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UFOs in the daily Press:

Flying saucers in the Somme, France, 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper local Le Journal de Ham, Ham, Somme, France, page 2, on October 23, 1954.

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Was it a
flying saucer?

Riding a bicycle on the road to Saint-Quentin on Saturday evening, near the Picart farm in St-Sulpice, Mr. Paul Vinl, of St-Sulpice, saw an illuminated spherical object followed of a jet of light. The appearance was brief. The time to get off the bike and the phenomenon was gone.

Also, Mr. Raymond Fernet, a resident of rue de l'Arquebuse in Ham, saw a gleam in the sky from his street which disappeared at high speed.

The same evening, MM. Marc and Gilles Lemaire of Croix-Moligneux and Jean Yvart, of Douilly, went to Ham at their work and being on the road from Péronne towards the wood of Sancourt, saw the same phenomenon. A small orange mass, the shape of which they could not specify, which went from East to West.

Several people in the region also observed the same phenomenon.

Was it a flying saucer!

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