This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Parisien, France, page 8, on February 9, 1989.
UFO IN TOULOUSE
Monday evening, at approximately 11:30 p.m., in Saint-Martory (the Haute-Garonne), whereas he was returning home by car with his wife and his son, André Rieu sees the "thing"... A U.f.o.? "In any case, an enormous object in the shape of a football, of about thirty meters length, which appeared to stand in the air... We were blinded... At this time there the headlights of the car died out..."
Disconcerting fact, several tens of people had the same "appearance" at the same moment Monday. Sometimes, whereas they were within kilometers from there, up to Limoux or Carcassone in the Aude...
The gendarmes did not find anything yesterday by searching the place. No traces nor object. As for the specialists in the national Center of space studies, very close in Toulouse, they advance an explanation: "It could be a satellite, a rocket or a meteorite..."
See also this rather different account.