, several horse riders of a center of La Rochelle claim to have seen a character fleeing from their park. He was strange, they say, it could be only a Martian.

THE MYSTERIOUS CRAFT WAS A WEATHER BALLOON

These last days, motorists affirm to have seen, in the area of Morestel (Isère), a mysterious machine which had had to land close to the locality. However the next day morning, a farmer of a nearby hamlet noted that a strange apparatus was in a field. What increased his surprise was to note that an intermittent light emanated from the apparatus. It was actually a weather balloon with its measuring devices which comprise bulbs, whose light would vary, it seems, following certain conditions of temperature. The farmer dispatched the weather balloon and the apparatuses to the address indicated on the joined card i.e. the observatory of Trappes (the Seine-et-Oise). It is probably the luminous saucer seen the day before in the evening by motorists victims of an optical illusion.

76 PER CENT OF THE SAUCERS ARE SAID TO BE WEATHER BALLOONS

Dr. Gustave Swoboda, chief of the weather service of the U.N. statedin Vienna that 76 per hundreds of the reports on the flying saucers actually refer to people who saw weather balloons.

IS IT THE "MARTIAN TRICK"? A FLAME PASSES AND THE TRUCK IS STOPPED

Tuesday, October 19, Mr. Jean Payrard, conveyor at the Grangette house, wholesale grocer, in St-Didier-in-Velay (the Haute-Loire), came to make deliveries with at Bourg-Argentai when towards 08:45, on the road before arriving at St Didier, between the villages of Furnace and Robert, he saw a flame of approximately a meter passing in front of his truck. His engine stopped short as well as his lighting. He went down from his cabin and did not find anything abnormal with his vehicle. A little later his lighting restarted for a short duration. Four to five minutes afterwards, the engine and lighting resumed their normal operation. he same adventure arrived, some days ago, one morning to a milk conveyor of Jonzieux (the Loire).

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