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The 1954 French flap:

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October 1, 1954, Gouesnou, Finistère:

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

Reports:

[Ref. ne1:] MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTION OF A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:

"Les nouvelles de Bretagne" for Monday oct. 4, 1954

Saucers and cigars are still flying in the sky of France

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Brest, 3 - Mrs HENRY, farmer in Gouesnou (Fin.) has stated to have seen on Thursday (30 september) then Friday (oct 1st.) at the same hour (*), in the sky, a cylindrical craft of purple colour which moved noiselessly, from the West to the East.

(*) à 19 h.

[Ref. ne2:] UNDETERMINED NEWSPAPER:

A BREST

Mrs. Henry, farmer in Gouesnou (Finistère) affirmed to have seen twice in a row, at the same time, in the sky, a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise from the west to the east.

[Ref. pj1:] PHILIPPE JEANTHEAU:

A farmer, Mrs. HERRY, wife of a merchant of pigs, well-known in our area, being in her room, saw a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise and quickly from the West to the East. Mrs. HERRY was so much struck by this phenomenon that she asked her daughter-in-law to come to see it. By the time the latter went up to the above floor, the "saucer" had disappeared.

The FOLLOWING DAY, OCTOBER 6, at approximately the same time, Mrs. HERRY had the opportunity to attend the same appearance. "L'OUEST JOURNAL" (Rennes) for October I0 1954. p. 2 Research of Archives by Mr. JEANTHEAU (Créteil).

Note:

There seems to be a wrong set of date and wrong witness name in the above transcript. All other sources, including one of which I provide a photocopy here, indicate that it was September 30 and October 1st and not October 5 and October 6. The witness' name is also in balance, it is Mrs Henry in all other sources.

[Ref. pm1:] PHILIPPE MILON, LDLN CORRESPONDANT:

Ist ans 2 october 1954. -

BREST. - (29)

IN THE EVENING

A witness saw on two evenings following, per same hour, a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise, from EAST to WEST.

"RESISTANCE DE L'OUEST" for OCTOBER 4, 1954.

ARCHIVES OF NANTES - sent by Philippe MILON

[Ref. ge1:] GROUPE D'UFOLOGIE "GEPSI":

GEPSI

Groupe d'Etude des Phénomènes Spatiaux Inexpliqués [Unexplained Space Phenomena Study Group]

A.S.B.L.
1901 LAW- OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF OCTOBER 6, 1983
HEADQUARTERS [] RUE DE SIAM - 29200 BREST
OBJECT: STUDY OF THE UFO PHENOMENON BY ALL
LEGAL MEANS WHICH MAY PROVE NECESSARY
(INVESTIGATIONS AND COUNTER-INVESTIGATIONS
TO THE VARIOUS SOURCES, COLLECT AND ANA-
LYSIS OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, ETC.)

GENERAL CATALOGUE OF WITNESSES
FINISTERE

Type of testimony: DD [daylight disk]

Date: September 30, 1954

Time:

Location: GOUESNOU

Number of witness: 1

Investigation:

Identification:

Case summary: A PURPLE CIGAR IN GOUESNOU

Thursday evening, Mrs. Herry, farmer in Gouesnou saw in the sky, at 19 hours, a cylindrical purple machine which moved itself without noise from the west towards the east. Yesterday evening, at the same hour and being at the same place, Mrs. Herry was witness of a similar appearance.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère in Gouesnou on September 30, 1954, a farmer woman "claimed to have seen twice in continuation on September 30 and on October 1, at the same hour, in the sky, a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise, from west to east."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is Le Méridional.

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

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 Gesnou France NL

[Ref. vo1:] "ARCHIVES VIGIE OVNI 29":

Gouesnou ( 29 850 ), 01 October 1954, 19 h 00 ...

Testimony nr. FR 29 850 1954 10 01 19 00

Available documents:

Note:

Sunset at 08:06 P.M. on September 30, 1954 in Brest.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Airplane, helicopter, astronomical?

Keywords:

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

Gouesnou, Finistère, object, cylinder, flying, purple, Henry, farmer

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 17, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 12, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 26, 2016 Addition [ub1].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 7, 2017 Addition [vo1].

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