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September 14, 1954, Vabre-Tizac, Aveyron:

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

Reports:

[Ref. lm1] "LE MIDI LIBRE" NEWSPAPER:

Flying saucers

of a rugby ball and appeared to be at a considerable height."

In the Meurthe-and-Moselle, several tens of workmen of "Sidelor", living the area of Lantefontaine-les-Baroches (M.-and-M.). claim to have seen six flying cigars between 04:30 and 05:00 in the sky.

"We initially saw, they said, two "cigars", then afterwards, four other craft came to join the two first. All remained motionless one moment for finally disappearing instantaneously."

In Le Puy, Mrs. Chaumard, resident of the district of La Girète, saw in the sky a machine having the shape of a cigar reddish glowing at an end, silent and appearing motionless. She managed to observe the machine during nearly a quarter of hour, then the "cigar" suddenly disappeared by taking altitude.

The same observations were made by six inhabitants of Langeac (Haute-Loire) and several inhabitants of Gelles (Puy-de-Dome) or Clermont-Ferrand.

In this area, rugby players training at the Vichy stadium saw a "flying cigar".

In the Aveyron

From Villefranche-of-Rouergue in Aveyron, it is reported that an owner of Vabre-Tézac, Mr. Marre, saw a yellowish mass of color which moved away towards the south, without leaving behind any trace of smoke.

The attention of Mr. Marre had been drawn by the noise of an engine.

Other inhabitants of the locality also heard, from the inside of their house, the same noise, but not having come out, they did not see the weird "mass."

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider learned the existence of this case from September 14, 1954 at an unknown time in Vabre-Tizac, in the department of the Aveyron, by two articles in the newspapers Le Rouergue Républicain for September 23, 1954 and Le Midi Libre for September 26, 1954. He provides the contents summary as follows:

Mr. Marre was attracted outside by a strange noise which he had been hearing for a while. When he had come out, he walked around his farm and did not have yet anything, when he saw an odd apparatus having a luminous circle at its lower part, rising above him at a sharp pace.

Other people are said to have also seen the machine, some describing it as similar to large superimposed brilliant rings. When the object disappeared, the witnesses came on the supposed landing site, but did not note any trace, therefore they decided to say nothing ot this sighting.

It is only Monday, September 20, 1954 that Mr. Marre, at the "Quatre Routes", told of his observation.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Aveyron in Vabre Tizac on September 14, 1954 at an unknown hour, "the witness is attracted out of his place by a strange noise. He makes a tour of his farm when he sees rising above him, at high speed an object which presented to its lower part a luminous circle. Other witnesses are dais to have described the object in the shape of large superimposed brilliant rings."

Luc Chastan indicates as sources "Lumières dans la Nuit" and "Le Midi Libre".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 14 September 1954 at night in Vabre-Tizac, France, "Noise. Glowing rings on disc, possible landing, no traces."

And: "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One disc was observed by several witnesses on a farm for two minutes. A noise was heard."

The sources are indicated as "Lumieres dans la Nuit, Lumieres dans la Nuit" and "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Vabre-Tizac, Aveyron, multiple, sound, noise, fast, landing, circle, luminous, rings, shining

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross December 24, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [ud1], [lc1].

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