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August 17, 1954, Montluçon, Allier:

Reference number for this case: 17-Aug-54-Montluçon. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The Paris newspaper L'Aurore for August 19, 1954, reported that Mr. Claude Coche, an industrial designer living in the city of Vincennes, said that in the afternoon of August 17, 1954, he saw a "flying saucer" in the sky above Montlucon, in the department of Allier.

He described what he saw as a disc-like, bright, shining white object that was visible for several seconds before it was hidden by a cloud.

Subsequently, Aimé Michel gave a wrong date of August 18, 1954, and no detail, then ufology catalogs gave abstracts having lost the precise date which became August 1954.

Reports:

[Ref. cia1:] CIA:

CLASSIFICATION [Blackened out]

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
INFORMATION FROM
FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROACASTS

  REPORT NO. 00-W-30339
  CO NO.: ..
COUNTRY: Non-Orbit   DATE OF INFORMATION: 1954
SUBJET: Military - Unidentified flying objects  
HOW PUBLISHED: Daily newspaper   DATE DIST.: 25 Oct 1954
WHERE PUBLISHED: As indicated   NO. OF PAGES: 3
DATE PUBLISHED: 5 Jul - 2 Sep 1954  
LANGUAGE: Various   SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO.:
[Blackened out] [Blackened out]   THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION
SOURCE: As indicated  

SIGHTINGS OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

[... (Reports from other countries and France) ...]

SEES "FLYING SAUCER" IN CENTRAL FRANCE -- Paris, L'Aurore, 19 Aug 54

Claude Coche, an industrial designer residing in the town of Vincennes, declared that in the afternoon of 17 August 1954, he had seen a "flying saucer" in the sky over Montluçon, Allier Department. He described what he saw as a luminous, brilliant white, disk-like object. The phenomenon was visible for several seconds before it was hidden by a cloud.

[... (Next reports)]

[Ref. aml4:] AIME MICHEL:

On the 18th [of August 1954], a report from Montlucon.

[Ref. ldl1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

August - no date (doc. Graziana) Montluçon, on the platform of the station.

Mr. Claude Coche, draftsman at Vincennes, sees a luminous object of brilliant whiteness moving in the sky.

[Ref. ioi1:] "INFO-OVNI" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

020 08/../54 ..h. Montluçon
Shining white luminous object

012 08/../1954 Montluçon - Witness Mr. Coche

The witness, then on the platform of the station, observed a lum. object of a brilliant whiteness. (Docunent Graziana)

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 17 August 1954 in Vincennes, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One white disc was observed."

The source is indicated as Hall, Richard H., UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, Fund for UFO Research, Washington".

[Ref. uda2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 17 August 1954 at 15:00 in "Montlucon", France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

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
19540817 17.08.1954 Montlucon France 15.00

Explanations:

Possible meteor, or possible plane.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Montluçon, Allier, Claude Coche, day, flying saucer, object, disc, white, luminous, duration

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 22, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 29, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 20, 2010 Additions [uda1], [uda2].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 3, 2016 Addition [aml4].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 20, 2016 Addition [ubk1].
1.4 Patrick Gross June 26, 2019 Additions [ldl1], [ioi1].

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