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UFOs in the daily Press:

Flying saucers in the 1954 French Press:

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

The "Saucers" chapter

An airline pilot observed a luminous phenomenon in the Atlantic

A very broad concentration of extraordinarily brilliant light was seen in the middle of the Atlantic by 37° of western longitude and 38° of northern latitude, by Captain Freeman of the Pan American Airways who flew an airliner New York – South Africa.

The captain, at his Lisbon stopover, reported that whereas he sailed towards 03:20 off the Azores and to Lisbon, he had been struck by the presence of several shining lights on the Ocean. The plane flew then at an altitude of 6000 meters. There was no cloud and the atmosphere was clear, added Captain Freeman, who also specified, that this light could be confused, neither by its glare, nor by very broad surface it covered, with that projected by a ship.

Meteors? Aurora borealis?

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