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UFOs in the daily Press:

Meteor, France, 1980:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Parisien Libéré, France, le 13 novembre 1980.



in the skies of France

Although generally blue, the southern sky nonetheless shows, at the moment, green and unripe shades in the south.

This is how a flying object of the most beautiful green, and moving at very high speed, flew over the Marseilles metropolitan area the other evening, from north to south, only to get lost on the horizon.

"It looked like it was falling into the sea," said numerous witnesses who all described the craft as "a sort of ball of intense luminosity, tending to emerald green and leaving a wake varying between bluish and green-yellow."

At the regional air traffic control center, it is indicated that this "light" was reported by commanders of airliners located above the regions of Marseilles, Nice, Carcassonne and Bordeaux. The same phenomenon was observed in Italy, mainly in Viterbo and Rome.

It is in fact a veritable carousel of UFOs that we have been witnessing here and there, above Europe, for several days, or rather several nights.

As far as France is concerned, it was via Saône-et-Loire, it seems, that it began last week, with a veritable ballet of "flying saucers" in the sky of the Mâconnais. Subsequently, luminous objects crossing space were reported in the region of Grenoble, that of the Pyrénées-Orientales where, in Port-Vendres, a dozen people specified, yesterday, that a "yellow ball" had flown over the region at an altitude of around 500 meters - that of southern Corsica where, on the evening of Tuesday, a "ball of fire" ten meters in diameter, according to some testimonies, passed over Bonifacio. The phenomenon lasted forty-five seconds. At the same time, a "triangular-shaped white light, with a blue-green center" was seen above the Gulf of Ajaccio. It split into several pieces before disappear into the sea.

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