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HINDUSTAN TIMES, 26 August 1954, page 4
'Flying Saucer' Seen In Delhi
[BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT]
number of residents in localities to the south of New Delhi
claimed to have seen on Wednesday what they thought was
a "flying saucer."
object which was bigger than a star and looked like a disc,
was quite bright, the people said. It was noticed at 8-40
p.m. and moved irregularly from the Safdarjung airport towards
the Jumna where it suddenly disappeared. The object was
in the sky for about a minute.
Rajeshwari Prasad, I.A.S., an officer in the Home Ministry,
said he saw the object from his residence in Shan Nagar.
"I thought it was an illusion. I called out my wife
and daughter who confirmed what I saw," he said The
speed of the object, he said, approximated that of a Dakota.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 18 September 1954, page
Radar Screens Flying Saucer
Sept. 18. - An Italian radar station tracked for 39 minutes
last night a big, cigar-shaped object seen by thousands
of Romans, the Italian Air Force announced here today.
Air Force said the station of Pratica Di Mare, 40 miles
south-west of Rome, picked up the object at 6-49 p.m. (local
time) and held it on the radar screen until 7-28 p.m.
object flew at 3,600 feet along a 15-mile stretch of coast
west of the capital. It flew slowly before making great
speed and disappearing.
Air Force added that the object was shaped like a cigar
cut in half. Smoke poured from the pointed rear.
of Romans phoned the police to say they had seen the object.
said its exhaust trail across the sky was luminous - Reuter.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 11 October 1954, page
'Flying Cigar' Stops Car
MANS (France), Oct. 10. - "Flying cigar" which
can stop cars and put out their lights was reported by a
milkman, Alexandre Tremblais, yesterday.
said he was driving his milk lorry along a road when suddenly
the engine stopped and the headlights went out.
got out to see what was wrong and noticed a shining red
and blue "cigar," about three feet long, speed
over his vehicle.
few minutes later his engine started and the lights worked
a "flying saucer" reported to have crashed near
Abbeville turned out to be a meteorological balloon used
by the R.A.F. It had burst on touching the ground.
reports of strange objects seen in the sky all over France
included a "flying illuminated mushroom," a bright
smoking orange disc and a grey machine making a loud whistling
noise. - Reuter.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 13 October 1954, page 5
Mysterious Object Over Bombay Sky
Oct. 12. - A mysterious object which looked like a luminous
flying disc was seen by a Bombay business man, Mr D. G.
Joshi, last night.
said it moved at a terrific speed across the sky from south
to north. It seemed to be about a foot long. Its centre
was black but its tail shone brightly. It emitted a glow,
was soundless and left no smoke behind.
Michael Jacob, a college student, said he also saw a "saucer"
shortly after midnight last night and described it as a
sparkling disc which swept across the northern sky, and
disappeared in a moment. - U.P.I.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 14 October 1954, page
Martians Reported Seen Near France
Oct. 13. - A schoolmaster on leave from one of the French
colonies has capped France's "flying saucer" serial
with a tale about two young women from Mars.
Martin said he met the two Martians on the island of Oloron
off the French Atlantic coast. They were about 5'-7"
tall, wore leather helmets, gloves and boots and were very
borrowed his fountain pen and scribbled some mysterious
signs on it. M. Martin could not read the writing but he
kept it as evidence.
discs, balls and cigars have again been reported everywhere
from the Pyrenees to Alsace and back to Britanny in the
past 24 hours. - Reuter.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 14 October 1954, page 6
Scepticism About 'Flying Saucers'
Oct. 13. - Meteorologists here were sceptical of reports
in Bombay of "flying saucers" having been seen
zooming over the city in the past few days.
meteorologists at the Santa Cruz Weather Bureau yesterday
issued an appeal to the people to alert the Bureau as soon
as they sight any flying saucer.
said they would make a scientific study of the object if
such a thing was observed by them.
were current here yesterday of people having seen flying
saucers. Some claimed to have sighted it sometime at midnight
last week and described it as a luminous flying disc moving
at a terrific speed. Others said they saw the saucer emitting
"wreaths of fire" and believed the diameter of
it was about one foot. It was also reported to have been
seen at mid-day at a great height.
at the Colaba observatory said that weather balloons, sent
up every day, might have caused an optical illusion. They
also said such an illusion was created by an aircraft flying
at a high altitude in moonlight. - P.T.I.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 2 November 1954, page
'Flying Saucer' Seen In Assam
Nov. 1. - An object looking like a "flying saucer"
was seen here yesterday at about 6 p.m. Hundreds of people
gathered at the top of Nandan Hills to have a clear view
of the object which was of oblong shape and had a bright
light at the back.
came from west and vanished in the eastern sky.
similar report has been received from Gauhati where the
'saucer' was seen at about 7 p.m. - U.P.I.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 13 November 1954, page
Flying Mystery Over Calcutta
Dum Dum Officer's Account
Nov. 12. - A bright luminous object with a long tail which
is reported to have been seen in the sky over Calcutta on
October 31 from the control tower of the Dum Dum airport
has started a spate of speculation about flying saucers
and Martian observers.
authorities have a report from one of their technical officers
about his observation of this mysterious object. It is learnt
that the officer while on duty at the tower on October 31
last at about 6 p.m. suddenly found a flash in the sky which
was moving at a speed of more than 500 miles per hour at
an altitude of about 2,000 ft.
was stated that the bright-white object had a long luminous
tail of diffused white light and was passing about five
miles north of his observation point. The light appeared
about three or four times brighter than an aircraft tail
light and the object disappeared from his view within a
minute. It did not alter its height, direction of flight
or speed. It was steady in its movement and disappeared
foreign aircraft which was circling at that time did not
report anything about it at the time of briefing.
aerodrome officer of the Dum Dum airport confirmed that
such a thing had been observed and a report on the subject
had been submitted to him. He declined to make any comment
on the subject, but said that he was sending the report
to appropriate authorities.
Father F. Goreux, astronomer, in charge of the St. Xavier's
College observatory and senior professor of the Calcutta
University, commented: "It is not an astronomical object.
That is certain."
doctor of science from Lubaine University (Belgium) Rev.
Goreux has done research work under Dr Einstein, and has
years of experience in astronomical research.
said that he had also received telephone calls from some
of his acquaintances in the city who claimed to have seen
a similar object in the sky almost on the same date and
Goreux explained that absence of sound could be due to a
different mode of propulsion, "unknown to us at present."
Its luminousity he said "may be a camouflage to hide
its real identity."
added that the low speed and change of direction as had
been observed in such cases, were not compatible with the
movement of astronomical objects.
added: "To my mind, the coolness of American scientific
authorities seems to suggest that they know about it. Had
it not been so they would not have remained silent about
an object which had also been observed in America years
this connection he referred to a very interesting report
which he read some time back, in which it was stated that
a pilot while chasing such an object had his plane "blown
goreux felt that the main thing was to collect observation
from all quarters to determine the truth about these objects.
HINDUSTAN TIMES, 1 December 1954, page 7
Queer Object In The Sky
Nov. 30, - Two of Ceylon's Air Academy pilots on Sunday
zoomed up to investigate a queer brown object which floated
across the clear, cloudless sky at Ratmalana airport, but
could not spot it.
large crowd had gathered at the airport to see the object.
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