Go Back Report # 99


Yellow-orange "meteor"      

A CIA report on a North African press story read:

       "According to statements by several persons, a round, luminous, yellow-orange [object?] appeared in the sky over Algiers at 1525 hours on 27 January 1954; it was moving in the direction of Cap Matifou. The object grew larger until it was two or three times the size of the Sun; then it diminished in size and disappeared on the horizon, sinking, seemingly, into the sea."64                                                                                                                                    

This reference: UFOs a History-1954/5 Books, Book #1 by Loren Gross, p. 20

With thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO Computer Database, see http://www.larryhatch.net

Note: Original reference (Call # 64) is noted as Algiers, Algeria; Le Journal d’Alger, 28 January 1954

UFOCAT PRN – 133384

UFOCAT URN – 133384 UFOs a History-1954/5 Books, Book #1 by Loren Gross, p. 20

UFOCAT URN – 134666 UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA by Richard Hall, p.15,

                                         published by The Fund for UFO Research, no publication date

UFOCAT URN – 178513 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 03274, © 2002      

Africa - Algeria

Algiers (Alger)                          Latitude 36-47 N, Longitude 3-03 E (D-M )

Cap Matifou (Bordj el Bahri)     Latitude 36-49 N, Longitude 3-13 E

Reference: Algeria Gazetteer, prepared by the Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center, Washington, D.C., October 1972        

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 36.82 N, Longitude 2.93 E (D.%)     


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