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October 28, 1954, Saint-Génies-de-Comolas, Gard:

Reference number for this case: 28-Oct-54-SaintGéniesDeComolas. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

An article in the regional newspaper Le Provençal for November 1, 1954, reported about a luminous object above Saint-Genies-de-Comolas, in the Gard, on October 28, 1954, around 08:30 p.m.

The newspaper stated that Mr. André Melkior, who had gone outside to take car of his horses, saw in the sky "a luminous phenomenon". He shouted, his wife and a neighbor woman ran up, and they saw "an elongated orange-colored object, going from east to west and leaving behind like sparks of many colors."

Its passage over the village lasted about 20 seconds.

Reports:

[Ref. lp1:] "LE PROVENCAL" NEWSPAPER:

Flying Saucers

Continued from page 1

The aspect of glass and another still that of a disc which stopped twice while projecting luminous rays in all the directions.

In the Berlin sky

Berlin (A.F.P.).
The Berliners have in their turn had the privilege to observe flying saucers twice [unreadable] Berlin-West were witnesses of the phenomenon.

The first time, Saturday, around nine hours, in the district of Spandau, two "round and dazzling objects", moving at very high speed in direction of the West, appeared at average altitude.

Then, at the end of the same day, towards 9 p.m., the attention of several pedestrians of Halleschestor, in the center of Berlin, was drawn during a few minutes by a "body extremely shining similar to a star" which also moved at very high speed and without noise in the South-western to the North-Eastern direction by describing a vast circle. It is possible, one estimates, that in fact the same machines observed the morning regained their bases.

LUMINOUS OBJET ABOVE ST-GENIES-DE-COMOLAS (GARD)

Saint-Genies-de-Comolas (C.P.).
Thursday, towards 08:30p.m., whereas he went outside to get [unreadable] horses, Mr. André Melkior saw a luminous phenomenon in the sky. To the cries pushed by him, his wife and a neighbor ran to contemplate an object elongated shape and orange color, going from East to West and leaving behind itself like sparks of several colors.

Its passage above the village lasted approximately 20 seconds. It is the first time that a phenomenon of this kind is reported in the area.

A WHITE DISC CROSSES THE SKY OF MEYREUIL

Meyreuil (C.P.).
Misters Nègre, contractor of public works and Paul Pausset, miner, both domiciled in Meyreuil (the Bouches-du-Rhone), saw, yesterday, at 06:30 p.m., a white disc in the sky of the locality. This disc moved at a sharp pace and left behind itself a sharp gleam. It came on the side of Martigues and moved towards the mount of Saint-Victoire.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 October 1954 at 20:30 in St Genies.Comolas, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by three witnesses for a few seconds."

The source is indicated as 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
19541028 28.10.1954 St. Genies France 20.30 NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Probable meteor.

Keywords:

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

Saint-Génies-de-Comolas, Gard, Andre Melkior, night, luminous, duration, elongated, orange, trail, sparks

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 26, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 23, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 9, 2017 Addition [ub1].
1.2 Patrick Gross December 25, 2018 Addition of the Summary.

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