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October 14, 1954, Pierrefontaine-les-Varans, Doubs:

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

Reports:

[Ref. jt1:] JEAN TYRODE:

Jean Tyrode reports this retro-testimony for an observation in Pierrefontaine-les-Varans in the department of the Doubs, on October 14, 1954 at 09:00.

Pierre Mina, baker in Avoudrey, was making his delivery round and was going to Longuemaison by car on Secondary road 132. At half-way between Avoudrey and Longuemaison, the road curves through a forest of fir trees, climbs a coast and leads to the valley where Longuemaison is located, which it dominates.

Pierre Mina saw at this time in front of him the very straight road, at its end at 3 km approximately a horizon barred by a mountainous ridge where, opposite and in the south-east, mount Chaumont appears, and on the right towards the south, the Monniot crest. He drove rather slowly and a gleam drew his attention above the peak opposite him. It was a round object, a kind of disc which moved, little above the peaks, a little on the left of the Monniot crest.

Besides, he is not very sure to have seen one disc, there were perhaps two of them very close one of the other. The objects of reddish colour moved towards the North-West and he lost sight of them.

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

The two authors report that a kind of slowly moving disc at low altitude was observed in Pierrefontaine les Varans in the department of the Doubs on October 14, 1954, at 09:00 a.m.

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

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

"Pierrefontaine-les-Varans - 25 - 9 o'clock: investigation. (Two witnesses contacted). Very brief luminous phenomenon, very high, very far."

Three pages further they indicate that the witness told them that it was very fast and very high, and that thus it is not a UFO but an explained case.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Doubs in Pierrefontaine les Varans on October 14, 1954 at 09:00 hours, there was an "Observation of a kind of slowly moving disc at low altitude."

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

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Pierrefontaine-les-Varans, Doubs, disc, red, gleam, Pierre Mina

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 10, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].

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