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October 31, 1954, Montmeyran, Drôme:

Reference for this case: 31-Oct-54-Montmeyran.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In a catalog of observations in Drôme and Ardèche departments published in their newsletter U.F.O. Informations of the 2nd quarter of 1982, the AAMT ("Association des Amis de Marc Thirouin") indicated that Mr. Pierre Bouvard, of Valence, had written by letter that on October 31, 1954, at 18:30 p.m., in Montmeyran, he was with his brother-in-law in the cemetery where they had arranged the flowers.

Looking up, he saw in the sky, at dusk, a large orange light heading eastward, going west to east.

He had alerted his brother-in-law, who just had time to see it, the crossing of the sky by this object having been very fast, done in about 8 seconds.



DATE: 10/31/1954

PLACE: Montmeyran -26 (15 km E of Valence)

WITNESS: Mister Pierre Bouvard of Valence

HOUR: 06:30 p.m.

OBSERVATION: "I was with my brother-in-law at the Montmeyran cemetery where we had come to arrange the flowers. Looking up, I saw in the sky (it was at dusk) a big orange light that was heading east (west-east direction), I signaled to my brother-in-law who just had time to see it. The crossing of the sky by this object was very fast (about 8 seconds)."

SOURCE: letter by the witness



Obvious description of a meteor, seen and reported again elsewhere in the same region at the same time.


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

Montmeyran, Drôme, Pierre Bouvard, night, light, fast, duration, orange


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