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October 1, 1954, Ressons-sur-Matz, Oise:

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

Reports:

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

172

Oct. 01, 1954, 06:15 P.M. Ressons-sur-Matz (France). Approximate date.

A farmer saw a white craft in a field. Flattened grass was later found at the site. (Personal)

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 1, 1954, a farmer observed a white object in a field close to Ressons-on-Matz in the department of the Oise.

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

The magazine noted that the case "172 of 10/1/54" in Ressons-sur-Matz belongs to the liste of cases that were still not investigated.

[Ref. gl1:] CHARLES GARREAU ET RAYMOND LAVIER:

On a date which is roughly on October 1, at 06:15 P.M., in France at Ressons sur Matz, a farmer, Mr. Vanhamme, was counting his animals on his field. He expected to find a total of 40, including 10 white oxen. But he noted: "I have a count of 11 of them, then I realized that the eleventh was actually a shiny rectangular apparatus which was at 400 m of me. I am advanced towards it. I then heard a whistle similar to that which a steam engine makes." The machine left the ground quickly and disappeared. Later the grass was found flattened at the place where the phenomenon had been.

[Ref. jv3:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 1, 1954, at 6:15 p.m., in Ressons-sur-Matz, the Oise, saw a white craft in a field. Flattened grass was later found at the site of the phenomenon.

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

The two authors indicate that on October 1, 1954, at 4 o'clock in Ressons-sur-Matz, the same day than the Roche en Brenil case, an objecz in the shape of "a reversed bowl, slightly widened at the bottom, with a flat inferior surface" was seen.

The two authors indicate as source LDLN N. 138, page 15.

They say elsewhere that at the approximate date of October 1, 1954, at approximately 06:15 p.m. in Ressons-sur-Matz, Mr. Vanhamme, farmer, aged 49, goes to check his cattle in the pasture. He has 40 of them including 10 white oxen.

He said: "I counted eleven of them, then I realized that the eleventh was actually a shining and rectangular craft which was within 400 meters from me. Iadvanced in its direction; I then heard a whistling sound similar to that of a steam engine. The machine left the ground and quickly disappeared."

The authors say that gendarmes found traces: prints that could have matched a landing tripod, and scorched grass at this this site.

The authors indicate that the sources are case 172 of the Vallée catalogue, and C. Garreau and R. Lavier in "Face aux ET" page 93.

[Ref. js1] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates that according to Figuet, on October 1, 1954, at 06:15 p.m., to Ressons-sur-Matz in the Oise, Mr. Vanhamme, 49 year-old at the time, comes to see its herd of Bovidae, and among the animals, he notices a brilliant and rectangular apparatus. The man advances but the object takes off with a whistling sound like that of a steam engine. Prints corresponding to a tripod were noted by the gendarmes and the grass was also scorched at this place.

[Ref. go1] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that at the approximate date of October 1, 1954, in France, in Ressons sur Matz, "a farmer saw towards 18:15 in a field a white apparatus. Later flattened grass was found at the place of the phenomenon."

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

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that another version is: "Mr. Vanhamme goes to see his cattle in the pasture, he has 40 of then including 10 white oxen. 'I count 11 of them, he would say then I realized that the eleventh was actually a shining and rectangular craft which was at 400 m from me. I advanced in his direction. I then heard a whistling sound similar to the one a steam engine leaves. The craft left the ground quickly and disappeared."

The source for this version is indicated as M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet..." Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 102".

[Ref. fb1:] FABRICE BONVIN:

Fabrice Bonvin notes:

Case #013: 01/10/1954, p. 102 (Ressons-sur-Matz)

[Ref. id1:] "INTERNATIONAL CROP CIRCLES DATABASE":

Ressons sur Matz, ---, France

Description
A number of circles recorded by Colin Andrew's CPR database

CCDB Ref.ID
fr1954ab

Year 1954
Date Reported Unknown
Date Created Unknown
Crop Type Unknown
OS Grid Ref. Unknown
Farm Details ---
Contact ---

[Ref. tc1:] "THE CIRCULAR":

The crop circles magazine indicates that there were "various formations" in Ressons sur Matz in France in 1954.

