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October 18, 1954, Villasavary, Aude:

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


An article in the regional newspaper Centre-Matin, of Montlucon, for October 21, 1954, told, among other observations, that Villasavary residents had seen on October 18, 1954, between 11 p.m. and midnight, a luminous disc that was moving "at a very fast pace, it offered the peculiarity of changing color."




After the saucers
the flying plates

The "flying saucers" continue to make headlines. Actually, it would be this time, either saucers, but plates.

A farmer from Villepinte (Aude), Mr. Rouquet said he saw the day before yesterday in the evening, around 11:30 p.m., a bright orange disk moving westward. The craft stopped above the territory of the municipality of Laurabuc, remained motionless for a quarter of an hour, then went back and disappeared. Mr. Rouquet's parents, alerted by their son, witnessed the departure.

A few kilometers from Villepinte, residents of Bram and of Villasavary spotted on the day before yesterday, between 11 p.m. and midnight, a luminous disc that moved at a fast pace. It offered the ability to change color.

The evening of the day before yesterday also, several residents of Tréveneuc (Côtes-du-Nord) reported seeing a flying disc hovering above the sea. The same phenomenon was observed in Saint-Quay-Portrieux by a butcher and a teacher.

Finally, near Aire-sur-la-Lys, a steel mill worker of Isbergues saw a round shaped luminous craft descend slowly. When it hit the ground, the witness said, about three kilometers from me, a flash of lightning illuminated the sky." Many people confirmed seeing, not the fireball, but the brightened sky. Regarding the craft, which would have fallen, no trace of it was found.

Meanwhile, another witness report, this one nine days old, came to give some details of a "flying saucer": on October 10, Mr. Roger Thiriet went, around 6:30 a.m., to Ecrouves, where he is a warden at the penitentiary. Suddenly, through a dense fog, he saw a saucer of aluminum color. It was about 2 m. 40 in diameter and 1 m. 40 high, was topped by a dome and had two windows. He approached, but the craft rose silently. Mr. Thiriet kept silence on this, fearing to be ridiculed by his colleagues and the villagers.

The "flying plates" in Indonesia

The Indonesian agency Antara reported on Tuesday evening, that about 9 p.m. local time, people in Bondowoso, East Java, were awestruck when they saw a white and green disc which passed at high speed over the town and disappeared in half a minute. The witnesses described the object as a "large plate" animated by a rotating motion.

This is the second time that the people of Bondowoso witness a phenomenon of this kind. The first appearance of a "strange object" took place on July 25, at the same hour.


This ufologist indicates that on October 18, 1954, there was an observation in Bram, Villasavary and Castelnaudary.

In Bram and Villasavary, residents of these two communes said they had seen at the same hour three craft that moved in the sky while often changing color, and 18oct1954castelnaudary.htmin Castelnaudary it was the same phenomenon.

The source is said to be LDLN #83 July/August 1966.


The magazine indicates that in September 1954 towards 11:30 p.m. an object in the shape ofn orange red cigar was observed by several witnesses, and it stopped at a hundred meters of the Escourrou farm, not far from Pexoria at 5 km of Villasavary.

It was 3 meters above ground-level, but it set out again towards the west. It spread a sharp clearness and went against the wind.


Fernand Lagarde indicated that his source was the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit #83, for July - August 1966. But I had read and read again this issue, and found nothing on this case in there.

Moreover he evoked "three craft"; whih is misleading: obviously, it is one craft seen from several places; which seems to be a meteor, more than a "craft".


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

Villasavary, Aude, multiple, anonymous, disc, fast, colors, change, luminous, night


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross September 19, 2014 First published, [cm1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 12, 2016 Additions [ld1], [ld2].
1.2 Patrick Gross january 19, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet. Probable meteor."

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