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August 1954, Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne, Puy-de-Dôme:

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

Reports:

[Ref. gl1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

The two ufologists authors report that Mrs. Carrière wrote a letter to them to report her observation in August 1954:

She was on holiday with her husband and her six children in Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne. One morning, whereas she returns from shopping at the village, she saw a kind of very black balloon land, from which stepped down, she said, "a very small man, and with a dreadful face, with a very black face."

Another had remained in the machine. The being stepped down and remained on the ground only a few seconds and "went up on board fast," she said. The machine took off at once and rose without noise, leaving a very white trail behind. In a nearby meadow, noticed Mrs. Carrière, two cows fell to the ground "and twisted their neck as if they had been tortured."

And she adds: "the farmer and his wife, who were at the side, like myself, were paralyzed, as struck down." She concludes her report "I kept this vision quite in my remembering!"

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

The two ufologists indicate that one morning in August 1954 at an unspecified time, in Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne, there was an observation with three witnesses, Mrs. Carrière, a farmer and his wife.

The observation is said to relate to a very black object in the shape of a balloon, a very small being with a "dreadful face" and "very black face" and another being in a machine.

One of the witnesses [?] saw a kind of very black balloon landing, and a very small man with a dreadful and very black face come out of it, while another remained in the apparatus. The being on the ground remained there a few seconds and then went up fast in the apparatus, which took off immediately and rose without noise, leaving behind itself a white trail.

The witnesses ensure to have been paralyzed, "as struck by lightning", and two cows fell to ground.

The authors indicate page 198 of the book by Garreau and Lavier as source.

[Ref. cc1:] GILBERT CORNU AND HENRI CHALOUPEK:

The authors indicate that in August 1954 on a date which remains unspecified, in the Puy de Dôme, a farmer and two women said to have seen a kind of "very black balloon" landing, from which "a very small man, with a dreadful and very black face" came down.

Another similar being remained on board of the craft. The other, after having been a few moments only on the ground, went up on board the craft which left without noise, leaving behind a "white wake."

The witnesses said they had been paralyzed as if they were struck by lightning, and two of their cows fell on the ground.

The authors indicate that the source is "Face aux ET", by Garreau and Lavier, page 198.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates, based on Michel Figuet, that one morning of August 1954 in Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne, in the Puy-de-Dôme, Mrs. Carrière and a couple of anonymous farmers saw a kind of very black "balloon" landing. A small being with a dreadful black face descended from there while a second one remained in the object. At the end of a few seconds, the being on the ground quickly went up in the apparatus which took off at once without noise, leaving a white trail behind. The witnesses said they were paralyzed and two cows fell on the ground.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

52.
Location. Saint-Sauveur-La-Sagne, France
Date: August 1954
Time: morning

Mrs. Carriere, on holiday in the area, was returning to the house one early morning when she saw an object resembling a "big black balloon" landing on a nearby field. From the object "a very small man with a dreadful black face" emerges, a similar figure remains in the object. The little man remains on the ground only for a few moments and then re-boards the object, which then rises silently leaving behind a very white wake. The witness notices two cows on the ground wriggling in apparent pain. A farmer and his wife who come upon the scene are paralyzed and unable to move.

HC addendum
Source: SITOVNIS, France
Type: B

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

1954

[...]

August 2

In the morning: At Saint Sauveur-la-Sagne (Puy-de-Dôme) Mrs. Carrière and two other anonymous witnesses have a CEIII and tell they have been paralyzed as struck by lightning. In a nearby field, 2 cows fell on the ground and twist their necks, as if they have been tortured. (C. Garreau and R. Lavier, Face aux Extra-Terrrestres, J. P. Delarge, p. 198-199).

[...]

