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UFOs in the daily Press:

The Oscar Linke close encounter of the third kind, 1952:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Figaro, Paris, France, page 7, on July 7, 1952.

The "Sunday Graphics" publishes the "sketches" of the flying saucer that would have been discovered on the ground in Eastern Germany

London, July 6

Mr. GEORGE EDWARDS, chief engineer of the aeronautical factories "Vickers", said in Sunday Graphics of the declarations in connection with the news according to which Mr. Oskar Linke, mayor of a locality of the Soviet zone, refugee in Berlin, had seen a flying saucer on the ground in Eastern Germany.

The engineer, who refused to decide on the scientific value of this testimony, has however recalled the research made in England before and during World War I on an apparatus with a circular wing which was nicknamed "the flying donut".

According to the declarations of the German mayor, the British engineer estimates, the machine described would be an observation craft. Its phosphorescence would be explained by the fact that it would have a jet engine making it capable of taking off vertically.

The German mayor had also spoken about the metallic suits that dressed the aviators. This detail appears also probable to Mr. Edwards.

The Sunday Graphic devoted its first and second page to this affair. It publishes the drawings by Mr. Oskar Linke, showing the saucer, which would be of 13 meters in diameter in a clearing surrounded by fir trees. A cylinder, high of three meters, and near which two aviators are in observation, emerges from the saucer. At the periphery, there are coupled exhaust pipes of semi-conical form. Another drawing shows reversed saucer rotating at high speed on itself, the cylinder remaining motionless and being used as pivot. Flames emerge from the exhaust pipes. The third sketch shows the saucer taking off, the cylinder reappearing then on the upper part.

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