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October 16, 1954, Marckolsheim, Haut-Rhin:

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


Apparently, the meteor of October 16, 1954, at 09:30 p.m. was also seen from Marckolsheim, we do not know by whom, we do not know how it was described or interpreted.

Some "sighting catalogues" recorded it without giving a decent source and without the explanation although ufologist Aimé Michel had clearly explained the affair of this meteor.


[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel wrote about the October 16, 1954, 09:30 p.m. meteor:

THE TEST OF THE METEOR. October 16, as if it was purposely, a splendid meteor crossed the north of France towards 09:30 p.m. It was observed on a score of departments by thousands of people, from the Allier to Lorraine and from the Swiss border to Paris. Naturally many witnesses believed to have seen a Flying Saucer and said so. The newspapers printed "Flying Saucer in Orly", or "in Montididier", or "in Metz." But once again the description made by all these weak brains appeared of a remarkable honesty.


The innumerable gathered testimonies show indeed that even when the witnesses called "Flying saucer" the observed object, their description is identical on 200.000 square kilometers where the phenomenon was visible: an "orange ball followed by a trail", a "large luminous ball with a tail", a "flying egg followed by a trail", a "bottle's bottom with a trail of thirty times its diameter", etc. The same phenomenon is uniformly described.


[Ref. uda1] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 16 October 1954 at 21:30 in Marckolsheim, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

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


This case is recorded there as case #19541016, and this information only:

On 10/16/54 at 09:30 p.m. in Marckolsheim in France, there was a sighting of the LN ("Nocturnal Light") type.

The source is given as "DUFOA-Deutschland - SiDat - 1996-2002".



Aimé Michel told it all: a meteor passed, people described it as a meteor but called it a "flying saucer".

The meteor of October 16, 1954, at 9:30 p.m.


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

Marckolsheim, Haut-Rhin


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross January 2, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 20, 2014 Additions [aml1], [ubk1], Summary.

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