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octobre 6, 1954, Le Mans, Sarthe:

Reference for this case: 6-Oct-54-Le Mans. Thank you for including this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

At the end of the 1950s, a French archivist, Guy Quincy, interested in the question of the "mysterious celestial objects", compiled a catalog of observations, in which he noted, without giving either a source or details, an observation of a "cloud cigar" on October 6, 1954, at 05:45 p.m. in Le Mans in the Sarthe department.

Reports:

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:

Scan.

1954 OBSERVATIONS

October 6

[... Other cases...]

05:45 p.m.: Le Mans (Sarthe): cloud cigar

[... Other cases...]

Explanations:

Map.

Totally insufficient information.

I found no other reference to such a sighting at that date and hour in or near Le Mans.

"Cloud cigar" was an expression coined by the pionneering ufologist Aimé Michel in the 1950's; he thought that there were sightings of a similar nature, of a big vertical or horiontal cigar-shaped craft surrounded by fog, supposed to be some kind of mothership.

Keywords:

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Le Mans, Sarthe, cigar, cloud, day

Sources:

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Document history:

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