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The 1954 French flap:

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October 4, 1954, Pissotte, Vendée:

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




Is it a flying saucer?

The talking spread with persistence that one woman residing in Pissotte had seen a flying saucer. We paid visit to this person, Mrs. Narcisse Thouard, living in the middle of the suburb of Pissotte, who agreed to answer our questions.

Let us underline immediately that Mrs. Thouard is nothing of a fantasist and that her account, a very short one besides, must be taken seriously.

"- I was going to return at my home, Monday 4, at abour 09:30 P.M., when above the neighbouring houses, at a certain height, I saw a luminous disc of the dimension of a plate, surrounded by a very shining halation. Being very constrained to distinguish the machine, I walked faster to return to my garden and to alert my neighbors, when, my eyes having left the disc a few moments, I did not see it any more."

"I told that to my husband and my neighbors, but nobody wanted to believe me but, however, I am affirmative on this matter: I told what I saw."

Let us add besides that, in the area, several people claimed to have seen that day a machine corresponding to that Mrs. Thouard wrote for us. What, all the same, gives a certain proof of authenticity to the declarations of our interlocutress of Pissotte.


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

"Pissotte, 4 October 1954".

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Monday, 4 October 1954


In Pissotte (Vendée), 1 woman sees above the houses 1 luminous disc.


Jérôme Beau indique comme source: "'Est-ce une soucoupe volante ?', La Vendée Libre, 17 octobre 1954 cité par Choloux, Jérôme: '2. La vague de 1954' in 'Les OVNIs en Vendée', Les Mystères de Vendée, 2007".


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

Pissotte, Vendée, disc, luminous, halation


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