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September 27, 1954, Mas Bruzy, Pyrénées-Orientales:

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

Summary:

The regional newspapers Var-Matin Republique and Le Nouveau Nord Maritime for October 2, 1954, L'Ardennais for October 2-3, 1954, L'Est Républicain for October 3, 1954, indicated that on October 1, 1954, it was learned that at "Mas de Bruzy", or "mas de Brury" - likely "le Mas Bruzy", near Perpignan, "several pickers declared to have seen in the sky a shiny object having the shape of a saucer."

"After moving vertically leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared into the clouds."

In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, Aimé Michel noted that on September 27, 1954, in "Breusy", in the outskirts of Perpignan, grapes pickers had seen a circular object that arrived quickly and then was lost into the clouds, out of sight.

Reports:

[Ref. nnm1:] "LE NOUVEAU NORD MARITIME" NEWSPAPER:

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they are seen everywhere...

Flying saucers
cigars and... "cigarillos"

Perpignan, 1st. -- At the Mas de Brury, near Perpignan, several grape pickers said they had seen in the sky a luminous object in the shape of a saucer. After having moved vertically leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.

Mulhouse, 1st. -- Two people declared to have seen a luminous craft in the sky in Rixheim, using binoculars, they noted that it had the shape of a long cigar, a dozen satellite "little cigars" surrounded it. A railroader on night duty said he observed the same phenomenon.

Besseges, 1st. -- Two inhabitants of the commune of Foussignargues, near Bessèges, declared to have seen in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a bright red luminous machine surrounded by vertical rods.

Pau, 1st. -- Yesterday morning around 11:45 a.m., many people have seen in the sky, at very high altitude, a mysterious machine in the shape of a long and shiny balloon. The object came from the South and was heading towards the Northwest.

Nevers, 1st. -- Mr. Raymond Deloire, 20, agricultural worker in Langeron (Nièvre), who was riding a bicycle on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutiers, saw in the sky a mysterious semi-spherical object, emitting a bright orange glow at the front. Flames shot out from the back. The machine moved without noise at great speed towards the North-East.

Dijon, 1st. -- Two children from Prémanon, the young Raymond Roland, 12, and his sister Janine, 9, told their schoolmaster this amazing story:

It was pouring rain yesterday before when around 8:30 p.m., Raymond heard his dog barking furiously. He went out and saw in the courtyard of his parents' farm a metallic craft, 2 meters high, which shone in the light. Frightened, the kid returned inside, but driven by curiosity, he went out again with his sister. The strange craft had approached. The boy threw some stones in the direction of the machine which started off. The two children were blown away and dared not tell their parents about their mishap.

When questioned by the police, Raymond said that "the thing (sic) was on three feet".

Indeed, the gendarmes found traces in the courtyard. But the rain had partially erased them.

The list is growing

Flying saucers have also been spotted at Rebais (S.-et-.M.), at Brest, in La Rochelle, in Lins (Austria), in Nîmes, in Montpellier, in Casablanca, in La Norville (S.-et-.O).

In 1950, on the American Radio...

In a radio broadcast made in 1950, the American journalist and commentator Henri Taylor said:

"Without betraying any military secret, I can assure you that the flying saucers are part of a large experimental program that has been developing in the United States for almost three years. I know what the flying saucers are for: is a great military secret that I am not allowed to reveal. The day the American Air Force decides to break the silence, humanity will learn very good news..."

[Ref. vmr1:] "VAR-MATIN REPUBLIQUE" NEWSPAPER:

Still the saucers and the cigars

Perpignan, October 1. -- At the mas of Bruzy, near Perpignan, several vintagers stated to have seen in the sky a brilliant object having the form of a saucer.

After having moved verticaly while leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.

In Mulhouse, two people stated to have seen a luminous machine in the sky of Rixheim, using binoculars, they noted that it had the shape of a long cigar, a dozen small satellites surrounded it. A railwayman on night duty stated to have observed the same phenomenon.

In Bessegues, two residents of the commune of Foussignargues, close to Bessegues, stated to have seen in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a sharp red luminous machine surrounded by vertical stems.

In Nevers, Mr. Raymond Deloire, 20-year-old, farm labourer in Langeron (the Nièvre) who drove on the road of St Pierre les Moutiers, saw in the sky, a mysterious object of half-spherical shape emitting at its front a sharp orange gleam, flames spouted out at the back. The craft moved without noise at a great speed in the direction of the North-East.

[Ref. ads1:] "L'ARDENNAIS" NEWSPAPER:

THE "FLYING SAUCERS" CHRONICLE

PERPIGNAN. -- At the Mas de Bruzy, near Perpignan, several grape pickers reported seeing in the sky a shiny object in the shape of a saucer. After moving vertically leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.

MULHOUSE. -- Two people said they saw a luminous craft in the sky at Rixheim. Using binoculars, they found that it was shaped like a long cigar. A dozen small satellite cigars surrounded it. A night service worker said he observed the same phenomenon.

BESSEGES. -- Two residents of the town of Foussignargues, near Bessèges, said they saw in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a bright red luminous craft surrounded by vertical lines.

