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September 30, 1954, Chambray-lès-Tours, Indre-et-Loire:

Reference for this case: 30-Sep-54-Chambray-lès-Tours.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The anonymous author of the website Touraine Insolite mentionned in the 2000s that on Thursday September 30, 1954, on the town of Chambray-Les-Tours, Mr. René Foubert and his wife had according to their declaration "clearly seen around 08:00 p.m. in the sky in the direction of the Southwest a disc of red color which rose and fell above the town", while the meteorological station of Saint-Symphorien specified that no luminous phenomenon of this kind had been seen, and that a release of weather balloons with a small hanging light had taken place around 02:00 in the morning, but that the released luminosity was far from matching what was described by the couple.

The source was given as the newspaper Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest for October 2, 1954.

Reports:

[Ref. edr1:] EMMANUEL DEHLINGER:

The author (who thinks UFOs are crated by military personal who wants people to believe in aliens) mentions sightings in the Indre et Loire, including one on 30 September 1954 in Chambray-Les-Tours.

[Ref. tie1:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The author of the site indicates that in Chambray-les-Tours, on September 30, 1954, at 08:00 p.m., there was a disc of red color which went up and down above the city.

The source is indicated as "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest" for 10.02.54.

[Ref. tie2:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The author indicates that on Thursday September 30, 1954, on the community of Chambray-les-Tours, Mr Rene Foubert and his wife stated that they had clearly seen towards 20:00 in the sky in direction of the south-west a disc of red color which went up and went down above the town. The weather station of St Symphorien did specify that no luminous phenomenon of this kind had been seen, and that a release of sounding-balloons with a small hung light had taken place towards 02:00 of the morning, but that the released luminosity is far from matching what is described by the couple.

The source is indicated as "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest for 10.02.54."

[Ref. tie3:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" FORUM :

Chambray-Les-Tours, September 30, 1954, 08:00 p.m.

A disc of red color which went up and went down above the city. Source: "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest" du for 10/02/54

[Ref. jqy1:] JEAN DE QUERCY:

37/10 - 1954 September 30 - Chambray-les-Tours

At 8 p.m., two witnesses observed from the town of Chambray-les-Tours a red disc heading south-west. The machine descended above the village. The newspaper indicates that around 2 a.m. the station of St Symphorien (meteorology) had released sounding balloons equipped with a small light but that the descriptions did not correspond, the light released was far from what was described by the two witnesses.

(Source: La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest for October 01, 1954)

Explanations:

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From this place and at this date, the Moon set at 07:43 p.m. at 241°, ie towards the South-West. It is perhaps the explanation since "around 8 p.m." it was low, and therefore a "red moon" is possible. The indication that the phenomenon "went up and went down above the city" would seem to exclude it, but there is the possibility that the two witnesses were in a car, and the surrounding terrain being sometimes hilly could have created this effect.

Venus was right next to the Moon, but the red color doesn't match.

Mars, often described as "red", was in the sky at 8 p.m., 184°, 18° elevation, ie due South, not to the Southwest.

Keywords:

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

Chambray-lès-Tours, Chambray-les-Tours, Indre-et-Loire, René Foubert, night, disc, maneuvers, red

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross March 4, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 1, 2010 Addition [tie2].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 19, 2011 Addition [tie3].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 4, 2021 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.4 Patrick Gross April 9, 2022 Addition [jgy1].

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