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September 15, 1954, Thaon, Calvados:

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


Aimé Michel indicated in his 1958 book on the 1954 French wave, without giving any source, that in Thaon, a village halfway between Caen and Arromanches, 8 km north of Carpiquet, witnesses saw a circular object, luminous and white, on September 15, 1954, at eight o'clock.


[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that in Thaon, a village which is between Caen and Arromanches, 8 km north of Carpiquet, witnesses saw a circular, luminous and white object on September 15, 1954, at eight o'clock.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


September 15 [, 1954]

[... Other cases...]

08:00 a.m.: Carpiquet/Thaon (Calvados)

[... Other cases...]

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Calvados in Thaon on September 15, 1954, at 08:00 "A shining white object of oval form is observed; which disappears towards the north."

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

[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
19540915 15.09.1954 Thaon France 08.00 NL



Probable weather balloon.

See the sighting in Carpiquet at the same time.

Thaon is about 8 km North of Carpiquet.


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

Thaon, Calvados, point, white, brilliant, shiny, multiple, circular, round


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross March 16, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross May 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross January 29, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 8, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.3 Patrick Gross March 4, 2021 Additions [gqy1].

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