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October 14, 1954, Le Cheylard, Ardèche:

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


The regional newspaper Le Provençal for October 15, 1954, had apparently reported that in Le Cheylard, in the Ardèche department, exactly at 06:03 p.m., Mr. Fort, newspapers depository man, had discerned in the Ardèche sky, a "luminous red disc moving at a fantastic pace", heading south.

A German ufology database on the Web gives the date as October 14, 1954.



DATE: 10/?/54

PLACE: Le Cheylard 07

WITNESS: M. Fort, newspapers depository man

HOUR: 06:03 p.m.

OBSERVATION: "It was exactly at 06:03 p.m. when Mr. Fort, a newspapers depositary man, discerned in the Ardèche sky, and heading south, a bright red disc moving at a fantastic pace."

SOURCE: Le Provençal for 15/10/1954

[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 Le Cheylard France NL



I have very little doubts: this must have been the meteor of October 14, 1954, generally noted at 06:00 p.m. - 06:15 p.m., widely seen in the Rhone Valley that day.


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

Le Cheylard, Ardèche, night, luminous, red, disc, fast, Fort, south


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2017 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross April 28, 2019 Additions [uin1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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