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October 8, 1954, Lyon, Rhône:

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



The two authors indicate that on October 8, 1954, at 5 p.m. in Lyon in the department of the Rhone, a red disc surrounded of white gleams moving towards the north at a sharp pace was photographed by its observer, a postman of Lyon, Adrien Marguin.

The source is indicated as "La Montagne" in October 1954.


The Belgian ufologist indicates in her chronology that in 1954, on October 8, in France, in Lyon at 17 hours "one observes a red disc surrounded by white gleams, which moves at fast pace towards the north. Photo catched by the Lyons mailman Adrien Marguin."

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that the source is "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet..." Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 135".



DATE: 8 October 1954
LOCATION: Lyon, Rhone (France)
FORMAT: Picture
PHOTOGRAPHER: Adrien Marguin

EXPLANATION: Not available

REFERENCES: M. Figuet & J-L Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochées en France (Alain Lefeuvre, 1979), page 135.

REMARKS: Poor information

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indique que dans le Rhône à Lyon le 8 octobre 1954 à 17:00 heures, il y a eu un disque rouge entouré de lueurs blanches se dirigeant vers le nord à vive allure. Une photo de cette observation a été prise par le témoin, un facteur lyonnais.

Luc Chastan indique que la source est "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... par Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Rhone in Lyon on October 8, 1954 at 17:00 hours, there was a red disc surrounded by white gleams moving towards the north at fast pace. A photograph of this observation was taken by the witness, a mailman from Lyons.

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 8 October 1954 at 17:00 in Lyon, France, a fireball was observed in a city for 208 minutes.

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

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

This database recorded this 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
19541008 08.10.1954 Lyon France 17.00
19541008 08.10.1954 Lyon France 17.00
19541008 08.10.1954 Lyon France


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Lyon, Rhône, Adrien Marguin, photograph, photo, picture


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 26, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 20, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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