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The 1954 French flap:

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August 11, 1954, Sérézin-de-la-Tour, Isère:

Reference number for this case: 11-Aug-54-Serezin-de-la-Tour. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



Jacques Vallée indicates that on August 11, 1954, there were already four sightings in France, including one in "Serezin".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 11 August 1954 in "Serezin.Tour", France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by two witnesses."

The sources are indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966."

[Ref. lg1:] LOREN GROSS:

UFO researcher/author Jacques Vallee noted a marked increase in French activity as early as August 11th when reports came in from eastern France at the towns of Serezin, Remiremont, and Gerardmer.

  • 195. Vallee, Jacques and Janine. Challenge to Science. New York, N.Y.: Ace Books, Inc., 1966. p.15O.

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

This database recorded the case twice:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540811 11.08.1954 Serezin Tour France
19540811 11.08.1954 Serezin Tour France NL


Not looked for yet.

It is possible that the date given by Vallée is false, that it was really on August 8, 1954, and that it was a meteor.


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

Serezin-de-la-Tour, Sérézin-de-la-Tour, Isère


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 2, 2008 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 20, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross November 20, 2016 Additions [lg1], [ub1].

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