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October 3, 1954, Le Versoud, Isère:

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

Reports:

[Ref. bb1:] GERARD BARTHEL AND JACQUES BRUCKER:

The two authors briefly indicate that on October 3, 1954, what was observed in Le Versoud was a weather balloon.

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

The two authors indicate that on October 3, 1954 a 03:30 P.M., in Le Versoud in the department of Isère, vis-a-vis the peak of Belledonne, at hight altitude, several witnesses observed during several minutes a metallic silver shining machine of the shape of a football, which was motionless in the sky. They indicate no source.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 3 in France in Versoud (Isère) between 15 and 16 hours, vis-a-vis the peak of Belledonne, at high altitude, several witnesses observe during several minutes, a metal shining machine, of the shape of a rugby ball. It was motionless in the sky.

The source is indiocated as "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet..." Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 115."

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Isère in Le Versoud, on October 3, 1954 at 15:30 hours, vis-a-vis the peak of Belledonne, at great altitude, a man and three children observe, during several minutes, a silver strongly shining metal craft that had the shape of a rugby ball. It was motionless in the sky.

The source is indicated as "Le Dauphiné Libéré".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates: "3 October 1954 15:00 Versoud, France".

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

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible blimp or balloon.

Keywords:

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

Le Versoud, Isère, mountain, day, duration, machine, object, metal, motionless, football, oval, high

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 7, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 9, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1], [ud1].

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