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UFOs in the daily Press:

UFO-balloon, France, 1964:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Le Midi-Libre, France, page Z8, on April 23, 1964.

After Carcassonne...


A few hours after several residents of Carcassonnais observed in their skies, with interest, the evolutions of a mysterious "luminous shiny ball" (which encouraged the pilots of the school of Salvaza to try to chase the apparatusin a Nord 1000, but they could only note with the field telescope, that it was a sphere supporting an object [balloon with its load?], the whole being moving at 60 kilometers of altitude [estimated how?]) a groupe of about ten at Port Vendres were the witnesses yesterday morning of a phenomenon at the very least just as unexplainable.

Around 9 hours, whereas the luminosity was perfect, the inhabitants of the community who chatted on the Bélieu square at this time spotted in the sky, in direction of Le Boulou and at a distance impossible to appreciate, an undetermined object, very shining.

Taking into account the fact that the various testimonys do show contradictions of details, one can say that the machine showed the shape of a triangular apparatus topped by a sphere of metallic appearance. The "saucer" appeared motionless and everyone, during ten minutes, was looking at it leisurely [the same balloon?].

Only the fog won over this unusual and free display which caused abundant comments in Port-Vendres.

Scientific balloon? Spacecraft? Flying saucer? Thing from another world? To each and every one, according to his reason or his imagination, to explain the phenomenon.

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