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October 4, 1954, Valence, Drôme:

Reference number for this case: 4-Oct-54-Valence. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

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

The two authors indicate that on October 4, 1954 at an unknown time in Valence in the departement of the Drôme, "military personal specialized in the detection of planes" noticed, during a exercise, a strange machine which flew at very high altitude, in broad daylight.

It progressed in sorts of spirals. They could observe the machine during a few minutes.

The authors indicate that the source is Le Dauphiné Libéré for October 7, 1954.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan notes in his database that in the Drôme in Valence on October 4, 1954 at an unknown hour, military personal, experts in the detection pf planes, noticed, during a drill, a strange craft which flew at very high altitude, in full day. It progressed in kinds of spirals. They managed to observe the machine during a few minutes."

Luc Chastan indicates as source: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 October 1954 in Valence, France, there was a sighting.

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

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible balloon.

Keywords:

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

Valence, Drôme, day, military, craft, object, spirals, duration, manoeuvres, high

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 13, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].

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