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October 15, 1954, Bordeaux, Gironde:

Reference for this case: 15-Oct-54-Bordeaux.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


According to a catalog written by the C.F.R.U. published in the ufology magazine Ouranos, New Series #9, in the 4th quarter of 1973, on October 15, 1954, at 9 p.m. in Bordeaux, Mr. HPC, near the court Albret, saw an orange-red flame turn into a white luminous dot moving horizontally at a brisk pace. It had lasted a few seconds.



October 15 9 p.m. Bordeaux HA V1

Witness: Mr. H. P. C. near the Albret course. Orange-red flame turning into a white luminous dot moving horizontally at a brisk pace. Duration: a few seconds.



OCTOBER 15, 1954 9:00 p.m. Bordeaux HA/V 1

Witness: Mr. HP. C. near LE COURS D'ALBERT. Orange-red flame changing into a white dot of light moving at high speed. Duration: a few seconds.

(S.O. October 18, 1954)

Note: "HA" stands for "High Altitude"; "V 1" means "bad observation", a report for which it is difficult to rule out a misinterpretation.


The two authors indicate that in Bordeaux in the Gironde, October 15, 1954, at 09:00 p.m., there was an observation of an orange red flame being transformed into a white luminous point moving horizontally with sharp pace.

The authors indicate that the source is their own LDLN archive.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

October 15, 1954 at 21:00 hours, "Observation of an orange red flame transforming itself to a white luminous point moving horizontally at sharp pace."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".



Possible meteor or jet plane.


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

Bordeaux, Gironde, night, flame, red, orange, white, light, horizontal, fast


[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 2, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 15, 2014 Explanation changed from "Not looked for yet" to "Possible meteor or jet plane".
1.2 Patrick Gross December 24, 2018 Addition [ous1].
1.3 Patrick Gross June 7, 2022 Addition [ufa1].

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