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The 1954 French flap:

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September 16, 1954, Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne:

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

Summary:

The newspaper L'Ardennais for September 17, 1954, reported that a police officer from Marmande who carried out night surveillance throughout the city suddenly had his attention drawn to an unexpected display: he saw a flying saucer coming from the south-west heading in a straight line to the east. The craft, of round shape, relatively imposing, had a glowing shell and a luminous part of a fairly pronounced jade green.

Reports:

[Ref. ads1:] "L'ARDENNAIS" NEWSPAPER:

A police officer of Marmande saw a "flying saucer"

BORDEAUX. -- A police officer from Marmande who carried out night surveillance throughout the city suddenly had his attention drawn to an unexpected display. He saw a flying saucer coming from the south-west heading in a straight line to the east. The craft, of round shape, relatively imposing, had a glowing shell and a luminous part of a fairly pronounced jade green.

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 16 September 1954 in Marmande, France, "An object which flew in a straight line across the sky 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
19540916 16.09.1954 Marmande France

Explanations:

Insufficient information, possible meteor.

Keywords:

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

Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, policeman, police, saucer, round, big, glowing, red, green

Sources:

[----] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross June 16, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 18, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 8, 2019 Addition [ads1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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