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September 29, 1954, Commercy, Meuse:

Reference number for this case: 29-sep-54-Commercy. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In an article of the newspaper L'Est Républicain for October 5, 1954, Georges Guillemin, a baker, a little worried that he may be called a "joker", is quoted as reporting that on Wednesday evening of September 29, 1954, while he was at Commercy to spend his Thursday of rest, and that the crowd went in another direction to see the Super Circus, him being in the quarter Berthemy around 08:30 p.m. with his daughter Jocelyne, 10, they had seen in the sky a luminous tube, about the diameter of the Moon, during at least ten seconds, in the direction of Couzance-St-Dizier.

Reports:

[Ref. ler1:] "L'EST REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

"It will be said that I am a joker", told us George Guillemin, baker. "Wednesday evening September 29, whereas I was in Commercy to spend my Thursday of rest there, and that the crowd was going to another direction to see the Super Circus, I was with the Berthemy district at about 08:30 P.M. with my young daughter Jocelyne, aged 10. In the sky, we saw a luminous tube, about of the diameter of the Moon, during at least ten seconds, in the direction of Couzance-St-Dizier."

Since then we read in the newspapers that Mr. the Mayor of St-Dizier and a railwayman of Ancerville had also seen it at the same hour this same Wednesday. A person had stated to us, as well as his wife, to have seen a luminous object like the Moon, but a little smaller, hovering in the direction of Bar-le-Duc.

[Ref. fle1:] FERNAND LAGARDE:

This ufologist reproduces the [ler1] source.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Meuse in Commercy on September 29, 1954 at 20:30 hours, "the witness is with the Berthemy district with his daughter. When they see a luminous tube, about diameter of the Moon in the sky, during at least ten seconds in the direction of Couzance St Dizier."

The source is indicated as "Lumières dans la Nuit issue 259/260" [ie [fle1]].

Explanations:

The September 29, 1954, meteor about 08:30 p.m.

Keywords:

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Commercy, Meuse, Georges Guillemin, baker, tube, luminous, duration

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 10, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 11, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross September 30, 2014 Explanation changed from "Not looked for yet" to "The September 29, 1954, meteor, about 08:30 p.m."
1.2 Patrick Gross April 27, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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