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October 1954, Sainte-Aulaye, Dordogne:

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

Summary:

In their 1979 ook "La Grande Peur Martienne" ("The great Matian Scare"), the "skeptical" ufologists Gérard Barthel and Jacques Brucker quooted an article of the newspaper L'Echo du Ribéraccois for October 8, 1954, adding the mention "Ste-Aulaye, 0. 30.":

"Mr. and Mrs. Vergnaud, directors of the municipal Hall who, coming back from Montpan, returned on their premises in Sainte-Aulaye, saw in the sky a luminous machine which advanced very quickly while leaving trails seeming to be sparks or fire."

They gave as explanation that the case "does not deserve comment."

Reports:

[Ref. bbr1:] GERARD BARTHEL AND JACQUES BRUCKER:

The two authors quote an article of the newspaper "L'Echo du Ribéraccois", for October 8, 1954, adding the mention "Ste-Aulaye, 0. 30.":

"Mr. and Mrs. Vergnaud, directors of the municipal Hall who, coming back from Montpan, returned on their premises in Sainte-Aulaye, saw in the sky a luminous machine which advanced very quickly while leaving trails seeming to be sparks or fire."

They give as explanation that the case "does not deserve comment."

Explanations:

Airplane or meteor possible.

Keywords:

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Sainte-Aulaye, Dordogne, Vergnaud, machine, luminous, trail, fire, sparks, night, fast

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 15, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 1, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross November 9, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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