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June 1, 1954, Cavillargues, Gard:

Reference number for this case: 1-Jun-54-Cavillargues. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Provençal for June 4, 1954, reported along with another sighting that two of their readers from Cavillargues saw "a craft slipping noiselessly in the sky" on June 1, 1954, in the evening.

In his 1956 book, Jimmy Guieu said it was a "saucer-shaped object with a dome" and says this sighting confirms the other one in Saint-Rémy-deProvence.

Reports:

[Ref. lpl1:] "LE PROVENCAL" NEWSPAPER:

Mrs THORET IS SAID TO HAVE SEEN
A flying saucer in the sky of St-Rémy?

Saint-Rémy de Provence.

In the evening of June 1, Mrs. Thoret, passing in the street Thiers and going towards the town hall, saw in the sky a machine which moved like a spinning top and did it without noise. It was shiny and was gilded. Mrs. Thoret had too often the occasion to see planes evolving in high altitude whereas her husband, the commander of aviation, the promoter of the gliding with planes of a ton, fixed propellers, was practicing on the northern side of Alpilles or in the Alps, to make a mistake.

Her observation must be linked to that done by two of our readers of Cavillargues who saw a machine slipping by without noise into the sky, the same day, about at the same hour and in an identical direction.

[Ref. jgu1:] JIMMY GUIEU:

Science Fiction writer and at the same time one of the pioneers of the ufology in France, Jimmy Guieu indicates that on June 1, 1954 at an unknown time at the end of the daytime, in Cavillargues in the department of Gard, two witnesses observed an object in the shape of saucer with a dome.

Explanations:

Totally insufficient information.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is 45 km southwest of Cavillargues; it is possible that it was not the same object that was seen in these two places.

Keywords:

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Cavillargues, Gard, saucer, object, dome

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 3, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 18, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 17, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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