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The 1954 French flap:

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November 13, 1954, Berck, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference number for this case: 13-nov-54-Berck. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

417 -001.79741 50.42700 13 12 1954 05 00 1 *BERCK-AEROD. F 0011 4E

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Jacques Vallée indicates without quoting sources that on November 13, 1954, close to the local airport of Berck, an apparatus in the shape of a round hut flew away within approximately 300 meters of the witnesses, who did not hear any noise.

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

336

Nov. 13, 1954, 03:30, Berck (France).

Near the local airport, Mr. Davril saw a craft like a round hut 300 m away. It took off without noise. (Personal).

[Ref. ld3] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

In a list of cases of the 1954 French flap that were estimated to need an investigation or a counter-investigation, the magazine noted:

"336. 13-11-54 Breck [sic]"

[Ref. bb1:] GERARD BARTHEL AND JACQUES BRUCKER:

The two authors refer to the Vallée catalogue and provide the same summary.

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

The two authors refer to the Vallée catalogue and provide the same summary.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jérôme Beau indicates that on November 13, 1954 at 03:30 in Berck, France, close to the local airport, Mr. Davril sees a machine resembling a round hut, 300 m away. It takes off without noise.

[Ref. jd1:] JEAN-PIERRE D'HONDT:

This ufologist indicates that on November 13, 1954, in Berck, in the Pas-de-Calais, at 03:30, close to the local airport, the witness, Mr. Davril, saw a machine resembling a round hut, 300 meters away; which took off without noise.

The source is indicated as "LDLN contact lecteurs #102 bis January 1970 page 5".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Pas de Calais in Berk, on November 13, 1954 at 03:20 hours, "a witness close to the airport observes an object resembling a round hut 300 meter from there which flies away. No noise heard."

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 13 November 1954 at 03:30 in Berck, France, a craft like a round hut 300 meters away was seen. Near the local airport, Mr. Davril saw a craft like a round hut 300 meters away. It took off without noise.

The website comments: "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One ball was observed by one male witness at an airport for over 60 minutes."

The sources are indicated as Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); 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. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 13 December 1954 at 03:30, in Berck, France "an object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one witness at an airport."

The sources are indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01).

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

Date: November 13 1954

Location: Berck France

Time: 0330

Near the local airport, Mr. Davril saw a craft like a round hut 300 m away. It took off without noise.

Source: Magonia 336

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

This database recorded the same case 6 times, twice with a wrong month:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541213 13.12.1954 Berck France 05.00
19541213 13.12.1954 Berck France CE II
19541113 13.11.1954 Berck France NL
19541113 13.11.1954 Berck France CE I
19541113 13.11.1954 Berck France CE I
19541113 13.11.1954 Berck France CE I

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Helicopter?

Keywords:

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

Berck, Pas-de-Calais, airport, airfield, Davril, craft, round, hut, silent, silence, landing

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 18, 2003 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 21, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [jd1], [lc1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross July 1, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 2, 2016 Addition [ub1].
1.4 Patrick Gross January 11, 2017 Addition [ta1].

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