This article was published in the daily newspaper La Voix du Périgord, France, October 9, 1954.
Saucers visit the land of the Cro-Magnon man
The Dordogne could not fail in its touristic reputation. This is why its sites being known worldwide and even beyond, the mysterious craft trailing no less mysterious characters, came to visit the area...
Mr. Roger Ravidat has just worked with the Progil factory, in Lardin, saw, whereas he was in Lavalade, a sphere of one meter to one meter fifty of diameter flying over the valley of Vézère. This sphere was very luminous and seemed to be a phosphorescent round which moved while whirling in the sky.
The same phenomenon reproduced towards the Chamblon, but then it appeared much more closer.
On October 5, around 09:45 p.m., Mr. Jules Nicolas, domiciled at the mill of Rafalle, perceived a noise as powerful as sudden, in front of his place. He went outside and scanned the sky. He then saw at a height of approximately 200 meters and magnifying as if it made an operation to go down, a whirling and luminous sphere, which suddenly changed color. He called his wife who also noted the presence of the machine which, suddenly taking height, started to slip by at a vertiginous pace in direction of Lajemave, leaving behind itself three luminous trails.
Let's add that Mr. Nicolas, who is a city council man, is absolutely certain of what he saw.
In addition, Mrs. Lamothe, farmer in Trémolat, experienced, on her part, one of these "big scare" that one remembers all his life...
In the early morning of Tuesday October 5, at one o'clock exactly, whereas she had just spent the evening with parents and friends and as she was alone on her doorstep, she was suddenly dazzled by three "balls connected by a luminous cord", very illuminating, one white, the other green, the third red, superimposed, but definitely separate.
This trio, in a perfectly synchronized movement, rose, went down, swung... Then red two new "balls" appeared, each one of the size of the full moon, providing a tender green light lighting perfectly the details of the summits of the close slopes (trees, thickets). The two spheres had just disappeared after an upswing, when the first three balls emerged.
In front of their fast forward movement, Mrs. Lamothe retreated hurriedly and double closed the door of her kitchen.
A FLYING SAUCER