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October 16, 1954, Lacour, Tarn-et-Garonne:

Reference number for this case: 16-Oct-54-Lacour. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

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

The two authors note this case of October 16, 1954:

"Lacour - 82 - 05:30 p.m.: investigation. Fugitive luminous phenomenon."

Further in their book, they note that they would not have thought of a meteor if there had not been this article of the "Sud-Ouest" for October 21, 1954, of which they give the content as follows:

"Mr. Chabanneau, owner of the Mill of Mestre, said - I was watching the cattle when we clearly saw more than forty machines which evolved at an altitude of 1 500 to 2 000 meters. Northern to southern displacement at high speed. Different shapes: rounds, ovals, triangulars. Some had below a kind of cabin below, others appeared twinned. We clearly distinguished a kind of chain which connected them. The last seen with the sun setting down, on Lacour, had a scarlet red color certainly caused by the setting sun."

"Before sunset, the color of these machines was of a matt colour like the Moon. Some advanced at a vertiginous speed comparable to that of shooting stars. Others moved less quickly, some at a relatively moderate pace. They seemed to make teams of three or four. During more than one hour, we were intrigued."

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Lacour, Tarn-et-Garonne, luminous, Chabanneau, Moulin de Mestre, fast, slow, shooting stars, round, oval, triangle, bind, matt, red, orange, duration

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 30, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 28, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [1].

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