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Flying saucer in France, 1948:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper L'Aube, France, on September 22, 1948.


A flying saucer crosses the sky of Châteauneuf

A dozen people recorded the phenomenon

We have not forgotten the movement of curiosity aroused in America, a year ago, by the "flying saucers". One could believe, then, in one of these whimsical information which come to compensate, in summer, the rarefaction of the news. The phenomenon has since been recorded a number of times. Now it has just been observed, in France, by a group of inhabitants of Châteauneuf.

It was 6:37 a.m., Sunday morning. Mr. Venard was angling in the Sarthe when he heard, coming from the North, something like the sound of an airplane and saw a kind of luminous disc appear on the horizon which seemed to be spinning. The craft disappeared in the direction of Angers. A teacher, a dozen farmers and a gatekeeper were also witnesses.

Doctor Schwarlenerola, a former assistant at the Pittsburgh Observatory, who vacations in the area, also recorded the phenomenon.

According to him, the bolide was crossing the northern zone of the sky at a considerable speed: it was quite small, flattened and very bright. Animated by a rotational movement that produced an intense roar, it flew at an altitude of about 2,000 meters.

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