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UFOs in the daily Press:


The article below was published in the daily newspaper Var-Matin - République, France, on October 29, 1954.

Saucer here,
Saucer there,
A farmer blown away!

Guéret. -- A farmer of the village of La Vaureille, Mr. Aimé Bousard, 47 years old, told to the gendarmes of Aubusson, the "strange encounter" he it made while returning from the village of Alleyrat (the Creuse). "At the locality "La Madière", he stated, I saw a form moving on the side of the road. I stopped to better observe the individual. The latter, who was bending down, suddenly stood up, directing on me two powerful projectors, lamps projecting a very dense light blue light. He also had, on each side of the head, a light green lamp very dense which emitted rays much weaker than the others. He seemed to be one meter sixty tall and I believed initially that he was dressed of a diving-suit."

"Suddenly, under the effect of a pressure comparable to a blow, I was thrown to the other side of the road where I remained ten minutes without being able to shout or call for help. The light blue lamps remained directed on me. I felt and I still feel pains in the legs and in the right hand."

At the place indicated by the farmer, the gendarmes noted that the ground had been freshly stirred up. The grass had been torn off on a surface of 70 cm in diameter. No trace of footstep was found.

Flying cauldron

Tarbes. -- A truck-driver of Tarbes, Mr. Vincent Casamajou, who was going in the morning towards 6 o'clock, with a loading in direction of Angoulème, in company of his wife, saw in his rear view mirror, a strange white gleam. Having parked his truck on the low side of the road, he saw, and his wife too, a machine which had just taken off from a meadow, at less than 50 meters. The apparatus, which had the shape of a huge cauldron, rose at a high speed, following a 45° angle. It left behind a white trail, it disappeared in the clouds.

Mr. Casamajou and his wife affirmed that this "cauldron" was large like a 5-ton truck and flew without noise.

Drunken saucer and candy-pink cigar

Rome. -- Three employees of the prefecture of police force of Modena made statements about the appearance of a foreign "machine" in the sky of this city. They affirmed that the apparatus after having crossed several kilometers in zigzag stopped just above the airfield while launching flares in all the directions, after that, it reportedly moved away vertiginously towards the Apennines.

In Florence, hundreds of people who attended a local training session of the soccer team, as well as the players of this team affirmed that several "unfathomable objects" of an absolute white crossed the sky in formation, moving from the north towards the south. These "objects" included "cigars" and "discs".

Another machine, of cylindrical form and a very marked pink color, crossed, according to three witnesses, the sky of Verola at a fast pace, in direction of the North-West.

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