M. Beljonne, at Phu-Lien Observatory,
Tonkin, sends us peculiar bolide observations. The first one, especially
remarkable, was made at Dong Hoi, Annam, by M. Delingette, Inspector in the
Civil Guard, head of the meteorological station. At Dong Hoi, on June 16 at
4:10 A.M., a bolide of an elongated shape, truncated at both ends, flew over
the city on a west-east course, casting a great luminosity. The witnesses—Hoang Nic of
Dong Hoi, Tran Ninh of Sa-Dong-Danh, Quyen of Dong-Duong-Hoi, and Danh Lui of
the same village—who were fishing at sea, reported that the phenomenon lasted from
eight to ten minutes between the time the object appeared and the time it
fell into the sea at about six kilometers from shore.
reference: Anatomy of a Phenomenon
by Jacques Vallee, p. 21, © 1966
Original Reference : Lumičres dans la Nuit & L'Astronomie,
22, 1909, p. 28
URN - 010774 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee, p. 21, © 1966
URN - 010776 A Century of Landings (N=923) by Jacques Vallee, #0037, © 1969.
URN - 073282 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 35, © 1970
URN - 100124 Flying Saucer (Ray Palmer), June 1970, p. 8
URN - None Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century by
Janet & Colin Bord,
p.168, © 1989.
URN – None UFO Chronicles of the
Soviet Union by Jacques Vallee, p. 28, © 1992
URN - 146089 From Airships To Arnold (Catalog) by Richard H. Hall, # 007, ©
URN - 010775 Computerized Catalog (N=3073) #255 by Jacques Vallee,
no date of publication
URN - 010777 Computerized Catalog (N=3173) by Luis Schoenherr, #2374, no
date of publication
URN - 068671 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports by Peter Rogerson, #0073,
no date of publication.
- Annam is now Vietnam.
Dong Hoi Latitude
17-29 N, Longitude 106-36 E (D-M)
Note: Many of these may be old names. I
have tried several sources but cannot come up with
an exact match.-CF-
UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 17.53 N, Longitude 106.58 E (D.%)