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October 3, 1954, Ambérac, Charente:

Reference number for this case: 3-Oct-54-Ambérac. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



The two authors indicate that if the newspaper "La Charente Libre" for October 5 can be believed, "a witness saw in the sky of Marcillac, a disc, but careful: round! Thus, the disc is round!"

They then explain at length that a disc is not necessarily a sphere.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider summarize a case dated October 3, 1954, at 10:30 p.m., in Ambérac in the department of the Charente, as investigated by J.-A. Bouchet, J.-L. Demaille, B. Poeydaban and whose report appeared in the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit (LDLN), France, #237-238, on page 36:

Marius Laidet, born in 1908 and resident in Mornac in the department of the Charente, was returning by bicycle at his home in the hamlet of les Marais, when he suddenly saw in the sky a brilliant disc which after having remained motionless for some time, descended then directly on the ground.

When landed, the machine produced a large horizontally projected gleam at each side. Marius Laidet called neighbors to have them witness the phenomenon. Mrs. Audiat and other people could see it.

Mr. Laidet tried to approach more closely as possible of the thing, but when he arrived on the place, he saw neither light nor any trace.

The place of the observation is the bridge of Aume, at the locality "Cambouil," on the commune of Ambérac, and the site of the alleged landing is at the top of the hill of the commune of Marcillac-Lanville on the East side.

[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
19541001 01.10.1954 Amberac France


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross December 7, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 9, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 21, 2016 Addition [ub1].

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