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October 4, 1954, Trégon, Côtes-d'Armor:

Reference for this case: 4-oct-54-Tregon.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In his 1958 book "Mystérieux Objets Célestes", Aimé Michel indicated without giving a source that on October 4, 1954, around 8:30 p.m. in Trégon in Brittany, a luminous object came to rest on the top of a hill; several people got into a car or cars to take a closer look but the object moved away as they approached.

In his catalog of "landings", in 1969, Jacques Vallée reports the same thing, associated with another case, which means that his indication of a press source Le Parisien for October 7, 1954, is not very sure.

This will be repeated later by others, without further information.

Reports:

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that on October 4, 1954, at about 08:30 in Trégon in Brittany, a luminous object stops and hovers above a hill. Several people get in a car to go to see more closely but the object moved away to their approach.

[Ref. gqy2:] GUY QUINCY:

Scan.

October 4, 1954: Trégon (4 km ISL in the WSW of Ploubalay--Côte-du-Nord: svrl. residents (lum. obj. comes to standstill at very low altitude at the top of a hill)

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

237 002.18438 48.56940 04 10 1954 20 00 2 (TREGON SW DINARD) F 001 I

[Ref. jve1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Scan.

The colored part is the part related to this case.

191) October 4, 1954, (evening), Tregon (France):

Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seems to be the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, emitting light. (38; M 139) (Le Parisien, Oct. 7, 1954)

[Ref. jve2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 4, 1954, in the evening, several residents of Trégon noticed an object which seemed to hover close to the top of a hill. They went there, but the object had flown away. What seems to be the same object was also seen in Mégrit, approximately 24 kilometers in the south-west of Trégon, hovering above a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, and emitting light.

[Ref. ldl1:] UFOLOGY MAGAZINE "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

In a list of cases that the magazine called for investigation or re-investigation, there was:

191 10/4/54 Trégond [sic]

[Ref. jve4:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Scan.

October 4, 1954 (evening). Tregon (Côtes-du-Nord)

Several people saw an object that seemed to be hovering over a hill; they drove there, but it had disappeared. What appeared to be the same object was seen in Megrit, 25 kilometers to the southwest, hovering over a farmhouse. It was described as a metallic, flat, light-emitting object.

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that in Trégon in the Côte-d'Armor, on October 4, 1954, at 08:30 p.m., several witnesses observed a luminous object which was motionless at the top of a hill. Several people took a car to go to see it more closely, but the object moved away to their approach.

[Ref. gep1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPO":

04.10.54 (20.30) Tregon Megrit L 100AX1

[Ref. mft1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

Nr of the J. C. Fumoux list N° of the Francat list Localiation Date Class Credibility Sources Number of W
036 133 Mégrit and Trégon 04/03/10 CE0-3 D3 versions 2-p 122 1 W

[Ref. lgs1:] LOREN GROSS:

October 4th. Tregon, France. (Evening)

When some people in Tregon sighted a strange object hovering above a hilltop not too far away, they jumped into a car and tried to approach the thing before it left the area. To their disappointment the object took off moments, later. 44.

[Ref. lhh1:] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

3922: 1954/10/02 21:30 5 2:11:00 W 48:34:00 N 3333 WEU FRN CDN 8:9

TREGON,FR:SVRL OBS:LUMn CGR HVRS/lo alt:^+>>N WHEN NEARED:/LDLN#102+/r30p122

Ref#197 WEINSTEIN, D: French Newsclips 1954 Page No. 46 : PASTURE

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in 1954, on October 4, in France in "Tregon", "Several people saw towards 20:30 an object which seemed to hover above a hill. They went there by car but it had disappeared. What seemed to be the same object was seen in Megrit at 25 km in south-west, hovering above a farm. It was described like a flat metallic object, emitting light."

She indicates that the source is "Jacques Vallée: 'Chronique des apparitions ET' - DENOEL 1972 -J'AI LU COLL. - p. 267, 268".

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

October 4

[...]

1954 - Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop in the evening in Tregon, France. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seemed to have been the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, and emitting light. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 139; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217).

[...]

[Ref. jbu1:] JEROME BEAU:

Monday, October 4, 1954

[...]

The evening In Tregon (France), several people see an object seeming to fly over above a hill; they go there by car, but it had disappeared. What seemed to be the same object is seen in Megrit, 25 km in the south-west, flying over a farm. It is described as a metallic object, flat, emitting light.

[...]

Jérôme Beau indicates as source: "Le Parisien, 7 October 1954".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan notes in his database that in the Côtes d'Armor in Trégon on October 4, 1954 at 08:30 p.m. "Several witnesses observe a luminous object which is immobilized at the top of a hill. Several people take a car to go to see it more closely, but the object moves away when they approach."

Luc Chastan indicates as source: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 4 October 1954 at 21:00 in Tregon, France, "A metallic, flat object, emitting light, hovered near a hilltop." "Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop in the evening in Tregon, France. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seemed to have been the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, and emitting light."

The website adds: "Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seems to be the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 kilometers to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, emitting light."

And: "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One metallic star was observed by several witnesses at a mountain for over 15 minutes."

The sources are indicated as: Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173)

[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop in the evening in Tregon, France. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seemed to have been the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, and emitting light. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 139; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 191).

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

This same case was recorded 6 times in this database:

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 Tregon Lanvollon France 08:30 p.m.
19541004 04.10.1954 Tregon France 07:00 p.m. CE I
19541004 04.10.1954 Tregon France 08:00 p.m.
19541004 04.10.1954 Tregon France 08:30 p.m. CE I
19541004 04.10.1954 Tregon France Evening CE I
19541004 04.10.1954 Tregon France

[Ref. prn2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

October 4 1954. 2030hrs.

TEGON [sic] (FINISTAIRE [sic] : FRANCE)

Several people saw a luminous metallic object hovering over a hilltop. They drove to the site but the object moved away as they approached.

Evaluation - Probably astronomical

Explanations:

Map.

Totally insufficient information.

It might have been an astronomical misinterpretation. On October 4, 1954, around 8:30 p.m. from Trégon, Mars was at azimuth 188°, elevation 15°, setting at 11:45 p.m. The Moon was on the right of Mars at 202°, elevation 12°6', it set at 10:49 p.m., it was in its last quarter with 46.0% of its surface illuminated. A notable star was Capella (28°, elevation 12°), Venus set at 7:42 p.m.

Keywords:

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

Trégon, Côtes d'Armor, object, hovering, multiple

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 3, 2003 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [goe1], [djn1], [jbu1], [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 22, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 9, 2014 Addition [jve5].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 29, 2016 Addition [ubk1].
1.4 Patrick Gross December 18, 2016 Addition [lgs1].
1.5 Patrick Gross September 18, 2021 Additions [lhh1], [prn2], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.6 Patrick Gross April 26, 2022 Additions [gqy2], [ldl1], [jve4], [gep1], [mft1]

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