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October 14, 1954, Saint-André-les-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence:

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

Reports:

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

A "round object" in Saint-André-les-Alpes

SAINT-ANDRE-LES-ALPES (C.P.). -- Yesterday evening, many people saw for the first time in the sky dominating the Chalvet mountain, a round object.

With the observation glasses, a disc showing green, yellow and red reflections, seemed to make rotations on itself. This phenomenon lasted 45 minutes approximately.

Rest of the article about other sightings available here.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 19:00 in St Andre-Les-Alpes, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed for 45 minutes."

The source is indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

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

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 St. Andre Alpes France 19.00 NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Probably balloon or astronomical.

Keywords:

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

Saint-André-les-Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Chalvet, object, round, disc, reflections, green, yellow, red, binoculars, multiple, rotation, duration, night

Sources:

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

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. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 25, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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