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October 24, 1954, Arraye-et-Han, Meurthe-et-Moselle:

Reference number for this case: 24-oct-54-Arraye-et-Han. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. er1:] "L'EST REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

A city council man states this:

A mysterious craft, in the shape of a chick brooder, landed in la Seille-Arraye-et-Han

(From our correspondant). -- On Sunday night, listening to Radio-Luxembourg's "flying saucers" report, it could be remarked that the declaration of the former Vosges legionnaire, published in the "Republican East" a few days ago, was completely distorted and ridiculed . And yet, almost at the same hour, an inhabitant of our village had just found himself in the presence of a saucer.

Here are the facts: On Sunday evening, around 6:30 p.m., Mr. Germain Mahou, 30, a farmer and councilman from Arraye-et-Han (M.et.M.) coming from Aulnois (the Moselle), was following a deserted pathway on a bicycle and arrived at the place called Fontaine Brauillon, territory of Ajoncourt, less than a kilometer from Arraye, when he perceived an unusual gleam in the middle of the road. Having gone down from the bicycle, Mr. Mahou approached and, to his great surprise, found himself in the presence of an apparatus about two meters in diameter, resembling, he told us, a large chick breeder: the craft, of a height of avout 1.50 meters, had an entirely phosphorescent hull and the lighting, around the craft was relatively dim. He had scarcely uttered these words: "What's this thing?" that the apparatus ascended vertically, leaving behind it, for a short moment, a luminous trail, then it disappeared.

The good faith of Mr. Mahou can not be doubted, for us, any discussion is superfluous, the saucers exist and surely their origin does not have to be sought towards another planet. The mystery must also be elucidated in "high quarters" (without play on words), where one pretends to ignore it for reasons that are not within our jurisdiction.

[Ref. mc1:] MICHEL CARROUGES:

Michel Carrouges indicates that France-Soir for October 27, 1954 brings back the adventure of the city council man Gilbert Mahou, aged 30:

While he was riding a bicycle on a local dirt track near Arraye-et-Han in the Meurthe-et-Moselle, he saw an odd and phosphorescent machine in the shape of an incubator.

He went down of the bicycle and approached for better seeing, while exclaiming, "what the heck is this darn thing?" and at this time he saw the saucer fly away vertically.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

392 -006.29721 48.83400 25 10 1954 ARRAYE-ET-HAN MM. F 001 21

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

309

Oct. 25, 1954, 06:60 P.M., Arraye-et-Han (France).

G. Mahou, city council member, 30, saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a brooder, about 2 m in diameter, 1 m high, rise vertically from the road, leaving a luminous trail. (91) (France-Soir, 27 oct. 1954).

[Ref. gl1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

The authors indicate that on 24 [instead of the 25] of October 1954, at 06:30 P.M. in Arraye-et-Han, a farmer and city counselor of the village, Mr. Germain Mahou, which comes from Aulnois, takes an unfrequented sideroad. He is riding his bicycle. Arrived at the "Fountain-Brouillon" locality, he sees a strange gleam in the middle of the road. He puts a foot on the ground and approaches. He then finds himself in the presence of a craft of 2 meters in diameter resembling "a large chicks feeding machine." The craft is high 1.5 meter high and its carapace is entirely phosphorescent, and it slightly illuminates the neighborhood:

"What's that mess there?" wonders Germain Mahou. At this time, the craft takes off vertically, leaving behind it a short luminous trail.

[Ref. hj1:] HENRI JULIEN:

The author indicates that about October 1954, Mr. Mahou, in Arraye-and-Han in France, was nose to nose with a phosphorescent "incubator", two meters in diameter and one meter in height.

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that in Arraye et Han in the department of the Meurthe et Moselle, on October 24, 1954 at 06:30 p.m., Mr. Germain Mahou, coming from Aulnois, took a minor road.

Arrived at the locality "Fountaine-Brouillon", he saws in the middle of the roadway a machine resembling large chicken breeder of two meters in diameter on one meter fifty of height.

It was phosphorescent and slightly lightened the neighborhoods.

The object rose vertically while leaving a luminous trail behind itself.

