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October 28, 1954, La Teste-de-Buch, Gironde:

Reference number for this case: 28-Oct-54-La-Teste-de-Buch. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In a general catalog of sighting reports of the Gironde written by the Bordeaux section of the C.F.R.U., published in the ufology magazine Ouranos in the fourth quarter of 1973, it is said that according to the Sud-Ouest newspaper for November 3, 1954, the following observation occurred:

On October 28, 1954, at 11:35 p.m. in La Teste, a Mr. D., hairdresser, reportedly saw for 4 to 5 seconds a "green colored, phosphorescent craft, seeming to rotate on itself while oscillating slightly".



October 28, 1954 11:35 p.m. La Teste VA V4

Witness: Mr D., hairdresser. Green colored, phosphorescent craft, seeming to rotate on itself while oscillating slightly. Duration 4 to 5 seconds.

S. O. November 3, 54

[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
19541028 28.10.1954 La Teste France 11:35 p.m.


The description is reminiscent of a meteor rather than a "craft". But there is no trail mentioned, and the data is very poor, which leaves me in total uncertainty.



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

La Teste-de-Buch, La Teste, Gironde, night, hairdresser, single, anonymous, brief, craft, green, phosphorescent, rotation, oscillations


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross December 25, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 8, 2021 Addition [ubk1].

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