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The 1954 French flap:

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September 30, 1954, Gouesnou, Finistère:

Reference number for this case: 30-Sep-54-Finistère. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. nb1:] TRANSCRIPT OF "LES NOUVELLES DE BRETAGNE" NEWSPAPER:

"Les nouvelles de Bretagne" for Monday oct. 4, 1954

Saucers and cigars are still flying in the sky of France

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Brest, 3 - Mrs HENRY, farmer in Gouesnou (Fin.) has stated to have seen on Thursday (30 september) then Friday (oct 1st.) at the same hour (*), in the sky, a cylindrical craft of purple colour which moved noiselessly, from the West to the East.

(*) à 19 h.

[Ref. un1:] UNDETERMINED NEWSPAPER:

A BREST

Mrs. Henry, farmer in Gouesnou (Finistère) affirmed to have seen twice in a row, at the same time, in the sky, a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise from the west to the east.

[Ref. pr1:] UNKNOWN FRENCH NEWSPAPER FOR OCTOBER 5, 1954:

Still and always flying saucers!

Perpignan. -- A truck driver who was collecting milk yesterday morning in the vicinity of Cabestany (Pyrénées-Orientales) said he saw in front of his vehicle a "bluish globe", bluish in color, "which evolved at an altitude of 'About 180 meters producing a very soft hum."

Having stopped his truck, the driver was able to observe the evolutions of the craft for almost a quarter of an hour and then, suddenly, it would have risen in the sky and disappeared in direction of the sea.

La Rochelle. -- A flying saucer would have been seen in Auge (Deux-Sèvres).

Also, Mr. Picaud, the manager of a brewery in Sainte-Pozenne, said he had seen for a few minutes while on the road to Fontenay-le-Comte a curious yellow disc.

Brest. - The inhabitants of Landeda and the Aberwrac'h (Finistère) saw last night at high altitude a machine of circular shape and resembling a "flying saucer".

Melun. -- Several inhabitants of the commune of Rebais declared to have seen a strange, very brilliant machine, circulating at night fall in the sky, above Rebais.

The witnesses specified that the craft, which was traveling very slowly, had then moved towards Coulommiers, having increased its speed, and had disappeared.

The day before yesterday morning, the CRS, also saw a bright disc in the sky, above Vaudoy.

Montpellier. -- Mrs Picot de la Baume, a resident of Montpellier, stated that at an altitude of about 1,500 meters she saw a cigar-shaped device, which was shiny and appeared to be surrounded by a halo. The machine, which she could observe for a minute or so, suddenly disappeared in an easterly direction, without making a sound or leaving a trace.

IN NORTH AFRICA

Casablanca. -- Reliable witnesses saw in the sky of Kourigra, about 130 kilometers from Casablanca, a circular, red-colored machine, evolving at high altitude and at high speed, which seemed to be spitting green blue flames [as a meteor would do].

Safi [Morocco]. -- An elongated craft was seen last night around 8:30 pm, in the sky of Safi, by credible witnesses. The "cigar" was moving at a high speed, from east to northwest. He was surrounded by a bluish light and left behind a luminous trail. Witnesses testified that the aircraft was unrelated to a jet plane [but may have had a "relationship" with a meteor.]

Saint Brieuc. -- Several people said they saw 300 or 400 meters from them last night, around 8 pm. 45, a "flying cigar" at an altitude of about 50 meters. The machine, they said, could be 13 meters in length and lit up intermittently with pink gleams. He moved noiselessly.

Brest. -- Mrs Henry, a farmer in Gouesnou (Finistère) said she had seen a mauve cylindrical craft moving noiselessly from west to east on Thursday and Friday in the evening at the same time.

Lille. -- Anicet Corneille, an agricultural worker, said he saw a cigar-shaped device in Comines last night, 8 to 10 meters long by 3 meters wide, which was about 40 meters Height and exuded a lively violet glow. After flying over the city for a few seconds, the craft would have disappeared into the sky.

Mr. Corneille's statements were confirmed by a Touring engineer passing through Comines.

Montceau-les-Mines. -- Two bricklayers, MM. Romain Sebastiani and Buratto, both cyclists, said they saw a craft take off with a shrill whistle along the road from Blanzy to Montceau. The apparatus had, they said, the shape of a very dark yellow cigar, a length of three meters and a diameter of about 50 to 80 centimeters.

A saucer near Seurre?...

