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Beg. February, 1954, Perrouse, Haute-Saône:

Reference number for this case: Beg-Feb-54-Perrouse. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper L'Est Républicain for February 15, 1954, page 5, reported an observation in Perrouse, in the Haute-Saone, having taken place "one of these last evening", at 10:20 p.m.:

Two people from Voray-sur-l'Ognon in the Haute-Saône, Dr. Chapuis and Mr. Thierry Jr., garage mechanic, were driving between Perrouse and Buthiers, when they suddenly saw in the sky a bright glow of elongated, cigar-like shape, moving at high speed and at high altitude, in a north-south direction.

It had lasted about fifteen seconds.

Reports:

[Ref. er1] "L'EST REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

Flying cigar in the Haute-Saône sky

Voray-sur-l'Ognon. -- One of last these evenings, at 10:20 p.m., two residents of Voray-sur-l'Ognon (the Haute-Saône), Dr. Chapuis and Mr. Thierry Jr., car repairman, were traveling by car between Perrouse and Buthiers, when they saw suddenly in the sky, a bright elongated light, like a cigar, which was moving at a high speed and high altitude, in the north-south direction. This strange appearance lasted about fifteen seconds.

Explanations:

The description matches a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Perrouse, Haute-Saône, Voray-sur-l'Ognon, night, Chapuis, Thierry, car, Buthiers, elongated, luminous, duration, gleam, luminous, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross November 3, 2016 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 1, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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