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October 2, 1954, Mauperthuis, Seine-et-Marne:

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





[Photo caption:] Mrs Bénard, left, and Pannetier.

Bénard, Mason-entrepreneur in Mauperthuis close to Coulommiers, is on the point of closing his construction site. Suddenly his wife Georgette and their neighbor, Thérèse Pannetier, call him: "A red ball in the sky, coming from the East!" It disappears 4' later.

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

French ufologist Aimé Michel indicates that on October 2, 1954, in Mauperthuis near Coulommiers, three witnesses, Mr and Mrs Bernard and Mrs Pannetier saw "a red disc crossing the sky following the line of the horizon from the East to the West."


176 -003.03900 48.77100 02 10 1954 MAUPERTHUIS F 151 C** 185

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Seine-et-Marne in Mauperthuis on October 2, 1954, at an unknown hour, three witnesses see "a red disc crossing the sky while following the horizon from East to west."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[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
19541002 02.10.1954 Mauperthuis France 17.00 DD


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Mauperthuis, Seine-et-Marne, Bénard, Georgette Bénard, Bernard, Thérèse Pannetier, multiple, disc, red, ball, duration


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 23, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 27, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 19, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 12, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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