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October 2, 1954, Provins, Seine-et-Marne:

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

Summary:

In his 1958 book, ufologist Aimé Michel noted an observation in the Seine-et-Marne department in Provins on October 2, 1954, at an unspecified hour.

He gave no source and no details.

This perhaps corresponds to a photo of one Mrs. Vignot and her son published in Radar magazine for October 17, 1954, captioned "A big red ball has moved silently, for 2 minutes, in the sky of Provins, crossing a vast horizontal triangle, At least according to the double testimony of the Vignot son, construction painter, and of L[?], the municipal poster..."

Reports:

[Ref. rdr1:] "RADAR" MAGAZINE:

Scan

PROVINS

[Photo caption:] [?], left, and Vignot son.

A large red ball evolved silently, during 2 minutes, in the sky of Provins, crossing a vast horizontal triangle. At least, according to the double testimony of the son Vignot, construction painter, and of L[?], city poster...

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that there was a sighting on October 2, 1954, in Provins, France.

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

175 -003.30000 48.56000 02 10 1954 PROVINS F 151 C** 185

[Ref. pis2:] "PHENOMENES INCONNUS" UFOLOGY BULLETIN:

In this ufology bulletin, Alain Barbe published a map with cases (but not all the 61 cases or more) for October 2, 1954, including that of Provins, which he, like Aimé Michel did, thooght to often be "aligned" beyond mere chance:

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Seine et Marne in Provins on October 2, 1954, at an unknown hour, there was an "Observation of an object without more precision."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case three times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541002 02.10.1954 Provins France
19541002 02.10.1954 Provins France
19541002 02.10.1954 Provins France NL

Explanations:

Totally insufficient information, possible meteor.

Keywords:

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

Provins, Seine-et-Marne, ball, red, duration, silent, Vignot

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 12, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 1, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 19, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 12, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 19, 2019 Additions [pis2]. Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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