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The 1954 French flap:

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October 14, 1954, Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence:

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

Reports:

[Ref. lm1:] "LE MERIDIONAL" NEWSPAPER:

A FLYING CIGAR IN THE SKY OF MANOSQUE

MANOSQUE (C.P.). -- Yesterday, at nightfall, a score of inhabitants of our city, among whom misters Maurel, café owner, Entressangle, transporter, Rose, E.D.F employee, Dini, conveyor, and several of our police officers saw a craft in the shape of a cigar stopped just above the Mount-d'Or. At the end of a few moments, the craft resumed its travel while spreading a strong gleam.

Rest of the article about other sightings available here.

[Ref. ub1:] "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 Manosque France 18.15
19541014 14.10.1954 Manosque France 18.15

Explanations:

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

Keywords:

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

Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, twilight, multiple, Maurel, Entressangle, Rose, Dini, gendarmes, machine, cigar, gleam, stationary, movement, gleam

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 11, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 25, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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