UFOs in the daily Press:
THE WEST FREUGH INCIDENT, 1957:
This article was published in the daily newspaper
Le Provenšal, France, page 1, on April 7, 1957.
A MYSTERIOUS FLYING CRAFT
IS SEARCHED SINCE TWO DAYS
BY R.A.F. RADAR STATIONS
All British radar screens have sought for two days a mysterious
flying object which one could not identify yet. By order of the
services of safety of the ministry for the Air the various radar
stations are forbidden to reveal their observations.
The "object" was seen for the first time Friday on two screens of the air base of West Freugh,
in the solitary base of Luce Bay, in Scotland. The station had been alerted
of the flight of plane which was cancelled thereafter. Nevertheless, the observers
of the screens being in two different buildings saw appear the alarm signal
and followed during a few moments the evolutions of a flying machine.
"It was impossible to detect any characteristic of the machine, declared the
base commander. All that we can say with certainty, it is it exists.
We do not have the right to give the position, the direction and the speed
which it had at the time when our devices detected it." The only known
indication is that it flew over the Western coasts of Scotland.
The ministry for the Air ordered an "uninterrupted investigation by
day and night" to all British Air stations, while experts examine the
report of the base of Luce Bay.
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