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This article was published in the daily newspaper L'Ardennais, France, on January 2, 1974.

After the Concorde photograph


The presentation of the photograph taken by "Concorde" on last June 30, of an unidentified flying object, did not finish feeding the debates on the possible existence the extraterrestrials.


Some scientists who analyzed the document gave their point of view to the Press and to the television but for Mr. André Turcat, who piloted Concorde during this historical flight and who does not believe in UFOs, it cannot be an unidentified flying object because "any flying object must be equipped with a mechanical propulsion."

Mr. Turcat does not want to come to a conclusion about the nature of the image but prefers instead of UFO to label it an "unexplained phenomenon." [ 1 ]


But this "unexplained phenomenon" happened again. [2] A young who was driving by car, at night, between Toulouse and Tarbes, suddenly saw two red lights in the rear view mirror. At the same time, an indefinable feeling grew into the motorists. The object went above the car to stabilize itself in front of it at a distance which did not vary with the speed of the vehicle. Taken of a true panic, the two young people pulled up in front of the first house, requested help, but when they took again possession of their car, the two red balls had disappeared.

Lastly, several witnesses think of having seen, Thursday evening, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a UFO in the sky of Lesquin, close to Lille.


The gleam of this object was of orange color and took the shape of a sun, at the base of which was a triangle with the point at the top. This mysterious machine remained a long time at the same place in the sky before disappearing quickly for Douai at approximately 11:15 p.m.

Members of the personal of the airport of Lille-Lesquin also observed at the same hour this UFO from the top of the control tower.

[1] It was only a small bright spot on a photograph; noboday has seen anything. The case of the "photograph of the Concorde" made a huge fuss in the news then, due to the fact that the picture had been taken onboard the prestigious Concorde by scientists during a science mission of taking photographs of an eclipse. It received a commonplace explanation after examination by ufologists a little later and André Turcat, in spite of the awkward formulation in terms of belief and "mechanical" propulsion used here, was perfectly right to speak in terms of "unexplained phenomenon" rather than in terms of "flying object" here.

[2] It is a pure journalistic formula with misleading effects to talk of a "same" phenomenon here.

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