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October 23, 1954, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir:

Reference for this case: 23-Oct-54-Chartres.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


Referring to a "computerized catalog" by ufologist Jacques Vallée, a website in the USA indicated in the 2000s that there had been an observation at midnight on October 23, 1954, in Chartres, of an unidentified object, but that had "an appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation."

By 2016, a German UFO website noted the same sighting but dropped the source and the mention that the object would probably have a conventional explanation.


[Ref. uda1:] SITE WEB "UFODNA":

The website indicates that on 23 October 1954 at 24:00 in Chartres, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

La source est indiquée comme "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
19541023 23.10.1954 Chartres France 24.00 NL



No strangeness, totally insufficient information.


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

Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, night


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross March 18, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 23, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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