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The 1954 French flap:

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October 4, 1954, Pont-Rémy, Somme:

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


[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper "Le Courrier Picard", of Amiens, on page 3 of their October 6, 1954 issue, that two workmen working in Amiens but resident of Pont-Rémy have claimed to have distinctly seen a flying saucer in Pont-Rémy on October 4, 1954 at approximately 10:30 p.m..

The witnesses are Serge Hétru, radio operator at Mr. Van Béghin's, and Andre Cahon, handworker. The saucer was in the countryside, at ground level and had the shape of a disc reinflated in the center and ringed of a strange blue-purple gleam.

The two men estimated that it was at a hundred meters of them and that it was of approximately three meters in diameter.

The saucer rose without noise in a diagonal closer to the vertical than to the horizontal.

The newspaper notes: "Mr. Hétru's boss told us thereafter thereafterthat he was an excellent workman, serious, and incapable of setting up a prank of this importance."


Emmanuel Dehlinger has an entry for this case in his listing for the 1954 French flap:

LocationPont-Rémy, Amiens (Somme)
Approximate Coordinates2° 17' E 49° 53' N
Date 19544 oct
Civilian Time~22:30C
Distance and movement of the ufo~100 m
Altitude of the ufoAu sol puis s'élève à 45°
Angle B of the sun above the horizon-36° 57'
Azimut of the sun318°
Angle B of the moon towards the horizon-1° 22'
Azimut of the moon232°
State of the nightECL
CommentDisc of weird blue purple gleam.
Ref. LDLNN° 319 p. 11

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan notes in his database that in the Somme in Pont Rémy on October 4, 1954 at 10:30 p.m., "Two witnesses observed an object at near-ground level. It had the shape of a disc reinflated in the center and ringed of a blue-purple gleam. The object seemed to be at a hundred meters of the witnesses and must have been 3 m in diameter. It rose without noise on a trajectory forming an 45° angle."

Luc Chastan indicates as source: "Lumières dans la Nuit".


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

Pont-Rémy, Somme, Serge Hétru, Andre Cahon, radio, workman, low, saucer, round, bump, inflated, gleam, blue, purple, take-off, silent


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 3, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lc1].

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