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November 14, 1954, Saint-Maudan, Côtes-d'Armor:

Reference number for this case: 14-Nov-54-Saint-Maudan. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider discovered this case of November 18, 1954 at 6 o'clock in the morning by an article of the newspaper "Le Courier Indépendant", of Loudéac, on page 3 in the edition of November 27, 1954.

The article says that the young Danielle Ponner, aged 12, living at her parent's in Bomel was waken up by a sharp gleam Thursday morning of last week.

She saw, by the window, very close to the house, a kind of shining boat resting on the ground and, around the boat, two small hairy beings which seemed to collect apples.

Frightened, the young girl called her parents, but at once the light and the boat disappeared. The young girl seemed very categorical in her statements.

Jean Sider points out the ambiguity of the word "disappeared" and the coincidence that the disappearance occurs when the young girl calls her parents.

Reports:

[ln1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" MAGAZINE:

The magazine reproduces the text of the newspaper "Le Courrier Indépendant", of Loudéac, for November 27, 1954, page 3, indicated as the source.

The article indicates that young Danielle Ponner, 12 years old, living at her parents' in Bomel, in Saint-Maudan, was awaked by a sharp gleam, and then saw by the window, very close to the house, a kind of shining or sparkling "boat", and around this "boat", two small hairy being which seemed to be busy collecting apples.

She was frightened and called her parents, but "at once, the light and the boat disappeared."

The newspaper noted that the little girl was very affirmative in her statements.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider discovered this case of November 18, 1954 at 6 o'clock in the morning by an article of the newspaper "Le Courier Indépendant", of Loudéac, on page 3 in the edition of November 27, 1954.

The article says that the young Danielle Ponner, aged 12, living at her parent's in Bomel was waken up by a sharp gleam Thursday morning of last week.

She saw, by the window, very close to the house, a kind of shining boat resting on the ground and, around the boat, two small hairy beings who seemed to collect apples.

Frightened, the young girl called her parents, but at once the light and the boat disappeared. The young girl seemed very categorical in her statements.

Jean Sider points out the ambiguity of the word "disappeared" and the coincidence that the disappearance occurs when the young girl calls her parents.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

228.

Location. St Maudan France

Date: November 14 1954

Time: 0600A

A 12-year old girl sees a luminous boat shaped craft land on a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard. No other information.

HC addition # 2399

Source: LDLN # 325

Type: B

[Ref. ed1:] EMMANUEL DEHLINGER:

This author defends the thesis that UFOs are caused by military personal using waves and other devices to make believe in the existence of aliens by misleading in the witnesses. He studies as example of the thesis this case, indicating that in Bomel in Saint-Maudan in the Côte d'Armor on November 18, 1954 at 06:00, a luminous boat and two small hairy beings pretence to collect apples were seen, with a disappearance on the spot. He suggests that it can be a "luminous projection?"

He indicates as source LDLN #325 page 36.

[Ref. bo1:] BASE OVNI FRANCE:

The web site indicates that in St Maudan in the Côtes d'Armor, on November 18, 1954, at 06:00, at the location Bomel, a girl sees by the window very close to the house a kind of shining boat on the ground. Around it two small hairy beings seem to be collecting apples. The child calls her parents, but all had disappeared when they come.

The indicated source is Lumières dans la Nuit.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 November 1954 at 06:00 in St Maudan, France, a 12-year old girl sees a luminous boat shaped craft land on a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard.

The source is a link to a nonexistant web page.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 18 November 1954 at 06:00 in St Maudan, France, a 12-year-old girl sees a "glowing boat" descend into field. Three hairy dwarfs get out and pick apples.

The website comments that it was a "close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One luminous boat-shaped object was observed by one female 12-year-old witness in a field for two minutes. Three hairy dwarves were seen.

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

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

*Nov. 14, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning in St. Maudan, France a 12-year-old girl saw a luminous boat-shaped craft land in a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 325).

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

Location: St Maudan France

Date: November 14 1954

Time: 0600A

A 12-year old girl sees a luminous boat shaped craft land on a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard.

No other information.

Source: LDLN # 325 257.

[Ref. gz1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind in Bomel, Saint-Maudan, the Côtes d'Armor, on November 18, 1954, at 06:00 a.m.:

Twelve-year-old Danielle Ponner was awakened by a sharp gleam, and she saw by the window, near the house, a sort of shining boat resting on the ground and, around the boat, two hairy beings who seemed to pick up apples. Frightened, the little girl called her parents, but the light and the boat disappeared at once.

The sources are indicated as Le Courrier Indépendant for November 27, 1954; Jean Sider, "Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste", pages 225-226.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

In addition of the points noted by Jean Sider, it should be noted that the single witness is a young girl, 12 years old, and the story is a quotation of a newspaper article. No investigation seems to have been carried out, and the case is of little strangeness. A confusion with people picking up apples at some light cannot be excluded.

Keywords:

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

Bomel, Côtes-d'Armor, Saint-Maudan, Danielle Ponner, night, gleam, boat, object, luminous, occupants, two, hairs, hairy, small, samples, light, boat

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 18, 2008 First published.
0.2 Patrick Gross January 29, 2008 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 23, 2008 First formal version. Additions [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 19, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 11, 2017 Addition [ta1].
1.3 Patrick Gross February 21, 2017 Additions [gz1], Summary.

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