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October 14, 1954, Saint-Priest, Rhône:

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


[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

French ufologist Aimé Michel notes that on October 14 in Saint-Priest in the region of the Dauphiné, M. Jean Mortin, resident of Lyon, observed two objects in the sky beyond the airport of Bron. They were glowing green and went upnorth at fast speed.


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

"Saint-Priest - 38 - 6 p.m.: no investigation. Enters in the series of the very sparse cases."


Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 14, in France, in Saint Priest (the Dauphiné), "Jean Mortin of Lyon observes in the sky beyond the Bron airfield, two objects of an incandescent green going at sharp pace to the north."

The source is noted "Aimé Michel: 'M.O.C.' Seghers pub., p. 231".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Rhone in St Priest on October 14, 1954 at an unknown hour, "a witness observed two objects in the sky beyond the airport of Bron. They are incandescent green and go towards the North at high speed."

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

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

This database recorded this case 3 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 St. Priest France 18.20 NL
19541014 14.10.1954 St. Priest France NL


Not looked for yet. Meteors.


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

Saint-Priest, Rhône-Alpes, Jean Mortin, airport, two, object, fast, green, glowing


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 27, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 25, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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