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The 1954 French flap:

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January 26, 1954, Thaon-les-Vosges, Vosges:

Reference number for this case: 26-Jan-54-Thaon-les-Vosges. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



F. Diolez of the French ufology group CNEGU set up a catalogue of cases in the Vosges, in November 1984, with the help of ufologist François Lagarde.

The catalogue indicates that on Tuesday, January 26, 1954, at 04:45 local time, André Pierret and Mr. Parlementot were witness of an observation published in an article of La Liberté de l'Est for January 28, 1954:

"Tuesday at 4.45, Mr. André Pierrat 101 street of Lorraine went to his work. Little after the coffee shop GOL where the horizon is largely clear he looked up automatically and had his attention drawn by a shining point which, coming from the East moved towards MIRECOURT at a very great speed. Arrived above the city it stopped and set out again almost at once by illuminating all the sky of an unusual gleam. It stopped again little after at the same time as all gleam died out and took again its travel to disappear in the direction of MIRECOURT. The whole having lasted a few seconds. Mr. PARMENTELOT was also witness of this observation."

The author of the catalogue indicate that this is the entire article, that there was another observation the same day in Nomexy, suggests seeing the next case of his catalog, and comments on that what is "again a very fast luminous point" could be "explainable?"


The meteor of January 26, 1954, at 04:50.


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

Thaon-les-Vosges, Vosges, André Pierrat, day, spot, shining, Mirecourt, fast, luminous, duration, Parmentelot


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