In the 1950s, circa 1954 probably, a spate of flying saucers were spotted, with creatures that were thought to be Martians.
Here are some clips from a major magazine – Life, I think – that described the saucers and the beings seen near them…
Pierre Lucas of Loctudy saw an orange ball fall from the sky, from which a small, bearded figure with one eye in the middle of its forehead emerged and tapped him on the shoulder:
Serge Pochet of Marcoing was approached by two small shadows:
Gregoire Odut saw a golden disk zoom away from Wassy after a two-legged creature leaped out for a look around:
Jean Narcy saw a craft, also near Wassy, from which a little whiskered man in a fur coat and orange corset emerged:
Marius Dewilde of Quarouble is carrying a railroad tie upon which he saw a rust-colored “flying contraption” land:
Yves de Gillaboz (left) and Emile Renard saw a “Matian machine” belching puffs of smoke in the sky over Amiens:
Francois Panero and Jean Olivier draw an image of a “dumpy little space man” they saw land in a luminous sphere on a basketball court near Toulouse:
We don’t get those kinds of sightings nowadays, do we? And why not?