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October 18, 1954, Moutier-Rozeille, Creuse:

Reference number for this case: 18-Oct-54-Moutier-Rozeille. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

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

The two authors indicate that in Moutier-Rozeille in the department of the Creuse on October 18, 1954, at 10:00 a.m., Mrs. A, Paquet keeps the cows in the locality "Côte de la Chambre." At her amazement, she hears a language which she cannot understand, a conversation coming from a field of heather. Then two men, approximately 1m80 of height and in black or dark blue combinations, leave and approach at around fifty meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turns to the mill of Mr. Blanchon, pushes a cry, accompanied by a gesture. Another men then appears then goes down in the direction from the small Rozeille river, join the two first and all disappear. Fifteen minutes later, Mrs. Paquet's dog start to bark and she sees a machine in the shape of a cigar, of dark color rise without noise and disappears at low speed towards the south-west.

The authors indicate that the sources are La Montagne for October 27, 1954, and the "Catalogue Creuse" by Mr. Giraud and Catinat, investigators of the LDLN group.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author indicates that on October 18, 1954, at an unknown hour, in Moutier-Rozeille, Saint-Perdoux-le-Neuf, in the Creuse, Mrs. A. Paquet kept her cows in a pasture when suddenly she heard snatches of conversation in an unknown language. Two men emerged from a field of heathers and came 50 meters from her approximately. One of them made a gesture and shouted while turning to a neaby mill. Two other men join them, then all disappear.

The all wore a black outfit.

A quarter of an hour later, the woman, alerted by the barking of her dog saw a cigar-shaped craftof dark color rise without noise and disappear at low speed in the direction of the south-west.

The source is indicated as Figuet pages 185-186.

Jean Sider adds that the case was the subject of an investigation by Messrs Giraud and Catinat, at the time collaborators of LDLN, published in "Le catalogue de la Creuse". He notes that one remains in doubt, that one can wonder whether the four characters must be linked to the UFO seen 15 minutes later or not, and that the disappearance of the characters is not clear, it is not known whether they vanished as by magic or simple wer hidden to the witness' sight by natural elements.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that on October 18, 1954, in France, in Moutier-Rozeille, Mrs. Paquet kept the cows at the locality "Côte de La Chambre" around 10 o'clock, when to her amazement she heard a language that she could not understand, a conversation coming from a heather field.

Then two men left came out and approached her at about fifty meters. One of them turned to Mr. Blanchon's mill, uttered a shout, accompanied by a gesture, and two other men then appeared, who came down in the direction of the small Rozeille river, joining the two first, and all disappeared.

A quarter of hour later, Mrs. Paquet's dog started to bark and she saw an apparatus in the shape of cigar, of dark color, rising without noise, and disappear at reduced speed towards the south-west.

The men were approximately 1m80 tall and were dressed of a a black or dark blue combination.

The source is indicated as Figuet and Ruchon in "Ovni, premier dossier complet...", Alain Lefeuvre publisher, 1979, pages 184, 185.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

177.

Location. Moutier-Rozeille, France

Date: October 18 1954

Time: 1000A

Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field when she suddenly hears a peculiar language, which she cannot understand; the conversation comes from a nearby heather field. Then two men approach to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turns towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon emits a yell and gestures. Two other men now appear then walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, they then join the first two and they all disappear. 15 minutes later Mrs. Paquet dog starts to bark furiously and they see a silent object shaped like a cigar, dark in color, rise and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 m in height and wore dark blue combinations suits.

HC addendum

Source: Figuet, J L Ruchon

Type: C

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Creuze in Moutier Rozeille on October 18, 1954 at 10:00 hours "a woman keeps the cows at the locality "Côte de la Chambre" around 10 o'clock. To her amazement she hears a language which she cannot understand, a conversation coming from a field of heather. Then two men leave and approach at about fifty meters of the witness. One of them turns to a mill, pushes a cry, accompanied by a gesture. Two other men appear then go down in direction from the small Rozeille river, join the two first and all disappear. A quarter of an hour later the witness' dog starts to bark and she sees rising without noise a machine in the form of a cigar approximately 5 m long, of dark color, which disappears at reduced speed towards the south-west. The men are approximately 1m80 tall and are dressed in a black or dark blue outfit."

