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October 26, 1954, Gatteville-le-Phare, Manche:

Reference number for this case: 26-Oct-54-Gatteville. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 26 October 1954 in the morning in Gateville, France "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by several witnesses (Phare)."

The sources are indicated as Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

[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
19541026 26.10.1954 Gateville France NL


There is no "Gateville" in France; there is a "Gatteville", now called Gatteville-le-Phare, in the department of the Manche.

[ud1] notes "Phare" as if it were a witness' name; whereas it is more likely a part of the city's name, or the explanation, phare meaning lighthouse.


Not looked for yet. The lighthouse?


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

Gatteville-le-Phare, Gateville, Manche, lighthouse


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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