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October 10, 1954, Blainville, Eure-et-Loir:

Reference number for this case: 10-Oct-54-Blainville. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two French ufologists report in their book that on October 10, 1954, at six fifteen, Michel Toutain was riding his bicycle from Marville-Moutier to Blanville in the Département of Eure-et-Loir, when he felt that his bicycle did not advance any more, although he tried to pedal with strength to set the bicycle in motion again.

His efforts being useless, he put foot on the ground, turned his bicycle upside down and checks the mechanism, which does not show any problem. He tries again to ride his bicycle but he still found impossible to advance.

At this time, his attention is drawn to a luminous object which is on his right at a distance of 500 meters. The object has the shape of a red ball and a greenish part resembling the "lid of a boiler" is above the ball, 4 meters higher.

Between this greenish "lid" and the red ball, there are four silhouettes, and a luminous point which changes color when the unit starts to move. At the time of a sudden change of direction, the light becomes green, then it becomes pink during a horizontal displacement, and becomes white, then blue when the object takes altitude. When it disappears from view, it seemed to be a luminous ball separating in two parts.

The observation lasted a quarter of an hour, and during all this time Michel Toutain tried to advance on his bicycle while succeeding progressing only two hundred meters.

Another witness, Mr. Josse, who passed with his truck at the height of a small wood, saw this luminous ball departing at the end of the observation.

The authors indicate that the source is "La Gazette Française" du 16/10/1954.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates that on October 10, 1954, Mr. Michel Toutain of Marville-Moutier-Brûlé in the department of Eure-et-Loir "saw his bicycle "refusing" to advance, apparently immobilized by an odd luminous object!"

The witness put foot at ground when his bicycle refused to advance, he ensured of the correct operation of the shifting track, went up on the saddle but the bicycle had the same problem. He then noticed at approximately 500 meters a luminous object in the shape of a red ball surmounted by a "greenish boiler lid". He wanted to make a half-turn to alert people in Blanville but only succeeded to go 200 meters in a quarter of an hour.

The source is indicated as "Figuet page 142."

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 10, in France, in Marville-Moutier-Brule, "At 6:15 Michel Toutain rides by bicycle towards Blanville, when his machine seems struck of inertia, in spite of the efforts of its owner. Intrigued, he puts foot at ground. He turns his bicycle over, checks the shifting track, goes up on the saddle: impossible to advance. Within 500m from there on the right, a luminous object then catches his attention. It is a red ball with, at 4 m above this one a greenish part resembling a boiler's lid. Between this cockpit which shelters four silhouettes, a luminous point changes color in connection with the movements that this unit is then starting to do. During a sudden change of direction it becomes green, then pink during a horizontal displacement, and disappears by taking altitude while becoming blue. During all this time, a quarter of an hour approximately, the witness always struggles with the bicycle, which crosses only 200m. At the time of the disappearance of the object, a luminous ball split in two parts. Mr. Josse, who passed by with his truck at the height of the small wood saw the final phase of this observation."

The source is indicated as "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: 'Ovni, Premier dossier complet...' Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 141, 142"

[Ref. fg2:] FRANCIS GATTI:

- Another example showing that our knowledge as regards gravitation is extremely thin: "On October 10, 1954, Mr. Michel Toutain, of Marville-Moutier-Brûlé (Eure-et-Loi), saw his bicycle "refusing" to advance, immobilized apparently by an odd luminous object!" We do deal here with a gravitational field more powerful localised in a small space and overlapping in the natural field of terrestrial gravitation. The many cases of engine stall which represent an important constant of the UFO file testify that the control of gravitation is an absolute truth for the hyper-advanced humanoids of the universe.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

127.
Location. Marville-Moutier France
Date: October 10 1954
Time: 0615A

Michel Toutain driving his moped towards Blanville when it suddenly stops and does not advance, seemingly stuck in inertia, in spite of all the efforts by Michel the moped did not budge. He checks the engine and then notices about 500 meters to his right, a luminous object, resembling a red sphere, with a green upper section resembling the lid on a boiler. He sees a cockpit with four silhouettes standing inside. A light within the cockpit turns on at first becoming green, then pink and as the object disappears gaining altitude it becomes white and then blue. As the object disappears from a sight, a luminous ball seems to detach itself from it and travels in a different direction. A second witness, Mr. Josse saw the object depart.

HC addendum
Source: Figuet, J L Ruchon
Type: A

[Ref. fb1:] FABRICE BONVIN:

Fabrice Bonvin notes:

Case #020: 10/10/1954, p. 141 (Marville-Moutier-Brule)

[Ref. fb2:] FABRICE BONVIN:

In a table, Fabrice Bonvin notes selected cases of the 1954 Frnech flap, including this one:

