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The 1954 French flap:

The index page for the 1954 French flap section of this website is here.

Unknown date, 1954, unknown place, unknown department:

Reference for this case: 54-radar-06.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


[Ref. rdr1] "RADAR" MAGAZINE:


Weekly magazine "Radar", at the time of the 1954 French saucer flap, started a first contest offering a million old francs to whoever would deliver a Martian to them. The magazine then launched a similar contest to reward any authentic photograph of a flying saucer:

On February 14, 1965, the ORTF showed a television documentary about the flying saucers, during which fragments of the Radar article appeared. I do not have a copy of the entire Radar article.

The image shown in [rdr1] appeared in this magazine among others, none being accepted as "authentic".

I do not have any other information, and it is not entirely certain that the image was said to have been taken in France and in 1954.


Not looked for yet. Photographic hoax.


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Photo, hoax


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