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October 2, 1954, Champagné-les-Marais, Vendée:

Reference number for this case: 2-Oct-54-Champagné-les-Marais. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. vl1:] "LA VENDEE LIBRE" NEWSPAPER:

A flying saucer again

Champagné-les-Marais. -- It was exactly 08:45 P.M., Saturday evening, when the district of George Clemenceau SQuare was alerted by Mr. and Mrs. Jean Auger, owner of "La Piloterie."

Whereas Mrs. Auger was on the 1st floor of her building, located in the full center borough, she was very much amazemed to see a luminous mass having the form of a half-moon and a carmine red color, in the sky, moving towards the south-west, in the direction of the sea. Having warned her husband, the latter alerted the district, and soon some ten people gathered in a meadow, not far from Mr. Auger's admiring the phenomenon moving away towards the ocean.

This phenomenon which appeared, first of all of the size of a barrel of 50 liters, and which moved very quickly, was observed by Mr. and Mrs. Auger, Mr. and Mrs. Métay, Mrs. Breton, Mrs. Crisolles and Mrs. Marie Poulteau, during ten minutes.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jerome Beau indicates that on saturday, October 2, 1954, at "20:45 In Champagné-les-Marais (the Vendée), several people observe in the sky a luminous mass having the form of a half-moon and a carmine red color, moving very quickly towards the south-west, in the direction of the sea."

Jérôme Beau indicates as sources: "Encore une soucoupe volante", La Vendée Libre, October 10, 1954; Choloux, Jérôme: "2. La vague de 1954" in "Les OVNIs en Vendée", Les Mystères de Vendée, 2007.

[Ref. mv1:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

In his case listing "UFOs in the Vendée", the author notes this case:

Champagné-les-Marais, 2 October 1954

[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
19541003 03.10.1954 Marais France 22.30

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Champagné-les-Marais, Vendée, night, Jean Auger, Métay, Breton, Crisolles, Marie Poulteau, multiple, luminous, mass, object, half-moon, red, moving, duration, sea

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 25, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 27, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [jb1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2010 Addition [mv1].
1.2 Patrick Gross March 9, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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