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January 12, 1954, Perrigny, Côte-d'Or:

Reference for this case: 12-Jan-54-Perrigny.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In a 1987 catalog of regional observations, the ufology group A.D.R.U.P. reported that according to according to a "testimony of his wife" in a "lost press article", an observation took place in Perrigny, on January 12, 1954, at 7:45:

Mr. X observed in the sky, a cigar.



54 01 12 / PERRIGNY / 7H45 / NL / PA /

Mr. X observed in the sky, a cigar.

(Source: testimony of his wife, lost press article.)



The catalog in [via1] is defined as a catalog of observations in the Côte-d'Or department, and there are two "Perrigny" in that department: Perrigny-lès-Dijon and Perrigny-sur-l'Ognon.

This totally uninformative report remain without proven explanation for lack of information, were it not that the next case in the same A.D.R.U.P. catalog makes it clear that this next case, said to be identical to that one, was a perfect description of a meteor.

This other case also makes it clear that the time "7:45" should be understood as 7:45 a.m.

The date may be wrong - the "lost press source" makes it hard to check, and there was a widely reported meteor at that hour on January 9, 1954. The date may be that of the publication of the Press source.

The "lost press article" was probably in the regional newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine.

Addition on January 28, 2021: having now access to the newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine for the year 1954, I founf nothing in it about this report.


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

Perrigny, Perrigny-lès-Dijon, Perrigny-sur-l'Ognon, Côte-d'Or, cigar, single


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross January 25, 2019 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 28, 2021 In the Explanations, addition of the paragraph "Addition on January 28, 2021...".

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