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October 8, La Colmiane, La Colmiane, Alpes-Maritimes:

Reference number for this case: 8-Oct-54-La Colmiane. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In 1979, ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon indicated in their book, without giving their source, that on October 8, 1954 at 11:15 p.m. in La Colmiane in the Alpes-Maritimes department, an orange disc moving in arabesques was observed.

Reports:

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors and ufologists indicate that on October 8, 1954 at 11:15 p.m. in Nice in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes, a disc of orange color making complicated manoeuvers was observed in La Colmiane.

The authors do not provide a source reference

[Ref. lhh1:] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4023: 1954/10/08 23:20 1 7:16:00 E 43:42:00 N 3333 WEU FRN AMR 7:6

NICE,FR:ORG SCR DANCES/SKY:BACK 9OCT+IN St-CHAMAS/2000-2315hr >S

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 135 : COASTLANDS

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the "Alpes Maritime" in Nice on Octobre 8, 1954, at 23:15, there was a disc of orange color making complicated manoeuvers.

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

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case twice:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541008 08.10.1954 La Colmiane France NL
19541008 08.10.1954 La Colmiane France NL

Explanations:

The information is totally insufficient; this may have been a helicopter for example.

La Colmiane is in the mountaine at almost 40 km from Nice.

Keywords:

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

La Colmiane, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, disc, orange, manoeuvres

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 26, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 20, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross August 14, 2019 Additions [lhh1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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