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September 4, 1954, Troyes, Aube:

Reference for this case: 4-Sep-54-Troyes.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, Aimé Michel indicated that on September 4, 1954, in Troyes, many people had seen an unidentified flying object at 09:10 p.m. and another one at 09:20 p.m.

It was the city firefighters, who were among the witnesses, who had noted the precise hours of these two passages.

The object was bright white, circular, faster than an airplane and slower than a shooting, the first appearing at a very high altitude, while the second was seen "quite closely."

Their course went from east to west, and there was no trail.


[Ref. aml2:] AIME MICHEL:

But during the days that followed [July 24, 1954] similar observations [as the sighting in Talence] were made at [... other cases...] at Troyes, [... other cases...] and other places. The remarkable thing was that only the local papers made mention of these sightings. As a consequence the witnesses had no way of knowing that other persons in other places were having the same experiences.

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that on September 4, 1954, in Troyes, many people saw an unidentified flying object passing at 09:10 p.m. then another at 09:20 p.m..

The object was luminous, white, circular, faster than a plane and slower than a shooting star, the first appearing to be at a very high altitude, while second was seen at a rather short distance.

Their trajectory was directed from the East to the West in both cases. There was no trail.

It was the city's firemen, who were among the witnesses, who noted the precise timing of these two sightings.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


September 4 [1954]

09:10 p.m.: Troyes (Aube): luminous circle

09:20 p.m.: Troyes (Aube): id;

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Aube in Troyes on September 4, 1954 at 21:10 hours "Many witnesses observe two circular luminous objects passing quickly above the city. The first object seemed to be at a high altitude, the second seemed lower. The two objects are white and move on a East-West trajectory. The first passed to 21:10 the second to 21:20."

The source is given as "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 September 1954 at 21:10 in Troyes, France "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One luminous elliptical was observed by numerous witnesses."

The sources are noted "Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

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

This database recorded the case 3 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France NL
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France NL
19540904 04.09.1954 Troyes France 21.20 NL



Possible jets or rockets, insufficient information.


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

Troyes, Aube, multiple, firemen, objects, round, fast, two, white, luminous


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 6, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 30, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross January 9, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 3, 2019 Addition of the Summary.
1.3 Patrick Gross February 20, 2021 Addition [gqy1].
1.4 Patrick Gross April 6, 2022 Addition [aml2].

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