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October 18 or 19, 1954, Hornoy-le-Bourg, Somme:

Reference number for this case: 19-Oct-54-Hornoy. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


It seems that according to the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit of 1993, in the Somme, in Hornoy-le-Bourg, on October 19, 1954, at 04:30 p.m., a woman working in the fields on the road to Thieulloy observed in the sky a very brilliant object seeming including facets of the style of a larks' mirror. It moved very high and at a great pace in the east-west direction.



Place Approximate coordonates Date 1954 Civilian hour Duration Sky Distance and movement of the ufo Altitude of the ufo Angle B of sun on horizon Azimut of sun Angle B of moon on horizon Azimut of moon EL State of night Case Comment Ref. LDLN
Hornoy-le-Bourg (Somme) 1° 54' E 49° 51' N 18 Oct ~16:30C day East to West Sky 12° 3' 239° 57%- J5 Very shining craft. A #320 p. 40

[Ref. lc1] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Somme in Hornoy on 19 October 1954 at 16:30 "A woman working in the fields on the road of Thieulloy observed in the sky a very shining object seemingly comprizing facets of the style of a birds mirror. It moved very high and at great pace in the East-West direction."

The source is noted "Lumières dans la Nuit".


The report is very poor, and I do not have, for now, neither the primary source, nor even the secondary source.

It is quite obvious to me that the "very shiny object seeming to have facets of the style of a lark's mirror" could have been simply a helicopter whose windows were these "facets."


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

Hornoy, Somme, woman, day, fields, road, object, facets, mirror, shining, high, fast


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 14, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 12, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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