They indicate as sources the catalogue by Jacques Vallée, the book by Garreau and Lavier, and the newspaper France-Soir for October 27, 1954.

[Ref. lg1] LOREN GROSS:

October 25th. Arraye-et-Han, France. (6:30 p.m.)

It was six feet long by three feet high according to M. Mahou, a municipal councillor. The object startled the man when it suddenly shot skyward from the surface of the road and raced into the heavens, leaving behind a glowing streak. The Frenchman said the thing resembled a "phosphorescent chicken brooder." 204.

  • 204. France-Soir. p.27 October 54.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in France, in 1954, on October 24 in Arraye et Han in the Meurthe et Moselle, "06:30 p.m. Germain Mahou, city councl man(aged 30), saw a phosphorescent apparatus resembling an incubator, approximately 2 meters in diameter and 1 meter in height, which rose from the road vertically, leaving a luminous trail (France-Soir, Oct. 27, 1954)Germain Mahou drives on a minor road by bicycle. It is approximately 06:15 p.m. when he arrives at the locality "Fountaine-Brouillon" and sees a strange gleam on the road. He puts foot at ground and approaches. He is in the presence of a machine 2 m in diameter resembling a large chicks incubator high of 1m 50. Its carapace is entirely phosphorescent and lights the neighbourhoods slightly. "What the heck is that?", the witness wonders. At this time the machine rises vertically leaving a short luminous trail behind."

The source is indicated as: "GARREAU et LAVIER: "Face aux extra-terrestres" - DELARGE 1975 - J'ai Lu, p. 145".

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

October 25

[...]

1954 - At six o'clock in the morning Mr. G. Mahou, age 30, a municipal councilor in Arraye-et-Han, France saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a chicken brooder, about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It rose vertically from the road leaving a luminous trail. (Sources: France-Soir, October 27, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238).

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jerome Beau indicates that on October 25, 1954, at "18:30 In Arraye-et-Han (France), G Mahou (city council man, 30-year-old) sees 1 phosphorescent apparatus resembling an incubator, approximately 2 m in diameter and 1 m in height, which rises from the road vertically, leaving a luminous trail."

The source is indicated as "France-Soir, October 27, 1954".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in Meurthe et Moselle in Arraye et Han on October 24, 1954 at 18:30 hours, "a witness coming from Aulnois, takes a minor road. Arrived at the locality "Fountaine-Brouillon, he sees in the middle of the roadway a machine resembling a large chicks breeder two meters in diameter by one meter fifty in height. It is phosphoresent and lights the neighbourhoods slightly. The object rises vertically from the road letting a luminous trail behind."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 25 October 1954 at 18:30 in Arraye-et-Han, France, there was a "phosphorescent craft shaped like a brooder, about two meters in diameter".

The website adds: "At six o'clock in the morning Mr. G. Mahou, age 30, a municipal councilor in Arraye-et-Han, France saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a chicken brooder, about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It rose vertically from the road leaving a luminous trail."

And: "G. Mahou, municipal muncilor, 30, saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a brooder, about two meters in diameter, one meter high, rise vertically from the road, leaving a luminous trail."

The website comments that "an object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 5 feet across, was observed by one male 30-year-old witness on a highway."

The sources are indicated as: Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

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

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:30 p.m. Mr. G. Mahou, age 30, a municipal councilor in Arraye-et-Han, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a chicken brooder, about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It rose vertically from the road leaving a luminous trail. (Sources: Parisien, October 27, 1954; France-Soir, October 27, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 309).

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

This database recorded this case 6 times instead of one:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France 18.30 NL
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France 18.30 NL
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France 18.30 CE I
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France 18.30
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France
19541025 25.10.1954 Arraye Han France

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Arraye-et-Han, Meurthe-et-Moselle, G. Mahou, city council member, city counselor, phosphorescent, craft, brooder, object, road, landing, vertically, luminous, trail

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 2, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [dj1], [jb1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 18, 2010 Addition [hj1].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 30, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 25, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross December 14, 2016 Additions [lg1], [ub1].
1.4 Patrick Gross February 6, 2017 Addition [er1].

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