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UFOs in the daily Press:

Landing in Doncourt-Village, France, 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper L'Est Républicain, France, page 7, on October 12, 1954.

See the case file.

Crackle and hiss: a "saucer" landed

Longwy (from our newsroom). - Here's a new story to list in the saucers file, a story all the more disturbing that the person who saw the machine (and who wishes to remain anonymous), cannot be called a joker, or a visionary.

Sunday, around 1:30 a.m., when all was quiet in the countryside of Doncourt-Village (Meurthe et Moselle), a sizzling and abnormal whistling sound woke up the residents a farm located a few hundred meters in the country. The shutters opened, one could see in the country a flat object, throwing a blinding light, "three times as big as the setting sun", which was placed on the hill, near the wood of Doncourt.

After a while, the "saucer" rose vertically and disappeared. Researches conducted yesterday afternoon near the place where the craft had landed, discovered in middle of a dirt road, a few meters from the edge of the forest, a recently scorched track 1m50 of circumference. The stones of the path, particularly muddy at this place, were calcined on a thickness of more than two centimeters, were turned red like bricks. As for the earth, it is burnt down to a depth of three centimeters. No trace of grass or twigs is left at this place. Samples of stone were taken and will be delivered to a laboratory to try to determine the degree of heat reached there.

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