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The 1954 French flap:

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End August or Beg. September, 1954, Lurcy-Lévis, Allier:

Reference number for this case: EndAug-BegSept-54-LurcisLévis. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

According to three ufological catalogs of the 1970s, the newspaper Centre-Matin for September 3, 1954, had indicated that - in the days which preceded, probably - at 9 o'clock, a Mr. Petitjean, employee of the EDF national power company who was working on a power line near Lurcy-Lévis with his comrades, observed a craft in the shape of an upside-down plate that was moving rapidly in the sky at a rather low altitude.

Reports:

[Ref. ldl1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

September - before the 3 (Centre Matin for 9/3) Lurcy Lévis.

A few days before September 3, Mr. Petitjean, from the EDF, and his comrades observe a craft, upside down plate shaped, moving at low altitude.

[Ref. ous1] "OURANOS" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

09/.../1954 Lurcy Lévy [sic] (9 o'clock).

A few days before 09/03/1954, Mr. Petitjean, E.D.F. employee who was working on a line near Lurcy Lévy with his comrades was able to observe a craft in the shape of a plate turned upside down that moved fast in the sky at a rather low altitude. (Centre matin for 09/03/1954).

[Ref. ioi1:] "INFO-OVNI" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

021 09/../54 Lurcy Lévy
Object in the shape of a plate moving fast

Explanations:

Map.

The report is of course too meager for a solid evaluation; but this might have been a plane or helcopter or even a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Lurcy-Lévis, Allier, Petitjean, EDF, craft, plate, saucer, fast, low

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross December 1, 2018 First published, [ous1], [ldl1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 26, 2019 Addition [ioi1]. In the Summarx, "According to two ufological..." changed to "According to three ufological..."

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