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THE 1954 FRENCH SAUCER FLAP IN THE PRESS:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Var-Matin - République, France, le 28 septembre 1954.

Weirder and weirder!

Near Bourges: a luminous object follows a car

Bourges, September 27. -- Mr. Patient Robert, 35 years old, assistant inspector of the postal and telecommunications authorities, resident of Bourges, who, Thursday evening went by car in Vasselay, in company of his wife and of his children, aged 10 and 11, states to have seen, that night there, in the hamlet of Jou, in the north of Bourges, a weird object of an extreme brilliance, which seemed to go down in a field. At the apparent spot of the supposed landing, a reddish reflection appeared. An incandescent filament long of 50 meters approximately, was in the center of the object, hemispherical, which diameter approached about fifteen meters.

During 20 to 30 seconds, it was the darkness. Suddenly, there was a new gleam above the horizon. Mr. Patient, who had stopped his car, started again followed silently during a few hundreds of meters by the object which then disappeared. Other witnesses of Bourges, St Dolchand and Vierzon claimed to have seen, at concordant hours, a luminous object.

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