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October 4, 1954, Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne:

Reference for this case: 4-Oct-54-Lagny-sur-Marne.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


The American authors Wendelle Stevens and August Roberts published in 1986 a book of photographs of alleged UFOs, "UFO Photographs Around the World"; it is said that it contained an image which would have been taken on October 4, 1954 in "Lagny-Rigollet", in the Seine-et-Marne department in France.

For the US website UFOdna which published a catalog of UFO sightings, according to Jacque Vallée's computer catalog, on October 4, 1954 at 04:00 a.m. "between Lagny and Rigollet", in France, "an object was observed and photographed."




DATE:4 October 1954
LOCATION:Lagny-Rigollet, Seine-Marne (France)
EXPLANATION:Not available
REFERENCES:Wendelle Stevens and August Roberts, UFO Photographs Around the World, 1986, citing "IRC Printout, source G 9V 1362M."
REMARKS:Poor information

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 October 1954 at 04:00 between Lagny and Rigollet,France, "An object was observed and photographed. One object was observed."

The sources is indicated as: "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case twice:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541004 04.10.1954 Lagny France 04.00 NL
19541004 04.10.1954 Lagny-Rigollet France


Date Approx UFO Nation Photo Film Media Duration Blue Book
10-04-1954 04.00 UFO Lagny-Rigollet, Seine-et-Marne (France) FRA 77 PHOTO Wendelle Stevens and August Roberts, UFO Photographs Around the world, 1986. October 4, 1954



Totally insufficient information.

It should be noted that whereas "Lagny" seems to correspond to Lagny-sur-Marne in the Seine-et-Marne department, I found no place or town in this department that matches with "Rigollet" or something like that.

"Rigollet" or "Rigolet" may actually be a witness name.


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

Laggny-sur-Marne, Lagny, Rigollet, Lagny-Rigollet, Seine-et-Marne, photograph


[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 17, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 15, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 16, 2021 Additions [jbo2], Summary. Explanation changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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