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The 1954 French flap:

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October 2, 1954, Quimper, Finistère:

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



The newspaper reports on October 6, 1954, with no other information, that there was a sighting in Quimper. The date is not given but the sighting is mentioned among others that took place on October 2 and 3, 1954.

See the article here.

[Ref. am1] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel notes that there was a sighting in Quimper on October 2, 1954.

[Ref. gq1:] GUY QUINCY:

The Quincy catalogue indicates that a "luminous sphere" was observed above the town of Quimper, on October 2, 1954, at an unknown time.


186 004.10200 48.01500 02 10 1954 QUIMPER F 151 C** 170

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère in Quimper on October 2, 1954 at an unknown hour, a cigar is observed, evolving at low altitude.

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

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

This database recorded the case twice:

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 Quimper France
19541002 02.10.1954 Quimper France

[Ref. vo1:] "ARCHIVES VIGIE OVNI 29":

Quimper ( 29 000 ), 02 October 1954 ...

Testimony nr. FR 29 000 1954 10 02 .. ..

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Quimper, Finistère, sphere, luminous


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 23, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 3, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [am1], [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 3, 2010 Addition [la1].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 20, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.3 Patrick Gross January 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 7, 2017 Addition [vo1].

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