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October 16, 1954, Compiègne, Oise:

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


In their 1979 book "La Grande Peur Martienne" ("The Great Martian Scare"), the two "skeptical" ufologists Gérard Barthel and Jacques Brucker indicated that in Compiègne, on October 16, 1954, at 09:25 p.m., there was an obvious description of a meteor, with a duration of 1.5 seconds, whose witness could not be found when they wanted to investigate.

They gave neither the name of the witness they sought, nor a source, nor any other information.



The authors say that in Compiègne on October 16, 1954 at 21:25 there was an obvious description of a fireball, with a 1.5 seconds duration, whose witness was untraceable when they wanted to investigate.

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author says that Barthel and Brucker categorically explained on this case without giving "the least indication about what they undertook to be final" in their verdict.



Shooting star or the meteor of October 16, 1954 at 9:30 p.m..


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

Compiègne, Oise, fireball, meteor, shooting star, duration, night


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 9, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 26, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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