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October 22, 1954, Quimper, Finistère:

Reference number for this case: 22-Oct-54-Quimper. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. 911] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPSI":



GEPSI

Groupe d'Etude des Phénomènes Spatiaux Inexpliqués [Unexplained Space Phenomena Study Group]

A.S.B.L.
1901 LAW- OFFICIAL 19NAL OF OCTOBER 6, 1983
HEADQUARTERS [] RUE DE SIAM - 29200 BREST
OBJECT: STUDY OF THE UFO PHENOMENON BY ALL
LEGAL MEANS WHICH MAY PROVE NECESSARY
(INVESTIGATIONS AND COUNTER-INVESTIGATIONS
TO THE VARIOUS SOURCES, COLLECT AND ANA-
LYSIS OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, ETC.)

GENERAL CATALOGUE OF WITNESSES
FINISTERE

Type of testimony: CE2

Date: October 22, 1954

Time: 10 o'clock

Location: QUIMPER

Number of witnesses: Several

Investigation:

Identification:

Case summary: A WHITE FOAM BALL LANDS AT THE STATION OF QUIMPER
In its edition of last Thursday "Le Télégramme" gave an extremely plausible explanation to certain observations concerning the flying saucers. It would only be, in certain cases, traces left by the "stratojet" planes flying at a very high altitude. The formation of a white foam moving in the sky would be due to condensation of certain elements of the propellant of the "stratojet" in the rarefied and cold atmosphere.

Yesterday, at the station of Quimper, a phenomenon identical to that which was reported in Vienna (Isère) was observed. It was approximately 10 o'clock when employees of the station, among which were MM Moreau, assistant to the mayor of Ergué-Armel, Blanchard, national deputy stationmaster pointsman saw a white ball which landed at the end of the quay. Of course, this phenomenon highly excited general curiosity. At landing, The ball had preserved by a roughly spherical form and presented the aspect of the foam of a soap.

As for its odor, some claim that it neared Cologne, others said soap and others lastly claimed that the famous ball did not smell anything at all.

Finally, when one seized part of this kind of foam in the fingers, it volitilized completely and there remained absolutely nothing of it.

The services of the General Intelligence, alerted by Mr. Moreau, came to the location.

Références : P 1 23/10/54

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère in Quimper on October 22, 1954 at 10:00 "It was approximately 10 when employees of the station saw a white ball which lands at the end of the quay. Of course, this phenomenon excited general curiosity highly. The ball had preserved by landing a roughly spherical form and presented the aspect of soap foam. As for its odor, some claim that it approached Cologne, others soap and others finally claim that the famous ball did not smell anything at all. Lastly, when one seized part of this kind of foam in the fingers, the latter volitilized completely and there remained absolutely nothing of it. The General Intelligence services went on the spot."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Les OVNI vus de près par Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net."

[Ref. vo1:] "ARCHIVES VIGIE OVNI 29":

Quimper ( 29 000 ), 22 October 1954, 10 h 00 ...

Testimony nr. FR 29 000 1954 10 22 10 00

Available documents:

Explanations:

Foam. May be firefighting foam, airplane firefighting foam, airplane propellant foam, industrial foam, soap foam

Keywords:

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

Quimper, Finistère, multiple, foam, angel hair, mousse

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 24, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 14, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 7, 2017 Addition [vo1].

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