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September 15, 1954, Thaon, Calvados:

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

Summary:

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.

Reports:

[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]

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

[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

Explanations:

Probable weather balloon.

See the sighting in Carpiquet at the same time.

Thaon is about 8 km North of Carpiquet.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
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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