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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 6, on October 7, 1954.


Saucers, cigars, etc.

The "Martian" of the Finistère
the face covered with hair!

Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Mr. Pierre Lucas, worker-baker in Loctudy (Finistère), who was busy drawing water in the courtyard of the bakery, suddenly saw in the night a machine in the shape of a saucer of 2.50 m. to 3 meters in diameter. He saw an individual coming out, measuring about 1.20 m., who approached him and tapped him on the shoulder, uttering unintelligible words. The worker-baker managed to keep his cool and returned to the bakery where the stranger followed him.

In the light, Mr. Lucas was able to stare at the visitor: his face was oval, all covered with hair, and eyes the size of a crow's egg. The young man called his boss but, before the latter had time to come down, the stranger had disappeared as well as his saucer of which no trace was found.

"Nailed on the spot"

Two saucers were seen on Tuesday in the sky of Clermont. The first, 10 kilometers from Beaumont, at 3:45 p.m.. It was moving in a west-east direction, witnesses stated that the craft approached them and became less and less bright. When it was no more than 150 meters, they felt a "curious sensation" and were as if stuck in place. At this time, there was an odor of nitro-benzine. Soon the craft moved away, the discomfort ceased and the saucer disappeared.

Oily traces...

Mr. and Mrs. Guillemoteau were in front of their farm, near La Rochelle, when they saw, at about 1 meter from the ground, a spherical saucer that could measure 2 to 3 m. in height and with a diameter of 5 meters. The machine, which produced no noise, stopped for a few minutes, then rose vertically. Mr. Guillemoteau went to the place where he had seen the machine and was able to note oily traces on the grass.

In the sky of Paris

Several Parisians said they saw flying saucers flying in the sky over the capital on Tuesday afternoon. Passers-by said they saw it around 4:30 p.m., near the Porte-Dorée.

Mr. Pierre Allouis, cardboard representative, was going to his business by taxi, when the vehicle was stopped by a red light. Hearing, he said, a shrill whistle, he looked out the door and saw a flying craft escaping high, leaving a plume of smoke in its wake.

Mr. Allouis describes the saucer as a disk larger than a normal plane and silver in color.

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