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November 4, 1954, Chaunay, Vienne:

Reference number for this case: 4-Nov-54-Chaunay. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. lp1:] "LE LIBRE POITOU" NEWSPAPER:

What was this mysterious craft
which had landed in a meadow

last Thursday in Chaunay?

This odd as well as strange machine was sketched according to the statements of two young girls of Chaunay who were in its presence last Thursday.

It was 4 in the afternoon approximately, in the meadow belonging to Mr. Didier and adjacent to the house of Mr. Mijon, electrician in Chaunay. His daughter, Danielle, aged 14 and her young comrade Violette Gauvin, aged 8, have allegedly seen this mysterious machine landing at approximately 15 meters away from the place where they were.

The height of the machine was of 0 m 80 approximately, its total length of 1 m 10. The machine comprised a sort of mushroom. The main body was "red, orange, scarlet" (sic). The mushroom on the other hand seemed limpid, vitrified and luminous. In the center of the unit, an axis of the size of a large finger, came out as an antenna of approximately 40 cms height, topped by a green luminous sphere, the size of a melon.

The unit, say the two young girls, caused the dazzling of the eyes.

Young Gauvin had appeared very frightened and had almost fainted. Mr. Mijon, to which the young girls told their adventure, claims to have found a trace in form of an equilateral triangle, with a hole at each top. At each one of the triangle's corner, the lawn seemed to be have been ejected on a few square centimetres. Each side of the triangle, in his opinion, would make 45 cms approximately. And in the center of the triangle he found the presence of another hole with shot and charcoal.

The Mayor of Chaunay was advised of this strange presence on the territory of his community.

[Ref. tp1:] TED PHILLIPS:

11/08/54,1600, France, Chaunay. 1 m object, traces. Reliable witnesses reported seeing a luminous sphere land at the edge of a forest and become dark. Next morning an area 18 feet in diameter had no leaves, and the earth seemed to have been dug up.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Vienne in Chaunay on November 4, 1954 at 16:00 hours, "two girls see an object land at about fifteen meters from them in a field. The object is orange red scarlet and comprises a kind of mushroom like vitrified. Above, an axis the size of a finger is topped by a green sphere of the size of a melon. The height of the object was estimated as 80 cm by 1m 10 of width. The object was dazzling. The two children were very afraid. The father of one of them discovered at the landing spot a trace in the shape of an equilateral triangle with a hole at each angle. The ground seemed to be ejected at each spot. In the middle of the triangle another hole, with presence like shot and coal."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is my website at http://ufologie.net

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates there was a sighting in Chaunay, France, at 4 p.m. on 4 November 1954.

The website indicates that the sources are "Newspaper Clippings".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 8 November 1954 at 16:00 in Chaunay, France "A daytime disc was reported on a farm."

The source is said to be Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[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
19541104 04.11.1954 Chaunay France 16.00

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Chaunay, Vienne, children, field, landing, trace, dazzling, coal, antenna, mushroom, chechmate, craft, axis, red, orange, scarlet, light, triangle, hole

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 27, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 18, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 8, 2010 Addition [tp1], [ud2].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 2, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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