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The 1954 French flap:

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Mid September, 1954, Rougires, Allier:

Reference number for this case: Mid-Sep-54-Rougires. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the context of observations in the region of Auvergne, the national newspaper Paris-Presse for September 22, 1954, had reported that a resident of "Moulin" (Moulins?) had seen in "Rougires" (?) a flying cigar and a few seconds later, a second object in the shape of a globe, very shiny, which flew in a circle in 15 seconds and quickly took the direction of the Southeast.

Reports:

[Ref. ppe1:] "PARIS-PRESSE" NEWSPAPER:

Scan

A FLYING CIGAR
in the Auvergne sky

CLERMONT-FERRAND, September 21 (part. envoy.) - Another flying cigar! Five people saw it while it was flying low over the region.

On an excursion near the Col du Béal on the road to the Brugeron, Miss Delaire and the sisters Marie-Christine and Madeleine Gauthier saw it, they say, move in the sky. It was gray in color. They first took it for a plane, but it made no noise.

Two motorcyclists also saw it swing for around thirty seconds and start slowly, then accelerate its pace and disappear in the sky towards Clermont-Ferrand. When it passed over them they noticed that it was round, flattened and about twenty meters in diameter.

A resident of Moulin also saw, in Rougires, a flying cigar and a few seconds later, a second object in the shape of a globe. This globe, very bright, flew in a circle in 15 seconds and quickly took the direction of the Southeast.

Explanations:

Unidentified, insufficient information.

As the article is about sightings in the Auvergne, "Moulin"was likely Moulins in that region, but I was unable to locate "Rougires" or an approching place name.

Keywords:

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

Rougires, Allier, Moulins, cigar, globe, bright, circle

Sources:

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Document history:

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