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October 11, 1954, Lacanche, Côte-d'Or:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel notes that during the short moment separating the cases of Fonfrède and of Clamecy, at 04:15 A.M., Mr. Labonde, originating from Epignac-les-Mines, was driving on the secondary road 104 in Côte-d'Or between the villages of Thury and Champignolles, when, as he came out of the wood of Venusse, he noticed a curious reddish luminosity floating in the darkness of his car.

Mr. Lalonde threw a circular glance to find the source of it, and discovered that a kind of luminous red globe which seemed to be about two meters broad followed its car at a distance of approximately twenty-five meters.

As it worried him, he accelerated, then slowed down, and the object still approached. When he arrived at the height of Champignolles, Mr. Labonde took the secondary road 14 leading towards Lacanches, and accelerated thoroughly; the object did the same, until the arrival at Lacanche where the object deviated, took altitude and disappeared.

Michel notes that the light spreading inside the car, the variation of the distance between the car and the object, the manoeuvers and the take-off right before the entry of the village plead against the idea that that it could have been a reflection.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

301 -004.56990 47.07630 11 10 1954 04 20 1 (LACANCHE W.BEAUNE) F 001133 C *269

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

233

Oct. 11, 1954, 04:20, Lacanche (France).

Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about 2 m in size. It stayed within 25 m of the car. (58; M 158) (L'Aurore, 13 oct 1954).

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 11, 1954, in Lacanche in the Côte-d'Or, Mr. Labonde, who drove his car, was followed by a kind of luminous sphere which was surrounded of a strange reddish gleam of approximately 2 meters of size. Three creatures were seen after the stop of a car.

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

The two authors indicate that in Lacanche in the department of Côte-d'Or, on October 11, 1954 at 04:20 in the morning, a person was driving his vehicle to the intersection of the secondary roads D14 and D104, when he was followed by a kind of luminous sphere surrounded by a reddish incandescent light aof pproximately two meters in diameter which remained at a distance of 25 meters of his car.

The authors give as sources case 233 of the Vallée catalogue, Aimé Michel in "A propos des S.V." page 197, and l'Aurore for October 13, 1954.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that on October 11, 1954 at 04:20 in Lacanche, Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 in France when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car.

The source is indicated as Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on October 11, 1954 at 04:20 in Lacanche, Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 in France when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car.

The source is indicated as Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jérôme Beau indicates that on October 11, 1954, at 04:20 in Lacanche, Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 in France when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car.

Jérôme Beau indicates that the source is "L'Aurore, October 13, 1954".

[Ref. mp1:] MICHEL PADRINES:

Michel Padrines indicates that on October 11, 1954, at 04:20 in Lacanche, Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 in France when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car.

Michel Padrines indicates that the source is "L'Aurore, October 13, 1954".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Côte d'Or on October 11, 1954, at 04:20 in Lacanche, Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 in France when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size: which stayed within 25 meters of his car.

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 11 October 1954 at 04:20 in Lacanche, France, a "sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, two meters in size, was seen. Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of the car."

The website adds that an "object was observed from a car. One red ball, about 5 feet across, was observed by one male witness on a farm."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923) (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

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

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 4:20 a.m. in Lacanche, Côte-d'or, France Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 158; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224, case # 233).

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

This database recorded this case 7 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France CE I
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France CE I
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France CE I
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France CE I
19541011 11.10.1954 Lacanche France CE I
19541011 11.10.1954 Champignolles France

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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

Lacanche, Côte-d'Or, Labonde, road, car, vehicle, globe, luminous, sphere, incandescant, fiery, red

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 7, 2003 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 17, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [dj1], [jb1], [go1], [mp1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 20, 2008 Addition [ud1].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 28, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 18, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.4 Patrick Gross February 21, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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