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November 4, 1954, Pontivy, Morbihan:

Reference number for this case: 4-Nov-54-Pontivy. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The newspaper Les Nouvelles du Morbihan for November 14, 1954, reported that Thursday, November 4, 1954, at approximately 7 a.m., a number of residents of Pontivy going to their workplace had seen an atmospheric phenomenon in the sky: a dazzling light which illuminated "the space" for a few seconds.

Several people the newspaper interviewed stated it was a bright ball projecting a lightning of white light. The newspaper added that this phenomenon was also seen in the surrounding countryside.

Reports:

[Ref. lnm1:] NEWSPAPER "LES NOUVELLES DU MORBIHAN":

On Thursday November 4, numerous residents of Pontivy going to their work saw an atmospheric phenomenon in the sky. It was nearly 7 when they saw a dazzling light which lighted the space during a few seconds. Several people whom we questioned declared that it was a luminous ball projecting a white light like a flash. This phenomenon was also seen in the surrounding countryside.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Morbihan in Pontivy, on November 4, 1954 at 07:00 hours, there is an observation by several residents of a luminous aerial phenomenon.

The source is indicated as "Lumières dans la Nuit".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Meteor of November 4 at 07:00 a.m.

Keywords:

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Pontivy, Morbihan, duration, multiple, light, luminous, dazzling, flash, ball, white

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 1, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 18, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 15, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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