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October 16, 1954, Albi, Tarn:

Reference for this case: 16-Oct-54-Albi.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In the 2000's, a US UFO sightings website indicated that according to ufologist Jacques Vallées's computerized catalog, on October 16, 1954, at 11:00 a.m. in Albi, France, a "daytime disc was reported."


[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 16 October 1954 at 11:00 in Albi, France "A daytime disc was reported."

The source is indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541016 16.10.1954 Albi France 11.00



The information is obviously totally insufficient. But do I need to remind of the numerous observations of a balloon that day in that region among others?

One or more stratospheric balloons to study cosmic rays were launched from Milan, Italy, as a project of the Padova University, and floated in the French sky on October 14, 15 and 16, 1954; this photograph was taken from the observatory of Haute-Provence:



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

Albi, Tarn, daylight, disc


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross January 2, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 26, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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