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|Date written:||November 1, 2005|
|Date received:||November 1, 2005|
|Date published:||April 8, 2006|
|Date of sighting:||1972|
|Place of sighting:||France, Brive-la-Gaillarde|
|Original language of report:||French|
|Unreleased information:||E-mail address, unit, service, friend firstname|
|Investigation, additional information:||None|
|Explanation:||Not looked for|
In 1972, I was doing my military duties with the [unit] in Brive la Gaillarde in Corrèze, with the service of [service]; one evening, I seee from the window a gleam (like a star) in the blue sky, but considering the size, I found this appearance at the very least strange; this gleam was motionless.
At this moment, I was in the bathrooms of the barracks where I had just taken a shower.
While arriving in the barrack room to talk about it to my best friend, [first name], who had thereafter become the godfather of my son, I was surprised to note that the majority of those who shared the room, were also busy with being interested in the phenomenon.
Chance wanted that one of them, I conceal his name out of concern for privacy, had broght with him at the time of his latest permission, a telescope of modest size, of approximately 50cm, but it allowed each one of us in turn to draw what we were supposedly observing.
The sketches that we made of it, was altogether enough resembling and represented the following hing: in a halation of light like a protective shield, one could see a triangle with 2 port-holes and trails below, like luminous scratches.
We all did a sketch which I personally sent by mail to my fiancee.
What struck me next, was is the tremendous speed at which this craft disappeared, not on a horizontal level, but rather as if the circle of the luminous halation would collapse on itself.
Oddly, we never spoke to our chief.
He was somebody very authoritative and nobody ever thought for a second of talking about it with anyone.
What encouraged me to write to you today was in the following of the statement of a certain Mr MAZOUHAUD which on October 4, 1954 saw a luminous ball. What I would like to know it is whether he could see what it described thanks to his binoculars, because all of us, if we had not had the small telescope, we could not have described what we saw inside this luminous ball. And what I saw strangely resembles what this docteor in Tavernes in the VAr on March 23, 1974 had seen, who wanted to remain anonymous, put aside that the shape of the triangle, if I remember well, was reversed.
Here we are, after 31 years, I decide this evening to make this statement.
It is true that with the passing of years and by reading certain articles, I could think that what I had been able to see, could resemble a Stealth. At the time, I was unaware of very of their existence;
[*] See my case file here.
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