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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French saucer flap in the US Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, page 21, on October 10, 1954.

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'Flying Cigar' Reported Seen

Le Mans, France, Oct. 9. (Reuters) -- A 'flying cigar' which can stop cars and put out their lights was reported today by Alexandre Tremblais, a milkman.

Tremblais said he was driving his milk truck along a road when suddenly the engine stopped and the headlights went out. He got out and saw a shining red and blue "cigar" about three feet long speed over his vehicle.

A few minutes later his engine started and the lights worked again.

Meanwhile a "flying saucer" reported to have crashed near Abbeville turned out to be a meteorological balloon used by the British Royal Air Force. It had burst on touching the ground.

Other reports of strange objects seen in the sky all over France included a "flying illuminated mushroom," a bright smoking orange disc and a gray machine making a loud whistling noise.

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