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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.

See the detailed case file here.


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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