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October 16, 1954, Racecourt, Vosges:

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

Summary:

The regional newspaper La Liberté de l'Est for October 20, 1954, reported that "Saturday" - thus in October 16, 1954 - around 9:00 p.m., a "red craft" crossed at high speed the sky of Racecourt. heading west. The newspaper reported that a farmer and his family had seen the phenomenon and stated that it was different from that produced by a shooting star and that the ball was larger than a soccer ball.

Reports:

[Ref. ler1:] "LA LIBERTE DE L'EST" NEWSPAPER:

Racecourt. -- Saturday towards 9 p.m. an apparatus of red color crossed at high speed the sky of our locality moving towards the west. A farmer and his family saw the phenomenon and state that this one was different from that produced by a shooting star. The ball was larger than a soccer ball.

Is it the same apparatus which was observed in Bruyères the same 16th at the same hour?

[Ref. cnu1:] CNEGU:

CNEGU catalogued their case number F/98/88541016 (02) as having occurred in Racecourt on Saturday, October 16, 1954 at approximately 09:00 p.m. local time, with as witnesses a farmer and his family, and as source the article of La Liberté de l'Est for October 20, 1954 which follows:

"Saturday towards 9 p.m. an apparatus of red color crossed at high speed the sky of our locality moving towards the west. A farmer and his family saw the phenomenon and state that this one was different from that produced by a shooting star. The ball was larger than a soccer ball."

"Is it the same apparatus which was observed in BRUYERES the same 16th at the same hour?"

CNEGU specifies that this is the integral article.

Explanations:

The 09:30 p.m. meteor that day.

Keywords:

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

Racecourt, Vosges, red, multiple, anonymous, ball, fast, night

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 6, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 28, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 17, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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