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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Courrier de Sa˘ne-et-Loire, France, on October 30, 1954.

A SCOOTER STOPPED BY THE PASSAGE OF A LUMINOUS CRAFT

CLERMONT-FERRAND. -- Mr. Jean Lasse [Jean Lalle], from Vichy, went to the police station of the city and made the following account:

- I was returning by scooter from Clermont-Ferrand when my engine had unexplainable failures. I then retrogressed, thinking of a bad carburation. But the engine stopped short. At this time, a yellow gleam left the trees of the very close forest, then became red and an ovoid machine rose silently, leaving behind him three green points; and all disappeared. Without any intervention, my engine started again.

The young man, who is well balanced, affirms not to have been victim of an hallucination. One wonders however how his engine could restart, without him actuating [remainder is missing]

Case file here.

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