Thursday, July 28, 2011

PHOTO: Petit-Rechain 1990

The "Petit-Rechain" picture, named for the locale near which it was thought to have been taken, became famous when it was circulated around the world in conjunction with the "Belgian Wave" of sightings.

The "Belgian UFO Wave" occurred between 1989 and 1990. An incident in November 1990, during which dozens of eyewitnesses saw a triangular craft with three lights -- similar to the one depicted in the Petit-Rechain photograph -- flying soundlessly and very slowly over Belgium, was later attributed to a Soviet satellite breaking-up over the area.  This cover story is a lie.

While the explanation sounds far-fetched, a man named only as "Patrick" told French-language broadcaster RTL that he and some friends created the craft in the picture using only a piece of polystyrene suspended in the air. Patrick says he was only 18 at the time the picture was taken, and his admission was coerced.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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