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The 1954 French flap:

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September 15, 1954, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées:

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

Reports:

[Ref. fd1:] "FRANCE-DIMANCHE" NEWSPAPER:

Gers

On September 15 at 03:30 p.m., Mr. Hatchondo, a schoolteacher of the Gers, saw a smoke trail in the sky above the Arras valley, the Gers hills and the plain of Tarbes, then a brilliant object was seen in front of this smoke. The object disappeared, but then it reappeared leading a second smoke trail which crossed the first. Suddenly, it made a fantastic jump, and disappeared towards the northwest.

[Ref. lg3] LOREN GROSS:

The French newspaper France Dimanche published brief accounts of various UFO sightings accompanied by drawings in its October 10, 1954 issue. These were included in the monograph UFOs. A History 1954 September, pages 31-33. Translations by "ADNf' of the French text exist in NICAP files and are provided here for the reader's perusal. (See below)

[... Other cases...]

No. 3 Gers.

On September 15th at 3:30 p.m., M. Harthonde, a schoolmaster of Gers, saw a smoke trail in the sky above the Arros Valley, the Gers hills and the Tarbes plain. Then a brilliant object was seen in front of the smoke. This disappeared, but then it reappeared leading a second smoke trail which crossed the first. Suddenly, it made a fantastic jump, and disappeared toward the northwest.

[... Other cases...]

These French cases can be found on page 75 of the monograph UFOs: A History 1954 September. Translations of the French text were also done by NICAP's "ADM." [Alexandre Mebane]

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 15 September 1954 at 17:30 in Gers, France, "One object was observed by two witnesses in a yard (Hatchondo)."

The source is noted: "Newspaper Clippings".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible airplane.

Keywords:

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

Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Hatchondo, teacher, smoke, trail, object, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 25, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross May 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 16, 2016 Addition [lg3].

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