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THE 1954 FRENCH FLAP IN THE PRESS:

This article was published in the daily newspaper La Liberté de l'Est, France, on October 16, 1954.

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Graulhet. -- Mr. Carcenac, mégissier [?] in Graulhet, was the witness of a strange phenomenon Wednesday, at approximately 04:30 p.m. Coming from north, he saw at high altitude a silver craft which rushed full south and which he first of all mistook for a jet airplane. But not distinguishing any trail of condensation, Mr. Carcenac saw perfectly a broad soft disc which undulated on itself all while moving at a high speed.

At this point in time the craft seemed to explode in the middle of its flight. A silver ball of 1 meter diameter approximately escaped from the mass and continued to rush full south, soon disappearing from the glances.

The remainder of the machine fell in several pieces, similar to cloths of various dimensions which floated in the sky.

About fifteen people can testify to this singular case and, better still, the fragments of the apparatus were collected. They appeared as as agglomerated and very resistant silver colored filaments. Mr. Carcenac puts them at the provision of whoever would wish to analyze them.

Case file here.


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