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The 1954 French flap:

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August or September, 1954, Cambrai, Nord:

Reference number for this case: AugSep-54-Cambrai. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


[Ref. wa1] MR. WAMBEKE:

Mr. Wambeke indicates that in August or September 1954 "at about 18:30 (more or less 1 year)" the witness was then 12 years old, and is now a police officer and wants to keep anonymity. He was alone on the village square [?] when his attention was attracted by a noise of air volume displacement.

He looked for the source of this and saw above the houses surrounding the square an object of big size, red-orange color, followed of a trail of the same color, which crossed the sky rather quickly, being lost at his sight behind the roofs.

The trajectory was about North-West to South-East. The size was 10 centimetres at arm's length, the shape elliptic, the distance and the height estimated as a hundred meters.

There would have been articles in the local newspapers of the time and many people had seen the phenomenon.


Not looked for yet. Probable meteor, possibly not in 1954.


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

Cambrai, Nord, evening, child, anonymous, city, blow, red, orange, oval, trail, fast


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