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October 5, 1954, Remiremont, Vosges:

Reference number for this case: 5-Oct-54-Remiremont. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. es1:] EVRY SCHATZMAN:

French astrophysicist Evry Schatzman, as member of the Communist Party and of the "Union Rationnaliste", occasionally gave his opinion on subjects of topicality in the columns of the newspaper of the French Communist Party, "L'HumanitÚ."

In a famous article, he comments "flying saucers" observations, which he allots for half to invented testimonys, and for the other half to the confusions caused by Venus, Jupiter, shooting stars, aurorae boreales, solar halos, sundogs and undersun, ball lightning, Saint-Elmo fires, mirages, and unusual reflections like those in cows' eyes at night.

He quotes as example of cases explained by a solar halo or undersun or sundog:

[explanations on cases other than in France in 1954]

On October 5, in Remiremont (Vosges), a hundred visitors of the exposition Pomologique [xposition related to apple trees culture] have followed the manoeuvers of a cigar and a disk around the sun: it was again an undersun and a halo!

[explanations on cases other than in France in 1954]

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 5 October 1954, in Remiremont, France, "Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Two objects were observed."

The source is indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

[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 Remiremont France NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Remiremont, Vosges, halo, undersun, weather, maneuver, cigar, disk, multiple

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 31, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 5, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 16, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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