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A collection of pictures by amateurs from France.

UFO picture from France


Nine witnesses view a luminous UFO on December 12, 1968 at 08:04am at Franois. What appeared to be a large white and yellow headlight, was viewed from an area in France by a lumberyard manager, M. Froidevaux, his wife and his children. As he and his family viewed the object from their house's balcony where this picture was taken. The light grew stronger and tripled in diameter. It stopped about 90m away, much to the family's relief. M. Froidevaux took his car and followed the object. The object moved towards him, then slowly away illuminating the ground beneath it, and disappeared from view. There were nine separate witnesses to this event.

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UFO picture from France


At 4:00pm on February 12, 1971, a family who had recently purchased a new home in the northern part of the French island of Corsica, were preparing their camera to take a picture of the new house when one of the party noticed a glint in the sky and looked up. They all looked up to see a shiny, metallic object glinting brilliantly where it caught the sun's rays in the clear blue sky. The object was disc-shaped and had a low-profile curved dome on the top, with some kind of oval-shaped or rounded-rectangular black marks or openings around its sides. The craft was moving silently in a slow curving descent course in the calm afternoon sky.

UFO picture from France

ROUEN 1957:

Flying to intercept a mysterious radar reflection, an unknown French Air Force pilot photographed this craft in March 1957 over Rouen with his gun-sight camera. The UFO paced the plane for several minutes before speeding off past the maximum velocity of the French airplane. This UFO appears to be of the same type that appeared in McMinnville, Oregon over the farm of Mr. Paul Trent.

It was first published in the Royal Air Force Flying Review in July,1957 and also in Flying Saucer Review in July, 1957.

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UFO picture from France


A classic French UFO picture. Photographed by a French medical doctor that remained anonymous on March 23, 1974 in Tavernes in the department in Var, during a major UFO flap over France. Skeptics doubted the picture on the ground that "luminous rays cannot end like this." Of course they do not, normally. But the skeptics simply forgot to consider that these are not luminous rays but light emission by ionized air, for example.

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UFO picture from France


According to the newspaper "La voix Du Nord" of March 10, 2002, CEPS, "an association collected documents, such as this photography made by chance which are carefully preserved by the brother of Claude Plessis, Yves, owner of a textile shop in Calais. The negatives of this photograph, expertised, were certified authentic (that does not imply that it is a flying saucer). At the time, the thesis of a sudden apparition of a cloud that dissipated at once did not convince." The newspaper indicates no more detail such as the date or location.

Here is a larger version of that picture and an accompanying newspaper article.

Here are more details from another newspaper and a scan of the UFO in the original photograph.

UFO picture from France


Yves Renard, ufologist, was alerted by his detector and took this picture of a strange phenomenon moving randomly in the nocturnal sky over Côte d'Azur, South of France, on February 10, 1973. Unfortunately, he moved when taking the picture and noted it was out of focus in comparison with what he saw with the naked eye.

UFO picture from France


The witness was sitting on the passenger's seat; taking landscape photographs under the rain when suddenly this luminous object appeared. The photograph is from the UFO files of the Gendarmerie Nationale.

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UFO picture from France


One among 10 photographs taken in one minute with his Fujica Ax5 by an anonymous witness in the ponds of Sandun, close to Guérande in Loire Atlantique on February 6, 1982, at about 09:00 P.M.

The witness was driving when he saw a large red-orange light at the height of the treetops, but when he went out of the car and advanced in the field he first saw one, then two, three, four luminous balls of a size he evaluated to 50 cm appear on the spot, close to one another. Towards the end of the observation, a large white luminous flash made him panic and flee.

Ball lightning seems excluded because of absence from storm, one may rather think of marsh gas, although the large final flash is rather not part with these phenomena.

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UFO picture from France

NANCY, MAY 26, 1975:

Young Didier Burr saw this saucer and photographed it from the window of his appartment in Nancy, on May 26, 1975. Here is more information.

Photo d'OVNI, France


On October 24, 1954, at about 5 P.M., Emile Turpin, aged 34, inspector with the SNCF, France's national railway service, had gone to the location of La Pointe aux Oies, by the sea, within 7 kilometers of Boulogne-sur-Mer, close to Ambleteuse, to photograph a tomb dating from the Neolithic era.

He had prepared his camera to photograph the tomb when he saw a machine in the shape of disc in the sky. He thus was ready to shoot pictures of it, although the camera was set to take pictures of the tomb a few meters off. He reported:

"It is when taking a photograph of this tomb that I saw the machine. Without modifying settings, which were to be on 5 or 7 meters, I took a photograph, I rearmed and I took a second photograph. For the third one, I wanted to change my settings, but I was unable to find the object."

"The machine had the shape of a disc, with a bulge on the central part. It was of bright metal color, which one may describe as close to a reflection on bronzes."

"It passed in front of me on a quite closed parabola. One may have approximately locate it at an angular height of 50 degrees. It came from my left, going down under an angle of 30 degrees, then carried out what one could call an inversion and went up under an angle close to the vertical while moving away from me."

"It did not have an intrinsec movement on its trajectory. Its apparent diameter was that of the Moon. I did not perceive any noise, although the sea could have prevented it. As for speed, it was close to the speed of a jet airplane."

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