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November 4, 1954, Plaissan, Hérault:

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



Thursday evening, at abour 09:00 P.M., Mr. Roger Paturel, going to his work, saw at 500 meters from the village, in the locality of Le Grand Champ, road of Clermont, in the vine of Mr. Alfred Périer, a machine of spherical shape of a bright red. Mr. Paturel parked his motorcycle on the edge of the road and advanced towards the object, but it disappeared before he could reach it.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Herault in Plaissan on November 4, 1954 at 21:00 hours, "the witness drives by motor cycle on the road of Clermont. At the place 'le grand champ' at approximately 500m at the exit of the village, he observes in a vine a bright red spherical object. He puts down his vehicle and tries to join the object, but the latter disappears before he could reach it."

The source is indicated to be my website at

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 November 1954 at 21:00 in Plaissan D2, France, there was a brilliant red sphere in a field. "Gone when witness gets to site. An object was observed. It moved with a falling-leaf motion. One red ball was observed by one witness on a road for over one minute."

The source is indicated as Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.


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Plaissan, Hérault, Roger Paturel, Alfred Périer, machine, craft, red, round, sphere, bright, red, vine


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 16, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 18, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1]. Corrected "Plaisan" to "Plaissan".

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