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September 23, 1954, Porrentruy, Jura:

Reference for this case: 23-Sep-54-Porrentruy.
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Summary:

The newspaper La Suisse for September 24, 1954, reported in its Jura column that on the night of September 23, 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Périat, a mechanic "in our town", had seen a flying disc resembling a "luminous sun" used on August 1, placed horizontally. The "trustwothy" witnesses had said that the saucer was flying at the speed of a jet plane and had disappeared towards the southwest after having flown over Porrentruy.

Reports:

[Ref. sui1:] NEWSPAPER "LA SUISSE":

IN THE JURA

A FLYING SAUCER!

PORRENTRUY, 24 (C.P.) -- Mr. and Mrs. Périat, mechanic in our city, state to have seen in the night of Monday, a flying disc resembling a "lumineux sun" [like those] used at the 1st of August, placed horizontally. The witnesses, worthy of faith, say that the saucer flew at the speed of a jet airplane and disappeared towards the south-west after having flown over Porrentruy.

[Ref. gep1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPO":

Scan.

23 09 54 ( ) Porrentry [sic] 3 R 107C2 Y

Explanations:

Map.

Insufficient information, possible meteor.

Keywords:

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

Porrentruy, Jura, night, Periat, mechanic, disk, sun, luminous, horizontal, saucer, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

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1.0 Patrick Gross April 2, 2022 First published.

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