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The 1954 French flap:

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November 14, 1954, Apt, Vaucluse:

Reference number for this case: 14-Nov-54-Apt. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. lp1:] "LE PROVENCAL" NEWSPAPER:

A mysterious object in the sky of Apt

Apt. (C.P.).
Sunday, around 08:30 p.m., people worthy of faith living in the district of the Plan, in Apt, saw in the sky, an enormous ball of fire, leaving behind itself a long luminous trail similar to a tail.

During its progression in space, during one minute approximately, the machine in question changed color, passing from the white to the orange and vice versa.

After having undergone a horizontal trajectory, the ball went up vertically and disappeared to the eyes of the observers.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 15 November 1954 at 20:30 in Apt, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed for over one minute."

The source is indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible meteor.

Keywords:

(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)

Apt, Vaucluse, multiple, ball, fire, trailed, luminous, white, orange, horizontal, vertical, duration

Sources:

[---] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 26, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross June 11, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].

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