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The 1954 French flap:

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October 16, 1954, Chauny, Aisne:

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

Summary:

The regional newspaper La Voix du Nord, in its edition of the Aisne department for October 20, 1954, reported that on October 16, 1954, at 9:25 p.m. exactly, several reliable witnesses had seen a very luminous object, whose shape they could not clearly determine, moving at an impressive speed without noise, on a horizontal and perfectly rectilinear line at about 300 meters of altitude, crossing the sky of Chauny, above the canal, East-West direction.

Reports:

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

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THE FLYING
FUNNEL

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The phenomenon sighted in the sky of Tergnier, last Saturday, and to which witnesses attribute a form of funnel, was also observed in Chauny.

Indeed, that same day, at exactly 9:25 p.m., several reliable witnesses saw, moving at an impressive speed, a very luminous object, of which they could not clearly determine the shape, traveling without noise, on a horizontal and perfectly rectilinear line at approximately 300 m. altitude, and which crossed the Chauny sky, above the canal, east-west direction.

Explanations:

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Probably the 09:30 p.m. meteor of that day.

Keywords:

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Chauny, Aisne, night, multiple, object, luminous, fast, horizontal, rectilinear

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