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The 1954 French flap:

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October 14, 1954, Poligny, Jura:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that on October 14 between 06:00 P.M. and the fall of night, in the wood of Poligny, a hunter saw a kind of green and orange flame passing.

Michel adds that several other witnesses saw it from the community of Poligny.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

340 -005.75721 46.79100 14 10 1954 18 40 1 POLIGNY F 1511 C** 292

[Ref. ai1:] ANTONIO RIBERA:

The author notes that according to Aimé Michel, on October 14, 1954 in Poligny in France there was an observation of a "very large meteorite" at 06:30 p.m..

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Jura in Poligny on October 14, 1954 at an unknown hour, "In the wood of Poligny, a hunter sees passing between 18 hours and the beginning of the night a kind of green and orange flame. It seems that several other witnesses saw it from Poligny itself."

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 18:40 in Poligny, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object, about 5 feet across, was observed by one witness."

The website indicates that the sources are Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01).

[Ref. pr1:] "LE PROGRES" NEWSPAPER:

The mystery of the famous ufos in the Jura

In his book "Les Mystères du Jura " published by De Borée publishers in the end of 2009, Alain Lequien, with an historian's approach, listed the observations of unidentified flying objects (ufos) in the department of the Jura. There was the red ball of fire of Poligny, [...] the close encounter of the third kind of Prémanon, the cigar of the schoolboys of Les Rousses, the multicoloured oscillating object of Dole, [...] the white and luminous phenomenon of Meussia, [...]

[Note: I only noted the 1954 cases mentions from the article.]

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

This database recorded this case 4 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 Poligny France 18.40
19541014 14.10.1954 Poligny France Evening NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Bois Poligny France 18.00 NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Bois Poligny France 18.00 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.)

Poligny, Jura, evening, flame, green, orange, multiple

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 25, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross January 17, 2010 Addition [pr1].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 10, 2010 Addition [ai1].
1.3 Patrick Gross June 29, 2010 Addition [jv5].

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