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The 1954 French flap:

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October 14, 1954, Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes:

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

Summary:

The regional newspaper Nice Matin for October 16, 1954, mentioned that "a machine almost similar, the same without doubt" that the one seen in Biot had been seen almost at the same hour above Grasse, among other places.

Jimmy Guieu told in his 1956 book that "the flying saucer that landed near Biot on October 14, 1954 at 06:15 p.m. was seen crisscrossing the sky by a crowd of people, especially in Grasse."

Reports:

[Ref. nmn1:] NEWSPAPER "NICE-MATIN":

and here are the "flying saucers" in the sky of Midi!...

[...]

Almost at the same time, a similar machine (the same one undoubtedly) was seen above Grasse, Saint Raphael, Opio, Gourdon, Bar-sur-Loup and Roquebrune-Cape-Martin.

[...]

[Ref. jgu1:] JIMMY GUIEU:

The author indicates that the flying saucer that landed close to Biot on October 14, 1954 at 18:15 was seen furrowing the skies by a crowd of people, in Grasse, among other places.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Alpes Maritime at Grasse on October 14, 1954, there was an "Observation of an object little after 06:15 p.m.".

The source is noted "Black-out sur les Soucoupes volantes by Guieu Jimmy ** Fleuve Noir 1956 omnium 1977".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 19:00 in Grasse, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by several witnesses."

The website indicates that the sources are "Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)."

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case twice:

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 Grasse France 18.15 NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Grasse France 07.00 p.m. NL

Explanations:

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

Keywords:

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Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross April 4, 2006 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 23, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross July 14, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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