[Ref. cc1:] "CULTURE CROP" WEBSITE:

1954 60 PICARDIE DEP : OISE Ressons sur Matz Various formations Extracted from the magazine "The Circular" page 13

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jerome Beau indicates that on Friday October 1, 1954, at "18:15: Close to Ressons-on Matz (Oise), 1 farmer sees in a field a white apparatus. Flattened grass will be found at the place of the phenomenon."

The source is indicated as "Vallée, J., case #34, 'Rapport sur l'analyse de 200 observations documentées faites en 1954'".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Oise in Ressons sur Matz on October 1, 1954 at 18:15 hours, the "witness comes to see his cattle in the pasture towards 18:15. There were 40 of them including 10 white oxen. 'I counted 11 of the, he would ay then I realized that the eleventh was actually a shining and rectangular machine which was at 400 m of me. I advanced in its direction. I then heard a whistling sound similar to that which a steam engine leaves. The machine left from the ground quickly and disappeared.' Later one found grass flattened at the place of the phenomenon."

The sources are indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979"; "Chroniques des apparitions E.T. by Vallée Jacques ** DENOEL 1972 - J'AI L coll."; "Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI by Van Overmeire Godelieve ** http://users.skynet.be/sky84985/".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 1 October 1954 18:15, in Ressons-sur-Matz, France, a farmer "saw a white craft in a field. Approximate date. A farmer saw a white craft in a field. Flattened grass was later found at the site. An object was observed. Traces found. One object was observed by one male witness on a farm."

The sources are indicated as Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Rogerson, Peter, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports; Phillips, Ted R., Ted Phillips investigation files; Phillips, Ted R., Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, CUFOS, Chicago, 1975; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 5 November 1954 at 04:00, in Ressons-sur-Matz, France, a "4m diameter bell-shaped domed disk, no sound, follows road to the northwest toward town." "A flying disc was observed. One domed disc, about 20 feet across, was observed by one witness in a town for two minutes. No sound was heard."

The sources are indicated as "Poher, Claude, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, Author, undated"; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. lp1:] "LE PARISIEN":

54 YEARS AGO

Ufo invasion

As in many countries and French regions, the year 1954 was rich in observations of UFOs and other strange phenomena in the Oise. It is believed that visitors to the area were particularly pleased with the department, from Crépy-en-Valois to La Chapelle-en-Serval, via , Ressons-sur-Matz, Senlis or Formerie, witnesses swore they saw saucers, flying cigars and other mini-extraterrestrials helmed with an orange beam! Press clippings and gendarmerie investigations evoke these episodes, none of which, alas, brought tangible evidence.

[Ref. oo1:] "OVNI 61" BLOG:

October 1, 1954, at 06:15 p.m., in Ressons-Sur-Matz, a farmer sees in a field, a white apparatus. Later, flattened grass was found at the place of the phenomenon.

[Ref. mr1:] MICHEL RIBARDIERE:

September 20, 2010

1954 Return on the wave of demonstrations of unknown machines on the national territory

1954 is an important year in the history of French ufology.

[General information]

Here some one of the encounters:

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October 1, 1954, at 06:15 p.m., in Ressons-Sur-Matz, a farmer sees in a field, a white apparatus. Later, one found grass flattened at the place of the phenomenon.

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[Ref. ub1:] "UFODATENBANK":

This German online database managed to record that same case 6 times, with variable indications:

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 Ressons France 18.15 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Ressons Matz France 18.15 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Ressons Matz France 18.15 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Ressons Matz France 18.15 CE II
19541001 01.10.1954 Ressons Matz France CE II
19541002 02.10.1954 Ressons France 18.15 CE II

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Ressons-sur-Matz, Oise, white, object, landing, traces

Sources:

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 [jv3], [go1], [id1], [tc1], [cc1], [jb1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 19, 2011 Addition [oo3].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 19, 2016 Additions [mr1], [ld1], [ub1].
1.3 Patrick Gross March 2, 2017 Addition [lp1].

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