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October 15, 1954, Coucouron, Ardèche:

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

Reports:

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Place of observation:Coucouron
Department:Ardèche (07)
Lat. 44.8Long. +3.966
Date of observation:15 October 1954
Time:08:30 a.m.
Type of observation:Visual: distant
Number of witnesses:unknown
Between 8:30 and 10:30 an object resembling a brilliant sphere was observed. One of the witnesses thinks of a weather balloon and specifies that towards 10:15 two planes flew near the object. The latter disappeared just afterwards.
Number of objets:1
Type of objet:Sphere
Duration:02:00:00
FlightpathUnknown
SpeedUndefined
Undefined color
Observed luminosity:Reflects light
No weather indication
Physical effects:None
Effects on the witness:No
Entities presence:No
Sources:Le Dauphiné Libéré by **

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible weather balloon.

Keywords:

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

Coucouron, Ardèche, ball, sphere, balloon, plane, shining

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 16, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.

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