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October 17, 1954, Besançon, Doubs:

Reference number for this case: 17-Oct-54-Besançon. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that in Besancon in the department of the Doubs, on October 17, 1954 towards 09:15 p.m., Mr. Miglierina, resident of the Tarragnoz suburb observed a kind of curious green light, very visible, who descended, then quickly rose, before disappearing.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Doubs in Besancon on October 17, 1954 at 21:15 hours, a resident of the Tarragnoz suburb, at approximately 21:15 observes kind of curious green light, very visible, who had descended then had quickly gone up before disappearing.

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible meteor.

Tarragnoz is a district of the town of Besançon, located between the Saint-Etienne hill and the banks of the river Doubs. Below a picture of the location in the 1950s:

Keywords:

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

Besançon, Doubs, Tarragnoz, light, maneuver, green, night, Miglierina

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 2, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 3, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 17, 2014 A search on the web and my documentation brought no other information. In the Explanations, addition of the paragraph and image about the location.

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