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SAUCERS IN THE FRENCH PRESS, 1947:

This article was published in the daily newspaper L'Est Républicain, France, on July 9, 1947.

The "Flying Saucers" produce a "metallic rain"
... AND ONE PIECE WAS RECOVERED

Chicago - Mr. Harold Dahl has just sent to the University of Chicago a parcel containing a piece of "metal" which was allegedly launched by a "flying saucer" observed on this June 25th in the area of Puget Sound (State of Washington).

The shipper affirms that he was on board a boat in company of two other people, when "six enormous objects of circular shape made their appearance through the clouds". According to him, "five of these six objects, of a diameter of sixty meters, circled around the sixth. They seemed perforated of a central opening surrounded by a row of circles resembling port-holes".

Mr. Harold Dahl known says in addition: "These projectiles were stabilized at an altitude of 500 meters, then suddenly took height. At the moment when they reached an altitude of 1.500 meters approximately, a substance seemed to emerge from the central object and a kind of "metal rain" started to fall".

In addition, the pilot of a commercial airliner reported that he met a "flying saucer" that, taken in the turbulence of his plane, allegeldy disintegrated and disappeared. "Seven meters broad approximately, said the airman, the projectile resembled an oyster shell in the center of which a pilot could have taken seat". A few hours later, he added that he had been extremely surprised to be taken seriously.

Lastly, the Australian Radio reported that the "flying saucers" were observed in Sydney, thus having just made their appearance in the Australian sky.

An Australian professor who observed this phenomenon with a group of students concluded that it was a simple optical illusion.

More on the Harold Dahl Maury Island hoax here.

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