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The 1954 French flap:

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September 22, 1954, Paris, Paris:

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

Reports:

[Ref. bo1:] VICENTE-JUAN BALLESTER-OLMOS, "FOTOCAT 1954":

Date: 22 September 1954
Location: Paris (France)
Format: Non-event
Photographer: Not known

EXPLANATION: Not available

REFERENCES: Wendelle Stevens and August Roberts, UFO Photographs Around the World, 1986.

An alleged weird case from a "writer living at the foot of the Eiffel Tower" who became "depressed about the insensibility of humanity" who did not notice the Saturn-shaped UFO he had photographed.

REMARKS: French sources are not aware of any UFO photo being taken that date at the France capital. In Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, 1991, pages 38, 43 and 49, some sightings in the area are included. Quoting from Paris journals France-Soir, September 24, 1954 and Le Parisién Liberè, October 1, 1954, it is told that "near the Champ de Mars, a writer spotted a mysterious ball of light... the intellectual walked the streets to study the curiosity of the typical Parisian (to discover that) no one seemed to pay any heed to the motionless spot in the heavens". Further, the writer contacted Aimé Michel "marveling at the indifference of the crowds". It seems it refers to the individual above and the added photographic story is spurious.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Confusion and exageration around the sighting and events reported by actress Michèle Morgan (see Paris for the same day in my list), probable invention of the photograph.

Keywords:

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Paris, photograph

Sources:

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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross August 9, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 17, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.

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