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The 1954 French flap:

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October 1, 1954, La Guerche, Indre-et-Loire:

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

Reports:

[Ref. ld1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" MAGAZINE:

On October 1st, 1954, in La Guerche in the département of Indre-et-Loire, at about 07:30 P.M., a large reddish ball has been seen in the sky.

The magazine quotes as source the newspaper "Le Berry Républicain" for October 5, 1954, which indicates that on "Friday, towards 07:00 p.m., Mr. [Mrs.?] Rousset, living the farm of the "Moulin de l'Oie" [Goose Mill farm] in La Guerche was busy closing the shutters of her home when she saw a large luminous ball of a reddish color the sky, and at times it took the shape of a cigar. In the center of the ball, she saw like small threads. This fact was also noted by Mrs. Villepreux, lockkeeper at the "L'Oie" lock."

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

In his 1997 book on the 1954 French flap, UFO researcher and author Jean Sider notes that Mr. Desbois, investigator member of the private ufology group Lumières Dans la Nuit, who has done counter-investigations on a number of french UFO reports of the year 1954, has investigated a case of October 1st, 1954, at 07:30 P.M. in La Guerche-sur-Aubois, in the Cher, and that he could not find any trivial explanation of that case.

[Ref. ti1:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The author indicates that on Friday, October 1, 1954, towards 07:00 p.m., Mrs. Rousset, living the farm "Moulin de l'Oie" in La Guerche was busy closing the shutters of her dwelling when she saw in the sky a large luminous ball of a reddish color, which at times took the shape of a cigar. In the center of the ball, she saw small threads. This fact was also noted by Mrs. Villepreux, lockkeeper at the lock of "L'Oie."

The source is given as "Le Berry Républicain" for Tuesday, October 5, 1954.

[Ref. ti2:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The website's author indicates that in La Guerche, on October 1, 1954, at 19:00, there was "A large luminous ball of a reddish color, which per moment took the shape of a cigar."

The source is indicated as"Le Berry Républicain" for Tuesday, October 5, 1954 and "LDLN #319 P9".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Indre et Loire in La Guerche on October 1, 1954, at 19:30 hours "around 19:30, a large reddish luminous ball was seen in the sky."

The source is said to be my website at "http://ufologie.net".

[Ref. ti3:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" FORUM :

La Guerche, October 1, 1954, 07:00 p.m.

A large luminous ball of a reddish color, which per moment took the form of a cigar. Sources: "Berry Républicain" for Tuesday October 5, 1954 LDLN No 319 P9

[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 La Guerche France 19.30 NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

La Guerche, Indre-et-Loire, large, red, ball, cigar, luminous, multiple, threads

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 16, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 12, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [ti1], [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 8, 2010 Addition [ti2].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 19, 2011 Addition [ti3].
1.3 Patrick Gross December 26, 2016 Addition [ub3].

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