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UFOs in the daily Press:

THE 1954 FRENCH FLAP IN THE PRESS:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Quotidien de la Haute-Loire, France, on October 8, 1954.

DAILY SAUCERS

An engineer observes a large rotating disc that hovered at a height of 400 meters height

Mr. E. Farnier, member of the company of the civil engineers of France, about a flying saucer, just sent a letter to one of our colleague newspaper, in which he specifies that he saw above his property in Jouy-sur-Morin, a large disc from 8 to 10 meters in diameter, rotating on the spot while letting escape red-violet gleams with a whistling sound reminding a little of the arrival of a jet.

"The machine was at a height of approximately 400 meters and hovered more than twenty minutes above me. I thus had, says Mr. Farnier, the time to examine it well." The machine disappeared then in direction of Coulommiers.

In his letter, Mr. Farnier specifies: "Former chief at the Flying-club of France, having served in the aviation, I was not victim of a hallucination and this craft was not a weather balloon, but a circular thick wing hovering motionless and moving at a very high speed while gradually taking altitude."

OTHER SIGHTINGS

Let us also report, to speak only about those of France, a saucer in Brie, another above Clermont-Ferrand, a third in St-Brieux, and some others in the Vendée, from which one has landed, left oily traces on the grass.

In Bouix close to Thueyts in the Ardeche, a shepherd claims to have seen Monday towards 3 p.m., at the top of the mountain, a triangular machine to which were suspended alphabetical letters. Was this the alphabet of "Mars", a formula of salutation or a declaration of war? The shepherd Mr. Beydon, obviously could not decipher the message.

A HAIRY "MARTIAN" FOLLOWS TO THE BAKEHOUSE A BAKER OD BRITTANY!

But the most sensational observation, a little too sensational, but utlimately we are not used anymore to be afraid of the most incredible, was made yesterday in the Finistère.

Around 4 hours of the morning Mr. Pierre Lucas, bakery workman in Loctudy, who was occupied to drawing water in the court of bakery, suddenly saw in the night a craft of the shape of a saucer of 2,50 to 3 meters in diameter. He saw individual measuring approximately 1,20 meters come out of it, who approached him and tapped him on the shoulder while uttering inintelligibles words.

The bakery workman succeeded in keeping his coolness and returned to the bakehouse where the unknown followed him. In the light, Mr. Lucas managed to see the face of the visitor: he had an oval face, entirely covered of hair and the eyes of the size of an egg of corbel. The young man called his owner, but before the latter had the time to go down, the unknown had disappeared, as its saucer of which no trace was found.

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