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The Vernon cigare in the Press, 1954:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Paris-Presse, France, page 5, on August 25, 1954.

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FLYING SAUCERS
PILE UP IN
THE SKY OF VERNON

EVREUX, August 24. - Mysterious craft were seen by several people in the sky of Vernon (Eure), during the night from Sunday to Monday.

The son of a city merchant claims to have seen distinctly, around 1 in the morning, above the Seine, an elongated object, red in color, resembling a large cigar. According to him, this object stood motionless at a fairly low height. There was complete silence.

From this curious apparatus a "flying saucer" detached, that the witness describes with precision:

"It was shaped like an oval disc, dark in color, surmounted by a red dome with a very bright halo surrounded by flames.

The flying saucer detached from the cigar, fell vertically, then seemed to want to undertake a horizontal flight over the bridge. It turned, went up and suddenly disappeared. It was immediately replaced by another.

This curious carousel would have lasted three quarters of an hour.

These observations were confirmed by several people, in particular by a chemical engineer of the laboratory of ballistic and atomic research for the army, which followed, at the same time, the national road 182. The engineer observed the mysterious brilliant machines and judged, with the person accompanying him, that they could only be "flying saucers".

However, one wonders if it was not rather - as some scientists have explained - the image of automobile headlights on a celestial screen formed by layers of air of different densities.

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