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October 20, 1954, Nevers, Nièvre:

Reference number for this case: 20-Oct-54-Nevers. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In 1979, ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon reported that according to the newspaper La Montagne for October 22, 1954, in Nevers, France, on October 20, 1954, above the municipal park, students of the Institution Saint-Cyr and their teacher observed an object of circular and very brilliant shape.

Reports:

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

The two authors indicate that in Nevers, France, on October 20, 1954, above the municipal park, pupils of the Saint-Cyr Institution and their professor observed a very shining object of circular form.

The authors indicate that the source is La Montagne for October 22, 1954.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database of data that in the "Nièvres [sic] (58)" in Nevers on October 20, 1954 at 08:45 hours, "Above the municipal park of Nevers, the pupils of the St-Cyr Institution and their professor observed a very shining object of circular form."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 19 October 1954 at 21:30 at Nevers, France, "Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Two objects were observed for 20 minutes."

The source is indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 20 October 1954 at 08:50 in Nevers, France, "Bright disc maneuvers, ascends in sky until lost among clouds."

The website adds: "An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One red disc was observed by over 30 witnesses in a city for over 15 minutes."

The source is indicated as Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[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 Nevers France NL

Explanations:

could be many things, for example a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Nevers, Nièvre, multiple, students, professor, park, city, shining, object, round, circular

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 March 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ub1].
1.2 Patrick Gross April 19, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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