This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Rouergue Républicain, of Rodez, France, page 4, on November 7, 1954.
The disturbing account of a technician
DO THE UNITED STATES KEEPS A "SAUCER" IN CUSTODY
PARALYSE BY A MYSTERIOUS FLUID
Decided to shed light on this strange landing, we rushed in direction of the saucer.
We were within a few tens of meters of the unknown, when he stoof up, saw us and immobilized us by using I do not know what fluid. Then, after having looked at us one moment, he circumvented the saucer, climbed in a kind of "cigar" posed beside the apparatus and took off vertically. Although we had recovered the freedom of our movements, we had not recovered of our surprise.
A SMALL CORKY BEING
The saucer had remained on the ground. We did not know what to do, having still in mind the image of the being that had just fled. He was of small size, very squat, and had a quasi simian appearance. His body or his clothing was covered with long hairs. On his face, we only noticed extremely acute and brilliant eyes.
But, the saucer was in front of us. What did it contain? Our engineers decided to undertake its study at once.
A DOOR WAS CUT WITH THE BLOWTORCH
It was first of all noted that it was hermetically closed. Not the least trace of a practicable opening. There was a cupola and port-holes but no visible engine. It rested on three hollow stems posed each one onto small skis.
We had to cut out a door with the oxydric blowtorch. We had much difficulties. The metal - unknown - which formed the external carapace of the saucer, was extremely smooth, resistant, and revealed neither stamping nor fitting.
Our chemists analyzed a fragment of it. They noted that they were in the presence of a very heavy alloy, of gold, lead and iron, but starting from these elements and by respecting the observed proportions, they were in the incapacity to reconstitute it.
The interior of the saucer was entirely papered of a kind of fibre being connected with rubber. A rather heavy gas filled up two thirds of the machine: an artificial atmosphere? Fuel?
Some levers were laid out around the port-holes but we could not make anything of it. In the same way we did not find any engine.
It seems that the pilot drove "on all four" right at the floor. We found kinds of "suction cups" corresponding to the place of the "hands" and the "knees". But for each one of those we noted six prints...
Here is what I saw with several of my comrades. We were the only witnesses. The American authorities made the "blackout" on this affair which did not "filter" in the newspapers of the Union...
Should it be said that we were upset by all that we saw and that we cannot forget it?...