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October 21, 1954, Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains, Calvados:

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

Summary:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider discovered a case of October 21, 1954, at 07:30 p.p. in Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains in the Calvados, in the local newspapers "Le Pays de l'Auge" for October 26, 1954, and the "Nos Cantons" for October 28, 1954:

It was reported that a group of residents of Pont-l'Evêque saw a flying saucer rising vertically at a vertiginous speed from a pasture at the edge of the national road connecting Pont-l'Evêque to Trouville, near the crossroads of the Trout in Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains.

The saucer was followed by a trail of fire of three meters in length.

It is said that the saucer was also seen at the same time by a young man and a girl of Bonnebosq, who were in different districts of the commune, and were absolutely reliable people.

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The French ufologist and author Jean Sider discovered this case of October 21, 1954, at 07:30 p.m. in Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains close to Pont-l'Evêque in the Calvados, in the local newspapers "Le Pays de l'Auge" of October 26, 1954 and the "Nos Cantons" of October 28, and he gives this synthesis of the contents of the articles:

It was reported that a group of inhabitants of Pont-l'Evêque saw Thursday evening at 07:30 P.M. a flying saucer rising vertically at a vertiginous speed from a pasture which was located at the edge of the national road connecting Pont-l'Evêque to Trouville, near the crossroads of the Trout in Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains.

The saucer was followed by a trail of fire of three meters length. It is said that the saucer was also seen at the same time by a young man and a girl of Bonnebosq, who were in different districts of the community. The press adds that all these people are absolutely worthy of faith.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens on this Day

October 21

1954 - At 7:30 p.m. several people saw a disc-shaped object rise from some roadside bushes in Saint Martin-Aux-Chartrains, Calvados, France. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4031, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 118).

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Calvados at St Martin aux Chartrains on October 21, 1954, at 19:30 "A group of residents of Pont-l'Evêque saw a flying object rise vertically at a vertiginous speed from a pasture which was located at the edge of the national road connecting Pont-l'Evêque to Trouville, close to the crossroads of the Truite in Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains. The object was followed of a trail of fire of three meters in length."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is my website: "Les OVNI vus de près par Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 21 October 1954 at 19:30 in St Martin-Aux-Chartrains, France, "Disc rises from roadside bushes." And: "An object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One disc was observed by several witnesses in a rural area briefly."

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

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

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. several people saw a disc-shaped object rise from some roadside bushes in Saint Martin-Aux-Chartrains, Calvados, France. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4031, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 118).

Explanations:

Nothing here allows to discard that the "saucer" was a meteor.

When a meteor comes to witnesses from their horizon, it seems to ride in the sky.

Keywords:

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

Saint-Martin-aux-Chartrains, Pont-l'Evêque, Calvados, night, multiple, saucer, landing, field, fast, vertical, trail, fire

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 27, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 12, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [dj1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 25, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross March 20, 2017 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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