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October 21, 1954, Calais, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference number for this case: 21-Oct-54-Calais. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Nord Littoral, of Calais, reported on page 3 for October 24, 1954, that Michel Ducrocq, 18, from Calais, working at the drawing office on avenue Wilson, had seen when he was not far from his house, rue Greuze, in the evening of October 21, 1954, a luminous disc; which had frightened him.

Reports:

[Ref. nll1:] "NORD LITTORAL" NEWSPAPER:

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Flying
saucers
in Calais

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Mr. Marcel Legrand, locksmith at the Legros company, rue Delaroche, 24 years old, living in Coquelles, went to Escalles on Thursday evening. He was riding a motorcycle when he saw a huge luminous ball which passed at top speed above him.

Mr. Legrand does not hide to his entourage that he was seized with a great fright.

A young Calaisien, working at the drawing office, avenue Wilson, Mr. Michel Ducrocq, 18-year-old, saw a luminous disc on Thursday evening when he was not far from his home on rue Greuze.

He too was scared.

Explanations:

Probably the 07:15 p.m. meteor, insufficient information.

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Keywords:

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Calais, Pas-de-Calais, Michel Ducrocq, rue Greuze, evening, disc, luminous, frightened

Sources:

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Document history:

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