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The 1954 French flap:

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October 3, 1954, Rouen, Seine-Maritime:

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

Reports:

[Ref. pn1:] "PARIS-NORMANDIE" NEWSPAPER:

Were the meteors seen on sunday flying saucers?

Sunday evening around 21 o'clock, on the heights which border the St Hilaire church, walkers saw three meteors located one above the other, "like the steps of a staircase". They seemed to be stopped above the Seine, opposite the St Catherine hill. Suddenly, one of them moved at a vertiginous speed in the direction of the witnesses. It seemed to take height and grew a lot. Its shape was that of a gigantic neon tube, the light it emitted became of an intense yellow. It tilted as if to veer, went away towards the Seine and disappeared...

The two other meteors had gone. All had happened without the least noise. One of the witnesses, an electrician of the general old people's home of Rouen living the St Hilaire district, was going back home in company of his wife and son when his attention was drawn by neighbors on this phenomenon that he describes to us.

Should it be believed that three flying saucers had been mislead in the sky of Rouen?

[Ref. la1] "L'ALSACE" NEWSPAPER:

The newspaper reports on October 6, 1954, with no other information, that there was a sighting in Rouen. 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. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

230 -001.07730 49.41900 03 10 1954 24 00 2 ROUEN F 301 A

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

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
N° de cas Nouveau N° de cas Enquêteur Date d'observation CP Lieu d'observation Pays d'observation Heure d'observation Classification Commentaires Identification
19541002 02.10.1954 Rouen France
19541002 02.10.1954 Rouen France
19540930 30.09.1954 Roven [sic, Rouen] France

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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

Rouen, Seine-Maritime, tube, neon, three, multoiple, stopped, maneuver, fast, yellow, silent

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 28, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 3, 2010 Addition [la1].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 22, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.3 Patrick Gross January 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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