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October 27, 1954, Effiat, Puy-de-Dôme:

Reference number for this case: 27-Oct-54-Effiat. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

Ufology catalogs of the 1970s reported that according to the newspaper La Montagne of Aurillac for September 29, 1954, on October 27, 1954, at 08:45 p.m., between Effiat and Vichy, one "Mr. L." had his attention attracted by a yellow disc rising in the sky taking a reddish color. The object had three green dots on its periphery.

Reports:

[Ref. ld1:] "INFO-OVNI" MAGAZINE:

10/27/1954 08:45 p.m. between Effiat and Vichy Witness Mr. L. (unknown).

"The witness's attention was drawn to a yellowish disc rising into the sky, turning reddish in color, with three green dots on its periphery..."

Regional press "La Montange - Aurillac" for 10/29/1954

This last case is very similar to the two previous ones. In addition to the case reported by Vallée, you should know that Biozat is just between Vichy and Effiat.

[Ref. ld1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" MAGAZINE:

October 27 (La Montagne for 10/29) between Effiat and Vichy 08:45 p.m..

M. L... had his attention drawn to a yellowish disc rising without noise in the sky. He noticed that it was taking a reddish color and that it had three bright green dots on its perimeter. A likely landing.

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

The two authors indicate that according to the newspaper "La Montagne" for October 29, 1954, a motorist travelling between Effiat in the Puy-de-Dome and Vichy in the Allier saw on october 27, 1954 at 08:45 p.m., a yellowish disc having three luminous points on its edge, which rose and took a reddish color.

[Ref. lh1] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4297: 1954/10/27 20:50 1 3:20:00 E 46:04:40 N 3333 WEU FRN ALR 7:6

EFFIAT><VICHY,FR:1/CAR:SLNT YLW SCR W/LITES ^/GND:GLOWS:/LDLN#325+/r30p203

Ref#217 Jean SIDER: Le DOSSIER 1954 (2 vol.) Page No. 123 : FOREST

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the "Puy de Dômes" [sic] in Effiat on October 27, 1954 at 20:45 hours "A motorist on the road of Vichy right on the level of the terminal separating the two departments sees a yellowish disc having three luminous points on its circumference. While rising, the disc took a reddish color."

The sources are indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... par Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979" et "Les OVNI vus de près par Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 October 1954 at 20:50 between Effiat and Vichy, Effiat, France, "Silent yellow disc with lights rises from ground. Glows." And: "An object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One yellow disc was observed by one witness in a forest for over one minute. No sound was heard."

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

[Ref. pr2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

October 27 1954. 2045hrs.

EFFIAT (PUY DE DOME : FRANCE)

A motorist driving between Effiat and Allier saw a yellowish disc, with three bright spots on the periphery take off and take on a reddish hue.

Gross citing Figuet and Ruchon 1979 p203 citing Le Montagne 29 October 1954.

Jacques Bonabot citing C E OVNI M 49 citing Lumieres dans le [sic] Nuit 128 p18)

[Note: Impossible of course to guess wether the source reference "Gross" is supposed to be me, or the US ufologist Loren Gross...]

Explanations:

Not only could this be a different version of the Biozat case, as suggested by [io1], not only is this not at all a "landing" as suggested by [ld1], but also, the data is so meager that this could have been many vareties of ministerprations, icluding a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Effiat, Puy-de-Dôme, road, car, night, red, yellow, landing, disc, luminous, points

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 21, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 10, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 8, 2018 Additions [ld1], [io1], [lh1], [pr2], Summary. Explanations changed, was "Not looked for yet."

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