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The 1954 French flap:

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October 19, 1954, Péronne, Somme:

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

Reports:

[Ref. cp1:] CLAUDE POHER, UFO RESEARCH GROUP "GEPA":

In 1968-1969, before the official GEPAN ufology effort started, its future head Dr Claude Poher was a member of the unofficial GEPA ufology group, and gathered a computer coded listing of more than 700 UFO reports on which multiple factors statistical computation could be run. In the file were a number of 1954 French UFO reports, among those this one.

For readability, a decoded interpretation of the data is provided here under the original 80 character encoded string. Decoding was done according to the original indications, the code number and its generic meaning is given. Please not that the generic meaning of each code is a predefined category, not the real specific details of the case. For example, if the main witness' age was 33, the coding would result in a number "3" which corresponds to a category "Adult from 21 to 59 years."

Original code:0641551910195420001JA5004010462012AA30132031207000000000000000000000000001000000
Location:Peronne - France
Case number:0641
Source code:55
Nature of the source:Reports from official French sources : Police, Gendarmerie, Army, Pilots
Day:19
Month:10
Year:54
Hours:20
Minutes:00
Type of Time:1 = local time
Number of witnesses:5 = 5
Main witness named:0 = name is not indicated
Main witness age:0 = no indication
Main witness occupation:4 = army, police, fireman, constable
Official investigation:1 = an official investigation was made
Weather:0 = no indication
Duration:4 = from 1 to 19 minutes
Minimal distance witness - phenomenon:6 = larger than 3 km
Method of observation:2 = binoculars, spyglass, theodolithe
Number of "objects" observed simultaneously:01 = 1
Shape of the "object" (terminology of witness(es)):2 = round, circular, bowl
Dimensions of the phenomenon:AA = angular size, 30 = 30 minutes of arc
Color of the observed phenomenon:13 = several colors, changing color
Luminosity of the phenomenon:2 = luminous, fluorescent
Lights or projectors on the phenomenon:0 = no indication
Moving speed of the phenomenon:3 = successively motionless, or slow, AND rapid
Acceleration of the phenomenon:1 = very high acceleration reported
Trajectory of the phenomenon:2 = motionless or straight line with stops
Sounds perceived during observation:0 = no indication
Maximum angular height of observation (horizon = 0°):7 = altitude is indicated
Nature of the landing place:0 = no indication
Number of contact points with ground:0 = no indication
Traces of landing:0 = no indication
Observation of "occupants":0 = no indication
Height of the occupants observed:00 = no indication
Garment of the occupants:00 = no indication
Garment:0 = no indication
General behavior of "occupants":0 = no indication
Interaction of "occupants" with witness:0 = no indication
Head, hair:0 = no indication
Voice, breathing, chin:0 = no indication
Skin:0 = no indication
Eyes:0 = no indication
Mouth:0 = no indication
Various details:0 = no indication
Thermal effects:0 = no indication
Luminous effects:0 = no indication
Magnetic effect (or electromagnetic):0 = no indication
Odor perceived by witness:0 = no indication
Physiological effects on the witness(es):0 = no indication
Psychological effect on the witness(es):0 = no indication
Effects on animals:0 = no indication
Other effects reported:0 = no indication
Nebulosity:0 = no indication
Oscillations, emission of matter:1 = "undulating" movement, oscillations "like dead leafs"
Spin, formation flight:0 = no indication
Immediate disappearance:0 = no indication
Halo surrounding the phenomenon:0 = no indication
Interaction witness / phenomenon (complement to the other rubrics):0 = no indication
Drawing or photo:0 = no indication
Structural details observed:0 = no indication

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Somme in Péronne on October 19, 1954 at 20:00 hours "Five gendarmes observe during several minutes and at long distance a round object. The observation is done with the naked eye and with binoculars. The size of the object is estimated as 30 minutes of arc. It was luminous with changing colors. Its trajectory was jerked, in straight line with stops and strong accelerations. It was also actuated by an undulating movement."

The source is indicated as "Les Universons by Poher Claude ** http://www.premiumwanadoo.com/universons/".

[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
19541019 19.10.1954 Peronne France 20.00

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Péronne, Somme, official, multiple, duration, colors, luminous, manoeuvers, slow, fast, motionless

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 27, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 4, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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