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October 13, 1954, Albussac, Corrèze:

Reference for this case: 13-Oct-54-Albussac.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


The regional newspaper Le Populaire du Centre for October 15, 1954, reported that Mr. Jean-Pierre Bartarange, farmer in La-Roche-de-Vic, municipality of Albussac in the Corrèze department, saw a flying saucer that fired several colors, flying at quite low altitude.

According to the 1979 book by ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean Louis Ruchon, the case was first published in the regional newspaper La Montagne for October 14, 1954, and dated October 13, 1954.




A "flying saucer" lands in Toulouse and three witnesses see a strange being emerge

In Montluçon, a railwayman calls a "Martian"

Toulouse, October 14 (A.F.P.). -- A small diver with a large head compared to the body, huge eyes, such is the description just made by a resident of Toulouse, Mr. Oliver, of a mysterious personage who descended from a strange machine that he saw yesterday at 7:15 p.m., on a vacant lot.

Mr. Olivier, who owns the Javel Netto establishments in Toulouse, was accompanied by an employee, Mr. Perano, and a young boy of about fifteen. All three saw the luminous apparatus, of spherical shape and reddish color, and then perceived coming to them this "personage" whose scuba, the witnesses said, shone like glass.

Subsequently, M. Olivier drew with a chalk, in an approximate manner, on a door, the diver. "I did not believe in it," Perano said, "but I saw it just as I see you. It's a shock."

After a very short time, about a minute, the diver returned to his flying saucer, which flew vertically without noise into the sky at a prodigious speed, throwing a wake of fire.

Due to the night no finding could be made at the place where the machine was said to have landed.

Near the Cher in Montluçon

The flying saucers file has been increased with several testimonies, the most important being that of an employee at the Montluçon railway station, Mr. Laugère, who made contact on Sunday evening with an individual from a craft in the form of a torpedo.

Mr. Laugere left his work and crossed the tracks near the bridge of the S.N.C.F. on the road "Le Cher" when he saw a metallic machine posed at a short distance from the gas oil tank intended for the fueling of railcars. By the side of the apparatus, which had the shape of a torpedo, and could be four meters in diameter, there was a man, all covered with hair, unless he were dressed in a long-haired coat.

Mr. Laugere, surprised, asked him what he was doing. The unknown replied in unintelligible terms, but the railwayman thought he distinguished the words "gas oil".

Mr. Laugere did not ask him for anything more, and went to alert his comrades. As soon as he had gone a hundred yards, he saw the apparatus rise vertically without any noise. It soon disappeared before his eyes. Only the fear of the irony of his comrades had prevented him, till today, from telling his adventure.

A "saucer" in the Corrèze

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bartarange, a farmer in La Roche-de-Vic, in the commune of Albussac (Correze) saw a flying saucer throwing fires of several colors. It was flying at low altitude.


The two authors and ufologists indicate that on October 13, 1954 in Albussac in Corrèze, at the location "La Roche de vie ("Life's Rock"), a farmer saw an object called a "flying saucer" which launched "fires of several colors" and flew at rather low altitude.

The source is indicated as La Montagne for October 14, 1954.


4089: 1954/10/13 00:00 1 1:50:00 E 45:08:00 N 3331 WEU FRN CRZ 6:6


Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 159 : FARMLANDS

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Corrèze in Albussac on October 13, 1954 at an unknown hour, at the location La Roche de Vie, a farmer saw an object qualified a "flying saucer" which launched fires of several colors and flew at rather low altitude.

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

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that there was a UFO sighting on 13 October 1954 in Albussac, France.

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



The information is of course insufficient; this may have been a meteor for example.


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

Albussac, Corrèze, farmer, saucer, fires, colors, low


[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross May 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 29, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross January 19, 2017 Addition [pce1].
1.2 Patrick Gross July 23, 2019 Additions [lhh1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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