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October 11, 1954, Bremondans, Doubs:

Reference number for this case: 11-Oct-54-Bremondans. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the 1990s, the ufologist and author Jean Sider told, from an article in the newspaper La Republique, of Belfort, for October 26, 1954, that on October 11, 1954, at 06:45 p.m., between Bremondans and Baume-les-Dames in the Doubs department, plowing horses were frightened by "a cigar-shaped saucer" (sic); which was 20 meters away from them. The witnesses were M. Cassard and P. Voirin.

In his 2014 book, Julien Gonzalez gave these additional details: M. Cassard and P. Voirin were plowing a field when they saw a cigar-shaped saucer of yellowish and bluish color.

And: "A character appeared and disappeared after two minutes."

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider indicates that he found in an article in the newspaper "La République" of Belfort for October 26, 1954, that on October 11, 1954 at 06:45 p.m. in Bremondans in the Doubs, plough horses were frightened by "a saucer in the shape of a cigar (sic)" which was within 20 meters of them.

[Ref. lh1] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4070: 1954/10/11 18:40 1 6:24:00 E 47:14:00 N 3333 WEU FRN DBS 8:7

BREMONDANS,FR:2/FARM:BLU-YLW SCR 20M AWAY:HORSES RUN:FIG.SEEN/2min:/LDLN#319

Ref#217 Jean SIDER: Le DOSSIER 1954 (2 vol.) Page No. 196 : FARMLANDS

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that Luc Chastan indicates that in Doubs in Bremondans, on October 11, 1954 at 18:45 hours, two farmers busy plowing a field see an object in the shape of cigar of yellowish and bluish color. The horses were frightened when they saw this phenomenon at 20 m of them approximately. A figure seemed to appear and disappear at the end of two minutes.

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is Lumières dans la Nuit.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 11 October 1954 at 18:40, in Bremondans, France, there was an "animal reaction: horses panic and run. Bluish yellow saucer only 20m away. Figure seen for two minutes. An object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. Animal reactions to the object were reported. One object was observed by two witnesses on a farm for two minutes."

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

[Ref. gz1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind between Bremondans and Baume-les-Dames, in the Doubs, on October 11, 1954 at 18:45:

M. Cassard and P. Voirin plowed a field when they saw a cigar-shaped saucer of yellow and bluish color. The horses were frightened because the craft was 20 m away from them.

A character appeared and disappeared after two minutes.

Sources are indicated as La République (Belfort) for October 26, 1954; Jean Sider, Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste, page 196.

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 6:40 p.m. horses panicked and ran when a bluish yellow saucer approached them to within 20 meters in Bremondans, Doubs, France. A figure was seen for two minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3872, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 196).

Explanations:

Sider [js1] gave the time as 06:45 p.m., all the other source said its was at 06:40 p.m.

Bremondans is a hamlet about 12 kilometers South of Baume-les-Dames.

The information is quite insufficient; it was apparently only a short story of the press, without investigation.

In particular, nothing is said about the "character" who "appeared and disappeared after two minutes."

Keywords:

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

Bremondans, Baume-les-Dames, Doubs, cigar, horses, animals, fear, effects, close, occupant

Sources:

[---] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 1, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 13, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 20, 2008 Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 18, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross February 4, 2017 Addition [gz1].
1.4 Patrick Gross April 18, 2019 Additions [lh1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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