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December 29, 1954, Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 29-Dec-54-Saint-Avit-du-Moiron. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


A German web ufology database, circa 2016, says there was a UFO sighting in "St. Avit Moiron" at 9 .p.m. in December 29, 1954. No other detail and no source were provided.

This is likely a double-entry.


[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

In this database appears:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541229 29.12.1954 St. Avit Moiron France 21.00


Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, and not "St. Avit Moiron", is an old French town of the Gironde department; which was later integrated into Saint-Avit-Saint-Nazaire.

"UFO-Datenbank" is the only source I could find to date reporting a case that day in this place. This database is customary for duplicates and various places given for one signle case.

It turns out that there is a Saint-Avit-de-Vialard in the Dordogne. And there was a case that same day in the Dordogne, in Bru, recorded no less than 5 times by [ub1] with "Bru" as a city and an hour of "21:00" also. It is therefore possible that [ub1] was simply mistaken with the Saint-Avit name.

However, "Bru" is not a commune; it is probably a locality, which according to various sources is neither "near Gardanne" nor "near Gardonne" in the Dordogne. But Gardanne is in the Bouches-du-Rhone near Marseille, and Gardonne is 50 km by road from Saint-Avit-Saint-Nazaire. All this makes the situation very confusing, and so I leave this case apart from the case of Bru, waiting to dond out more information.


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

Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, Gironde


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross October 20, 2016 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross November 27, 2018 Addition of the Summary.

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