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November 2, 1954, Le Tolloy, Vosges:

Reference for this case: 2-Nov-54-Le Tolloy.
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Summary:

In his catalog of cases in the Vosges in 1954, François Diolez, in the ufology bulletin La Ligne Bleue Survolée?, of the Cercle Vosgien Lumières Dans la Nuit (CVLDLN) in 1984, reported three concurrent sightings of Tuesday, November 2, 1954, around 6:15 - 6:20 a.m.

One of them was witnessed by Robert Gégonne or Gegonne, a farmer in Le Tolloy.

La Liberté de l'Est for November 5, 1954, he had "seen a disc above the farm", which came from Le ToLloy and was heading towards Belrupt.

Reports:

[Ref. lbs1:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":

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28°) CASE No F/98/88541102 (01) (02) (03)

"LA BATAILLE" (VIOMENIL)
LE THOLLOY
DOGNEVILLE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1954 - 6:15 AM / 6:20 AM Local time

Witnesses:

Mr. Paul POIROT (LA BATAILLE)

Mr. Robert GEGONNE (LE THOLLOY)

Mr. Charles DURANT (DOGNEVILLE)

Sources: Articles in La Liberté de l'Est of November 5, 1954 and November 6-7, 1954

LA BATAILLE:

"The next day, i.e. Tuesday around 6.15 a.m., Mr. Paul POIROT, also living at "LA BATAILLE", hearing a slight humming, suddenly left his house and exclaimed shortly afterwards: "It's falling"! His family members were quickly outside and learned that a green disc emitting flames from behind was descending at high speed towards a nearby clearing. Everyone ran to the presumed place of the fall but nothing was discovered."

(Continuation of article from case no 27)

LE THOLLOY:

"During the same day, we learned that Mr. Robert GEGONNE, farmer at LE THOLLOY, had seen in the morning at the same time a similar disc above the farm which had indeed come from LE THOLLOY and was also heading towards BELRUPT.

(Continued article)

DOGNEVILLE:

"Saucer or meteors?

"Following the article in yesterday's issue, under the heading of VIOMENIL, we received from one of our GOLBEY readers, Mr. Charles DURANT, the following letter: (.. .) I take the liberty of informing you hereby that I think I have witnessed the same phenomenon as that observed by Mr. Paul POIROT residing at the farm of "LA BATAILLE".

"It was 6:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning November 2 and I was on my way to work. I was on rue de la Moselle near the garages of the MEYER company when the meteor appeared on the already white sky of the dawning day in the apparent vertical of DOGNEVILLE; its course from left to right, according to the curvilinear trajectory which characterizes the celestial bodies was very brief 2 seconds maximum, although the retinal persistence of the image is often the cause of exaggeration in this case; immediately before its disappearance, which took place in the apparent direction of the SAUT-LE-CERF cliff, the head of the aerolite seemed to disintegrate after a short extension, which happens almost every time, but no noise was perceptible, no doubt because of the great real distance of this piece of presumed cometary matter."

(Excerpt from the article)

Comments: Several sightings at the same time that seem to agree.

Explanations:

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Taken alone, the report is insufficient; however the other observations at that time in the area, the whole they form, suggest that it was a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Le Tolloy, Vosges, Robert Gégonne, Robert Gegonne, farmer, disc, Belrupt

Sources:

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Document history:

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