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November 20, 1954, Laize-la-Ville, Calvados:

Reference number for this case: 20-Nov-54-Laize-la-Ville. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider found this case when he discovered an article of the newspaper "Les Nouvelles de Falaise" of Falaise, on page 2, for November 25, 1954, the case being dated of November 20, the location given as Laize-la-Ville, Thury-Harcourt, in the department of the Calvados.

The article indicated that a professor of the Academy of Music of Caen, Mr. Bex, was driving when he was stopped by a teenager of about fifteen years old, resident of Boulon, whose name is not given by the newspaper, which told him to have seen a few moment earlier an enormous spinning top which rotated, which was glowing in red and had crossed the road at the level of the ground. Mr. Bex stated that the young man seemed sincere. Mr. Bex specified that he had not seen the phenomenon himself.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 20 November 1954 at 21:10 in Laize-la-Ville, France, "15-yr-old boy sees huge top-shaped saucer cross road at near ground level. Rotates, glows red." "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One red top-shaped object, of huge size, was observed by one male 15-year-old witness on a road for over one minute."

The source is indicated as "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

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

*Nov. 20, 1954 - At 9:10 p.m. a 15-year-old boy in Laize-la-Ville, Calvados, France saw a huge top-shaped saucer cross the road at near ground level. It was rotating and glowed red. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 132).

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Laize-la-Ville, Calvados, anonymous, young, spinning top, rotation, low, red, luminous

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 24, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross June 11, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 19, 2014 Addition [ni1].

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