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The 1954 French flap:

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September 4, 1954, Troyes, Aube:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that on September 4, 1954, in Troyes, many people saw an unidentified flying object passing at 09:10 p.m. then another at 09:20 p.m..

The object was luminous, white, circular, faster than a plane and slower than a shooting star, the first appearing to be at a very high altitude, while second was seen at a rather short distance.

Their trajectory was directed from the East to the West in both cases. There was no trail.

It was the city's firemen, who were among the witnesses, who noted the precise timing of these two sightings.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Aube in Troyes on September 4, 1954 at 21:10 hours "Many witnesses observe two circular luminous objects passing quickly above the city. The first object seemed to be at a high altitude, the second seemed lower. The two objects are white and move on a East-West trajectory. The first passed to 21:10 the second to 21:20."

The source is given as "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 September 1954 at 21:10 in Troyes, France "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One luminous elliptical was observed by numerous witnesses."

The sources are noted Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

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

This database recorded the case 3 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France NL
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France NL
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France 21.20 NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible jets or rockets.

Keywords:

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

Troyes, Aube, multiple, firemen, objects, round, fast, two, white, luminous

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 6, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 30, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross January 9, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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