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October 24, 1954, Biozat, Allier:

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

Reports:

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

306

Oct. 24, 1954, 09:00 P.M. Biozat (France).

Between Biozat and Effiat, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a motor scooter died as an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without noise, leaving a bright trail behind. (Personal).

[Ref. rs1:] RAY STANFORD:

In his book about the famous UFO landing in Socorro, Ray Stanford indicates a number of other sightings of egg-shaped craft that may be significant in this regard.

Among those cases, he indicates that on October 24, 1954, on the road from Clermont-Ferrand to Vichy, France, the engine of a motor scooter stalled while an egg-shaped object took off from the roadside, producing a bright trail as it departed.

[Ref. gi1:] JEAN GIRAUD:

Jean Giraud and the "G.A.B.R.I.E.L." group indicate that on 10/24/1954 in Biozat in the Puy de Dôme, between Biozat and Effiat, an egg-shaped object silently rose from the edge of the road leaving behind a luminous trail.

When it took off, the machine stalled the engine of the scooter of the witness.

The source is indicated as "Jacques Vallée".

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

The two authors indicate that in Biozat in the department of the Allier, on October 24, 1954, at 09:00 p.m., a witness observed an object in the shape of an egg which flew away roadside while releasing a luminous trail. The engine of the witness' scooter stalled at the time of the observation.

They indicate the catalogue by Jacques Vallée as source.

[Ref. mr1:] MARK RODEGHIER:


Oct. 24, 1954
2100

FRANCE, near Biozat: A motorcyclist's engine died suddenly. He was just beginning to inspect it when an egg-shaped object rose into the air from the side of the road. The UFO left a bright trail. The motorcycle could be restarted after the UFO left.
(Passport to Magonia, Vallee; The Humanoids, Bowen)

[Ref. lg1:] LOREN GROSS:


October 24th. Biozat, France. (8:00 p.m.)

A Frenchman riding a motor scooter on the road to Vichy had passed Clermont when the engine of his machine inexplicably quit running. At the same moment an egg-shaped object was noticed next to the road in the process of making a soundless takeoff. As the UFO soared away, it left behind a trail of bright vapor. 199.

The source 199 is indicated as "Rogerson, Peter. "The Catalogue." MUFOB New Series 4. Autumn 1976. #38. p.10."

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in France, in 1954, on October 24 in Biozat, "the engine of a scooter stalled at the time when an egg-shaped object took off from the edge of the road and rose without noise, leaving a luminous trail behind."

The source is indicated as: "Jacques Vallée: 'Chronique des apparitions ET' - DENOEL 1972 - J'AI LU COLL. - p. 288, 289".

[Ref. fb1:] FABRICE BONVIN:

Fabrice Bonvin notes:

Case #027: 24/10/1954, p. 198 (Biozat)

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

October 24

[...]

1954 - Between Biozat and Effiat, France at nine o'clock in the evening, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a motor scooter died when an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without a noise, leaving a bright trail behind. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, p. 238).

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

October 1954

Sunday 24

Between the village of Biozat (France) and Effiat, on the road going from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a scooter stalls at the time when 1 egg-shaped object shape takes off from the edge of the road and rose without noise, leaving behind itself a luminous trail.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in tje Allier in Biozat on October 24, 1954 at 21:00 hours, "a witness observes an egg shaped object which flies away from the edge of the road releasing a luminous trail. The engine of the scooter of the witness stalled at the time of the observation."

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 24 October 1954 at 21:00 in Biozat, France, "An egg-shaped object took off, leaving a bright trail behind."

The website adds that between Biozat and Effiat, France at nine o'clock in the evening, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, "the engine of a motor scooter died when an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without a noise, leaving a bright trail behind."

The website comments that "An object was observed. Electromagnetic effects were noted. One egg-shaped object, about 10 feet across, was observed by one witness in a forest for two minutes."

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, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Rodeghier, Mark, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, CUFOS, Chicago, 1981; Falla, Geoffrey, Vehicle Interference Project, BUFORA, London, 1979; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

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

*Oct. 24, 1954 - Between Biozat and Effiat, Puy-de-Dome, France at nine o'clock in the evening, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a motor scooter died when an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without a noise, leaving a bright trail behind. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 306; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

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

This database recorded this case four 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
19541024 24.10.1954 Biozat France 21.00 CE II
19541024 24.10.1954 Effiat France 21.00 CE II
19541024 24.10.1954 Effiat France 21.00 CE II
19541024 24.10.1954 Effiat France

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Biozat, Allier, Effiat, Clermont, Vichy, motor, engine, scooter, stall, failure, object, ovoid, egg-shaped, landing, road, silence, trail, luminous

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 21, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 2, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [dj1], [jb1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 24, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross December 7, 2016 Additions [gi1], [lg1], [mr1], [ub1].

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