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October 6, 1954, Nouvion-en-Ponthieu, Somme:

Reference number for this case: 6-Oct-54-Nouvion-en-Ponthieu. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



In Nouvion-en-Ponthieu

However in this same area of Abbeville, another apparition which goes back to Wednesday evening around 6 p.m., was noted by a resident of Nouvion-in-Ponthieu, Mrs. Barotte, who was suspending linen in her court. She saw, she says, in the sky, an object in the shape of a cigar reflecting various colours (red, orange, money, etc.)

Mrs. Barotte called at once her neighbor, Mrs. Crouy, a grocery owner, and both distinctly saw the machine moving at low speed from the East towards the West, i.e. towards the sea. They managed to follow it visually until a cloud dissimulated it.

[Ref. lg1:] LOREN GROSS:

6 October. Nouvion-en-Ponthieu, France. (about 8:00p.m.)

"Cigar-shaped object."

A press report said:

"In the same Abbeville region, another appearance was seen last Wednesday evening, about 8 p.m., by Mme Barotte, living at Nouvion-en-Ponthieu. She was hanging out wash in her courtyard when she saw in the sky a cigar-shaped object gleaming in various colours (red, orange, silver, etc.). She immediately called a neighbour, Mme. Crouy, owner of a grocery store, and both distinctly saw the craft moving at low speed from east to west, i.e., toward the sea. They could follow it by eye until a cloud hid it from sight." (xx.)

(xx.) Amiens, France. Le Courrier Picard. 9 October 54.


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