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End September, 1954, Paris:

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


The weekly newspaper France-Dimanche for October 10, 1954, summarized many recent cases in France, sometimes illustrated.

One of the cases was that Mr. Detton, legal representative at Les Halles, Paris, had seen flying cigars at 10:30 a.m. at the end of September. The craft, "small cabins without wings", moved left and right and disappeared after 20 minutes.

In the late 1950s, a French archivist, Guy Quincy, had compiled a catalog of UFO sightings; he noted in it, without source or details, an observation in Paris at the end of September 1954 at 10:30 a.m., of five "ellipses."




9 - Small cabins without wings

Mr. Detton, legal representative in the Halles, in Paris, saw these flying cigars at 10:30 a.m., at the end of September. The craft, "small cabins without wings", moved left and right. They disappeared after 20 minutes.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


[... Other cases...]

End September [, 1954]

10:30 a.m.: Paris (Seine): 5 "ellipses"

[... Other cases...]



The case seems very strange to me.

However, if the sighting was indeed from Paris - it is not explicitly stated - it is surprising that there was only one known witness, it seems.

I therefore leave the case as an "unidentified."


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

Paris, Detton, rocking, cabin, craft, wingless, day, five, ellipse


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross November 26, 2021 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross April 8, 2022 Addition [fde1]. In the Summary, addition of the information from [fde1]. Explanations changed, were "Totally insufficient information."

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