Terrified people reported to police about a UFO that allegedly crashed in southern France. However, officers in Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine near Bordeaux, posted on social media saying that they had failed to find a downed object or craft.
Local news website reported that Operations Centre and Intelligence of Gendarmerie of the Gironde got an unusual call. A Sainte-Croix-du-Mont resident told the police that he noticed an aircraft in his area travelling at low altitude, which then vanished into thick smoke.
According to the local report, the police took the call seriously with patrols and chopper being dispatched. However, despite the effort, no trace of any craft was found.
The gendarmerie posted to its Facebook account informing the public that they only found a burning plot of vines in the area, which may explain the fumes that the witness had reported.
Some local speculated that the fireball was a meteor that burnt up in the atmosphere. The speculation was raised after a meteor shower took place at the same time in the south-east area of France.
Was this sighting merely a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere because the officers did not find anything? Or a flying saucer and the authorities removed it quickly from the crash site?