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October 5, 1954, Loctudy, Finistère:

Reference number for this case: 5-oct-54-Loctudy. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. ll1:] "LE LORRAIN" NEWSPAPER:

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A BAKER FROM BRITANY CLAIMS THIS:

"My Martian was unshaven and had eyes as big as a raven's egg"

The daily chronicle of the "flying saucers" is becoming increasingly important. Every day, many news dispatches tell about the mysterious craft passing in one or the other region. The question is whether the bad weather that meteorologists are forecasting complacently, has any influence on the graceful evolutions of the visitors from the ether. It does not seem so, so far.

To see a craft in the sky doesn't have anything special anymore and one could fear monotony if, fortunately, the "celestial pilots" would not come from time to time for a walk on dry land and make of their size, their outfit and their doings, extra spice to the current controversy about the reality of the "saucers".

"He looked like a man"

In this context, the ephemeral newsmaker of today is a modest bakery worker from Loctudy (the Finistère), Mr. Pierre Lucas.

Getting up early and in a good mood, the man went to get water into the courtyard of the bakery Tuesday morning when, in the flickering light of a rainy dawn, he saw a vehicle in the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 m. in diameter that was stationed there stupidly. He would probably have been unconcerned if he had not suddenly saw someone get out of it:

"He was 1 m. 20 tall, like [Missing part.]

[... appro]ched me. Before I could recover from my surprise, he tapped me on the shoulder while uttering unintelligible words."

Mr. Lucas showed then a remarkable composure. "Come in, we're going to discuss," he said [...]

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SOON TO COME THE INVESTIGATION OF GABRIEL HERES ON THE
"flying saucers"

[Ref. hm1:] "LE HAUT-MARNAIS REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

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THE FACE COVERED WITH HAIR

AND THE EYES LIKE "A CORBEL'S EGG"

Such appeared the occupant of a saucer to a baker apprentice of the Finistère

Quimper. At about four o'clock on Tuesday morning Mr. Pierre Lucas, a baker at Loctudy (Finistere), who was busy getting water from the bakery yard, suddenly saw in the night a machine in the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 meters in diameter. He saw an individual measuring about 1 m. 20 who approached him and patted him on the shoulder, uttering unintelligible words. The baker's workman managed to keep his cool and went back to the bakery where the stranger followed him.

In the light, Mr. Lucas was able to stare at the visitor: his face was oval, covered with hair, and eyes as large as a corbel's egg. The young man called his boss, but before the latter had the time to come down, the stranger had disappeared as well as his saucer, of which there no trace was found.

A beer-dealer of Concarneau, for his part, declared that he saw in the sky two luminous disks of the form of round tables extended with a sort of tail. One of the discs was motionless while the other was maneuvering nearby. The two disks disappeared after ten minutes after launching a rocket.

Also in Italy

Mantua. -- The traffic was interrupted for more than one hour in the center of Mantova by groups of people gathered to observe a strange "white object" which moved, at a high altitude, clearly visible on the background of the blue sky.

After performing extremely rapid maneuvers, the sphere-shaped apparatus - which, according to some witnesses, was part of a "flying saucer formation" - stood motionless in the sky for some time before it sisappeared on the horizon.

On the other hand, the "Martians" seem to want to visit Italy too. Indeed, a fisherman from Roverbella, in the province of Mantua, said he was approached last night by a "mysterious individual", dressed in red, who reportedly told him "unintelligible words", and who reportedly quickly moved away before the fisher had the time to call his wife.

The saucer turns into a cigar

Saint Brieuc. -- Several residents of Saint-Brieuc saw last night, a flying saucer that took the form of a cigar before disappearing. They were able to observe it for over an hour.

The same phenomenon was observed in Trégueux where a cyclist returned home frightened by what he had seen.

Nailed on the spot

Two saucers were seen in the sky of Clermont. The first, 10 kilometers from Beaumont. It moved west to east. Witnesses said the craft moved closer to them and became less and less brilliant. When it was only 150 meters away, they felt a "curious sensation" and were nailed to the spot. At this timet there was an odor of nitro-benzine. Soon the craft moved away, the discomfort ceased and the saucer disappeared.

The other saucer was seen above the hills of Chanturgues, near Clermont. It moved vertically and was of a brilliant white.

A saucer was also spotted in Billom by a group of 30 people. The craft moved over the city. It moved horizontally. It was visible for three or four minutes before disappearing. An intense light emanated from the craft.

A SERIOUS WITNESS

The newspaper of Coulommiers "Le Pays Briard" publishes a letter sent by one of its readers, Mr. E. Farnier, member of the Society of Civil Engineers of France, about a flying saucer.

In this letter Mr. Farnier stated that he saw above his property at Jouy-sur-Morin a large disc of 8 to 10 meters in diameter, rotating on the spot, with red-violet lights, making a whistling sound a bit similar to that of the arrival of a jet plane. The craft was about 400 meters high and hovered for more than 20 minutes above me", Mr. Farnier said, "so had all the time to check it out. The machine then disappeared in the direction of Coulommiers."

