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UFO. India

ID #1632153434
Added Mon, 20/09/2021
Author July N.

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Ambala, India, TRIBUNE, October 18, 1954, p. 1


CALCUTTA, October 16. - Traffic stopped on the busiest street in Calcutta-the Esplanade, when thousands of pedestrians and passengers of moving vehicles stopped, who are curious to look at a wonderful phenomenon in silence, which suddenly appeared as a whim of nature from under the ground in the midday sun.

It was a whirlwind that began, perhaps due to changes in atmospheric conditions and turned out to be a diabolical blow.

A tiny tornado, whirling at an amazing speed, about 10 feet in circumference, carried everything under its feet high into the air at an enormous speed.

At 13:30, circling like a passionate girl, he moved from the tram terminus on the Esplanade to the west along Mcterlawney Road, and then the crowd, to their amazement, saw that he changed his course and turned south: the eastern corner of Raj Bhavan disappeared into the void as suddenly as it appeared.

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Amballa, India, TRIBUNE, 18 October 1954, page 1


CALCUTTA, Oct. 16. - Traffic came to a standstill in Calcutta's busiest thoroughfare - Esplanade, when thousands of pedestrians and passengers on moving vehicles stopped, curious to gaze in silence at a wonderful phenomenon which appeared suddenly like a piece of caprice of nature under the mid-day sun.

It was a whirlwind, which started, perhaps, due to a change in atmospheric conditions and appeared to have the punch of the devil.

Swirling at a terrific speed, the tiny tornado, about 10 feet in circumference, carried everything under its feet, high up in the air, with a tremendous velocity.

Going round and round, like a passionate girl in a spree, it moved from the Esplanade tram-terminus towards the west along Mcterloney Road at 1:30 p.m. and then the crowd, to their amazement, saw it change its course and at the south-eastern corner of Raj Bhavan disappear in the void as suddenly as it appeared. - U.P.I.


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Atmospheric vortex that occurs in cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud and propagating down, often to the surface of the earth, in the form of a cloud sleeves or trunk diameter of tens to hundreds of meters. Tornadoes can appear in many shapes and sizes.


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