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October 16, 1954, Bruyères, Vosges:

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

Reports:

[Ref. lbs1:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":

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20°) CASE Nr F/98/88541016 (03)

BRUYERES - SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 1954

Around 9:00 p.m. Local time

Witnesses: Mr. MOUGELLE Mr. FEINTRENIE

Sources: La Liberté de l'Est article, October 18, 1954

"A SAUCER IN THE BRUYERES SKY

Two of our friends MM. MOUGELLE and FEINTRENIE were on Saturday around 9 p.m. on the place du collège, when their attention was suddenly attracted by a disc with green and red reflections which was moving at high speed towards the west, leaving behind it a long trail with identical reflections. According to these gentlemen it was in no way comparable to a shooting star. It should be added that this phenomenon has been observed by several other of his fellow citizens".

(Full article).

Comments: The characteristics of these three cases [*] suggest that they may be one when viewed from different angles.

Note [*]: the two other cases mentionned here are Racecourt and Le Tolloy. Dozens others occurred, caused by the meteor of that day.

[Ref. lbs2:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":

Num. DATE PLACE TIME SHORT DESCRIPTION 1234 SOURCES EXPLANATIONS
10/16/1954 BRUYERES About 9 p.m.. Idem. [="Big luminous ball with trail."] Several witnesses. ...X Liberté de l'Est for 05/11//1954 Meteor?

[Ref. cnu1:] CNEGU:

CNEGU indicates that their case F/98/88541016 in Bruyères Saturday, October 16, 1954 around 21:00, local time, had as witnesses Mr. Mougelle and Mr. Feintrenie and was reported in an article of La Liberté de l'Est for October 18, 1954:

"A SAUCER IN THE SKY OF BRUYERES"

"Two of our friends Misters MOUGELLE and FEINTRENIE were Saturday towards 9 p.m. place du collège, when their attention was suddenly attracted by a disc with the green and red reflections which moved at a sharp pace towards the west leaving behind itself a long trail with the identical reflections. According to these gentlemen that was by no means comparable with a shooting star. Let us add that this phenomenon was noticed by several others of his fellow-citizens".

CNEGU indicates that this is the entire article.

Explanations:

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The meteor of October 16, 1954, at 09:30 p.m.

Keywords:

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

Bruyères, Vosges, green, red, disc, Mougelle, Fentrenie, trail, luminous, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 9, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 10, 2022 Addition [lbs1].

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