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The 1954 French flap:

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Beginning of October, 1954, Saint-Macaire, Gironde:

Reference for this case: Beg-Oct-54-Saint-Macaire.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In a general catalog of sighting reports of the Gironde written by the Bordeaux section of the C.F.R.U., published in the ufology magazine Ouranos in the fourth quarter of 1973, it is said that according to the Sud-Ouest newspaper for October 5, 1954, the following observation occurred:

Before October 5, 1954 therefore, in Saint-Macaire, Mr. Jean-Jacques Vidal reportedly saw a round object moving in the sky at a very fast pace leaving a greenish trace.




Before Oct. 5, 1954 St-Macaire V2 Axe 2

Witness: Mr. J.-J Vidal. Round object moving in the sky at a very fast pace leaving a greenish trace.

S.O. ofr Oct., 54



BEFORE 05 OCTOBER 1954 St-Macaire V[?]

Witness: ... J. VIDAL; round object moving in the sky at very high speed, and leaving a greenish trail.

(S.O. October 05, 1954)

[Ref. gep1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPO":

10/04/54 ( ) St Macaire (33) 10002 T09

[Ref. gep2:] "GEPO" UFOLOGY GROUP:

--------- -Soir St Macaire (Gironfr) x 1032V2

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541003 03.10.1954 St. Macaire France CE II



This is an obvious description of a meteor.


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

Saint-Macaire, Gironde, Jean-Jacques Vidal, unique, object, round, moving, fast, trail, greenish, green


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross December 25, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross August 20, 2019 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross April 3, 2022 Additions [gep1], [gep2].
1.3 Patrick Gross May 27, 2022 Addition [ufa1].

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