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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper La Croix, Paris, France, page 2, October 27, 1954.

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Saucers, cigars, etc.

Squadrons reported
above Yugoslavia

Flying saucers and other strange objects were reported over Yugoslavia on Monday.

The press and the radio reported multiple mysterious craft flying at high altitude, high speed and often in formations.

"Large flying spheres leaving a fluorescent green trail" have been seen over Zagreb, Belgrade and several other locations.

Also on Monday, around 6 a.m., residents of Belgrade observed "strange objects" at very high altitudes.

Noisy apparatuses
cross the Iron Curtain!

Prague radio reports that flying saucers have been sighted over the territory of Czechoslovakia.

The radio said that in some places loud detonations were heard and that the population was asked to communicate all their observations to the weather station located in the Tatra Mountains.

In Austria the saucers"
have "panache"

Thousands of Austrians have also seen mysterious craft flying over their country.

The meteorological station od Vienna affirms, about a "saucer" which appeared above the capital, that it is not a weathre balloon, but an "object terminated by a plume of flames", flying at an extraordinary speed, from West to East, without making the slightest noise. Above Graz, it would have been a green-blue ball, terminated at the rear by a point, and which flew at an altitude of 3,000 to 4,000 meters. The same craft was seen by numerous witnesses over the towns of Judenburg and Wildon, in Styria.

Finally, in Burgenland, the flying saucers, according to spectators, had the shape of a red ball this time, and which flew horizontally and silently in the direction of Hungary.

They're coming back...
in Holland...

After a long absence, the saucers once again crisscross the skies of the Netherlands. It was especially in the northeast of the country that witnesses reported the appearance of saucers, cigars and flying balls, which, according to them, were moving at high speed towards the West, with sudden changes of direction.

... but seem to
abandon France

- A fishing boss, Henri Letrecher, living in Gatteville-Phare (Manche), saw an orange globe in the sky which moved at breakneck speed, letting hang a luminous arrow of the same color. His son and several neighbors witnessed the same phenomenon.

- In Brest a naval engineer officer has just reported that he had seen a luminous disc located at about 8,000 meters of altitude and heading towards Plougastel. It was a kind of biconvex lens.

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