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The 1954 French flap:

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October 26-27, 1954, Rânes, Orne:

Reference number for this case: 25-26-Oct-54-Rânes. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider with discovered this case of October the 25, or 26, 1954 in Rânes in the department of Orne, through an article of the newspaper Ouest-France, of Rennes, for October 27, 1954, of which he gives the content:

The young Aumoitte, 15 years old, house employee resident at "Chêne Angot" close to Rânes, saw a big cigar, five meters long, pointed at the front and rounded at the back, which sought to land in a field. The young man ran to approach the machine, which took again altitude, initially gently then at a vertiginous speed.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens On this Day

October 26

[...]

1954 - On this day a five meter long cigar-shaped object came down in some woods in Ranes, Orne, France. It began to rise off the ground slowly, then shot away when the witness approached. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Orne in Rânes on October 25, 1954 at an unknown hour, "Dubious day perhaps the 26th. A teenager observes large cigar five meters long pointed at the front and rounded at the back which tries to land in a field. The witness runs to approach the object which takes again altitude gently then at a vertiginous speed."

He indicates the source as "Lumières dans la Nuit".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 26 October 1954 in Ranes, France "5m long cigar comes down in some woods. Rises slowly, then shoots away as witness approaches."

And: "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One cigar-shaped object, about 20 feet across, was observed by one witness in a forest for two minutes."

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

[Ref. mr1:] MICHEL RIBARDIERE:

September 20, 2010

1954 Return on the wave of demonstrations of unknown machines on the national territory

1954 is an important year in the history of French ufology.

[General information]

Here some one of the encounters:

[Other cases]

October 25 or 26 in Rânes (Orn): the young Aumoitte, 15 years old, house caretaker domiciled at the "Chêne Angot", close to Rânes, sees a flying object in the shape of a cigar. The object tries to land in a field. The young man runs in direction of the machine but it takes again altitude then.

[Ref. oo1:] "OVNI 61" BLOG:

On October 25 or 26 in Rânes (the Orne): the young Aumoitte, 15 years old, domestic domiciled with the the "Chêne d'Angot", close to Rânes, saws [sic] a flying object in the shape of a cigar. The object tries to landin a field. The young man runs in direction of the machine but it then takes altitude again.

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

*Oct. 26, 1954 - On this day a five meter long cigar-shaped object came down in some woods in Ranes, Orne, France. It began to rise off the ground slowly, then shot away when the witness approached. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible helicopter.

Keywords:

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

Rânes, Orne, Aumoitte, house employee, Chêne Angot, cigar, field, takeoff, slow, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 10, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 20, 2010 Addition [dj1], [ud1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 19, 2011 Addition [oo3].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 15, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.4 Patrick Gross October 19, 2016 Addition [mr1].

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