[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 18 October 1954 at 20:40 in "Sanson.Poterie, France", "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by more than six witnesses in a forest briefly. Explanation: Weather."

The sources are indicated as Lorenzen, Coral E., Flying Saucer Occupants, Signet T3205, New York, 1967; Lorenzen, Coral E., Encounters with UFO Occupants, Berkley Medallion, New York, 1976, ISBN:425-03093-8; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 18 October 1954 at 20:40, in Fontenay-Torcy, France, "Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a cigar-shaped red object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road." "Fontenay-Torey, France . At 8:40 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a red, cigar-shaped object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure about one meter (3.3 feet) tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 km."

And: "Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a cigar-shaped red object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted with a bulky human figure, about one meter tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over two or three kilometers."

And: "An object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One orange-red cigar-shaped object, around 300 feet away, was observed by one experienced male witness on a farm for over one minute. One 3-foot-tall bulky being, wearing a Michelin-man suit, was seen."

"Mr. and Mrs Lherminier saw a cigar shaped red object dive toward them, leaving a reddish trail, and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure, about 3.5 tall, wearing a helmet. The creature's eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. 4 others saw the object in flight, from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 kilometers."

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Lorenzen, Coral E., Flying Saucer Occupants, Signet T3205, New York, 1967; Poher, Claude, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, Author, undated; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Pereira, Jader U., Les Extra-Terrestres, Phenomenes Spatiaux, Paris, 1974; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Vallee, Jacques, Passport to Magonia, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1969; Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Vallee, Jacques, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact, Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1988, ISBN:0-8092-4586-8; Delaire, J. Bernard, UFO Register Volume 7 (1976), Data Research, Oxford, 1976; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

October 18 1954. 2040hrs.

FONTENAY-TORCY (OISE : FRANCE)

Mr and Mrs Lherminier saw a cigar shaped red object dive towards them with a reddish trail and land on the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill they were confronted by a bulky human figure, about 1m tall. The creature wore a helmet and its eyes were glowing with an orange light. Four other people saw the object in flight, from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2-3 km.

Vallee 1969, p.85 and case 284.

[Ref. jg1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind between Fontenay and Héricourt/Saint-Samson-the-Pottery, in the Oise, on October 18, 1954, at 08:45 p.m., witnessed by Mrs. and Mr. André Vasseur, 25 years old, workman.

They went back home by bicycle, approaching the descent ahead of Héricourt-Saint-Sanson when their attention was drawn by a red gleam in the shape of a cigar, motionless in the sky at an important altitude.

The gleam suddenly dove towards the ground at a vertiginous speed while leaving behind it a red trail.

Arrived at the top of the hill, Mrs. Vasseur uttered a shout of fear: on the edge of the road, at a few centimetres of her handlebar, a strange being stared at her with an impressive glance. The being was of human form but squat, one meter tall approximately. It was capped with a helmet inserted on the shoulders. From its eyes a ray of light of orange color came out, directed towards the witnesses.

Terrified, Mrs. Vasseur lost consciousness. Her husband picked her upand they are fled as good as they could.

Back home, the couple could not eat and not sleep. Two hours later, Mr. Vasseur was still shaken. The next day, the gendarmes of Formerie, inspector Dejean of the General Intelligence and the rural policeman of Saint-Sanson went to the site, and within a few meters of the indicated place, they found on the side of the road two deep round prints a few centimetres in diameter.

The investigation made it possible to establish that other people, Misters Edmond Nantier, Dael and Lair, had observed a cigaroid object the same evening, at the same hour, and in the same sector.

Julien Gonzalez points out that many ufologists (C. Garreau, J. Vallée, M. Figuet) quoted this case with an erroneous name for the witnesses, Mrs. and Mr. Lherminier. Jean Sider found the article of Oise Matin for October 20, 1954, at the time of his research to the National Library was the first to rectify the error in his book "LE dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste" published in 1997.

The sources are given as "L'Oise-Matin (Compiègne) for October 20, 1954; C. Garreau and R. Lavier, "Face aux Extra-Terrestres", pages 187-188; Jacques Vallée, "Chroniques des Apparition Extraterrestres", page 128; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, "OVNI: le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochées en France", pages 186-187; Jean Sider, "Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste", pages 209-210.

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

Location: Fontenay-Torcy France

Date: October 18 1954

Time: 2040

Mr. & Mrs Lherminier saw a cigar shaped red object dive toward them, leaving a reddish trail, and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure, about 3.5 tall, wearing a helmet. The creature’s eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. 4 others saw the object in flight, from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 kilometers.

Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia 284

[Ref. ni2:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 18, 1954 – Fontenay-Torey, Oise, France. At 8:40 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a red, cigar-shaped object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure about one meter (3.3 feet) tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 kilometers. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-104).

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