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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-Matin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, page 10, on September 17, 1954.



GROSSETO. -- Two hunters, MM. Becherini and Fromiconi, both residents of Pitigliano, near Grosseto, told to the police last Tuesday that they saw, in a cloudless sky, "a round, white object that flew with a strange noise."

The two fighters were near Cadtelfranco when they heard "a strange and very violent noise, different from that of classic plane engines and jet planes emgines."

It looked like thunder when it rumbles at high altitude, they added, but the sky was cloudless.

"Several minutes later we saw a round, white object moving very slowly on a perfectly horizontal line. It stopped suddenly for a few seconds, then disappeared in the opposite direction from where it came from. Shortly after, the object reappeared, slowly moved in a semicircle, stopped again, then disappeared at high speed. This time, definitively."


A "flying pot"
in Abbeville

In Abbeville, Mrs. widow Bonnard, 73, said she saw an illuminated "flying pot" that glided noiselessly toward the sea. She vigorously denies having been hallucinated.

Pranksters will be punished

The flying saucer of Estrées-Deniecourt, near Amiens, was just a joke from some electricians of a company of the city who admitted that they wanted to have fun at the expense of the press and the gendarmerie.

A fine was written up for contempts of court and a report was sent to the Public Prosecutor of Amiens.

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