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October 25, 1954, Saint-Usage, Côte-d'Or:

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

Summary:

In the 2000s, a US website noted an observation on October 25, 1954 at 05:45 a.m. in Saint-Usage: "Hovered." "A hovering object was observed. One object, about 10 feet across, was observed by three witnesses (Louis)."

In 2021, I found a source from the time, an article in the regional newspaper La Bourgogne Républicaine, from Dijon, on page 4 for October 27, 1954.

The correspondent of this newspaper in Saint-Usage, in the Côte-d'Or department, indicated that "Monday morning", therefore on October 25, 1954, going in a Renault 4 CV car to their work at the Solvay factories, Mr. D. Besançon and R. Belleterre had seen at 5:45, "an object crisscrossing the sky."

They immediately stopped the car on the Saint-Jean-de-Losne bridge in the Côte-d'Or, and observed for ten seconds a shining disc leaving behind a trail of bluish smoke.

This "craft, which moved at a relatively low altitude (about 500 m) and at a high speed, disappeared behind a curtain of clouds towards the north."

The newspaper insisted: "Again this is not a hallucination."

Reports:

[Ref. lbr1:] NEWSPAPER "LA BOURGOGNE REPUBLICAINE":

Scan.

Here is the flying and rolling saucer...

Besançon (A.F.P.). -- Mr. Franzesko Beuc, 48, a farm worker in Orchamps-Vennes (Doubs), said that on October 12, he saw a flying saucer, but that, for fear of not being believed, he had so far remained silent.

A fortnight ago, around 9 p.m., Mr. Beuc was returning to the farm where he works, when he suddenly saw, motionless on the side of the road, an apparatus particularly affecting the shape of a 4 CV, supported by four wheels about 40 centimeters in diameter.

The farmer approached one meter from the craft and noticed, nearby, a 1.50 m tall being, dressed in a leather coat and wearing a cap. Mr. Beuc having challenged the mysterious pilot, he quickly climbed into the craft, which, after having rolled about thirty meters on the road, took off like a plane and quickly gained height.

... and the flying saucer
(normal format)
on the Saône valley

Saint-Usage (from our correspondent.). -- Monday morning, going by 4 CV to their work, at the Solvay factories, MM. D. Besançon and R. Belleterre saw, at 5:45, an object crisscrossing the sky. Immediately stopping the car on the bridge of Saint-Jean-de-Losne (Côte-d'Or), driver and passenger were able to observe for ten seconds a brilliant disc leaving behind a trail of bluish smoke.

This craft, which moved at a relatively low altitude (approximately 500 m) and at a high speed, disappeared behind a curtain of clouds towards the north.

Again this is not a hallucination.

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 25 October 1954 at 05:45 in St Usage, France, "Hovered." "A hovering object was observed. One object, about 10 feet across, was observed by three witnesses (Louis)."

The sources are indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Carrouges, Michel, Les Apparitions de Martiens, Fayard, Paris, 1963; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

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

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 St. Usage France NL

Explanations:

Probable meteor.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Saint-Usage, Côte-d'Or, object, multiple, Louis, night, morning, car, Renault 4 CV, Solvay, D. Besançon, R. Belleterre, Saint-Jean-de-Losne, duration, disc, brilliant, trail, smoke, blue, low, fast, direction

Sources:

[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2010 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 25, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.3 Patrick Gross February 26, 2021 Addition [lbr1]. In the Summary, addition of the information from [lbr1]. Explanations changed, were "Totally insufficient information."

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