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UFOs in the daily Press:

The November 5, 1990, space junk affair, France:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Sud Ouest, France, on November 7, 1990.

(This is about the observations of November 5, 1990 at about 7 p.m.; of what were re-entry of a Russian rocket debris.)

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UFOs IN THE EUROPEAN SKY

Disturbing descriptions

The luminous phenomena observed between London and Turin came, according to scientists, from a meteorite entering the atmosphere. Many witnesses remain skeptical.

Many people throughout France, as well as in other countries such as Germany, Belgium or Great Britain, are formal: Monday evening, around 7 p.m., they saw a strange luminous object, in the shape of a triangle or a diamond; which was moving rapidly below the cloud layer.

The observation of this type of phenomenon in the sky never fails to arouse emotions that push many witnesses to think immediately of UFOs of extraterrestrial origin when in reality they are meteorites, debris of satellites burning in the dense layers of the atmosphere or stratospheric balloons lit by the last rays of the setting sun.

This time, the amount and the disturbing similarity of the descriptions makes the phenomenon taken seriously, especially as professional observers are among the witnesses.

The Center for the Study of Atmospheric Reentry Phenomena (SEPRA) of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) did not hesitate to invite all the witnesses to provide information on their observations.

At the present time, "it is not possible to decide" on the exact origin of this event, the specialists of this service admit, who have contacted the American NASA to inquire about the possible entry of satellites in the atmosphere or the natural fallout of other various objects such as balloons launched by CNES or meteorological.

On the other hand, for the German astronomers of the Munich observatory [1], there is no doubt: the descriptions of the phenomenon correspond to the explosion of a meteorite when it enters the atmosphere.

This is disputed by many inhabitants of our region, witnesses of the phenomenon. The vast majority of them refuse to believe in the meteorite hypothesis.

[1] There was no "Munich observatory". The meteor explanation was merely a suggestion by an amateur astronomer residing in Munich who had read about the even in the Press.

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