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September 10, 1954, Limoges, Haute-Vienne:

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

Reports:

[Ref. pp1:] "PARIS-PRESSE" NEWSPAPER:

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The cigar of the talkative Martian flew over Limoges

LIMOGES, September 15. -- An inhabitant of Limoges, Mr. Georges Frugier, aged 30, states to have seen, on September 10, little after 08:30 p.m., furrowing the sky from the East to the West, a red disc which let escape a bluish trail.

As a matter of fact, the day and the hour of this observation coincide with the strange encounter of the farmer of Bugeat (Corrèze), Mr. Antoine Mazaud, who claims to have had a discussion with the passenger of a "flying cigar."

Mr. Frugier informed his family of the display of which he had been the witness but he met a frank skepticism.

However, the publication in the press, this morning, of Mr. Mazaud's adventure, imposed a comparison: Limoges is located at the North-West of Bugeat, the direction taken by the mysterious apparatus, according to the farmer's statements.

[Ref. jg1:] JIMMY GUIEU:

Science fiction writer and French ufology pioneer Jimmy Guieu indicated that on September 10, 1954 at 08:30 p.m., Mr. Georges Frugier, aged 30, inhabitant of Limoges, saw a red "disc" flying by in the sky from East to West, leaving a bluishtrail.

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Michel indicates that the authorities would undoubtedly have filed the close encounter by Mr. Mazaud that same day as cock-and-bull story, if it had not appeared during the investigation that the very same evening, a few moment after Mr. Mazaud saw the machine leaving for Limoges, towards the West, that the inhabitants of Limoges actually saw an object darting in the sky, coming from the East and going Westward, described as a reddish disc which let escape a bluish trail. These testimonies were collected by the police force before the meeting of Mr. Mazaud was even known of the inhabitants of Limoges. Michel notes amongst other the testimony of Mr. George Frugier, thirty years old, whom brought back his observation as of the evening of September 10, having noted the time with certainty: a few moments after 20:30. Michel adds that of Mr. Frugier's family did not take his testimony with serious before September 14, date at which the newspapers mentionned Mr. Mazaud's sighting.

[Ref. gl1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

The authors indicate that the investigation opened by the gendarmerie of Ussel made it possible to establish that this evening of September 10, 1954, little after 08:30 p.m., residents of Limoges had seen in the sky, flying from West to East, a reddish disc which let escape a bluish trail. The report of these witnesses had been collected before Antoine Mazaud's adventure was published in the press.

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

The two authors indicate that in Limoges in Haute-Vienne, on September 10, 1954, at 08:30 p.m., Mr. Frugier and other inhabitants of the city saw a reddish disc passing in the sky.

[Ref. rm1:] ROGER-LUC MARY:

In the book he wrote more or less with famous witness Marius Dewilde (See Quarouble for the same day), author Jean-Luc Mary reports, to add about the sighting in Mouriéras on the same day:

In addition, thus coming to confirm the presence of an "unknown" machine in the area, Mr. George Frugier, thirty years old, inhabitant of Limoges, precisely towards 20:30 affirmed to have seen a red "disc" furrowing the sky from the East to the West and letting a bluish trail escape. Limoges is precisely located at the North-West of Mourieras (community of Bugeat) from where the cigar took off, its powerful luminosity in flight could have taken the aspect of a luminous sphere hiding the real shape of the apparatus which was then taken for a "disc".

[Ref. rm2:] ROGER-LUC MARY:

Chronology of the events that occurred in France, in Quarouble and its area, on September 10, 1954

[... other cases ...]

2nd witness, a little after 08:30 p.m.. Limoges, Haute-Vienne, several witnesses watch pass over the city (east to west) a red disk followed by a bluish trail.

[... other cases ...]

[Ref. lg1] LOREN GROSS:

Limoges.

Within minutes of M. Mazaud's experience, a strange aerial body was reported passing over Limoges, having come out of the east. East, where on the Millevaches Plateau the French peasant claimed to have encountered his "strange being" on a path near the hamlet of Mourieras, so one wonders if the vague report of an overflight at Limoges confirms the weird assertion of M. Mazaud.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

September 10

[...]

1954 - Mourieras, France. A farmer, Mr. Mazaud was walking home when he was suddenly confronted with a helmeted being of average height who made friendly gestures, then went back into the brush, entered a cigar-shaped object about four meters long, which took off toward Limoges. A few minutes later witnesses in Limoges reported a disc-shaped, red object leaving a bluish trail. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 14, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 40; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 209).

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Haute Vienne in Limoges on September 10, 1954 at 20:30, "Several residents of the city see a reddish disc passing in the sky."

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 10 September 1954 at 20:30 in Limoges, France, "Reddish disc emitting a blue tail. east to west." And: "A flying disc was observed. One red disc was observed by more than two male witnesses, typical age 30 (Frugier)."

The sources are noted as Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956; Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case four times instead of one:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540910 10.09.1954 Limoges France 20.30 NL
19540910 10.09.1954 Limoges France CE III
19540910 10.09.1954 Limoges France 20.30 NL
19540910 10.09.1954 Limoges France 20.30 NL

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Georges Frugier, disc, red, trail, blue, bluish

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 8, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 12, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 26, 2011 Addition [gl1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 11, 2014 Addition [rm2].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 29, 2016 Additions [dj1], [ub1].

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