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The 1954 French flap:

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October 15, 1954, Sailly-Labourse, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference number for this case: 15-Oct-54-Sailly-Labourse. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper La Voix du Nord, in the local issue of Béthune for October 21, 1954, reported that on October 15, 1954, around 8:35 p.m., there was a sighting in Noeux-les-Mines of "a cigar-shaped craft", described as a sudden illumination of the sky, and a luminous craft for a few moments that disappeared at high speed.

The newspaper added that this phenomenon was reportedly also seen at the same time by several people living in Sailly-Labourse.

Reports:

[Ref. vdn1:] NEWSPAPER "LA VOIX DU NORD":

Scan.

NOEUX-LES-MINES

After the saucer...
the cigar!

In one of our last issues we pointed out to our readers that Mr. Potel and his family had seen a flying saucer during the night.

It is now a cigar-shaped craft that was sighted, on the evening of October 15, around 8:35 p.m., by Mr. André Lenoir, production manager at the Noeux factories. The sky suddenly lit up and Mr. Lenoir, as well as several people who were in the rue nationale, saw this luminous craft for a few moments, then saw it disappear at high speed.

At the same time, several people living in Sailly-Labourse reportedly also saw this phenomenon.

Explanations:

Map.

Probable meteor.

Keywords:

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Sailly-Labourse, Pas-de-Calais, night, multiple, craft, luminous

Sources:

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Document history:

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