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October 5, 1954, Bordeaux, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 5-Oct-54-Bordeaux. 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 5, 1954, at 11:45 a.m. in Bordeaux, factory workers saw two shiny metal discs at the vertical of their factory. It is said there were other witnesses at the health house of rue Lepic in Bouscat.

Reports:

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

October 5, 1954 11:45 a.m. Bordeaux V2

Witnesses: Factory seeing 2 shiny metallic discs vertically above it. Other witnesses at the Health house rue Lepic in Bouscat.

S.O. Oct. 6, 54

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

The two authors indicate that on October 5, 1954 at 11:45 in Bordeaux in the Gironde, five factory workmen saw two brilliant metal discs at the vertical of the factory.

They say the source is Sud-Ouest for October 6, 1954.

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

3981: 1954/10/05 11:50 2 0:37:00 W 44:50:00 N 3333 WEU FRN GRN 6:9

BORDEAUX,FR:5 WORKERS:2 BRITE MTLC DISKS OVR FACTORY:/Sud Ouest 6/10/54

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 125 : TOWN &CITY

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on October 5, 1954, at 11:45 a.m. in Bordeaux, France, five people saw two bright metallic discs fly over a factory.

He gives the source as "Michel Figeut [sic] & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 125."

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Gironde in Bordeaux on October 5, 1954 at 11:45 hours five workmen of a factory see two brilliant metallic discs at the vertical of the factory.

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 5 October 1954 at 11:45, in Bordeaux, France, two bright metallic flying discs were observed over a factory by five witnesses at a factory for two minutes.

The sources are indicates as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

Oct. 5, 1954 - At 11:45 a.m. in Bordeaux, France, five people saw two bright metallic discs fly over a factory. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 125).

[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
19541005 05.10.1954 Bordeaux France

Explanations:

It is very possible that the two discs were actually a pair of air force jet fighters. It was not even reported if the "discs" emitted noise or not.

Keywords:

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

Bordeaux, Gironde, disc, two, metallic, shiny, multiple

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 4, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [dj1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 8, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 16, 2017 Addition [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross December 28, 2018 Additions [ou1], [lh1]. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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