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UFOs in the daily Press:

The return of the Saint-Porchaire UFO, 1980:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Sud Ouest, France, on 6 mars 1980.



The 10:15 p.m. UFO ignores the Charentaise pause

[Photo:] Mr. Courpron and his daughter show the location of the light machine: "there above the cemetery".
photo Christian Rigaber)

At Saint-Porchaire, this peaceful chief town of a County of Saintonge, which draws its only celebrity title from the marvelous castle of La Roche-Courban, suddenly a surprise replaces the other. And that the UFOs, if they follow one another, are not necessarily alike.

Thus, as we reported yesterday, a glowing mass had appeared to the Courpron family, Monday evening, around 10:15 p.m... Exact at the rendez-vous, here we have a new specimen of these strange phenomena that manifested in the night of Tuesday, at 10:10 p.m. With five minutes in advance, the mysterious "thing", ignoring the fameful and universally known "Charente talteness", intended to show itself again!

This time it is a "machine" of spherical sgape that appeared in the sky to two people curious and trustworthy, but whose identity was not revealed because "all these stories, is not it, it's a jazzy one, "although there is only very serious here. We have been assured, indeed, that the quality of these new witnesses, is entirely guarantor of their perfect good faith and the rigor of observations which have been recorded by the gendarmerie services.

These impartial scrutineers of a March night, armed with binoculars, were able to see in their field of investigation, a luminous object, at remarkable altitude, appearing to follow a straight line north-west of Saint-Porchaire. It was an orange sphere surrounded by a green disk. Bluish twinkles seemed to accompany it.

After about ten minutes of observation, it appears that there was a red glow at the bottom of the "UFO" while the upper hemisphere persisted in orange hue.

At 10:30 p.m., like a disintegration occurred, a kind of electronic bombardment in the form of a multitude of red dots. State of affairs which remained until the disappearance of the phenomenon, at 10:45 p.m...

We are obviously lost in conjectures and assumptions about these enigmatic manifestations that certainly leave the inhabitants puzzled, but also the gendarmes, who record with serenity, the singular elements of these (not so) "current affairs"...

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