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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.



Charles Garreau mentions that there was an observation on March 29, 1954 in Nevers.


The two authors indicate that in Never, 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 (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


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


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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 July 7, 2010 Addition [cg1].
1.2 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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