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October 4, 1954, Le Poiré-sur-Vie, Vendée:

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

Reports:

[Ref. vl1:] NEWSPAPER "LA VENDEE LIBRE":

Le Poiré sur Vie

Some ten
flying saucers

Last Monday, at about 09:30 P.M., the inhabitants of the villages of la Rethelière and la Pierre-Levée as well as several people of the districts of la Brachetière and le Printemps, at the exit of the borough of le Poiré sur Vie on the road of La Roche sur Yon, Mrs. Piffeteau, Minaud and Buton, saw, in the sky, ten luminous objects, of elongated shape.

These objects, several meters long and of red and green color, passed at a very high altitude and a very high speed, with the result that they could be observed only during a few moments only. Coming from the direction of north, they moved towards the sea, without emitting any noise.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Monday, October 4, 1954

[...]

21:30 In Le Poiré-sur-Vie (Vendée), several women see tens of luminous lengthened phenomena move towards the sea, during a few moments.

[...]

Jérôme Beau indicates as source: "'Une dizaine de soucoupes volantes', La Vendée Libre, October 10, 1954 in Choloux, Jérôme: '2. La vague de 1954' in 'Les OVNIs en Vendée', Les Mystères de Vendée, 2007.

[Ref. mv1:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

In his case listing "UFOs in the Vendée", the author notes this case:

"Le Poiré-sur-Vie, 4 October 1954".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Meteors.

Keywords:

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

Le Poiré sur Vie, Vendée, multiple, object, luminous, elongated, red, green, silent, fast

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 24, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [jb1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 2, 2010 Addition [mv1].

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