IN THE SKY OF VERNON
EVREUX, August 24 (AFP). -- mysterious machines are said to have been seen by
several people in the sky of Vernon (the Eure) during the night of Sunday to Monday.
The son of a tradesman of the city claims that he has clearly seen, around
one o'clock of the morning, above the Seine, a lengthened object, of red color,
resembling a large cigar. According to his statements, this object hovered
motionless at a rather low height. The silence was total.
From this curious machine, was detached a flying saucer that the witness
describes with precision:
"It had the shape of a disc surmounted of a red dome with a very
brilliant aureole surrounded of flames."
The saucer was detached from the cigar, fell to the vertical, then appeared
to want to follow a level flight above the bridge. It veered, went up and
disappeared suddendly. It was replaced at once by another.
This curious carroussel would have lasted three quarters of an hour.
These observations were confirmed by several people and particularly by
a chemical engineer of the ballistic and atomic research laboratory for the army,
who followed, at the same hour, the RN 182. The engineer observed
the mysterious brilliant machines and judged, with the person who
accompanied him, that these could only be flying saucers.