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July 2, 1954, Vielmanay, Nièvre:

Reference number for this case: 2-jul-54-Vielmanay. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. js1] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider reports that on July 2, 1954, at midday in Châteauneuf-Val-de-Bargis in the department of the Nievre, Justin Creux, grocer in Vielmanay, was driving by car, when, at the lcoation "Le Château", he was suddenly dazzled by an intense gleam.

He then perceived a bang and his car's windshield exploded.

He managed, with difficulty, to stop its vehicle.

Jean Sider indicates that his source is an article on page 2 and 4 of the newspaper "Le Régional de Cosne" for July 3, 1954.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

1954

[...]

July 2

[...]

To the locality of Le Château (Nievre), Justin Creux, grocer of Vielmanay, drives by car. He is suddenly dazzled by an intense gleam. Then he perceives a detonation and his windshield flies in pieces. He nevertheless manages to stop his vehicle with difficulty. (Le Regional de Cosne, July 3, 1954, p. 2 and 4).

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the "Nièvres" in Vielmanay on July 2, 1954 at an unknown hour, "At the locality Le Château, the witness drives by car. He is suddenly dazzled by an intense gleam. Then he perceives a detonation and his windshield falls in pieces. He nevertheless manages to stop his vehicle with difficulty."

La source est indiqué comme "RR0 ** http://www.rr0.org".

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Vielmanay, Nièvre, Châteauneuf-Val-de-Bargis, Le Château, Justin Creux, grocer, car, road, light, dazzled, effects, sound

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 31, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 25, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].

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