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October 16, 1954, Le Tholloy, Vosges:

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


[Ref. cn1] CNEGU:

The CNEGU indicates that their case number F/98/88/541016 (04) in Le Tholloy has as witness: Mr Victor Giroux, and that the source is an article of La Liberté de l'Est for November 5, 1954, whose entire text is:

"Mr. Victor GIROUX stated to us that he also saw on last 16 October, being at the crossroads of the war memorial where the visibility is very clear, a luminous sphere of a diameter of 10 cm coming from LE THOLLOY and moving towards BELRUPT leaving behind itself a trail of the same width but not touching directly the apparatus. This phenomenon lasted 15 second. Mr. GIROUX is a rural policeman, an old man who does not have anything of a young pranksters as there are some, claims that there was no comparison between the produced phenomenon and a comet or a meteor."

[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 Tholloy France NL


Description fitting the well-known meteor of October 16, 1954.


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

Le Tholloy, Vosges, Victor Giroux, sphere, luminous, trail, duration, Belrupt


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross September 25, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 28, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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