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UFOs in the daily Press:

Saucers n France in 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper L'Est Républicain, France, on page 5, October 6, 1954.

The flying saucer was a rain gauge

Morez. -- General mobilization atmosphere reigned in Morez Saturday morning. One called from door to door. One sported a half curious, half-worried face. On the market, conservations were rife.

Already, that story of the "flying saucer" of Prémanon had excited the minds.

"Do you believe this? ... I don't!"

"Still, what do we get to see in our twentieth century." And then here is a Mr. Rousses, reliable, well in all respects, announcing a breaking news:

A flying saucer had landed in La Combe de la Chèvre, in the the Massacre's Forest.

Twenty volunteers already rushed to this place where, metallic to the perfection (as it should be) and shining under the shining again sun, a rain gauge ... waiting for the rush of the curious! The Water and Forestry Services had settled it there for many years.

People who were not informed then heard that the police put roadblocks at different points of the region.

One waited for the occupants of this mysterious machine.

In fact, it is the possible passage of Baranès that was anticipated, the Franco-Swiss border being there all close! Yet for long hours, the story of the saucer staunchly believed, because the numerous inhabitants of the Haut-Jura who did not hesitate to walk long kilometers... to the rain gauge, did nothing to disprove that hoax!

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