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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper La Croix, Paris, France, page 2, on October 3, 1954.

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A "SAUCER" WOULD HAVE PLACED
NEAR THE AVIATION GROUND
OF QUINCY-VOISINS (Seine-et-Marne)

Several road mender from the Ponts et Chaussées, who worked along the Coulommiers-Meaux road, not far from the Quincy airfield, saw a flying saucer.

One of them, Mr. Bernard Goujon, 30, claimed to have seen in a field, about 200 m. from him, at the foot of a group of poplar trees, a strange oval-shaped craft, measuring about 3 meters in diameter, and 2.50 m. high. "It was, he said, posed on the ground with the help of three rather high crutches. Its upper part had a small translucent dome which seemed to be made of plastic. The whole craft was made of metal, shiny like aluminum."

Mr. Goujon said that he had wanted to approach the craft, but when he arrived at about 150 meters, he was seized with tingling as if an invisible electric beam was darted on him. "I felt paralyzed, and my eyesight was slightly blurred. I then saw the saucer rise very slowly, silently, like a 'dead leaf', up to 25 meters above the ground. It stopped for a moment then, still silently and without any luminous trail, disappeared at a brisk pace."

Traces about 10 centimeters deep were noted on the ground.

A "cigar" takes off in the Saône-et-Loire

Two masonry workers, MM. R. Sébastiani, and Buratto, both cyclists, at the Cycling Union of Roanne, declared having seen, on the edge of the road from Blanzy to Montceau, a craft taking off with a strident whistling sound. The craft was, they said, shaped like a very dark yellow cigar, three meters long and about 60 to 80 centimeters in diameter.

Mr. Arsène Stephan, second in command of a cargo ship that called at Brest, said that, during the night of September 23 to 24, while the boat was in the Bay of Biscay, at 44° 48 North and 4° 30, he had seen a star four times larger than the others.

Two of his sailors, who were at his side, also made the same observation. Using binoculars, they noticed that it was a moving disc, on which appeared, at times, green reflections.

At nightfall, a sailor who was at the helm of the tanker Port-Lyautey, saw, less than 500 meters from him, a saucer-shaped craft of red color touching the surface of the water, then quickly rise vertically and disappear, leaving a red flame.

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