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October 14, 1954, Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that on October 14, 1954, at 06:30 P.M., in Chardonnay near the city of Tournus, two vintagers, Messrs Charles and Varot, returned from their work when they saw a reddish disc passing in the sky and disappearing behind a hill.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

336 -004.86171 46.80840 14 10 1954 18 20 1 CHARDONNAY F 15 12 C** 289

[Ref. bb1:] GERARD BARTHEL AND JACQUES BRUCKER:

The two authors note this case of October 14, 1954:

"Chardonnay - 71 - 06:30 p.m.: investigation. Two witnesses deceased."

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 14, in France, in Chardonnay, "Misters Charot and Varot, vintagers, see a reddish disc passing; which disappears behind a hill."

The source is noted "Aimé Michel: 'M.O.C.' Seghers pub., p. 231".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Saone et Loire in Chardonnay on October 14, 1954 at 18:30 hours "Two witnesses, coming back from their work, observed a reddish disc passing in the sky and disappearring behind a hill."

The source is noted: "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case 3 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541014 14.10.1954 Chardonnay France 18.15 NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Chardonnay France 18.20
19541014 14.10.1954 Chardonnay France NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. The 06:15 p.m. meteor that day.

Keywords:

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

Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, Charles, Varot, disc, red

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 23, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 29, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 25, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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