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October 14, 1954, Ciry-le-Noble, Saône-et-Loire:

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

Reports:

[Ref. as1:] "L'ASTRONOMIE" MAGAZINE:

Suspicious object. -- Mr. G. MOUILLON, engineer in Génelard (the Saone-et-Loire), observed on October 14 at 08:50 p.m., between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines an enormous object surrounded by a green flame arriving on the ground in fast fall, on a vertical height of 10° approximately. The object was certainly several degrees broad (perhaps 5). No noise was perceived.

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that in "L'Astronomie" in 1954 the following report appeared:

Suspicious object: M. G. Mouillon, engineer in Génelard, Saone-et-Loire, has observed, on October 14 at 8:05 p.m., between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines, an enormous object surrounded with a green flame quickly falling to the ground over an area of about 10° in elevation [sic]. The object itself had an apparent diameter of several degrees, maybe as much as five degrees. No Noise was heard."

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

342 -004.30821 46.60200 14 10 1954 19 20 105 CIRY LE NOBLE F 1511 C** 293

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

The two authors indicate that on October 14, 1954 at 08:50 p.m. in Ciry le Noble in the department of Saône et Loire, a person circulating between Ciry-the-Noble and Montceau-the-Mines saw a luminous object apparently "enormous" descending without noise towards the ground.

The authors indicate that the source is L'Astronomie, managine of the French Astronomy Society, cited by Jacques Vallée, and Aimé Michel in "A Propos des S.V." page 214.

[Ref. mf1:] FRANCAT - MICHEL FIGUET:

In an extract of his Francat catalogue, Michel Figuet recorded that the case of the CE0 type between Geugnon and Ciry-the-Noble was in the twilight, a "confusion with the fall of a fireball."

[Ref. jc1:] JACQUES COSTAGLIOLA:

The author indicates that on October 14, 1954, at 20:50 between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-lese-Mines, G Mouillon, engineer, Génelard, sees an enormous object wrapped of a green flame arrive on the ground in fast fall on a vertical height of 10° approximately. The object was certainly several degrees broad, perhaps 5°. No noise was heard.

The source is noted "BSAF p 475".

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 14, in France, "between Ciry le Noble and Montceau les Mines, towards 20:50 Mr. G. Mouillon of Génelard in ae car, sees an apparently enormous luminous object, going down without noise towards the ground."

The source is noted "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: 'Ovni, premier dossier complet...' - Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 160".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Saone et Loire in Ciry Noble the 14th of October 1954 at 20:50 hours, "the witness circulates between Ciry-the-Noble and Montceau-the-Mines and apparently sees an ' enormous ' luminous object going down without noise towards the ground."

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 20:50, "Between Ciry and Montceau, Ciry, France", "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One disc was observed by one witness on a highway for five minutes."

The website indicates that the sources are Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Vallee, Jacques, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1965; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at dusk "Between Ciry and Gueugnon, Ciry, France," "An object was observed. Electromagnetic effects were noted. An unidentifiable object was observed at close range and caused physical effects."

The website indicates that the sources are Vallee, Jacques, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1965; Carrouges, Michel, Les Apparitions de Martiens, Fayard, Paris, 1963.

[Ref. ud3:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 October 1954 at 20:15, in "Ciry Le Noble, France", "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 600 feet across, was observed by two witnesses (Mouillon)."

The website indicates that the sources are Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ud4:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 22 October 1954 at 15:30 in "Ciry Le Noble, France", "A daytime disc was observed by one witness."

The website indicates that the sources are Vallee, Jacques Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01).

[Ref. dj2:] DONALD JONHSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on October 14, 1954, At 8:50 p.m. an engineer, Messr. G. Mouillon from Genelard, was driving between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines, Saone-et-Loire when he witnessed an enormous luminous object that descended toward the ground without any noise.

The sources are indicated as Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 166.

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

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 8:50 p.m. an engineer, Mr. G. Mouillon from Genelard, was driving between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines, Saone-et-Loire, France when he witnessed an enormous luminous object that descended toward the ground without any noise. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 166).

[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 Ciry France 20.50 CE I
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry France 20.50 CE II
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry Noble France Evening NL
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry Noble France 19.20
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry Noble France 19.20 CE II
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry Noble France 20.15
19541014 14.10.1954 Ciry France Nightfall

Explanations:

Obvious description of a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Ciry-le-Noble, Saône-et-Loire, engineer, Mouillon, road, night, object, large, silent, descending, luminous, green, descent, night, flames, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 20, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [lc1], [ud1], [ud2], [ud3], [ud4].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 11, 2010 Addition [jc1].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 28, 2010 Addition [dj2].
1.3 Patrick Gross June 29, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.4 Patrick Gross November 15. 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.5 Patrick Gross Febuary 25, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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