LIFE magazine's take on the 1950s UFO/being encounters in France
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These are some of the sightings, only in France, in the early and mid-1950s. (Other similar sightings took place in Italy, Spain, and other European countries, mostly villages, as you know.)
Note the reference to "Martian men" -- the use of which created an extraterrestrial meme we are struggling to deal with today.