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October 9, 1954, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes:

Reference for this case: 9-Oct-54-Nice-2.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In their 1979 book on "close encounters" in France, ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon indicated that in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on October 9, 1954, at 11:15 p.m., Mr. Valicale, an inspector from the Nice mobile brigade observed a luminous craft heading south at high speed.

The authors indicated as source the newspaper La Montagne in October 1954, and their personal archives.



The two authors and ufologists indicate that in Nice in the departement of Alpes-Maritime, on October 9, 1954 at 11:15 p.m., Mr. Valicale, a police inspector of the Nice mobile squad, observed a luminous machine moving towards the south at high speed.

The authors indicate that the sources are "La Montagne" in October 1954 and their personal file.


The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in 1954, on October 9 in France in St Chamas and Nice, "at 20:15 one observes in St Chamas a disc letting out a very thick smoke of fire color, which disappears suddenly by taking altitude above Nice. At 23:15 Mr. Valicale observes in Nice a luminous craft moving at high speed towards the south. Mr. Soulié observes a disc resembling the full moon and leaving a luminous trail."

The source is indicated as "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet..." Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 140".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Alpes Maritime in Nice on October 9, 1954 at 23:15 hours, "a witness, police inspector, observes a luminous craft moving towards the south at high speed."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".



Insufficient information, possible meteor.


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

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, night, Valicale, police, craft, luminous, fast


[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

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0.1 Patrick Gross May 12, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [goe1], [lcn1].
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