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The 1954 French flap:

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October 14, 1954, Tourves, Var:

Reference number for this case: 14-Oct-54-Tourves. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Méridional for October 15, 1954, indicated by its press correspondent in Tourves, that Mr. Maurice Brémond and Mr. Henri Ollivier, living in Tourves, in the Var, had seen the day before at 6 p.m. approximately, a craft having the shape of a flying saucer, about 1,000 meters above the ground, and heading towards Marseille.

Sparks burst from the "saucer," the newspaper said.

Reports:

[Ref. lml1:] "LE MERIDIONAL" NEWSPAPER:

Two witnesses saw a saucer in Tourves (Var)

TOURVES (C.P.). -- Misters Maurice Brémond and Henri Ollivier, resident of Tourves, in the Var, saw in the evening of yesterday, at approximately 6 p.m., a craft having the shape of a flying saucer, at approximately 1.000 meters of altitude, and moving towards Marseilles. Sparks spouted out of the "saucer."

Rest of the article about other sightings available here.

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 18:00 in Tourves, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

The source is indicated as "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 Tourves France 18.00 NL

Explanations:

The 06:13 p.m. meteor of that day.

Keywords:

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Tourves, Var, Maurice Brémond, Henri Ollivier, craft, saucer, sparks

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 11, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 27, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross July 14, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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