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October 14, 1954, Montfroc, Drôme:

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

Reports:

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors report that on October 14, 1954, à 06:00 p.m., in Montfroc in the department of Drôme, there was a huge ball of fire leaving a luminous trail behind itself.

The authors note that all the observations at 6 p.m. that day obviously refer to an object at very high altitude, seen simultaneously from very distant places, which is probably a large meteor according to descriptions.

The source is indicated as Le Provençal for October 17, 1954.

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

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

"Monfroc - 26 - 6 p.m.: investigation. Very fast sphere of fire."

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Drôme in Montfroc on October 14, 1954 at 18:00 hours, "Enormous ball of fire leaving behind it a luminous trail."

The source is noted: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. The 6:15 p.m. meteor.

Keywords:

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

Montfroc, Drôme, ball, fire, trail, luminous, sphere, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 21, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].

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