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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.

Reports:

[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.

Explanations:

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

Keywords:

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

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

Sources:

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Document history:

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1.0 Patrick Gross March 8, 2010 First published.

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