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October 21, 1954, Locronan, Finistère:

Reference number for this case: 21-Oct-54-Locronan. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the 1970s, the ufology group GEPSI collected newspaper clippings about UFO sightings in Brittany, copying the stories without indicating the precise sources.

One of the observations was made at Locronan, in the Finistere, on October 21st, 1954, around 8:30 p.m, from the neighboring farmers of Mr. Goaer's neighbor, MM. Leroux (father and son) of Crinquellec and Hascoët de Lestraon, who saw a "flying saucer" in the form of a red ball that went towards Locronan, turning on and off alternately.

Messrs. Leroux and Hascoet saw this ball only a few moments. Then around 9 p.m., Mr. Queau de Lestraon had his bedroom lit by a sudden gleam of which he did not know the cause but that he attributed to some saucer.

Reports:

[Ref. ge1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPSI":

A SECOND SAUCER

A little later, at about 08:30 P.M., other farmers, neighbors of Mr. Goaer, Messrs Leroux (father and son) of Crinquellec and Hascoët de Lestraon, were witnesses of similar phenomena.

This time, the saucer circulated in the opposite direction (probably regaining its base!). Besides, it did not have exactly the same aspect anymore: a red ball moved, this time, towards Locronan while igniting and dying out alternatively (let us recall on this subject, that Mr. Le Viol and residents of Fouesnant recently reported the same fact).

MISTERS Leroux and Hascoët saw this ball only a few moments. Finally, at about 9 p.m., Mr. Quéau of Lestraon, had his room lit by an suddent gleam whose cause he is not aware ofbut that he allots to some saucer.

Références: P I 23/10/54

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère at Locronan on October 21, 1954, at 20:30 "An object is observed by a farmer. Then again around twenty hour thirty by three other people, but in the opposite direction compared to the first witness. It was a red ball which ignited intermittently. Towards 21:00 a resident of Lestraon had his room lit by a sudden gleam whose cause he is unaware of."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is my website: "Les OVNI vus de près par Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net" (This is the old URL of my website's home page).

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

Locronan ( 29 180 ), 21 October 1954, 20 h 30 ...

Testimony nr. FR 29 180 1954 10 21 20 30

Available documents:

Explanations:

Unidentified.

A meteor was seen by many people in the same area but at 07:15 - 07:30 p.m. Was that it, with an hour reporting error of 1 hour?

Keywords:

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

Locronan, Finistère, Crinquellec, Hascoët de Lestraon, Leroux, multiple, saucer, red, ball, movement, dying out, blinking, light

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 22, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 12, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 7, 2017 Addition [vo1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 2, 2019 Addition of the Summary, Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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