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October 1, 1954, Bry, Val-de-Marne:

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

Reports:

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

171

Oct. 01, 1954 04:00 P.M. Bry (France).

A man and his dog were "paralyzed" as a luminous white object dived toward them and climbed again. (Personal)

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 1, 1954 a man and his dog were "paralysed" when a luminous object plunged from the sky towards them. It fled away at a constant speed. The vision took place in Bry in the department of the Nord, 10 kilometers only from Quarouble.

[Ref. gf1:] GORDON CREIGHTON:

Bry, Nord, France (4.00 p.m., October 1, 1954)

A man and his dog were "paralyzed" as a luminous white object dived toward them and climbed away again into the sky.

(Personal communication)
Jacques Vallée: case No. 171 of A century of Landings, in Lumières Dans la Nuit, No 101 (November 1969) and Passport to Magonia.

[Ref. jv3:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Jacques Vallée indicates that on October 1, 1954, at 04:00 p.m. in Bry, the Nord,France, a man and his dog were paralyzed as a luminous white object dived toward them and climbed again.

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

The two authors indicate that on October 1, 1954, at 4 p.m. in Bry, an anonymous man and are dog were "paralyzed" when a luminous object dove from the sky towards them. It flew away at an equal speed.

The authors note that "the vision took place" 10 kilometers from Quarouble, where the Marius Dewilde sightings occurred.

They indicate that the source is the "Vallée catalogue", case 171.

[Ref. lg1] LOREN GROSS:

Later that afternoon (4:00 p.m.) [of October 1, 1954] at Bry Nord, France, a glowing white object was said to have dived at a man and his dog. Both were reportedly "paralyzed" during the experience. 4.

  • 4. Rogerson, Peter."The catalogue." MUFOB New Series 2. March 1976 #36. p.7.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates that according to Figuet page 102, on October 1, 1954 in Bry in the Nord, an anonymous witness and his dog were paralyzed by a luminous aerial object.

[Ref. se1:] JOHN SCHUESSLER:

1954/10/01 FRANCE, BRY

Source: Official UFO, Feb. 76

A man and his dog were paralyzed as a UFO came down toward them.

EFFECTS:
Paralysis
Animal reaction

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that on October 1, 1954, in France, in Bry in the Nord, "a man and his dog were paralysed while a luminous white object dove in front of them and rose again, towards 16:00."

The source is indicated as "Jacques Vallée: "Chronique des apparitions ET" - DENOEL 1972 - COLL. J'AI LU - p. 263."

[Ref. kb1:] KEITH BASTERFIELD:

The Australian ufologist indicates that on 1 October 1954, in Bry, France, "a man and his dog were paralysed as a UFO came down toward them. It took off with equal speed."

The source is indicated as "Bowen, C. 1969. The Humanoids. Neville Spearman. London. p33".

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

October 1

[...]

1954 - A man and his dog in Bry, France were "paralyzed" and frozen in place when a luminous white object dove toward them, then climbed back into the sky. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214).

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jerome Beau indicates that on Friday October 1, 1954, at 16 hours in "Bry (France, at 10 km from Quarouble), 1 man and his dog are paralysed while a luminous white object dives from the sky in front of them, then rises again at the same speed."

The source is indicated as "Vallée, J., case #33, 'Rapport sur l'analyse de 200 observations documentées faites en 1954'".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Nord in Bry on October 1, 1954 at 16:00 hours a "man and his dog are paralysed when a luminous object dives on them coming from the sky. The object sets out again at the same speed that it had come."

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

[Ref. jd1:] JEAN-PIERRE D'HONDT:

This ufologist indicates that on October 1, 1954, in Bry nord, according to the book "Chroniques des apparitions E.T." by J. Vallée Denoel publisher 1972 page 287, towards 4 p.m., a man and his dog were paralysed while a luminous white object dove in front of them, and rose again.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 1 October 1954 at 16:00 in Bry, France, a "man and his dog in Bry, France were 'paralyzed' and frozen in place when a luminous white object dove toward them, then climbed back into the sky."

"An unidentifiable object was observed at close range and caused physical effects."

The source is indicated as "Vallee Magonia Database".

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

*Oct. 1, 1954 - At 4:00 p.m. a man and his dog in Bry, Nord department, France were "paralyzed" and frozen in place when a luminous white object dove toward them, then climbed back into the sky. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 171).

[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case 6 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France 16.00 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France 16.00 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France 16.00 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France 16.00
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France 16.00 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Bry France CE I

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Bry, Val-de-Marne, object, white, luminous, paralyzed, animal, manoeuvres, dog

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 25, 2003 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 12, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [fr1], [go1], [se1], [kb1], [jb1], [lc1], [jd1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 1, 2014 Additions [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 25, 2016 Additions [gc1].
1.3 Patrick Gross December 20, 2016 Additions [lg1], [ub1].

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