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October 1, 1954, Bordeaux, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 1-Oct-54-Bordeaux. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In a general catalog of observations of the Gironde written by the Bordeaux section of the CFRU, published in the ufology magazine Ouranos in the fourth quarter of 1973, it is said that according to the newspaper Sud-Ouest for October 2, 1954, the following observation took place:

On October 1st 1954, at 4 p.m., in Bordeaux, Messrs. Mangin, Lafargue and Lemongat saw an unknown object above the Place de la Comédie, which was observed with binoculars.

There were other witnesses at the Capuchins and at the Place de la Victoire.

The object was a sounding-balloon.

Reports:

[Ref. ou1:] MAGAZINE UFOLOGIQUE "OURANOS":

1str October 1954 4 p.m. Bordeaux HA VI

Witnesses: MM. Mangin, Lafargue, Lemongat. Objet inconnu au-dessus de la place de la Comédie, observé à la jumelle. Autres témoins aux Capucins et place de la Victoire. (Ballon-sonde)

Unknown object above the Place de la Comedie, observed with binoculars. Other witnesses at the Capuchins and Victory Square. (Sounding balloon).

S.O. 2 octobre 54

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

The two authors indicate that in Bordeaux in the Gironde on October 1st, 1954, at 4 p.m., several witnesses observe an unknown object, some witnesses used binoculars to observe it.

The authors do not provide the source.

Explanations:

Sounding balloon.

Keywords:

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

Bordeaux, Gironde, binocular, multiple, Mangin, Lafargue, Lemongat, daytime, balloon, sounding-ballon

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 28, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 29, 2018 Addition [lh1]. Explanations changed, was "Not looked for yet."

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