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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, page 2, on October 1, 1954.

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Flying saucers and cigars
continue their maneuvers
in the sky of France

PERPIGNAN, September 30. - A truck driver, who collected milk yesterday morning near Cabestany (Pyrénées-Orientales) said he had seen in front of his vehicle "a shiny globe" of bluish color, "which moved at an altitude of about 150 meters producing a very soft humming sound."

Having stopped his truck, the driver was able to observe the moves of the craft for almost a quarter of an hour, then, suddenly, it reportedly rose in the sky and disappeared in the direction of the sea.

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LA ROCHELLE. -- A flying saucer is said to have been seen in Auge (Deux-Sèvres).

Also, Mr. Picaut, director of a brewery in Sainte-Pozenne said he saw for a few minutes, while driving on the road to Fontenay-le-Comte, a curious disc of a sparkling yellow.

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BREST. -- The residents of Landeda and l'Aberwrac'h (Finistère), saw at high altitude last night a craft of circular shape looking like a "flying saucer."

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Melun. -- Several residents of the commune of Rebais, declared to have seen a strange, very brilliant craft, circulating in the fallen night in the sky.

Witnesses said that the craft, which was advancing very slowly, then headed towards Coulommiers, after increasing its speed, and disappeared.

The day before yesterday morning, C.R.S. also saw a luminous disc in the sky, above Vaudoy.

MONTPELLIER. -- Mrs Picot de la Baume, domiciled in Montpellier, said that she saw, at an altitude of around 1,500 meters, a cigar-shaped craft, brilliant, and which seemed surrounded by a halo. The craft, which she could observe for about a minute, suddenly disappeared in the direction of the East, without making any noise and without leaving any traces.

In Morocco and Algeria

CASABLANCA. -- Residents saw last night, in the sky of Kourigra, locality located about 130 kilometers from Casablanca, a craft of circular shape, of red color, moving at a high altitude and at a high speed, and which seemed to spit out blue-green flames.

Anti-communist leaflets are said to have been dropped over Czechoslovakia

"Flying saucers" regularly reported in Austria for some time are, according to the "Bild Telegraf", from Vienna, unmanned aerial vehicles used by certain powers to drop anti-communist leaflets over Czechoslovakia.

This newspaper indeed reports that leaflets written in the Czech language were found, near Eferding in Upper Austria (Soviet zone), after the passage of two "luminous discs" whose moves were observed by two guards of a neighboring locality.

These leaflets, distributed by a group of emigrants belonging to the "Czechoslovak opposition" movement, invite the peasants of Czechoslovakia to leave the agricultural communities and the state cooperatives.

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