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November 1, 1954, Calais, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference for this case: 1-Nov-54-Calais.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspapers La Voix du Nord for November 2, 1954, and Le Nouveau Nord Maritime for November 3, 1954, published that "Monday" - therefore on November 1, 1954 - around 06:30 p.m., several members of the crew of the pilot boat of the station of Calais had seen, at a very great height, a kind of flying cigar coming from the East and heading on the sea towards the Northwest: "The craft emitted a dazzling glow at the rear, difficult to follow on the telescope."

Reports:

[Ref. vdn1:] NEWSPAPER "LA VOIX DU NORD":

Scan.

A FLYING CIGAR
OFF THE CALAIS SHORE?

Monday, around 1:30 p.m., several members of the crew of the pilot boat of the Calais naval station saw, at a very great height, a kind of cigar flying from the East and heading over the sea towards the North-West. The craft emitted at the rear a dazzling glow difficult to follow with the telescope.

[Ref. nnm1:] NEWSPAPER "LE NOUVEAU NORD MARITIME":

Scan.

A flying cigar
off the Calais shore

Calais, 2. -- Monday, around 6:30 p.m., several members of the crew of the pilot boat from the Calais station saw, at a very great height, a kind of flying cigar coming from the East and heading towards the sea towards the Northwest. The craft emitted a dazzling glow at the rear, difficult to follow on the telescope.

Explanations:

Map.

Obvious description of a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Calais, Pas-de-Calais, evening, multiple, crew, boat, high, cigar, trails, gleam

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross May 10, 2020 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 6, 2021 Addition [vdn1]. Summary changed accordingly.

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