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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Nord-Eclair, Roubaix, Nord, France, page 2, on October 21, 1954.

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FLYING
SAUCERS
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IN HESDIN

In Hesdin, Mr. Jean Gambier, sworn police officer, was going to his duty, when his attention was drawn to a conflagration from the sky above the forest. The object, which had an elongated shape, seemed to come down from the starry sky.

Its upper part was bright red, its center was bright white and the lower part left behind a shower of stars and a luminous trail.

The craft then picked up height again, vertically, and disappeared at a dizzying speed, leaving behind it a trail similar, the witness claims, to a gigantic fireworks rocket.

This phenomenon was also seen at the same time by a hundred people from Auby-Saint-Leu [sic].

IN AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS

Near Aire-sur-la-Lys, a steelworks worker from Isbergues saw a luminous craft of round shape, descend slowly.

When it touched the ground, the witness continued, almost three kilometers from me, a lightning bolt lit up the sky.

Many residents confirmed that they saw not the fire ball, but the sky lit up. As for the object which would have fallen, no trace of it was found.

(To be continued)

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