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The 1954 French flap:

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October 2, 1954, Rians, Cher:

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


[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that there was a sighting on October 2, 1954, in Rians, France, in the South-West, moving "to the right" i.e. the West, at some hour between 7 and 8 p.m..


192 -002.79700 47.18700 02 10 1954 RIANS F 151 C** 170


On October 2, 1954, at about 08:00 p.m., in Rians, near Sainte-Solange in the département of Cher, a luminous ball is observed for about a quarter of an hour. It goes down then towards the right.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

In his 1997 book on the 1954 French flap, UFO researcher and author Jean Sider notes that Mr. Desbois, investigator member of the private ufology group Lumières Dans la Nuit, who has done counter-investigations on a number of french UFO reports of the year 1954, has investigated a case of mois jour, 1954, at ville in département, and that he could not find any trivial explanation of that case.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Cher in Rians on October 2, 1954 at 20:00 hours, "a luminous ball is observed during approximately a quarter of an hour. It goes down then goes towards the right."

The source is indicated to be my website at "" - (its old home page URL).

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

This database recorded the case 4 times:

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 Rians France 19.00 NL
19541002 02.10.1954 Rians France 19.00 NL
19541002 02.10.1954 Rians France 19.00 NL
19541002 02.10.1954 Rians France 19.00 NL


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

Rians, Cher, ball, luminous, descent, duration


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 7, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 27, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [am1], [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 20, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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