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October 14, 1954, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence:

Reference for this case: 14-Oct-54-Barcelonnette.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In the 2000s, a US website, referring to the first book by Jimmy Guieu, and to Jacques Vallée, indicated that on October 14, 1954, at 04:00 p.m. in Barcelonnette, France "An unidentified object was sighted", by several witnesses "for 99 minutes", "but with an appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation."


[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 16:00 in Barcelonnette, France "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by several witnesses for 99 minutes."

The sources are said to be Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541014 14.10.1954 Barcelonnette France 16.00



Jimmy Guieu's book "Flying Saucers Come from Another World" stops at the January 1954 sightings. The book is given as a source in [uda1], but unless there is a different US edition, is not the correct source.

I strongly suspect that this so-called observation of the 14th is actually that of October 16, 1954; which was a misinterpretation caused by a high-altitude balloon.


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

Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, daylight, multiple


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross July 11, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 23, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.1 Patrick Gross July 17, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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