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December 29, 1954, Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, Gironde:

Reference for this case: 29-Dec-54-Saint-Avit-du-Moiron.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


A German web ufology database, circa 2016, indicated that there was a UFO sighting in "St. Avit Moiron" at 9 p.m. in December 29, 1954. No other detail and no source were provided.


[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

In this database appears:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541229 29.12.1954 St. Avit Moiron France 09.00 p.m.



Possible double-entry:

Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, and not "St. Avit Moiron", is an old French town of the Gironde department; which was later integrated into Saint-Avit-Saint-Nazaire.

"UFO-Datenbank" is the only source I could find to date reporting a case that day in this place. This database is customary for duplicates and various places given for one single case.

It turns out that there is a Saint-Avit-de-Vialard in the Dordogne. And there was a case that same day in the Dordogne, in Bru, recorded no less than 5 times by [ubk1] with "Bru" as a city and an hour of "21:00" also. It is therefore possible that [ubk1] was simply mistaken with the Saint-Avit name.

However, "Bru" is not a commune; it is probably a locality, which according to various sources is neither "near Gardanne" nor "near Gardonne" in the Dordogne. But Gardanne is in the Bouches-du-Rhone near Marseille, and Gardonne is 50 km by road from Saint-Avit-Saint-Nazaire. All this makes the situation very confusing, and so I leave this case apart from the case of Bru, waiting to find out more information.

"Saint-Avit-du-Moiron" does not exist since 1971, it is now grouped with Saint-Nazaire, and called Saint-Avit-Saint-Nazaire, in the Gironde department.


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

Saint-Avit-du-Moiron, Gironde, night


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross October 20, 2016 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross November 27, 2018 Addition of the Summary.

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