Artistic interpretation of an unknown flying object above the Cattenom nuclear power station on the night of 10 November 2014
The French government is on high alert due to a large amount of UFO sightings over nuclear power plants since October, 2014. The latest sighting in France was just last week, and witnesses in Belgium spotted one in December. Most media outlets suspect that the objects are drones, but not all of the witnesses are convinced. If they are drones, the authorities say they do not know who they belong to.
According to Austrian news site ORF.at, there were 18 separate occasions UFOs were seen flying over nuclear power plants in France between early October and early November. They say authorities suspect it is the coordinated effort of an unknown group.
ORF.at says the sightings have sparked a debate over nuclear power plant security. Greenpeace has accused the French government of downplaying the danger of these unknown over flights.
The latest incident was announced on January 3, 2015. The nuclear power plant in Nogent-sur-Seine, southeast of Paris, says two security guards saw “two flying objects.”
EDIT: January 21st, 2015 (NOTE: Google translation used)
Pascal Pezzani, Director of the Blayais nuclear power plant, made the presentation yesterday the 2014 results and the outlook for the new year. . . .
Following the issue of an elected on the case of drones , the director downplayed the event:
"Here, we have not seen a drone. We saw a UFO! And there was no impact on the safety of our plant. Our position is clear, when there is overflight above the plant, we complain and communicate."
Witnesses sketch of the object that on 30 October 2014, the French nuclear power station Golfech