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October 25, 1954, Saint-Samson, Morbihan:

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

Summary:

In his 1969 catalog of "UFO landings", ufologist Jacques Vallée noted that at the approximate date of October 25, 1954, in Plémet in France, "A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disc landing in a meadow." Jacques Vallée did not specify his source.

This brief summary was recopied many times as is, and it is only in 1997 that Jean Sider gave in his book on the 1954 French wave richer information; which he found in the local newspaper Les Nouvelles du Morbihan, of Vannes, for October 27, 1954, on page 6:

This newspaper reported that "Monday" - thus at the exact date of October 25, 1954 - around 07:30 p.m., Mr. André Treussart (not Treussard), Place de la Riade, in Plémet, driver at Mr. Eugène Nouet's, entrepreneur, Place du Monument, in Plémet, went, accompanied by a sailor, aboard the ship "L'Oeil d'Argus", to Saint-Samson, to look for cement of Loire.

A few kilometers before arriving at Saint-Samson, at a place called La Mi-Voix, André Treussart was blinded by a powerful light to the point that he put his headlights in low power mode.

The two men then clearly saw "a very bright disc that moved about five meters high and a hundred meters from the truck. The craft was down in a field near the road."

Mr. Treussart and his companion immediately stopped and contemplated, on the edge of the embankment, a craft in the shape of a boat, with jagged edges, about four to five meters. From its center came a reddish glow with blue threads. Above, a brilliant disk such as a projector was distinguished at about five meters in height. No noise was perceived.

The two young men did not dare to come nearer and drove away, and a few moments later, they saw again a strong light on the right side of the road; which would correspond to the departure of the craft.

Reports:

[Ref. jve1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

393 +002.59407 48.17700 25 10 1954 PLEMET-C.DU NORD F A

[Ref. jve2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

307) October 25, 1954 Plemet [sic] (France). Approximate date: A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disk, which landed in a pasture. (Personal).

[Ref. ldn1:] MAGAZINE D'UFOLOGIE "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

In a list of French cases of 1954 for which the magazine suggested to its investigators to conduct a re-investigation or investigation, there was:

"307 10-25-54 Plemet"

[Ref. jve3:] JACQUES VALLEE:

October 25, 1954 Plemet [sic] (France). Approximate date:

A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disk, which landed in a pasture. (Personal).

[Ref. gal1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

From a newspaper clipping of their personal files, the two ufologists report that a landing occurred on October 27, 1954, in Plemet [sic] in the Côtes-du-Nord.

André Treussard who went in Morbihan accompanied by a friend was close to La Chère when they were suddenly dazzled by a shining disc, so much that they had to stop.

Within 100 meters approximately of their car, they saw in a field a machine in the shape of boat, of a length from 4 to 5 meters. The two men did not dare to approach. The machine flew away almost at once. In Treglamus (50 km in the NW) [but 2 days later] several people saw a similar machine.

[Ref. prn1:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

486 25 October 1954 (Approx. date)

PLEMET (FRANCE) A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disc which landed in a pasture. (M307)

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that on October 27, 1954, at an unspecified hour, in Plémet, André Treussard and a friend who remained anonymous went to the Morbihan when they were suddenly dazzled by a shining disc.

They stopped, and observed within 100 meters of their vehicle a luminous craft in the shape of boat posed on the road.

They did not dare to approach, and the machine took off almost at once.

The two authors indicate that their sources are the Vallée catalogue, which roughly dates the case as of October 25, 1954, and the book by Garreau and Lavier which dates as of October 27, 1954.

[Ref. mft1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

CASE Nr CLASSIFICATION DATE HOUR PLACE ZIP CODE CREDIBILITY SOURCE
261 CEl 27 10 1954 hnp [= hour not specified.] Plemet [sic] 22210 E4 RS, C.V. [=Vallée catalogue.] case nr 307

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider discovered this case of October 25, 1954, at 07:30 p.m., in Saint-Samson in Morbihan, through an article of the newspaper Les Nouvelles du Morbihan for October 27, 1954, on page 6.

Jean Sider gives the content of the article:

Monday, at about 19:30, Mr. André Treussart, place of Riade, in Plémet, driver at Mr. Eugene Nouet's, contractor, place of the Monument, in Plémet, went to edge of the barge "L'Oeil d'Argus" accompanied by a mariner, in St. Samson, to seek Loire cement.

At a few kilometers before arriving at St. Samson (Morbihan), in the locality La Mi-Voix, the driver was blinded by a powerful light, so much so that he put his headlights in low power.

The two men then distinctly saw a disc, very shiny, which evolved at approximately five meters of height and a hundred meters of the truck. The machine landed in a field near the road.