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 18 October 1954 at 10:00 in Moutier-Rozeille, France, "Two odd talking men near briar patch. two more descend. Dark cigar rapidly to the southeast." "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and humanoid occupants. One dark cigar-shaped object was observed in a pasture for 16 minutes. Four humanoids were seen."

And: "Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field when she suddenly hears a peculiar language, which she cannot understand; the conversation comes from a nearby heather field. Then two men approach to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turns towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon emits a yell and gestures. Two other men now appear then walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, they then join the first two and they all disappear. 15 minutes later Mrs. Paquet dog starts to bark furiously and they see a silent object shape like a cigar, dark in color, rise and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 m in height and wore dark blue combinations suits."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

October 18 1954. 1000hrs.

MOUTIER-ROZEILLE (CREUSE : FRANCE)

Mrs P was looking after her cows at Cote de la Chambre when she heard foreign voices in bushes 50m away. From these came two men, 1.8m tall, wearing black or dark blue overalls. One of then shouted and pointed in the direction of Blanchon’s Mill and two other men appeared along the banks of the La Rozeille stream. 15 minutes later a dog began to bark and then Mrs P saw a cigar shaped machine take off without a sound. It was 5m long, dark in colour and disappeared in the southwest at moderate speed, leaving no trail.

Jacques Bonabot, citing INFO-OVNI 1 p.8 citing Le Montagne 27 October 1954.

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

Location: Moutier-Rozeille, France

Date: October 18 1954

Time: 1000A

Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field when she suddenly hears a peculiar language, which she cannot understand; the conversation comes from a nearby heather field. Then two men approach to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turns towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon emits a yell and gestures. Two other men now appear then walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, they then join the first two and they all disappear. 15 minutes later Mrs. Paquet dog starts to bark furiously and they see a silent object shape like a cigar, dark in color, rise and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 m in height and wore dark blue combinations suits.

Source: Figuet, J. L. Ruchon

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

*Oct. 18, 1954 – Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field in Moutier-Rozeille, Creuse, France at around ten o'clock in the morning when she suddenly heard a peculiar sounding language which she could not understand. The conversation came from a nearby heather field. Then two men approached to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turned towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon, emitting a yell and making gestures. Two more men next showed up, and walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, where they then joined the first two and all four vanished. Fiteen minutes later Mrs. Paquet's dog began to bark furiously, and she see a silent dark cigar-shaped object rise into the air and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 meters in height and wore dark blue combinations suits. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 184-185, citing La Montagne, October 27, 1954).

Notes:

Often, the "value" of a UFO sighting report is assessed by checking it reliability and its strangeness.

As far a reliability is concerned, there is no reason to believe that Mrs. Paquet invented the story. On the other end, we know nothing of her. Was she a young kid? an older woman? A former Army helicopters pilot, or an illiterate farm woman who never actually saw any helicopters at all, as these craft were not known in 1954 as they are today?

As far as strangeness is concerned, there is no strangeness at all in the story. She heard men who could have been British or Italian: she did not understand the language they spoke. But they were men. One of them called another, they walked away and were lost of sight. There is nothing really strange there. 15 minutes later, the craft is seen. The witness apparently did not say it was a flying saucer of flying cigar. She apparently said it was cigar-shaped: a reasonable description of some helicopter in the distance. She said it flew slowly: no extraordinary speed, no impossible maneuvers. She said it was silent. But nothing is said about the distance it was, and a distant helicopter can seem silent if the wind blows in the appropriate direction.

Thus, as the report does not give any reason that the occupants were aliens or that the apparatus was not a helicopter, the incident could have been caused by some NATO airmen returning to their landed helicopter and taking off.

Explanations:

Possible confusion: helicopter and crew.

Keywords:

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

Moutier-Rozeille, Creuse, field, meadow, dog, barking, men, uniforms, blue, cigar, object, langage, dark, silent, daytime, landing

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 10, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross June 6, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [js1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross August 14, 2013 Addition [pr1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 9, 2014 Addition [ta1].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 18, 2014 Addition [ni1].

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