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Saucer near dunkirk, France, 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Nouveau Nord Maritime, France, page 2, on November 2, 1954.

See the case file.


A flying saucer was seen
by a Dunkirk family

We found the following communication in our mailbox:

Malo-les-Bains, Oct. 31, 1954

Mr. Director of the "Nouveau Nord"

"I think I have to give you my testimony on the reality of the existence of flying machines that public rumor has described as "flying saucers", to which I have so far not given much credit, being like many of our fellow citizens, skeptical and only waiting for St. Thomas' test.

"Now, this Sunday morning, going to Belgium, by car, with my children, I put my hand in the wound.

"Around 10:45 a.m., on the road along the Furne canal, between the French border post at Ghyvelde and the Belgian post at Adinkerque, the sky was clear with sunbeams, I suddenly saw in front of me on the left, quite high in the sky, at the altitude of the jet planes, an elliptical luminous object.

"The vision was very clear, the craft shone with a metallic silver shine. Considering the distance, it must have been of quite important dimensions.

"It affected the shape of a spindle, and perhaps it is only the shape of a saucer seen in profile.

"This very bright object suddenly registering in my windshield made me utter an exclamation; which attracted the attention of my children, my 18 years old daughter two boys 15 and 13 years old, who witnessed the phenomenon, which lasted about 40 to 60 seconds.

"At the beginning of the vision, the craft did not seem to move quickly, but moving in the same direction as my car while obliquing squarely on the right, we had the impression of a high speed, because we were driving ourselves at almost 100 km / hour, and the glow quickly diminished, the apparatus disappearing even suddenly behind a small light cloud. This disappearance seemed abnormal to us, because the decay was progressive and the luminosity of the machine could not have been suddenly masked by the light cloud we observed.

"My daughter, whose eyesight is excellent, remarked that the craft, which was initially horizontal, gave the impression that when moving on the right, it descended slightly with a little tilt to the right.

"It is obviously necessary to take into account the optical effects, but I am formal about the appearance of this craft which does not resemble any plane at all. The sharpness of its shape, its brightness, and its displacement rule out any idea of condensation phenomenon or the presence of known airctaft.

"I thought I should bring this modest testimony to my now well-established conviction of the existence of extraordinary craft whose provenance and movement obviously escape me completely. Relating this vision to a Belgian merchant, the latter made allusion to a gyroscope which would give the necessary impetus to these craft, perhaps should be linked to this thought the idea that they are also liberated from the law of gravity.

"These are pure assumptions.

"As my testimony cannot be doubted, since it corroborates other identical observations, I do not think it necessary to authenticate it with my signature, this in order to possibly avoid the disturbances caused by the curious.

"Please believe, Mr. Director, my heartfelt greetings."

N.D.L.R. - Those of our readers who have also observed this phenomenon are asked to inform us.

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