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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Courrier Picard, France, pages 1,2, on October 11, 1954.


The Martians have not been idle
during the weekend

Many saucers and cigars have still been seen in various regions

From all the regions of France still arrived, during the weekend, a lot of information signaling the "passage" of saucers, domes, spheres, cigars or other flying machines.

We learn from Mulhouse that Mr. RenÚ Ott, 35, from Jettingen, an S.N.C.F. employee, claimed to have seen, in a field, on his way to work, a semi-spherical, aluminum-colored dome illuminated from the inside, which was about three meters from the road and one meter from the ground.

Frightened, Mr. Ott fled. He had, however, he said, time to notice that a door opened in the craft. It moved above him for a distance of 800 meters, before disappearing.

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Near Le Mans, a bizarre phenomenon has been observed. Mr. Alexandre Tremblaix, milk collector, said that the truck he was driving had suddenly stopped, for an unknown reason, on a small departmental road near Saint-Jean-d'Asse and that his headlights had gone out. He got out of his cabin, and saw passing over him, a luminous flying cigar, red and blue, about a meter long. The machine disappeared on the horizon for a few minutes, the headlights turned on again and the engine could be started again.

Also, a resident of Octeville (Manche), Mr. Maurice Crestey, draftsman at the arsenal, and several of his neighbors, saw in the sky, at a fairly high altitude, a luminous sphere which, after having stopped above the city, disappeared towards the south.


CHATEAUROUX, October 10. -- Mr. Alfred Rabany, 62, resident of Chasseneuil, who had stopped at the side of the road, heard a whistling sound: looking up, he saw a gray machine immobilized about 100 meters above of the ground. The craft left at a very fast pace, leaving a sort of fog behind it.

Also, Mr. Julien Soulas, 25, from the same commune, said that on returning from the village of Ligeaud, he had seen a luminous pale orange-red machine moving in a north-south direction.

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