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January 26, 1954, Le Deschaux, Jura:

Reference number for this case: 26-Jan-54-Le-Deschaux. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

Among the sighting reports of what was actually a meteor passed over eastern France on January 26, 1954, there was, in the regional newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine, of Dijon, for January 29, 1954, that of Mr. and Mrs. Prost, of Chaumergy in the Jura, who by car near Le Deschaux, had "distinguished a luminous arrow heading towards the north-west."

Reports:

[Ref. bre1:] NEWSPAPER "LA BOURGOGNE REPUBLICAINE":

Scan.

The luminous phenomenon
of Tuesday was seen
throughout the region

Many testimonies have reached us about the luminous phenomenon seen in the region on Tuesday around 4:45 a.m.

Mssrs. Lucien Dumoulin and Gabriel Bernard, from Pontailler-sur-Saône, saw the purple beam. Mr. Maurice Monnet, of Tilchatel, was seized by the dazzling light.

In the Vosges, many people made the same observations at the same times.

Mr. and Mrs. Prost, from Chaumergy (Jura) by car near Le Deschaud [sic], made out a luminous arrow heading north-west.

Mr. Guyenot, from Nuits-Saint-Georges, being near Seurre, in a truck, also saw it. Miss Paulette Vachey, from Heuilley-sur-Saône, was surprised by a great light illuminating the whole countryside, while a luminous trail passed quickly above her.

All these testimonies agree well, and one gets lost in conjectures on the cause of this phenomenon.

Explanations:

The January 26, 1954, meteor over that area.

Map.

Keywords:

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Le Deschaux, Jura, Prost, luminous, arrow, car

Sources:

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Document history:

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