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October 18, 1954, Velotte, Vosges:

Reference for this case: 18-Oct-54-Velotte.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In 1984, the Cercle Vosgien Lumières Dans La Nuit ufology group noted in their catalogue their case number F/98/88541018 (02) that took place on Monday, October 18, 1954 at approximately 08:45 local time, the witness being Mr. Wucherier.

The source is an article in the newspaper La Liberté de l'Est for October 23-24, 1954, telling:

"Monday evening, Mr. Wucherier, returning of his work and getting out of the rail-car of 08:45 p.m., clearly saw a ball of fire crossing the space while emitting blue, white, red and orange gleams."

Reports:

[Ref. lbs1:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":

Scan.

22°) CASE Nr F/98/88541018 (02)

VELOTTE - MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1954

Approximately 8:45 p.m.

Witness: Mr WUCHERIER

Sources: La Liberté de l'Est article, October 23-24, 1954

"Monday evening, Mr. WUCHERIER, returning from his work and getting off the 8:45 p.m. railcar, clearly saw a ball of fire crossing the space emitting blue, white, red and orange lights."

[Ref. lbs2:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":

Num. DATE PLACE TIME SHORT DESCRIPTION 1234 SOURCES EXPLANATIONS
10/18/1954 VELOTTE 08:45 p.m. A witness observes a "ball of fire" crossing space emitting colored lights. ...X Liberté de l'Est for 10/21/1954

[Ref. cnu1:] CNEGU:

CNEGU noted in their catalogue their case number F/98/88541018 (02) that took place on Monday, October 18, 1954 at approximately 08:45 local time, the witness being Mr. Wucherier.

The source is an article in the newspaper La Liberté de l'Est for October 23-24, 1954, telling:

"Monday evening, Mr. WUCHERIER, returning of his work and getting out of the rail-car of 08:45 p.m., clearly saw a ball of fire crossing the space while emitting blue, white, red and orange gleams."

Explanations:

Map.

The 08:45 p.m. meteor.

Keywords:

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

Velotte, Vosges, night, Wucherier, blue, white, red, orange, ball, fire, luminous, single

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 16, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross June 7, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 18, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet. Probable meteor."
1.2 Patrick Gross June 10, 2022 Additions [lbs1], [lbs2]. In the Summary, "In 1986, the CNEGU" changed to "In 1984, the Cercle Vosgien Lumières Dans La Nuit".

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