An inhabitant of the Meix, a village near Seurre, Mr. Lucien Minet, 19 years old, has in turn found a strange appearance. He was standing by the doorway at about 9 o'clock in the evening, when he saw in the sky a green glow moving slowly. A whistling accompanied this apparition which lasted fifteen seconds. The young man had time to call his mother, who could also see the phenomenon.

Two young Dolois have seen twice "saucers"

Dole (C.P.). -- The two young Dolois, Jacky Chapoutot and André Lacour, who "saw a flying saucer" last week in Dole, noticed the same phenomenon Wednesday, around 8 pm, while they were at two different points of the city.

"I did not believe in flying saucers," Jacky Chapoutot told us, "but this time I'm sure of what I saw, and I'm particularly interested in aviation and what was going on in the sky of Dole was moving at a speed that certainly is not yet achieved in the machines we know. I must add to be complete, that last week, as this time I heard, when this saucer appeared, an airplane hum that seemed to evolve without navigation lights."

In the Nièvre: An orange disc

Nevers (C.P.) -- An agricultural worker, Raymond Delovre, 20 years old, saw between Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier and Langeron a kind of disk moving towards the N.-E. This celestial body emitted a Bright orange light while a yellow light gushed to the rear. The appearance was maintained on a horizontal plane and was noticed for a few seconds."

[Ref. pj1:] PHILIPPE JEANTHEAU, UFOLOGIST, LDLN:

A farmer, Mrs. HERRY, wife of a merchant of pigs, well-known in our area, being in her room, saw a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise and quickly from the West to the East. Mrs. HERRY was so much struck by this phenomenon that she asked her daughter-in-law to come to see it. By the time the latter went up to the above floor, the "saucer" had disappeared.

The FOLLOWING DAY, OCTOBER 6, at approximately the same time, Mrs. HERRY had the opportunity to attend the same appearance. "L'OUEST JOURNAL" (Rennes) for October I0 1954. p. 2 Research of Archives by Mr. JEANTHEAU (Créteil).

Note:

There seems to be a wrong set of date and wrong witness name in the above transcript. All other sources, including one of which I provide a photocopy here, indicate that it was September 30 and October 1st and not October 5 and October 6. The witness' name is also in balance, it is Mrs Henry in all other sources.

[Ref. pm1:] PHILIPPE MILON, LDLN CORRESPONDANT:

Ist ans 2 october 1954. -

BREST. - (29)

IN THE EVENING

A witness saw on two evenings following, per same hour, a purple cylindrical machine which moved without noise, from EAST to WEST.

"RESISTANCE DE L'OUEST" for OCTOBER 4, 1954.

ARCHIVES OF NANTES - sent by Philippe MILON

[Ref. ge1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPSI":

GEPSI

Groupe d'Etude des Phénomènes Spatiaux Inexpliqués [Unexplained Space Phenomena Study Group]

A.S.B.L.
1901 LAW- OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF OCTOBER 6, 1983
HEADQUARTERS [] RUE DE SIAM - 29200 BREST
OBJECT: STUDY OF THE UFO PHENOMENON BY ALL
LEGAL MEANS WHICH MAY PROVE NECESSARY
(INVESTIGATIONS AND COUNTER-INVESTIGATIONS
TO THE VARIOUS SOURCES, COLLECT AND ANA-
LYSIS OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, ETC.)

GENERAL CATALOGUE OF WITNESSES
FINISTERE

Type of testimony: DD [daylight disk]

Date: September 30, 1954

Time:

Location: GOUESNOU

Number of witness: 1

Investigation:

Identification:

Case summary: A PURPLE CIGAR IN GOUESNOU

Thursday evening, Mrs. Herry, farmer in Gouesnou saw in the sky, at 19 hours, a cylindrical purple machine which moved itself without noise from the west towards the east. Yesterday evening, at the same hour and being at the same place, Mrs. Herry was witness of a similar appearance.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère in Gouesnou, on September 30, 1954, at an unknown hour, "a farm woman claimed to have seen twice in continuation on September 30 and on October 1, at the same hour, in the sky, a mauve cylindrical craft which moved without noise, from west to east."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Le Méridional".

Note:

Sunset at 08:06 P.M. on September 30, 1954 in Brest.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Airplane, helicopter, astronomical?

Keywords:

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

Gouesnou, Finistère, object, cylinder, flying, purple, Henry, farmer

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 17, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 22, 2016 Addition [pr1].

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