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UFOs in the daily Press:

The 1954 saucer flap in the Peess:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Le Nouveau Nord Maritime, France, page 5, on October 29, 1954.


Drunk saucer and candy pink cigar in the Italian sky

Rome, 28. -- Three employees of the Modena Police Headquarters made statements about the apparition of a strange "machine" in the sky of this city. They claimed that the craft, after having traveled several kilometers in zigzags, would have stopped just above the airfield while launching luminous rockets in all directions. After which, it would have moved away vertiginously towards the Apennines mountains.

In Florence, hundreds of people who attended a training session for the local soccer team, as well as the players of this team, claimed that several absolutely "undefinable objects" of absolute white crossed the sky in formation by heading from north to south. These "objects" comprized "cigars" and "disks."

Another machine, of cylindrical shape and of a very marked pink color, crossed, according to three witnesses, the sky of Verola at high speed, in northwesterly direction.

The strange encounter
of a farmer
of the Creuse

Guéret, 28. -- A farmer from the village of La Vaureille, Mr. André Bousard, 47, told the gendarmes of Aubusson "the strange encounter" that he made while returning from the village of Alleyrat (Creuse).

At the location called "La Madière", he said, I saw a shape moving on the side of the road. I stopped to better observe the character. The latter, who was lowered, stood up suddenly, pointing at me two powerful lamps projecting a very dense light blue light. He also had on each side of his head a light green lamp which emitted much weaker rays than the others. It appeared to be 1 m. 80 high and I thought he was dressed in a spacesuit.

Suddenly, under the effect of a pressure comparable to a blow, I was thrown across the road where I stayed for ten minutes without being able to shout or call for help. The light blue lamps were still on me. They finally died. The being crossed the road and suddenly disappeared. I felt and I still feel pain in my legs and my right hand.

At the place indicated by the farmer, the gendarmes noted that the ground had been freshly moved. The grass had been uprooted over an area of 70 cm in diameter. No trace was found.

A flying cauldron

Tarbes, 28. -- A trucker from Tarbes, Mr. Vincent Casamajou, who was heading in the morning around 6 a.m. with a load in the direction of Angoulême, in the company of his wife, saw in his rearview mirror a strange white glow. Having parked his truck on the side of the road, he saw, like his wife, a craft that had just taken off from a meadow, less than 50 meters away. The craft, which was in the shape of a huge cauldron, rose at a very high speed at an angle of 45 degrees. It left behind a white trail. It disappeared into the clouds.

Mr. Casamajou and his wife claimed that the "cauldron" was as big as a 5-ton truck and flew without noise.

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