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The 1954 French flap:

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End September or beg. October 1954, Petit-Couronne, Seine-Maritime:

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

Summary:

The regional newspaper Paris-Normandie for October 2-3, 1954, reported that in Petit-Couronne, Mr. Daniel Billard, lieutenant of the port, had seen "a few days ago", a huge disc moving sideways in the sky.

He was returning home at 7:00 p.m. and was waiting for the Caen bus on National road 138, with another person near him, the preparer of the Duval pharmacy in Petit-Couronne.

Both observed for about 15 minutes "the moves of this saucer, which was about a thousand meters high and in the direction of the Northwest, then suddenly the craft disappeared."

The newspaper reported that Mr. Billard, who until now did not believe in the existence of such craft, is now convinced. Afraid of being ridiculed by his friends, he shared this only to a few intimates, who hastened to publicize it..."

The observation seems to have remained unknown to the UFO literature.

Reports:

[Ref. pme1:] "PARIS-NORMANDIE" NEWSPAPER:

In Petit-Couronne, Mr. Daniel Billard, lieutenant of the harbour, saw a few days ago, an enormous disc which moved sideways in the sky.

It was 7 p.m. and Mr. Billard returned home and awaited the bus of Caen on main road 138. Someone was close to him, the female employee of the Duval pharmacy in Ptit-Courone.

Both lengthily observed (15mn approximately) the moves of this saucer, which was at approximately a thousand meters in altitude and in the direction of the North-West. Then suddenly the craft disappeared.

Mr. Billard, who until now did not believe in the existence of such craft, is now convinced. Being afraid to be ridiculed by his friends, Mr. Billard reported what he had seen only to some close friends, who urged to talk about it...

Explanations:

Insufficient information.

See also this other observation in Petit-Couronne on September 30, 2019.

Keywords:

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

Petit-Couronne, Seine-Maritime, Daniel Billard, disc, night, duration

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross March 20, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 25, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet. Moon in clouds?"

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