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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 Littoral, Calais, France, page 8, on October 2, 1954.


The chronicle of the flying

Perpignan, October 1. -- At the Mas de Bruzy, near Perpignan, several grape pickers said they had seen in the sky a shiny object in the shape of a saucer. After having moved vertically leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.


Mulhouse, October 1. -- Two people declared to have seen a luminous craft in the sky, in Rixheim, using binoculars, they noticed that it was shaped like a long cigar, a dozen little satellite cigars surrounded it, a night shift worker said he observed the same phenomenon.


Bessèges, 1 Oct. -- Two inhabitants of the commune of Foussignargues, near Bessèges, said they saw in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a mysterious craft in the shape of a long and shiny balloon. The craft came from the south and is heading towards the northwest.


Nevers, 1 Oct. -- Mr. Raymond Deloire, 20 years old, agricultural worker, in Langeron (Nièvre) who was riding a bicycle, on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutiers, saw in the sky a mysterious object of hemispherical shape emitting a bright orange glow at the front. Flames shot out from the back. The craft moved without noise with great speed towards the northeast.

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