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The 1954 French flap:

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October 16, 1954, Albi, Tarn:

Reference number for this case: 16-Oct-54-Albi. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the 2000's, a US UFO sightings website indicated that according to ufologist Jacques Vallées's computerized catalog, on October 16, 1954, at 11:00 a.m. in Albi, France, a "daytime disc was reported."

Reports:

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 16 October 1954 at 11:00 in Albi, France "A daytime disc was reported."

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
19541016 16.10.1954 Albi France 11.00

Explanations:

Map.

The information is obviously totally insufficient. But do I need to remind of the numerous observations of a balloon that day in that region among others?

One or more stratospheric balloons to study cosmic rays were launched from Milan, Italy, as a project of the Padova University, and floated in the French sky on October 14, 15 and 16, 1954; this photograph was taken from the observatory of Haute-Provence:

Photo

Keywords:

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

Albi, Tarn, daylight, disc

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross January 2, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 26, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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