5 January 1984
(The Gazette, Montreal, Canada)
Quote from the article:
“After two years of study, a government agency conceded yesterday it is unable to explain the sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in southern France in 1981.
An unusual phenomenon had undoubtedly occurred when the UFO appeared to land briefly near the hamlet of Trans (Trans-en-Provence), says the report by the National Centre for Unidentified Aerospatial Phenomena.
It leaves unexplained the identity of the Trans UFO seen by retired farmer Renato Nicolai on Jan. 8, 1981.”
The 8 January 1981 Trans-en-Provence, France, UFO ring (bluejayblog.files.wordpress.com)
Satellite photo of Trans-en-Provence, France (tageo.com)