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September 28, 1954, Vaudeurs, Yonne:

Reference for this case: 28-Sep-54-Vaudeurs.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, Aimé Michel stated that on September 28, 1954, at about 8:30 p.m., in Vaudeurs, two witnesses saw a shining object in the north crossing the sky from west to east.


[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that in Vaudeurs, 30 kilometers east-south-east of Sens and a few kilometers in the south of the Redon-Froncles line, two witnesses saw at approximately 08:30 p.m. a shining object cross the northern sky from west to east.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


September 28, 1954

[... Other cases...]

08:30 p.m.: Pont-sur-Yonne/Vaudeurs (Yonne): lum.obj.

[... Other cases...]

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Yonne in Vaudeurs on September 28, 1954 at 20:30 hours, "Two witnesses observe a shining object towards the north. It crosses the sky from west to east."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 September 1954 at 20:30 in Vaudeurs, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by two witnesses."

The source is noted as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958.

[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
19540928 28.09.1954 Vaudeurs France 20.30 NL



No strangeness is reported here, the object could have been a meteor or a plane, for example.


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

Vaudeurs, Yonne, object, shining


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 15, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 21, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [uda1], [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 10, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 28, 2019 Addition of the Summary.
1.3 Patrick Gross November 20, 2021 Addition [gqy1].

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