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The French UFO Wave of 1954

Graeme Rendall

In the second half of 1954, France was the location of numerous UFO sightings, some of which involved encounters with or observations of strange beings. It was the first large-scale "wave" of reports that occurred outside the United States since the start of the modern-day UFO phenomenon at the end of June 1947. A somewhat sceptical public found themselves bombarded with almost daily stories of strange lights, spherical craft or disc-shaped objects in their local newspapers, the press faithfully reporting on the hundreds of incidents that came to their attention. A few were hoaxes but the vast majority involved ordinary French citizens faced with the complete unknown. This new book lists most of the cases where at least some detail beyond a simple "light in the sky" is mentioned, culled from contemporary newspaper accounts. It tells the story of a perplexed nation, one that found it difficult to make sense of what was happening. Witnesses being paralysed, vehicle engines stalling and small hairy beings - the cases here provide a fascinating look at the French UFO "wave" of 1954.

Graeme Rendall is the author of four books dealing with pilot and aircrew encounters with UFOs, plus a critically-acclaimed work on the European "Foo Fighter" phenomenon of World War II. He wrote this book as a homage to the titles he read back in the 1970s dealing with UFO sightings across the world, but hopes that it brings an important chapter in modern-day UFO history to the wider, English-speaking world, showing that the phenomenon is not simply American-centric in nature.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.69in - 0.97lb
  • EAN: 9798326659880
  • Categories: UFOs & Extraterrestrials