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October 16, 1954, Hurecourt, Haute-Saône:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel wrote about the October 16, 1954, 09:30 p.m. meteor:

THE TEST OF THE METEOR. October 16, as if it was purposely, a splendid meteor crossed the north of France towards 09:30 p.m.. It was observed on a score of departments by thousands of people, from the Allier to Lorraine and from the Swiss border to Paris. Naturally many witnesses believed to have seen a Flying Saucer and said so. The newspapers printed "Flying Saucer in Orly", or "in Montididier", or "in Metz." But once again the description made by all these weak brains appeared of a remarkable honesty.

[...]

The innumerable gathered testimonys show indeed that even when the witnesses called "Flying saucer" the observed object, their description is identical on 200.000 square kilometres where the visible phenomenon was visible: an "orange ball followed by a trail", a "large luminous ball with a tail", a "flying egg followed by a trail", a "bottle's bottom with a trail of thirty times its diameter", etc. The same phenomenon is uniformly described.

[...]

Aimé Michel also wrote about the October 16, 1954, 09:30 p.m. meteor:

THE TEST OF THE METEOR. October 16, as if it was purposely, a splendid meteor crossed the north of France towards 09:30 p.m.. It was observed on a score of departments by thousands of people, from the Allier to Lorraine and from the Swiss border to Paris. Naturally many witnesses believed to have seen a Flying Saucer and said so. The newspapers printed "Flying Saucer in Orly", or "in Montididier", or "in Metz." But once again the description made by all these weak brains appeared of a remarkable honesty.

[...]

The innumerable gathered testimonys show indeed that even when the witnesses called "Flying saucer" the observed object, their description is identical on 200.000 square kilometres where the visible phenomenon was visible: an "orange ball followed by a trail", a "large luminous ball with a tail", a "flying egg followed by a trail", a "bottle's bottom with a trail of thirty times its diameter", etc. The same phenomenon is uniformly described.

[...]

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Haute Saone in Hurecourt on October 16, 1954 at 21:30 hours "Whereas the guests of a wedding were partying at the ball, one of them, coming out, saw a phenomenon. Returning precipitately in, he called his friends. And all the wedding, the newwed at the head, had the time to come out and contemplate the luminous craft which advanced at sharp pace and in straight line from one horizon to the other."

The source is said to be my website: "Les OVNI vus de près by Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net".

[Ref. lc1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 16 October 1954 in Hurecourt, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by seven witnesses."

The source is indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541016 16.10.1954 Hurecourt France NL

Explanations:

The meteor of October 16, 1954, at 09:30 p.m..

Keywords:

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

Hurecourt, Haute-Saône, multiple, meteor, object, luminous, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 26, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 27, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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