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October 3, 1954, La Teste, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 3-Oct-54-La-Teste. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In a general catalog of sighting reports of the Gironde written by the Bordeaux section of the C.F.R.U., published in the ufology magazine Ouranos in the fourth quarter of 1973, it is said that according to the Sud-Ouest newspaper for October 6, 1954, the following observation occurred:

On October 3, 1954, at 9 p.m. in La Teste, seven residents saw a huge red ball at low altitude, leaving a greenish trail.

Reports:

[Ref. ou1:] "OURANOS" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

October 3, 1954 9 p.m. La Teste BA V2

Witnesses: 7 residents of La Teste. Huge red ball at low altitude, leaving a greenish trail.

S.O. October 6, 54

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors report that on October 3, 1954, at an unspecified time, in La Teste in the department of Gironde, seven witnesses observed a huge red ball leaving a greenish trail, at low altitude.

They indicate as source an article in the regional newspaper Sud-Ouest, October 6, 1954.

[Ref. lh1] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

3926: 1954/10/03 00:00 1 1:12:00 W 44:33:00 N 3331 WEU FRN GRN 6:9

LA TESTE,FR:7 OBS:HUGE RED BALL/LO ALT:LVS GREEN TRAIL:area=forest+gas field

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 115 : OIL & COAL

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that on October 3, 1954, at an unspecified time, in La Teste in the department of Gironde, seven witnesses observed a huge red ball leaving a greenish trail, at low altitude.

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... par Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates: "3 October 1954 : La Teste, France".

The source is indicated as "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 October 1954 at 23:35 in La Teste, France, "Nocturnal lights were reported for a few seconds."

The source is indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

Explanations:

Probable meteor.

Keywords:

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

La Teste, Gironde, multiple, ball, red, green, trail, low

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 1, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 9, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 29, 2018 Additions [ou1], [lh1], Summary.

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