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October 15, 1954, Ambès, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 15-Oct-54-Ambès. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The ufology magazine Ouranos New Series #9, of the 4th quarter of 1973, indicated that according to the newspaper Sud-Ouest for October 19, 1954, there had been an observation on October 15, 1954, in the night in Ambès in the Gironde department:

A Mr. Dourthe reportedly saw six dark craft resembling giant "eggplants" moving noiselessly and "disappearing" after "gliding a few moments at a dizzying pace".

Reports:

[Ref. ou1:] MAGAZINE UFOLOGIQUE "OURANOS":

October 15, 1954 in the night Ambès V3 Axe 3

Witness: Mr. Dourthe. 6 dark machines resembling giant "eggplants" moving without noise. They disappeared after hovering for a few moments at a dizzying pace.

S.O. Oct. 19, 54

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

The authors indicate that on October 15, 1954, in Ambes, the Gironde, in the night, six craft resembling giant eggplants moved without noise. They disappeared at a vertiginous speed, after having hovered for a little while.

The source is indicated to be Sud-Ouest for October 19, 1954.

They indicate as source an article in the regional newspaper "Sud-Ouest" for October 19, 1954.

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

The two authors quote the newspaper "Sud-Ouest" for October 19, 1954, about the case of October 15, 1954 in Ambès in the Gironde:

"A baker, Mr. Dourthe, had in the night of Friday his attention drawn by six dark machines resembling giant eggplants and which moved without noise. After having hovered a few moments they disappeared at a vertiginous pace."

[Ref. lh1] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4152: 1954/10/15 22:00 1 0:33:00 W 45:01:00 N 3332 WEU FRN GRN 7:6

AMBES,FR:6 SLNT GIANT 'EGGPLANTS' PASS:HOVER:AWAY/AT DIZZY SPEED:NFD

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 171 : TOWN &CITY

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The ufologist indicates that on October 15, 1954, in Ambes, the Gironde, in the night, six craft resembling giant eggplants moved without noise. They disappeared at a vertiginous speed, after having hovered for a little while.

The source is indicated as Figuet/ J.L. Ruchon: "Ovni, premier dossier complet..." - Alain Lefeuvre publisher 1979, p. 171.

She indicates that another version is that in reality "according to OVNI Présence #33/34 Déc. 1985 it would be a 'slow meteor' (sic) seen on the entire France and elsewhere."

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in Ambès, in the Gironde, on October 15, 1954, at an unknown hour, there was an observation by night of six machines resembling giant eggplants moving without noise, which disappeared after having hovered a while at a vertiginous pace.

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre publisher 1979."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on October 15, 1954, at 22:00, in Ambes, France, six ovoid objects were observed in a town and no sound was heard.

The source is indicated as "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002."

Explanations:

Airplanes or helicopters are of course possible explanations.

Keywords:

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

Ambès, Gironde, night, Dourthe, objects, craft, eggplant, six, fast, telephone, silent, motionless, dark

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 7, 2008 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 16, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 24, 2018 Additions [ou1], [lh1].
1.2 Patrick Gross March 28, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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