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October 15, 1954, Paris, Paris:

Reference for this case: 15-oct-54-Paris.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


The pioneering ufologist Aimé Michel noted in his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, that on October 15, 1954, at 02:10 p.m., Paris residents saw in the sky, at high altitude, four objects of various colors: yellow, orange, blue, green, red.


[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Ufologist Aimé Michel notes in his book that that at 02:10 p.m. on October 15, 1954, inhabitants of Paris saw four objects travelling in the sky at high altitude, of different colours: yellow, orange, blue, green, red.

[Ref. aml2:] AIME MICHEL:

In an article in 1963 on orthoteny, Aimé Michel adds:

Thus, at the first glance, something appears. On October 15 for example, there were 8 sightings: in Southend in England, in Calais, one in Aire-sur-la-Lys, one on Main Road 68 between Niffer and Kembs (Franco-German border), one in the mouth of Pô, one in the east of Paris, one on Main Road 7 in the south of Montargis, and finally in Fouesnant, near Quimper.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


October 15 [, 1954]

[... other cases...]

02:40 p.m.: Paris(East of--Seine): 4lumin.sph. in a row

[... other cases...]

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

351 -002.39121 48.87000 15 10 1954 14 40 1 PARIS F 154 C** 305


The author indicates that on October 15, 1954, there were 8 sightings, 5 were in a line, one of them was in Paris.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in Paris on October 15, 1954 at 14:10, "Parisians see ravelling in the sky, at high altitude, four objects of varied colors: Yellow, orange, blue, green, red."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on October 15, 1954, at 14:40 in Paris, France, "Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Four objects were observed."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01).

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

This database recorded this case 4 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540914 14.09.1954 Paris France Daytime DD
19541015 15.10.1954 Paris France 14.40
19541015 15.10.1954 Paris France 14.40
19541015 15.10.1954 Paris France 14.40



I found no contemporary source about this.

Though the sighting appears quite strange, there is not enough information to say anything more than "unidentified."


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

Paris, Paris, object, objects, formation, yellow, orange, blue, green, red, high, altitude, four


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 13, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 11, 2010 Addition [jca1].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 30, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.3 Patrick Gross January 9, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.4 Patrick Gross August 8, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.5 Patrick Gross May 12, 2022 Addition [gqy1].

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