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UFOs in the Press:

The French 1954 saucer flap in the daily Press:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on page 9, on September 14, 1954.

See the detailed case file here.


2 Little Armless Men 'Visit' Frenchman in Flying Saucer

QUAROUBLE, FRANCE -- (Reuters) -- A steelworker here claimed a baby flying saucer paid him a visit over the weekend here and two little armless men in space helmets came out for a look around.

But when he run up for a closer look, Marius DeWilde said, a bright green light seemed to paralyze him abd the strange machine made a clean getaway.

DeWilde, 34, said he was reading a book in his kitchen Friday night when his dog began to bark.

He peered out the window and saw a "black mass" of some kind on the nearby railroad line. When he flicked on his flashlight he saw two little creatures about three feet tall, but with wide shoulders, he said.

He described the men as having legs, but no arms, and big space helmets on their heads.

He said the "saucer" was something like a "cake cover," about 18 feet in diameter. Last he saw of it, he said, was a cloud of black smoke hissing out as it rose into the air.

Police said they found burn marks where the "cake cover" is said to have landed, but could find nothing else.

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