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THE SAUCERS OF 1947 IN THE PRESS:

This article was published in the daily newspaper La Libre Belgique, Belgium, on July 9, 1947.

A new version of the "flying discs"

A PIECE OF METAL FALLEN FROM ONE FROM THE MACHINES IS ANALYZED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO.

The University of Chicago received Monday, a parcel containing a piece of "metal" which is said to have fallen from one of the "flying discs" which were seen on June 25 in the area of Puget Sound (State of Washington).

A certain Harold Dahl, which sent these fragments to the University for purposes of analysis, states that he was that day, on board a boat in company of two other people, when six huge objects of circular shape appeared through the clouds. In his opinion, five of these objects, of a diameter of approximately 60 meters turned around the sixth. Each one of these discs seemed to have a central hole surrounded by a line of points which resembled port-holes. These objects stabilized at a height of approximately five hundred meters, then suddenly started to rise. It is at the time when they arrived at an altitude of 1.500 meters that a "material" seemed to emerge from the central disc and that a kind of "metallic rain" started to fall. It is one of these fragments, collected by Mr. Dahl, that arrived at the University of Chicago [a famous hoax].

LANDINGS OF APPARATUSES!

It is reported that eight flying saucers are said to have landed on the side of a mountain, within ten kilometers from Sainte-Marie in Idaho. This fact is not yet officially confirmed.

The American army sent a team to investigate on location.

A "STORY" LIKE MANY OTHERS?

According to the "New York Times", these are "stories" that the aviators tell between themselves in the airports which would be at the origin of the affair of the "flying discs" one of these aerial monsters that pilot Vernon Laird, on board his Lightning 38, would have shot down in flight.

"Indeed, reports the newspaper, Baird is said to have declared: We were four in a hangar, chattering, and we imagined this story of "flying saucers". Somebody must have heard it and propagated it. I cannot grasp how anyone could have believed it."


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