France 1954 -> Homeclick!

Cette page en françaisCliquez!

The 1954 French flap:

The index page for the 1954 French flap section of this website is here.

October 15, 1954, Wignehies, Nord:

Reference number for this case: 15-Oct-54-Wignehies. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The local newspaper L'Observateur for October 20, 1954, reported on page 1 that on Friday, October 15, 1954, around 9:00 p.m., a Hirson resident came to visit his parents on rue F. Boussus, in Wignehies, when, arriving near Quatre-Bras, road from La Capelle to Hirson, a crowd had made him decide to get out of the car.

Several people contemplated the "move" of a "flying saucer" which was visible "at a distance estimated at approximately 800 m. in height."

This saucer, said the newspaper, appeared "in the usual form, red-orange disc."

The Hirson reisdent then drove to Wignehies, where on the road from Fourmies to Wignehies, at a place called Pont Pagnier, he could still see "the 'saucer' in the sky?"

Three days later, another local newspaper, Le Courier de la Région de Fourmies for October 23, 1954, reported exactly the same thing but with the name of the main witness: Paul Caulier.

Reports:

[Ref. lor1:] "L'OBSERVATEUR" NEWSPAPER:

Scan

Finally!

The Avesnois has his "flying saucer"

Little-known too much by the officials of Paris or Lille, was our Avesnes region also going to be ignored by the "Flying saucers"? Coming so close, in the Valenciennes area, and not pushing a little visit to our area could really be considered as unfair.

Well no! The Avesnois finally has its "flying saucer."

Friday evening, October 15, around 9 p.m., a resident of Hirson came to visit his parents, rue F. Boussus, in Wignehies, when arriving near Quatre-Bras, road of La Capelle to Hirson, a crowd made him get out of the car.

Several people were watching the moves of a "flying saucer" which was visible at a distance estimated at approximately 800 m. high.

This saucer came in the usual form, red-orange disc.

OurHirson resident then went to Wignehies, where on the road from Fourmies to Wignehies, locality Le Pont Pagnier, he could still see this saucer in the sky?

[Ref. crf1:] "LE COURIER DE LA REGION DE FOURMIES" NEWSPAPER:

Scan

A FLYING SAUCER
ON WIGNEHIES

Friday evening October 15, around 9 p.m., Mr. Paul Caulier, living in Hirson, came to visit his parents, rue F. Boussus, in Wignehies, when arriving near Quatre-Bras, rue de la Capelle in Hirson, a crowd made him get out of the car. Several people watched the move of a flying saucer which was visible at a distance estimated at approximately 800 m. of height. This saucer came in the usual form of a red-orange disc. Mr. Paul Cullier then went to Wignehies where on the road from Fourmies to Wignehies, at the location Pont Panier, he could still see this saucer in the sky?

Explanations:

Map

Both places are well identified, but no direction of observation is given. And all we know about the saucer is that it was "a red-orange disc."

Wignehies is 12 km in straight line in the East-Northeast of Hirson.

Obviously it was a question of checking if it could have been a seeting red moon.

On October 15, 1954 in Hirson at 9 p.m., the Moon was, indeed, in the sky, at the 9° low elevation, which is conducive to misinterpretation. I note, in addition, that Mars, as an orange disc, was also in the sky.

Keywords:

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

Wignehies, Nord, night, Paul Caulier, Hirson, rue F. Boussus, Quatre-Bras, rue de la Capelle, crowd, multiple, duration, saucer, disc, red, orange, Pont Panier

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross March 18, 2020 First published.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict



 Feedback  |  Top  |  Back  |  Forward  |  Map  |  List |  Home
This page was last updated on March 18, 2020.