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UFOs in the daily Press:

UFOs IN THE PRESS, 1979:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Méridional, France, page 16, on January 2, 1979.

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End of year U.F.Os...

LONDON. -- Hundreds of British people claim to have seen, Sunday evening, an unidentified flying object (U.F.O.), which supposedly flew over the north-eastern coast of the country, from Scotland to London approximately.

Testimonys of inhabitants of the small harbour of Berwick Upon Tweed (Scotland, near Edinbourg), and of the capital itself, threw doubt among people in charge of air defense. It however does not seem that any radar echo could be established with the object.

The description of the U.F.O. rather misses precision, but people agree to qualify it "ovoid and shining".

Some civilian specialists in the observation of such phenomena estimate that it could be quite simply a meteorite [a meteor]. It seems indeed that the object disintegrated little after its passage above London, giving weight to this assumption.

In addition, a team of the Australian television perhaps succeeded for the first time to film U.F.O.s.

The Australian journalists, whose film was shown Sunday evening by the B.B.C., carried out their observation above Christchurch, in New Zealand, where they had observed U.F.Os already before. Embarked on board a plane, the journalists claim to have been followed at this place by a flotilla of forty flying objects which were spotted by the ground radar sets.

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