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The 1954 French flap:

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September 29, 1954, Langres, Haute-Marne:

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

Summary:

The regional newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine, of Dijon, reported on page 6 for October 1, 1954, via their press correspondent, that Mr. Michel Japiot, 26, mechanic at the Choisel garage in Langres, stated he has seen "the day before last night" thus on September 29, 1954, around 7:15 p.m., as he was leaving his work, "a luminous object which moved in the sky", flying very quickly from east to west.

The newspaper added that several residents of Langres had confirmed Mr. Japiot's statements.

Reports:

[Ref. bre1:] "LA BOURGOGNE REPUBLICAINE" NEWSPAPER:

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FLYING (AND NOCTURNAL) SAUCER
ON THE NIEVRE

Nevers (from our P.C.). -- A flying saucer was seen the other night in the sky of the Nivernais. It was 11 p.m., Mr. Raymond Deloire, 20, farm worker in Langeron, was riding his bicycle on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier when, looking up, he saw "something weird" in the sky, according to his own expression, and which was moving rapidly in a northeast direction. Mr. Raymond Deloire turned back, but was able to realize that the object was a kind of rounded and even semi-spherical disc.

It emitted a vivid orange glow, while a reddish light fluttered in the back.

The craft flew horizontally and its course in the sky of the Nivernais lasted from five to seven seconds.

A little scared, the young man rushed home and warned his brother, the rural guard, of what he had just seen. Questioned a few hours later, Raymond Deloire swore that he had actually seen this craft cross the sky of the Nivernais and that the description made was the very expression of the truth.

In the Haute-Marne

Langres (from our C.P.). -- Mr. Michel Japiot, 26, mechanic at the Choisel garage in Langres said he saw the night before yesterday around 7:15 p.m. as he was leaving his work, a luminous object moving in the sky. This craft flew very quickly from east to west. Several residents of Langres confirmed Mr. Japiot's statements.

Explanations:

Possibly the meteor or that day.

Keywords:

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Langres, Haute-Marne, Japiot, multiple, luminous, object, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

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