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The 1954 French flap:

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September 20, 1954, La Châtre, Indre:

Reference number for this case: 20-sep-54-LaChâtre. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. cg1:] CHARLES GARREAU:

Charles Garreau mentions that there was an observation on October 7, 1954 in La Châtre, in Indre.

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

On september 20, 1954 at 09:00 P.M. a luminous craft have been seen from a short distance on the ground, and then raised into the sky.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper L'Echo du Berry for October 8, 1954, that on September 20, 1954, at 09:00 p.m., in Sainte-Anne, Châtre, Indre, Mr Billonnet, of Saint-Anne, as well as his wife, were alerted by their dog, which allowed them to see a luminous machine rising of a field close to their residence.

[Ref. ed1:] EMMANUEL DEHLINGER:

Emmanuel Dehlinger has an entry for this case in his listing for the French 1954 UFO flap:

Location Approximate coordoninates Date Civilian time Z time Duration Sky Distance and movement of ufo Altitude of ufo Angle B of sun to horizon Azimut of sun Angle B of moon to horizon Azimut of the moon EL State of night Case Reference
La Châtre (Indre) 1° 22' E 46° 25' N Sept 20 21:00C Close on the ground then rises -21° 32' 296° -20° 31' 15° ~40%- NN NN4 ? Luminous craft. N° 319 p. 4

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Indre in La Châtre on September 20, 1954, at 21:00 "At the place called Ste Anne a couple is alerted by their dog. They then observe a luminous object rise from a field close to their house."

The source is indicated as "Lumières dans la Nuit".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

La Châtre, Indre, object, craft, luminous, landing, dog, barking, animal, effect

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 4, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross July 7, 2010 Addition [cg1].

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