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UFOs in the Press:

The French 1954 saucer flap in the daily Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on page 11, on October 17, 1954.

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What's 'Fillerup' in Martian?

PARIS -- (Reuters) -- A "flying saucer" pilot Thursday night was reported to have tried to refuel his 12-foot-long "torpedo" machine at the expense of the French state railroad.

A railwayman at Montlucon station, central France, said he saw the pilot and his machine outside an oil tank there.

He asked he man covered with hair or wearing a long hairy overcoat, what he wanted. The man said something like gasoil."

The workman started off to report to the stationmaster, but the machine took off.

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