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October 15, 1954, Bordeaux, Gironde:

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

Summary:

According to a catalog written by the C.F.R.U. published in the ufology magazine Ouranos, New Series #9, in the 4th quarter of 1973, on October 15, 1954, at 9 p.m. in Bordeaux, Mr. HPC, near the court Albret, saw an orange-red flame turn into a white luminous dot moving horizontally at a brisk pace. It had lasted a few seconds.

Reports:

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

October 15 9 p.m. Bordeaux HA V1

Witness: Mr. H. P. C. near the Albret course. Orange-red flame turning into a white luminous dot moving horizontally at a brisk pace. Duration: a few seconds.

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

The two authors indicate that in Bordeaux in the Gironde, October 15, 1954, at 09:00 p.m., there was an observation of an orange red flame being transformed into a white luminous point moving horizontally with sharp pace.

The authors indicate that the source is their own LDLN archive.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

October 15, 1954 at 21:00 hours, "Observation of an orange red flame transforming itself to a white luminous point moving horizontally at sharp pace."

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

Explanations:

Possible meteor or jet plane.

Keywords:

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

Bordeaux, Gironde, night, flame, red, orange, white, light, horizontal, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 2, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 15, 2014 Explanation changed from "Not looked for yet" to "Possible meteor or jet plane".
1.2 Patrick Gross December 24, 2018 Addition [ou1].

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