In the heart of traditional Brittany:
A plea for the Unidentified Flying Objects
Quimper, March 17 ("Le Figaro" correspondence). -- Do the U.F.O. (Unidentified flying objects)
exist? If so, where do they come from? Why?
To answer these questions, the National UFO Research Commission (C.N.R.) and the
Group for the Studies of the Air Phenomena (G.E.P.A) which is chaired by
Mr Rene Fouère [sic, Fouéré], organized a symposium in Quimper, that gathered
more than five hundred people.
This demonstration was held in an area where some have said to have listed about
fifty U.F.O these latest years, among them a "flying triangle" last February
above Quimperlé, three saucers above the building site of the Ile Longue
in August 1970, six luminous spheres above Riec-sur-Belon in September 1970.
It was a plea in favour of the Unidentified Flying Objects.
Mr Christian Sévère, secretary of the C.N.R. on U.F.O, stressed in
a short opening speech the conformism of our society that rejects this
kind of phenomena. Then, Mr Rene Fouère quoted several statements
of astronomers believing in the U.F.O. and made a call: "isn't it
setting a limit to science to merely claim that what we do not understand
does not exist? Let us remember the story of Galileo."