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October 9, 1954, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes:

Reference number for this case: 9-Oct-54-Nice. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, Aimé Michel indicated that an observation had occurred on October 9, 1954, in Nice, according to the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro for October 11, 1954.

In their 1979 book, ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon indicated that in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes on October 9, 1954, during the night, Mr. soulié, an EDF - National Power co. - employee, had observed a full moon-like disk leaving a glowing trail.

Reports:

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel notes that an observation occured on October 9, 1954, in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes. He indicates the newspaper Le Figaro of October 11 as source.

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors and ufologists indicate that in Nice in the Alpes-Maritime department on October 9, 1954, during the night, Mr. Soulié, EDF [national power co] employee, observed a disc resembling the full moon and leaving a luminous trail.

The authors indicate that the source is "La Montagne" in October 1954.

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in 1954, on October 9 in France in St Chamas and Nice, "at 20:15 one observes in St Chamas a disc letting out a very thick smoke of fire color, which disappears suddenly by taking altitude above Nice. At 23:15 Mr. Valicale observes in Nice a luminous craft moving at high speed towards the south. Mr. Soulié observes a disc resembling the full moon and leaving a luminous trail."

The source is indicated as "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet..." Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 140".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Alpes Maritime in Nice on October 9, 1954, at an unknown hour, "during the night a witness observes a disc resembling the full moon and producing a luminous trail."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 9 October 1954 at 23:00 in Nice, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

The website indicates as sources: 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 this 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
19540910 10.09.1954 Nice France
19541009 09.10.1954 Nice France 20.15 NL
19541009 09.10.1954 Nice France

Explanations:

Probable meteor.

Keywords:

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

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Soulié, Moon, night, trail, luminous, disc

Sources:

[----] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 12, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [goe1], [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross 9 janvier 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross December 14, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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