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The ufologist indicates that in 1954, in August, in France in St Sauveur-La-Sagne (Puy de Dôme), "Mrs. Carrière was on holiday with her husband and her six children. One morning, whereas she returns from shopping at the village, she sees landing a kind of very black balloon, from which goes down a very small man with a dreadful face, with a very black face. Another had stayed in the craft. The one who came down stayed on the ground only a few seconds and went up on board fast. The craft took off at once without noise by leaving behind him a very white wake. In a nearby meadow, Mrs. Carrière notices, two cows fell to the ground and twist their neck as if they had been tortured. The farmer and his wife, like Mrs. Carrière were paralyzed, like struck down."

The source is indicated as "GARREAU and LAVIER: ' Face aux extra-terrestres' - DELARGE 1975 - J'ai Lu, p. 206".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the "Puy de Dômes (63)" in St Sauveur la Sagne in August 1954 at an unknown hour, "a woman is on holiday with her husband and her six children. One morning whereas she returns from shopping, she sees landing a kind of very black balloon, from which goes down a very small man with a dreadful and black face. Another one stayed in the object. At the end of a few seconds the first goes up on board quickly. The object then takes off at once without noise and leaving a white wake behind him. Two cows in the nearby meadow fell to the ground and seem to suffer. Two other witnesses the guard of the cows and his wife."

The source is indicated as "Face aux Extra terrestres by Garreau and Lavier ** DELARGE 1975,".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in August 1954 in the morning in "St Sauveur.Sagne, France", there was a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range."

The source is indicated as "Delaire, J. Bernard, UFO Register Volume 7 (1976), Data Research, Oxford, 1976".

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in August 1954 at 08:00 in "St Sauvier-La-Sagne, France", "Black sphere lands. two humanoids exit. Cows fall down, witness paralyzed." And: "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One black sphere was observed by three witnesses on a farm for two minutes. Two dwarves were seen."

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

[Ref. gz1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind in Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne, in the Puy-de-Dôme, in August 1954, in the morning at an unknown hour.

Mrs. Carrière was on holiday with her husband and six children in Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne. One morning, as she was returning from shopping in the village, she saw a "kind of black balloon," from which came down a "very small man, with a horrible and black face." Another being remained in the craft. The man who had gone down was on the ground a few seconds before getting back on board. The craft took off at once and rose noiselessly, leaving behind a white wake. In a neighboring meadow, noted Mrs. Carrière, two cows fell to the ground "and twisted their necks as if they had been tortured." She added: "The farmer and his wife who were nearby, as well as myself, were paralyzed, as if struck by lightning."

Julien Gonzalez points out that there was no investigation into this case; which is only a letter from one of the witnesses, Mrs Carrière, to the ufologist Charles Garreau.

The sources are indicated as Charles Garreau and Raymond Lavier, Face aux Extra-Terrestres, pages 198-199; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochées en France, pages 71-72.

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

Location: Saint-Sauveur-La-Sagne, France

Date: August 1954

Time: morning

Mrs. Carriere, on holiday in the area, was returning to the house one early morning when she saw an object resembling a “big black balloon” landing on a nearby field. From the object “a very small man with a dreadful black face” emerges, a similar figure remains in the object. The little man remains on the ground only for a few moments and then re-boards the object, which then rises silently leaving behind a very white wake. The witness notices two cows on the ground wriggling in apparent pain. A farmer and his wife who come upon the scene are paralyzed and unable to move.

Source: SITOVNIS, France

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540800 00.08.1954 St. Sauveur Sagne France Morgens CE III

Explanations:

See the CE3 catalogue. It is unfortunate that Garreau and Lavier apparently did or published nothing more on an apparently highly interesting case with multiple witnesses mentionned and apparently high strangeness features.

The day, August 2, seems to have been made up by [jb1] since no other source indicates a more precise date than "August 1954".

Keywords:

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

Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne, Puy-de-Dôme, multiple, Carrière, effects, animals, occupants, small, landing, cows, fast, round, black, face, morning, farmer, silent

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 2, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross October 21, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [go1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 23, 2014 Addition [ta1].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 20, 2016 Addition [ub1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 13, 2017 Addition [gz1].

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