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UFOs IN FRANCE, 1974:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Var-Matin - République, France, on January 2, 1974.

"Flying saucers" again

A tradesman of Haisnes-lés-la-Bassée (the Pas-de-Calais), Mr. Jean Liefooghe, claims to have seen a flying saucer Monday.

"I drove", he explained, "in direction of Lens, when, in the crossing of Hulluch (the Pas-de-Calais) on my left, within 500 meters approximately, I perceived signals of intermittent headlights in the darkness."

Whereas I was at two hundred meters approximately, I saw a kind of rocket in the shape of a cigar, high of ten meter approximately, that disappeared at a high speed and without noise towards the west while leaving during ten seconds a wake of orange color behind it."

On his return in Lens, the tradesman stops on the same location of this puzzling apparition and notices on the ground of a field that was not plowed, prints of step and in particular, the traces of support of a tripod apparatus.

The gendarmes took note of traces of feet of small size, and especially, three rather deep marks in the ground delimiting a right-angled triangle of 8.80 meters of base and 4.70 meters side. But they did not find any trace of combustion.


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