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US SAUCERS IN THE FRENCH PRESS, 1947:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Progrès, France, page 1, on July 8, 1947.

American Aviation
in search of the "flying saucers"

ARE THEY RADIOCONTROLLED PROJECTILES?

This machine, which for a few days has impassioned America, is said to fly at 1.800 kilometers per hour and which was already seen in thirty States, is said to have landed on the side of a mountain close to Sainte-Marie, in Idaho. A witness declared that it had seen eight saucers going down in the wood, they came from North, at a considerable speed, slowed down suddenly while going down towards the ground with like a falling leaves motion.

According to the description that he gave, they have the shape of saucers but resemble more buckets than flat discs and are of the size of a five rooms house. Official circles remain rather skeptics as of the information relating to these machines.

However, in California, at the Muroc airfield and in Portland in Oregon, jets of the army were held ready to take off to make an official investigation.

In addition, captain Tom Brown, of the Air Force in Washington, stated that the army had endeavoured for ten days to check the information relating to these mysterious flights and that one still does not have the least idea of what these machines could be: we do not believe possible that somebody manufactured radiocontrolled projectiles capable to reach 1.800 kms/hour, we do not carry out tests or experiments which could explain this mystery and we know of nobody who would, officially or not.

The scientists who deal with radiocontrolled projectiles are as perplexed as we are.

A pilot announced that his aircraft had hit a "flying saucer" that he described in these terms: "a kind of plane having the shape of a clam (a kind of bivalvular mollusc), of grayish color, with a dome in plexiglass.

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