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UFOs in the daily Press:

French saucers in 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper L'Alsace, France, on October 1st, 1954.


The appearances of "flying saucers" continue in France

Paris, September 30. -- The appearances of more and more numerous "flying saucers", these last days, continue in France. From several places of the territory, today, the passage of these machines was reported.

In Perpignan, a truck driver who carried out yesterday morning the milk collection in the surroundings of Cabestany (Eastern Pyrenees) stated to have seen in front of his vehicle "a shining globe", of bluish color, " which moved at an altitude of approximately 150 meters while producing a very soft buzzing sound".

Having stopped his truck, the driver managed to observe the maneuvers of the craft during nearly a quarter of an hour then, suddenly, the latter reportedly rose in the sky and disappeared in the direction of the sea.


La Rochelle, Sept. 30. -- A flying saucer was reportedly seen in Auge (Deux-Sèvres). In addition, Mr. Picaud, director of a brewery in Sainte-Pozenne stated to have seen during a few minutes, while he circulated on the road of Fontenay-le-Comte a weird disc of a shining yellow.


Brest, Sept. 30. -- The residents of Landeda and Aberwrac'h (Finistère) saw yesterday evening at high altitude a machine of circular shape resembling a "flying saucer".


Melun, Sept. 30. -- Several residents of the commune of Rebais stated they saw a strange craft, very shining, circulating at the night fall in the sky, above Rebais.

The witnesses specified that the apparatus, which circulated very gently, had then moved towards Coulommiers, after having increased its speed, and had disappeared.

The day before yesterday morning, CRS [Security Police], also saw a luminous disc in the sky, above Vaudoy.


Montpellier, Sept. 30. -- Mrs Picot de la Baume, domiciled in Montpellier, stated she saw, at an altitude of approximately 1.500 meters, an apparatus in the shape of a cigar, shining and which appeared surrounded by a halation. The machine, which she managed to observe for one minute approximately, disappeared all of a sudden in direction of the east, without making noise and leaving no trace.

In North Africa

Casablanca, Sept. 30. -- Witnesses worthy of faith saw yesterday evening, in the sky of Kourigra at approximately 130 kilometers of Casablanca, a machine of circular shape, of red color, moving at a high altitude and high speed and which seemed to spit flames of a green blue [as a meteor would do].


Safi, Sept. 30. -- A machine of lengthened form was seen, yesterday evening towards 08:30 p.m., in the sky of Safi, by witnesses worthy of faith. The "cigar" moved at a high speed, from East to North-West. It was surrounded by a bluish light and left behind a luminous trail. The witnesses affirmed that this machine had no resemblance to a jet plane [but it seemed to have had a resemblance with a meteor.]

In Denmark

Copenhagen, Sept. 30. -- Many residents of the town of Strib (Fionia) stated yesterday evening to have seen "a yellow-reddish machine" whose shape reminded of a cigar "moving at high altitude and leaving behind "tongues of fire" [like a meteor]. Other "luminous machines" were seen these last three evenings in Fionia and Sweden.


Vienna, Sept. 30. -- "Flying saucers" reported regularly for some time in Austria, would be according to the "Bild Telegraf" guided missiles used by certain powers to release anticommunists leaflets above Czechoslovakia.

This newspaper indeed reports that leaflets written in Czech language were found close to Eferding, in High Austria (Soviet zone) after the passage of two "luminous discs" whose maneuvers were observed by two police officers of a nearby locality.

These leaflets, spread by a group of emigrants belonging to the "Czechoslovakian Opposition" movement invite the peasants of Czechoslovakia to leave the agricultural communities and the State co-operatives.

Two other daily newspapers also mention the testimony of several peasants who claim to have seen a "saucer" taken in the beam of an a Soviet anti-aircraft projector.

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