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October 17, 1954, Iwuy, Nord:

Reference for this case: 17-Oct-54-Iwuy.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Nord-Matin, in the Cambrai edition for October 21, 1954, on page 3, reported that during the night "from Sunday to Monday", therefore the night of October 5 to 6, 1954, workers on shift at the sugar refinery had spotted an object moving at a very high speed.

Reports:

[Ref. vdn1:] NEWSPAPER "LA VOIX DU NORD":

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IWUY
TODAY WEDENSDAY

From the saucer...
to the lost shoe!

Now the inhabitants of Iwuy are also joining the large family of those who claim to have seen the famous saucer: in the night from Sunday to Monday, workers on duty at the sugar refinery distinguished the object moving at very high speed; the previous Saturday evening, a lady living in rue Foch, also saw one, around 9:30 p.m.

Also, good people of the rue du 4-Septembre, were returning peacefully from the cinema, around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, when they saw, in the distance, on the path which leads to the bridge of the mill and leads to the cemetery, a beam of light which swept the road. The craft, for sure it was one, advanced slowly in this deserted place and it moved irregularly, due surely by a mechanism of high precision; it moved towards the cemetery where it seemed to be playing hide and seek among the graves...

Some good people spoke of going to see, but suddenly, the mysterious object took the same path and, for a long time, it was seen shining in the dark night. Tongues were working: saucer, ghost or will-o'-the-wisp?

We learned some time after the origin of her suspicious appearances: one of our fellow citizens, strong lamp in hand, retraced the path she had traveled in the afternoon in the opposite direction and was looking for a shoe that her baby had lost along the way!

This "saucer" of a new kind, frankly braved the darkness, without suspecting that worried eyes followed its evolutions: after that, beware of the saucers!

[Ref. nmn1:] NEWSPAPER "NORD-MATIN":

Scan.

IWUY

FROM THE SAUCER...
TO THE LOST SHOE

Now, residents of Ywui also join the large family of those who claim to have seen the famous saucer. In the night from Sunday to Monday, shift workers at the sugar refinery saw the object moving at high speed. The previous Saturday evening, a lady living on rue Foch, also distinguished one, around 9:30 p.m. We will not go so far as to say that our fellow citizens have visions: the problem is too complex and no one until now can boast of having solved it but sometimes, the excitement of the minds can give a mysterious allure to a natural event... the good people on the street of September 4 will certainly not contradict us!

The latter were returning peacefully from the movies, when they saw, in the distance, on the path which leads to the Pont du Moulin and leads to the cemetery, a beam of light that swept the road. The craft, because for sure it was a craft, advanced slowly in this deserted place and it moved regularly, surely moved by a high precision mechanism: it went towards the cemetery where it seemed to play hide and seek among the graves.

Brave men spoke of going to see, but suddenly the mysterious object took the road to the bridge and for a long time one saw it shine in the dark night. The tongues were used well: saucer, ghost or wisp?

One learned some time later of the origin of these suspicious appearances: one of our female fellow citizens, strong flashlight in hand, was going back in the opposite direction the path she had traveled in the afternoon and was looking for a shoe that her baby had lost along the way!

This saucer, of a new kind, frankly braves the darkness without suspecting that worried misters followed its maneuvers; after that, beware of the saucers!

Explanations:

Map.

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Keywords:

(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)

Iwuy, Nord, night, workers, sugar refinery, object, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross May 11, 2020 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 23, 2021 Addition [vdn1].

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