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October 22, 1954, Binic, Côtes-du-Nord:

Reference number for this case: 22-Oct-54-Binic. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on October 22, 1954, from Binic, in the Côtes-du-Nord, that a passer-by said he saw a small man with a hair-covered body in Wilson Street.

Some residents went to meet him, while standing on the sidewalk, the "little man" seemed to wait for them. But one finally realized that he was only a gas bottle.



BINIC (Côtes-du-Nord) . -- A passer by stated to have seen, in Wilson street, a small man, body covered with hairs. Some inhabitants from went to encounter him. Upright on the pavement, the man seemed to await them. They rushed in his direction to finally realize that it was a gas bottle.


Michel Carrouges indicates that in Binic, Côtes-du-Nord, according to the A.F.P. on October 22, 1954, "a passer by stated to have seen, in the street Wilson, a small man, the body covered of hairs. Some residents went to meet him. Upright on the pavement, the man seemed to await them. One precipitated in his direction to finally realize that it was a gas bottle".

[Ref. mf1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

This ufologist noted:

96 CE3 .. 10 1954 hnp Binic 22 E (misinterpretation) F.G.

[Ref. mf2:] MICHEL FIGUET:

In an update to his Francat catalog, Michel Figuet indicates:

10.1954 Binic Confusion with a bottle of gas.
E. Zurcher, p. 176.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 22 October 1954 in Binic, France, "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range on the shore. "

The source is indicated as Carrouges, Michel, Les Apparitions de Martiens, Fayard, Paris, 1963.

[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541022 22.10.1954 Binic France CE III


The date is that of the news release by Agence France Presse, the exact date of the incident is not indicated.

Negative case, misinterpretation.


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

Binic, Côtes-du-Nord, confusion, hairy, gaz, bottle, multiple


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross June 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 14, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [mc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ub1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 3, 2018 Additions [mf1], Summary.

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