At once, Mr. Treussart and his companion stopped and contemplated on the edge of the slope a machine having the shape of a boat, with notched edges, of approximately four to five meters; in the middle emerged a reddish gleam with blue rays. Above, one clearly distinguished at approximately five meters height, a shining disc as a projector. No noise was perceived. The two young men did not dare to approach more and resumed their travel. A few moments later, they again distinguished a strong light on the right side of the road: the machine disappeared.

[Ref. lhh1:] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4275: 1954/10/25 19:30 5 2:45:00 W 48:06:00 N 3333 WEU FRN MRB 7:7

NE/St.SAMSON,FR:2/CAR:BLINDING 4M DISK ^/FIELD:SLNT:BEAMS ^:/r8#307+/r30p200

Ref#217 Jean SIDER: Le DOSSIER 1954 (2 vol.) Page No. 120 : PASTURE

[Ref. gvo1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that in 1954, on October 27, in France, in Plemet (Côtes du Nord) "André Treussard was going at [sic] Morbihan, accompanied of a friend. Close to Chèze they were suddenly dazzled by a shining disc, to such extent that they had to stop. At 100 m approximately of their car they saw in a field a machine in the shape of a boat, 4 to 5 meters long. The two men did not dare to approach. The machine flew away almost at once. In Tréglamus (50 km with the N.O.) several people saw a similar machine."

The source is indicated as "GARREAU et LAVIER : "Face aux extra-terrestres" - DELARGE 1975 - J'ai Lu, p. 89".

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens on this Day

October 25

[...]

1954 - On or about this date Mr. A. Treussard and a friend were nearly blinded by a brilliant, luminous disc that landed in a pasture in Plemet, Cotes-du-Nord, France (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 307).

[...]

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Côtes of Armor in Plémet on October 27, 1954 at an unknown hour "Two witnesses go to Morbihan, they are suddenly dazzled by a shining disc, they must stop. Within 100 meters of the vehicle, a luminous machine in the shape of a boat is posed in a field. The two observers do not dare to approach. The apparatus takes off almost at once."

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

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 25 October 1954 at 19:30 in Plemet, France "A luminous disk landed in a pasture."

And: "On or about this date Mr. A. Treussard and a friend were nearly blinded by a brilliant, luminous disc that landed in a pasture in Plemet, France".

And: "A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disk, which landed in a pasture. Approximate date."

And: "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft."

And: "One bright saucer, about 20 feet across, was observed by two witnesses in a rural area for five minutes. No sound was heard."

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); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 25, 1954 - On or about this date Mr. A. Treussard and a friend were nearly blinded by a brilliant, luminous disc that landed in a pasture in Plemet, Cotes-du-Nord, France (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 307).

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case 6 times:

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 Plemet France
19541025 25.10.1954 Plemet France
19541025 25.10.1954 Plemet France CE I
19541025 25.10.1954 Plemet France
19541027 27.10.1954 Plemet France CE II
19541027 27.10.1954 Plemet France CE II

[Ref. prn2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

October 27 1954.

PLEMET (COTE D'AMOUR [sic] : FRANCE)

Andre Treussard and a friend were driving from Morbihan, when near a place called La Chere [sic], they were blinded and forced to stop by a blinding light. It came from a "boat shaped " object 4-5m long, in a meadow, 100m away. They did not dare go any closer and the thing took off almost immediately.

  • Gross 1954. citing Garraeu [sic] and Lavier 1975 p89 + Figuet and Tuchon [sic] 1979 p201 : : Vallee Case 307

Note: "Gross 1954" is supposed to be my web page on this case, but no link is given and its content is not properly reflected.

Explanations:

Saint-Samson is a former commune of the Morbihan department, now integrated to Rohan.

Plémet, and not "Plemet" as almost all sources wrote, is not in the department of Côtes-du-Nord, even less in the nonexistent "Cote d'Amour", but in the department of the Côtes-d'Armor.

There are 12 km in straight line from Plémet to Saint-Samson. La Mi-Voie is in the Morbihan department at 2.7 km in the North-East of Rohan on the D17 road also called "Beau-Rêve" or "Bel-Air" road:

The place in 2019:

I do not see what the prosaic explanation for this report could be.

Keywords:

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

Saint-Samson, Morbihan, evening, Andre Treussart, André Treussard, driver, light, dazzled, disc, shining, low, field, boat, notched, gleam, red, blue, projector, silent, landing

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 20, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 9, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [gvo1], [djn1], [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 30, 2010 Addition [jve1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 25, 2014 Addition [nip1].
1.3 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.4 Patrick Gross December 18, 2018 Addition [prn2].
1.5 Patrick Gross December 23, 2018 Addition [lhh1], Summary.
1.6 Patrick Gross August 9, 2019 Additions [ldn1], [prn1], [mft1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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