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October 3, 1954, Tagnon, Ardennes:

Reference for this case: 3-Oct-54-Tagnon.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In 2002, the "skeptical" ufologist Eric Maillot mentioned the case of October 3, 1954, in Tagnon in the Ardennes as coming from Jean-Michel Ligeron's book on UFOs in the Ardennes of 1981, indicating that the phenomenon was an orange oval going South-West in the evening, that the case is "very brief" and that the explanations could be a moonset or the known meteor of 08:47 p.m. going from North-East to South-West.

According to an article in the regional newspaper L'Ardennais for October 3, 2004, quoted by the ufology group CNEGU in their magazine Les Mystères de l'Est #10 of 2005, on October 3, 1954 at 9 p.m., an "orange luminous object" described as "oval" or "elongated" depending on the position of the witnesses, was observed in Tagnon in the Ardennes department.

Reports:

[Ref. emt1:] ERIC MAILLOT:

Eric Maillot mentions the case of October 3, 1954 in Tagnon in the Ardennes as coming from the book by Jean-Michel Ligeron, indicating that the phenomenon was an orange oval going towards the South-west in the evening.

Eric Maillot notes that the case information is very sparse and that the explanations could be the moon setting down or the known meteor of 08:47 p.m. going from the North-East towards the South-west.

[Ref. ads2:] NEWSPAPER "L'ARDENNAIS":

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L'Ardennais for October 3, 2004

50 years ago, the "saucers" invaded the region

[... other cases...]

On October 3rd at 9 pm, an "orange luminous object" described as "oval" or "elongated" according to the position of the witnesses is observed in Tagnon (08).

[... other cases...]

[Ref. cnu1:] CNEGU - "LES MYSTERES DE L'EST":

Scan.

L'Ardennais for October 3, 2004

50 years ago, the "saucers" invaded the region

[... other cases...]

On OCtober 3 at 9 p.m., an "orange luminous object" dscribed as "oval shaped" or "elongated" depending on the position of the witnesses is observed in Tagnon (08).

[... other cases...]

Explanations:

Map.

That evening at 9:00 p.m., the moon was, from Tagnon, visible to the southwest at 227° and the low elevation of 1° 51', conducive to the "red moon" phenomenon and the misinterpretations that result from it. There was indeed an impressive amount of misinterpretations in the North of France caused by a low red moon barred by a cloud making it difficult to recognize, at the time of this observation in Tagnon.

The report is very poor, it seems to have been independent witnesses, its cause could even not have been a single cause.

Thus: probable moon, insufficient information.

Keywords:

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

Tagnon, Ardennes, oval, orange, evening

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 28, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 9, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross November 4, 2019 Additions [ads2], [cnu1].
1.2 Patrick Gross NApril 21, 2022 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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