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Flying saucers in the 1947 Press:

This article was published in the daily newspaper La Libre Belgique, Belgium, on July 12, 1947.


Flying Saucers


An Engineer of North Hollywood (California), Mr. Russel Long, discovered in his garden, what might be, for real this time, one of the "flying saucers." The discovered machine is a "saucer" of [?]5 cm of diameter which, after its fall on the ground, emits a rocket with a noise of missed detonation.


Ship commander Thomas Renis gave a new explanation about the flying saucers. According to him, they would be "wind screens" attached to weather balloons. These screens are intended to reflect the rays of radar, in order to determine the speed of the winds.

Captain Renis explained that when the balloons reach an altitude of approximately 5.000 meters, they explode. The screens are then carried away by the wind at a speed which exceeds 140 km. Seen at a very high altitude, the screen can appear completely round and can shine like aluminium, added captain Renis.

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