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The 1954 French flap in the Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Nord Littoral, Calais, France, page 8, on October 29, 1954.

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THE CELESTIAL MACHINES

Drunk saucer and candy pink cigar in the Italian sky

Rome, October 28.

THREE employees of the Modena prefecture of police made statements about the appearance of a strange "craft" in the sky of this city. They claimed that the craft, after having traveled several kilometers in zigzags, would have stopped just above the airfield by launching luminous rockets in all directions, after which it would have gone vertiginously towards the Apennines.

In Florence, hundreds of people who attended a training session of the local soccer team, as well as the players of this team, claimed that several "imprecise objects", of an absolute white crossed the sky in formation, moving from north to south. These "craft" included "cigars" and "discs."

Another machine, of cylindrical shape and of a very marked pink color, crossed, according to three witnesses, the sky of Verola at high speed, in direction of the northwest.

A PARALYZER
"MARTIAN"
IN THE CREUSE

Guéret, October 28.

A farmer from the village of La Vaureille, Mr. Aimé Bousard, 47 years old, told the gendarmes of Aubusson "the strange encounter" which he had on Tuesday evening when he came back from the village of Alleyrat (Creuse).

At a place called "La Madrière", he said, I saw a shape moving on the side of the road. I stopped to better observe the individual. The latter, who was lowered, suddenly stood up, pointing at me two powerful lamps projecting a very dense light blue light. He also had on each side of his head a light green lamp which emitted much weaker rays than the others. It appeared to be 1.60 m tall and I first thought he was dressed in a diving suit.

Suddenly, under the effect of a pressure comparable to a breath, I was thrown across the road where I stayed for ten minutes without being able to shout or call for help. The light blue lamps were still on me. They finally died out. The being crossed the road and suddenly disappeared. I felt and still feel pain in my legs and my right hand.

At the place indicated by the cultivator, the gendarmes noted that the earth had been freshly moved. The grass had been uprooted over an area of ??70 centimeters in diameter. No footprints were found.

THE FLYING
CAULDRON WAS
AS BIG AS A
"FIVE TONS"

Tarbes, October 28.

A truck driver from Tarbes, Mr. Vincent Casamajou, who was heading in the morning around 6 a.m., with a load in the direction of Angoulème, in the company of his wife, saw in his rear view mirror a strange white glow. Having parked his truck on the side of the road, he saw, like his wife, a craft that had just taken off from a meadow, less than 50 meters away. The craft, which had the shape of a huge cauldron, rose at a high speed at an angle of 45°. It left behind a white trail, it disappeared in the clouds.

Mr. Casamajou and his wife claimed that this "cauldron" was as big as a 5-ton truck, and was flying without noise.

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