Case Nmbr witnesses Hours Type objects
Marville-Moutier-Brule 2 2 1

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Eure et Loir in Marville Moutiers Brulé on October 10, 1954 at 06:15 hours, "That morning, the main witness moves towards Blanville by bicycle, when, suddenly, his machine seems struck of inertia refusing to advance in spite of its owner's efforts. The latter, intrigued, puts foot at ground. He turns his bicycle over, ensured of the correct operation of the shifting track, then goes up on the saddle... to run up once again against the same phenomenon of immobilism. His attention is then drawn on his right by an odd luminous object being at a distance of 500 meters. The phenomenon is composed of a red ball with, above, a greenish part resembling a boiler's lid. Between this cockpit, which shelters four silhouettes, a luminous point changes color, in connection with various movements which this apparatus is then carrying out. During a sudden change of direction the gleam becomes green, then while moving horizontaly, it takes a rosy color, finally, the craft disappears by taking altitude. The gleam, at this precise time becomes blue. During the few minutes of observation which seem to him rather long, the witness always struggles with his bicycle, trying to reach Blanville, three kilometers in the north, in order to alert other people. But unfortunately, despite all his efforts, he rides only a distance of 200 meters in a quarter of an hour. At the time of the disappearance of the object, a luminous ball divided into two parts the witness sweeps his eyes with a handkerchief in order to better realize. He does not specify if the headlight of its bicycle were lit and if it stopped functioning. Another witness who passed by, at the steering wheel of his truck, at the height of the little wood located a little further than the cemetery, hidden by the latter, is said to have seen only the final phase of this phenomenon."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 10 October 1954 at 06:15 in Marville-Moutier, France, "Michel Toutain driving his moped towards Blanville when it suddenly stops and does not advance, seemingly stuck in inertia, in spite of all the efforts by Michel the moped did not budge. He checks the engine and then notices about 500 meters to his right, a luminous object, resembling a red sphere, with a green upper section resembling the lid on a boiler. He sees a cockpit with four silhouettes standing inside. A light within the cockpit turns on at first becoming green, then pink and as the object disappears gaining altitude it becomes white and then blue. As the object disappears from a sight, a luminous ball seems to detach itself from it and travels in a different direction. A second witness, Mr. Josse saw the object depart."

The source is a link to a nonexistent web page.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 10 October 1954 at 06:20 there was a sighting in Marville-Moutier-Brule, France.

The source is indicated as Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. fg1:] FRANCIS GATTI:

Extracted from de 231/… "Les envahisseurs demasqués" RAMUEL publisher 1999

October 10, 1954, Mr. Michel Toutain, of Marville-Moutier-Brûlé (Eure-et-Loir), saw his bicycle "refusing" to advance, immobilized apparently by an odd luminous object!

Thus, this unknown force can make much more than a simple magnetic fluid based on the displacement of the electrons in the atom or the rotation of the electrons on themselves would do.

It is thus an energy whose properties exceed all that we know as regards magnetism. Which is nothing surpizing if this energy is equipped with a fluidic intelligence to control it.

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No! no! the interpretation of the facts by Jean SIDER given physics is completely ridiculous!

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

1954 - At 6:15 a.m. Michel Toutain was bicycling in Marville-Moutier-Brule, Eure-et-Loir department, France when he saw a red ball of light above which was a greenish circular disc resembling the cover of a washbasin, four meters in diameter. Inside the green dome he could see that there were four dark silhouettes. He was unable to advance towards the object, stopped by some unseen force. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 141, citing La Gazette Francaise, October 16, 1954).

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Location: Marville-Moutier France

Date: October 10 1954

Time: 0615A

Michel Toutain was driving his moped towards Blanville when it suddenly stops and does not advance; seemingly stuck in inertia, in spite of all the efforts by Michel the moped did not budge. He checks the engine and then notices about 500 meters to his right, a luminous object, resembling a red sphere, with a green upper section resembling the lid on a boiler. He sees a cockpit with four silhouettes standing inside. A light within the cockpit turns on at first becoming green, then pink and as the object disappears gaining altitude it becomes white and then blue. As the object disappears from a sight, a luminous ball seems to detach itself from it and travels in a different direction. A second witness, Mr. Josse saw the object depart.

Source: Figuet, J L Ruchon

[Ref. gz1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind at Marville-Moutier-Brûlé, the Eure-et-Loir, on October 10, 1954, at 6:15 a.m.:

Michel Toutain made his way to Blanville by bicycle, when suddenly his bicycle seemed struck with inertia, no longer advancing despite the efforts of its owner.

Intrigued, he dismounted, turned his bike over, made sure the machanism was functioning properly, and then climbed back onto the saddle to note once again the same phenomenon of immobilism.

His attention was then drawn to his right by a bizarre luminous object at a distance of 500 meters. It was a red ball with a greenish part on the top resembling a washing machine lid. Between the top and the inside that housed four silhouettes, a luminous spot changed color in connection with various movements that the apparatus had then begun to perform.

During a sudden change in direction, the glow became green, then moving horizontally, it took on a pink hue, and finally the machine disappeared while climbing. The glow at that precise moment became blue.

During the few minutes of observation that seemed to him quite long, the witness was still struggling with his bike, trying to reach Blanville three kilometers north, to alert others. Unfortunately, despite all his efforts, he had traveled only 200 meters in a quarter of an hour.

At the time of the disappearance of the object, a luminous ball split in two parts. Mr. Toutain wiped his eyes with a handkerchief in order to see better. He did not say if the headlight on his bicycle was on and if it stopped functioning.

A truck driver, Mr. Dosse [named Josse at another place by Julien Gonzalez] who was driving his truck at the level of the little wood located a little farther than the cemetery masked by it, saw only the last part of this phenomenon.

The sources are indicated as La Gazette française for October 16, 1954; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, "OVNI: le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochées en France", pages 141-142; Jean Sider, "Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste", page 193.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Blanville, Blainville, Eure-et-Loir, Marville-Moutier, Michel Toutain, Josse, road, bicycle, round, sphere, craft, object, light, occupants, quatre, arrêt, blocage, effet, manoeuvre, red, green, pink, white, blue

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 23, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 18, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross July 9, 2010 Addition [fb2].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 28, 2011 Additions [fg1], [fg2], [dj1]. A search on the web and in my documentation did not reveal other sources. In "Explanations", addition of "Possible planes".
1.3 Patrick Gross October 9, 2014 Addition [ta1].
1.4 Patrick Gross February 7, 2017 Addition [gz1].

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