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September 26, 1954, Challes, Savoie:

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

Reports:

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

145 -005.98851 45.54900 26 09 1954 17 15 2 CHALLES F 151100 C** 130

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

September 26

[...]

1954 - One minute after the radio station sighting a short humanoid in a diver suit was seen by a Mr. Guyard at the Challes Airport in Savoie department, France. The being waddled quickly toward and got into a saucer-shaped craft. A ten-foot circle was found at the landing site. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

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

*Sep. 26, 1954 - One minute after the radio station sighting a short humanoid in a diver suit was seen by a Mr. Guyard at the Challes Airport in Savoie department, France. The being waddled quickly toward and got into a saucer-shaped craft. A ten-foot circle was found at the landing site. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Date: September 26 1954

Location: Col du Chat, France

Time: night

Summary: Minutes after a sighting above a local radio station a short humanoid in a diver suit was seen by a Mr. Guyard at the Challes Airport. The being wadded quickly toward and got into a saucer-shaped craft. A ten foot circle was found at the landing site.

Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers & The Straight Line Mystery

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

This database recorded the case 8 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540926 26.09.1954 Challes France 17.15 NL
19540926 26.09.1954 Challes France 17.15
19540926 26.09.1954 Challes France 17.15 NL
19540926 26.09.1954 Col Chat France 17.15 DD
19540926 26.09.1954 Col Chat France 17.14 DD
19540926 26.09.1954 Col Chat France 17.14 DD
19540926 26.09.1954 Col Chat France 17.14 NL
19540926 26.09.1954 Col Chat France 17.14 DD

Explanations:

Not looked for yet; insufficient data.

Oddly enough, there is no mention at all of this case in "Mystérieux Objets Célestes", the French version of "Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery", by Aimé Michel, and I was unable to find even a single other source for this case.

Keywords:

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

Challes, Savoie, humanoid, occupant, diving suit, Guyard, Challes, airport, quick, walking, saucer, craft, object, landing, traces, circle

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross November 12, 2005 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 18, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 15, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross January 11, 2017 Additions [ta1], [ub1].

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