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UFOs in the daily Press:

UFO or high-altitude balloon, France, 1964:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Progrès, of Lyon, France, on April 19, 1964.


Mysterious craft in the sky of Lyon last night

A luminous and, to say the least, mysterious object was noticed last night in the sky of Lyon. At the time of the satellites, the phenomenon would certainly not have attracted the attention of several Lyonese if the "thing" did not have all the same quite respectable dimensions. Also the object didn't seem to move.

The telephone calls received by the editorial staff of our newspaper all reported the mysterious craft in the direction of the north-northwest.

At Lyon-Bron aerodrome, observers also noticed the strange phenomenon. Precise readings have even been carried out by the official services which, moreover, cannot explain the presence of the "thing". Between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the object was observed according to an azimuth of 309°, even presenting a constant oscillation. It had an inclination of 53 degrees, but this was slowly decreasing and after seven minutes was only 43°.

Observed through powerful binoculars, the "thing" presented triangular shapes, powerfully lit by the sun. It looked like a big carton of milk, we were told. The object was in the shape of the logo of the Mercedes car brand. It looks like a big star, we were told again. But in the end, no one knew and probably never will know what was this mysterious object that slowly crossed the sky of the city.

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