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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below has been published in the weekly newspaper France-Dimanche, page 4, on Sunday, October 10, 1954.

Cases of the 1954 french flap are documented here.

From 400 kilometers away, it is apparently the same saucer that Mr. Cyprien Bacqué (above, on the left) and Mr. George Gatey (opposite, on the right in medallion) saw. The drawings which one and the other made of the phenomenon that they observed (above in the center) look, indeed, surprisingly similar. Mr. Bacqué, architect engineer, saw the mysterious machine above Pau, at ten thousand meters of altitude, at the same time as thousands of inhabitants of Pau. Mr. Gatey, construction site foreman, saw it at one meter above the ground and fifteen meters away at the edge of a career, close to Marcilly-sur-Vienne, at the same time as the six workmen who worked with him. For Mr. Bacqué, who saw it at hour eleven, on September 30, it was a sphere evolving in the stratus clouds, of red color, from which four tubes came out. The engineer observed it with a telescope during three quarter of an hour before it disappeared towards the west. It is eight days ago, at 04:30 P.M., that Mr. Gatey suddenly saw the stopped machine. In front of the saucer, stood a small man of 1 m 50 with a leather helmet and boots (Above, on the right). A ray paralized the witness on the spot. The man regained the craft which rose by small jerks and disappeared. Mr. Bacqué and Mr. Gatey do not know each other.

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