PAU. -- Many people saw in the sky, at a very high altitude, a mysterious craft shaped like a long, brilliant balloon. The craft was coming from the south and heading northwest.

NEVERS. -- Mr. Raymond Deloire, agricultural worker in Langeron (Nièvre), who was riding a bicycle on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutiers, saw in the sky a mysterious object of semi-spherical shape emitting at the front a bright orange glow. Flames burst from the back. The craft moved noiselessly at great speed towards the northeast.

[Ref. ler1:] "L'EST REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

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The "meteor" of Sweden was not a robot-weapon... but a jet airplane

Stockholm. -- The "Bjuv meteor", photographed in the night of Monday to Tuesday by a resident of that city, was only a jet plane, the Swedish military headquarters estimated by examining the photograph of the craft. However, professor Bertil Lindblad, attached to the Lund observatory, after enlarging, had believed to detect a robot-weapon.

Based on the direction taken by the object, one had thought that it could come from Eastern Germany where, according to certain information, the Russians would currently carry out rockets experiments.

Still the saucers

In addition, the "flying saucers" continue to be reported in the four corners of the sky of France. There is not a single day without witnesses in good faith see "mysterious machines" with weird shapes, and slipping by at great pace in an impressive silence.

Near Perpignan, several vintagers stated to have seen in the sky a brilliant object having the shape of a saucer. After having moving at the vertical while leaving a white trail, the apparatus disappeared in the clouds.

Two people stated to have seen a luminous craft in the night of Thursday to Friday, in Rixheim (Haut-Rhin). Using binoculars, they noted that it had the shape of a long cigar. A dozen small cigars surrounded it. A railwayman on night duty night stated to have observed the same phenomenon.

Two residents of the commune of Foussignargues, close to Bessèges, saw in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a sharp red luminous machine surrounded by vertical stems.

in Pau, Thursday, many people saw in the sky, at very high altitude, a mysterious machine having the shape of a long and shining balloon. The machine came from the south and moved towards the North-West.

Lastly, Mr. Raymond Deloire, aged 20, farm labourer in Langeron (the Nievre), who circulated the other night with a bicycle on the road of Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier, saw in the sky a mysterious object of half-spherical shape emitting with a sharp orange gleam at its front. Flames spouted out of the back. The craft moved without noise at a great speed in the direction of the North-East.

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Ufologist Aimé Michel notes that on September 27, 1954, in Breusy, which is located in the suburbs of the city of Perpignan, vintagers saw a circular object which arrived quickly, then went away into the clouds, out of sight.

[Ref. via1:] "VIMANA 21" UFOLOGY BULLETIN:

SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3: THE CHAPTER OF FÖYING SAUCERS -

IN PERPIGNAN: At the Mas de Bruzy, several grape pickers said they saw in the sky, a shiny object in the shape of a saucer. After moving vertically leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.

IN MULHOUSE: Two people said they saw a luminous machine in the sky in Rixheim. With the help of binoculars, they realized that it was shaped like a long cigar. A dozen small satellite cigars surrounded it. A railway worker said he observed the same phenomenon.

IN NIMES: Two inhabitants of Foussignargues, near Besseges in the Gard, said to have seen in a meadow near their house, on the night of Sunday to Monday, a bright red luminous craft surrounded by vertical rods.

IN PAU: Yesterday morning, around 11:45, many people saw in the sky at very high altitude, a mysterious machine shaped like a long, bright ball. The craft was coming from the south and heading northwest.

The source is said to be the newspaper Le Bien Public.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 September 1954 in "Breusy, which is in the suburbs of Perpignan, vintagers see a circular object which arrives quickly then entered in the clouds, out of sight."

The sources are indicated as: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... par Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979" et "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Pyrénées Orientales (66) in "Breusy, which is in the suburbs of Perpignan, grape pickers see a circular object that arrives quickly and then sinks into the clouds, out of sight."

The sources are indicated as: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979" [not true] and "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

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

This database recorded this case three times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540927 27.09.1954 Breusy France Afternoon DD
19540927 27.09.1954 Breusy France Afternoon DD
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan Breuzy France NL
19540929 29.09.1954 Brury France NL

Explanations:

The hour is not known, the date is not well-determined.

As of the object, it could have been a plane or a meteor.

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The place correctly spelled would likely have been "le Mas Bruzy", at about 10 km East of Perpignan.

Keywords:

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

Mas Bruzy, Brury, Breusy, Pyrénées-Orientales, multiple, circular, object, clouds, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 13, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 1, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 25, 2010 Addition [vmr1].
1.2 Patrick Gross May 25, 2010 Addition [ler1].
1.3 Patrick Gross February 9, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.5 Patrick Gross June 20, 2019 Additions [ads1], [via1].
1.6 Patrick Gross July 27, 2019 Additions [ads1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.6 Patrick Gross February 16, 2020 Addition [nnm1]. In the Summary, addition of "and Le Nouveau Nord Maritime" and of "or 'mas de Brury' - likely 'le Mas Bruzy'". In the Explanations, addition of the paragraph "The place correctly spelled..."

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