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October 3, 1954, Santenay, Côte-d'Or:

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

Reports:

[Ref. br1:] "LA BOURGOGNE REPUBLICAINE" NEWSPAPER:

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THE WANDERING "MARTIANS"

(Continued)

Nevers (from our Press Correspondent.). -- According to the testimonies of five people, whose sincerity cannot be doubted, a flying saucer crossed the sky of Château-Chinon on Sunday evening, around 9 p.m. The strange apparition took place around 9 pm. This time, it is a luminous spot, of oval shape, appearing motionless at a very high altitude. At one time the spot appeared to separate into two parts, and each of the formed discs began to turn at full speed, changing color several times. Then everything went out. At the end of a few minutes, the first light spot reappeared, before splitting again and turning. The same phenomenon repeated several times under the more amazed than frightened eyes of the five residents of Chateau-Chinon.

Is it the same machine that was seen at Santenay at approximately the same hour? In any case, the testimony of the residents of Santenay is confirmed by that of the Lille residents who, a few moments earlier, saw three luminous "croissants" above the region.

The "Sauceritis" continues its ravages

Morez (from our special correspondent). -- In the Upper Jura where the statements of the children of Prémanon affirming that they had stoned a saucer, the minds are heated.

The other day, a resident of Les Rousses (whose name is not given) announced that a saucer had landed at the "Combe aux Chèvres" in a small clearing in the forest of the Massacre.

In fact, the many curious (20 cars at least) who drove there, did see a metallic object resplendent in the sun.

In addition, police roadblocks had been installed on all roads. It was learned later that the police were hunting more for Baranès, whose passage to Switzerland was feared, than for the Martian, for the saucer of the forest of the Massacre was only a rain gauge installed there for years!

FLYING SAUCER IN SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE

Saturday, 10 pm. 30 and 23 h. 45, a group of four people from Savigny-les-Beaune saw a very bright "ball of fire" followed by a long green trail, which crossed the sky at a dizzying pace.

Two other people who were in a different place also noticed the phenomenon.

It is therefore not a hallucination ... but is it really a "saucer"?

[Ref. am1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that on October 3, 1954, 2 or 3 minutes after 08:45 p.m., from the village of Santenay, within 15 kilometers of the Drée, a luminous object of orange color is seen arriving from the North-Est, passing West of the witnesses, moving away for Creusot, towards their south-west.

The observation lasted about 5 minutes.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Côte d'or in Santenay on October 3, 1954, at 20:40 hours, a luminous object of orange color is seen passing in the west, moving away to the Creusot, towards the south-west. The observation lasted approximately 5 minutes.

Luc Chastan indique que la source est "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. dc1] DOMINIQUE CAUDRON:

Dominique Caudron indicates that the catalogue of 800 cases published in 1970 by Maurice Santos, is a good example of what one should not do; he indicates to extract from it the list of the cases of October 3, 1954; which he knows well as he had investigated into these cases of his area of Nord. For each case, below the text of the Santos catalogue, he states what should have been written, and the explanation after analysis, when there is one.

Santos wrote that for this case #547 of October 3, 1954 of "30 meters cigars" there had been in Santenay an observation of a cigar carrying a dome.

Dominique Caudron says that at about 08:40 p.m. in Santenay, 21, "a kind of orange cigar" was "seen 5 minutes moving towards the south (no other sources than Aimé Michel)"

He notes that the estimate of size "30 meters cigars" is completely whimsical, the witnesses not having any means of considering the real dimensions.

He notes that the numbering of the cases by Santos seemed a good idea, but that it prevents the evolution of the catalogue, whose numbering becomes incoherent at the first update: "For example, this catalogue contains only 10 cases for the area of the Nord, whereas we know 48 of them. How to place the 38 others?"

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

N° de cas Nouveau N° de cas Enquêteur Date d'observation CP Lieu d'observation Pays d'observation Heure d'observation Classification Commentaires Identification
19541003 03.10.1954 Santenay France 20.50 NL

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Santenay, Côte-d'Or, luminous, object, orange, duration

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 27, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 9, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 14, 2016 Addition [dc1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 18, 2017 Additions [br1], [ub1].

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