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October 14, 1954, Angles, Vendée:

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

Reports:

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that on October 14, 1954 at nightfall in Angles in the Vendée, several separate witnesses reported "a spectacle which clearly characterizes the passage of a "jellyfish saucer"."

This was about the arrival of a shining machine which changed shape while approaching, emitted multicoloured gleams and descended at very low altitude.

A peasant who was in the surroundings wanted to approach it and saw the machine throw a dazzling gleam then take height again and disappear, this phenomenon being seen by several people from the village of Angles itself.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

331 001.40318 46.40940 14 10 1954 18 00 2 (ANGLES-VENDEES) F 301 C** 298

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

254

Oct. 14, 1954, nightfall, Anglès (France).

A farmer saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several persons in Angles observed the scene. (La Croix, 16 oct 1954).

[Ref. cb1:] CHARLES BOWEN:

The author indicates that on October 14, 1954, a farmer of Angles in the Vendée saw a shining object come almost to the ground, but when he tried to approach it, the apparatus produced an intense "screen of light" and disappeared without noise. Several people of Angles observed the same phenomenon.

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

The two authors and ufologists indicate that in Anglès in the Vendée, a farmer who remained anonymous and several other witnesses saw on October 14, 1954 at an unspecified hour of the twilight, a brilliant object which emitted multicoloured gleams and descended close to the ground. When the farmer tried to approach it, the machine produced an intense "screen of light" and disappeared without noise.

The authors indicate Quincy, Vallée and the newspaper La Croix for September [sic, October] 16, 1954, as sources.

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

The two authors note this case of October 14, 1954:

"Angles - 85: investigation. luminous phenomenon vaguely spherical."

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 14, in France, in "Angles (the Vendée), at twilight a farmer and other people saw a shining object go down almost to the ground. Whereas he tried to approach the object emitted an intense screen of light and disappeared without a noise."

The sources are noted "La Croix, 16 Oct 1954" and "Jacques Vallée: 'Chronique des apparitions ET' - DENOEL 1972 - J'AI LU COLL. - p. 280".

[Ref. mv1:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

The author of this website who explored the regional press of the department of Vendée reports:

Angles
October 14, 1954

Angles, city of legends and mysteries in which we will have the occasion to return for another UFO sighting but also for the mysteries engraved in the stones of a close construction which will put to us on the track of the treasure of the Moricq Tower.

For now I have only one lead for this day of October 14, 1954, an observation which is unlikely to have developments, insofar the information is so sparse and seem to have to remain so! In 1997 I received a letter by the ufologist Michel Figuet, deceased since, who taught me the existence of this case among others having occurred in the Vendée, with this short comment: Angles, 14/10/54 (twilight) Witnesses deceased, unverifiable case.

One can thus only suppose that a UFO type display took place above Angles on October 14, 1954, without being able to give more details, unless one day one of the visitors of this website can teach me some more.

[Ref. mv2:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

In his case listing "UFOs in the Vendée", the author notes this case:

Angles, 14 October 1954

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Thursday, October 14, 1954

In the twilight - A Angles (the Vendée, France), 1 farmer 1 sees 1 shining object go down almost to the ground. While he tries to approach, the object produces an intense screen of light and disappears without a noise. In Angles, several people observed the display.

Jérome Beau indicates that the witness "Died at least in 1997" and indicates that the source is "La Croix, 16 October 1954 cited in Figuet, M. cited in Choloux, Jérôme: "2. La vague de 1954" in "Les OVNIs en Vendée", Les Mystères de Vendée, 2007".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Vendée in Angles on October 14, 1954 at an unknown hour "In the twilight, the witnesses observe a shining object which emits multicoloured gleams and goes down close to the ground. When a farmer tries to approach, the craft produces an intense 'screen of light' and disappears without noise."

The source is noted: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979"

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 18:00 in Angles, France, "A hovering object was observed. It moved with a falling-leaf motion. One object was observed by several male witnesses (Martin)."

The website indicates as sources 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, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 18:00 in Angles, France, "A bright object, which came almost to the ground. A farmer saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several persons in Angles observed the scene."

The website adds: "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One ball was observed by several witnesses at a mountain."

The website indicates as sources Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956.

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

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At dusk, around 6:00 p.m., a farmer in Angles, Vendee department, France saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several other persons in Angles also observed the scene. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 254).

[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
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France 18.00
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France 18.00 NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France Nightfall
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France
19541014 14.10.1954 Angles France Nightfall CE II
19541014 14.10.1954 Angle France

Notes:

The location is uncertain:

Several authors specify that the location is in the department of Vendée, however, there is the possibility that they mispelled Anglès by dropping the accent on the "è".

If the city is Anglès, then it is in the department of Tarn.

If the city is Angles, then it is in the department of Vendée.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Anglès, Vendée, farmer, object, bright, shiny, landing, light, luminous, disappearance, silence, multiple

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 21, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross 8 avril 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [jb1], [lc1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 4, 2010 Addition [mv2].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 29, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 15, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.4 Patrick Gross February 27, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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