In his letter, Mr. Farnier specified:

"Former commissioner with the Aero-Club of France, having served in the aviation, I was not the victim of a hallucination and this machine was not a sounding-balloon, but a thick circular wing hovering on the spot and moving at very high speed gradually taking altitude."

[Ref. vm1:] "VAR-MATIN REPUBLIQUE" NEWSPAPER:

The flying saucers file grows richer...

The "Martian" of the Finistère has the face covered of hairs and the eyes as large as a corbel's egg

Quimper, October 6. -- Towards 4 o'clock, yesterday morning, Mr. Pierre Lucas, working baker in Loctudy (the Finistère) who was occupied drawing water in the court of bakery, saw suddenly in the night, a machine of the shape of a saucer of 2,50 m to 3 m of diameter. He saw an individual measuring approximately 1,20 m emerge of it, who approached him and tapped to him on the shoulder while uttering unintelligible words.

The workman baker succeeded in keeping his coolness and returned to the bake house where the unknown followed him.

In the light, Mr. Lucas managed to distinguish the visitor: he had an oval face, entirely covered of hairs and the eyes of the size of a corbel's egg.

The young man called his owner, but before the latter had the time to come down, the unknown as well as the saucer disappeared without leaving a trace.

A beer salesman of Concarneau has, on his side, stated to have seen in the sky, two luminous discs of the form of round tables prolonged of a kind of tail. One of the discs was motionless while the other evolved in the vicinity. The two discs disappeared at the end of ten minutes after having launched a rocket.

[Ref. le1:] "L'EST REPUBLICAIN" NEWSPAPER:

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A BAKER FROM BRITTANY CLAIMS THIS:

"My Martian was not shaven and had eyes as large as a corbel's egg"

The daily chronicle of the "flying saucers" grows more and more. Each day, numerous newsbriefs report the passage of mysterious machines in this or that region. It remains to be learned whether the bad weather that the complacent meteorologists announce obligingly, will have an unspecified influence on the gracious evolutions of the ethereal visitors. It does not seem to be that way, so far.

To see a machine in the sky thus is nothing extraordinary anymore and one could fear monotony if, fortunately, the "celestial pilots" didn't come from time to pay a short visit on the dry land and to bring with their height, their costume and their actions, more spice to the current controversies on the reality of the "saucers".

"He resembled a man"

In this field, the transitory ephemeral topicality is rightfully to be credited today to a modest bakery worker of Loctudy (the Finistère), Mr. Pierre Lucas.

Standing up early and well awaken, our man was going to get water in the court of the bakery Tuesday morning when, in the wavering gleam of a rainy dawn, he saw a machine of the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 m. in diameter, which stationed there stupidly. He would certainly not have cared that much about it, if he hadn't suddenly seen an individual come out of it!

"He measured 1 m. 20, resembled a man (sic) and approached me. Before I recovered from my surprise, he had tapped on my shoulder while articulating unintelligible words."

Mr. Lucas showed a remarkable coolness. "Come inside, we'll have a chat", he

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"My Martian was not shaven..."

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must have told him, for the unknown followed him in the bake house. There, one saw all the same a little more clearly and without shame the "Martian" let himself be contemplated.

It is still Mr. Lucas who speaks:
"He had an oval face, entirely covered of hairs and eyes of the size of a corbel's egg!"

The young man called his owner, but the unknown undoubtedly estimated that the interview had lasted long enough. By the time that Mr. Lucas goes into the staircase to alert his owner with cares, the man and the machine had disappeared. Too bad...

First thing thus learn until better information: the strangers that pilot the saucers have a human form, but the size of children, and apparently developed hair.

Confirmation is given to us by Mr. Henri Lehérisé, young farmer of Megrit (Côtes-du-Nord), whose gift of observation did not await the number of the years.

With much off-handedness, his own apparatus, whose diameter did not exceed one meter, was posed in the court of his farm. Two dwarves occupied it, motionless, impassive. They did not condescend to come out and engage the conversation.

Some saucers among others...

These two appearances obviously eclipse the "visions" of the day. Let us note however that the "saucers", threatened for a while by the barrels, balls, crescents and other cigars, launched a counter-attack of great style since there are now only talks of saucers.

The one in Saint-Brieuc let itself be contemplated during one hour; that of the surroundings of La Rochelle hovered in front of the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Guillenoteau, within one meter of the ground, in an impressive silence and the farmer noted oily traces in the grass.

In Lézignan, it was at the same time flying and giant: ten meters in diameter! Three meters only, the one that landed in the garden of Mr. Jean Labonne, in Bergerac, but on three crutches.

Lastly, the "saucers" cannot always be approached: that of Lésignan, again, wrapped Misters André Garcia and André Darzens of a bright gleam before disappearing. The one in Clermont-Ferrand literally nailed the witnesses who wanted to see it closely on the spot and released a strong nitro-benzene odor.

When the machine moved away, faintness ceased with the odor.

The good story of the poor fisherman

Odorous, colored and inhabited, the "saucers" are also international. In Mantova, they passed in tight formations and one of them was detached from the group to make a small air carrousel show which lasted one hour... and blocked the traffic in the center of the city, the witnesses having gone down in the street for better seeing.

In Roverbella, finally, a poor fisherman entered in conversation with a "Martian", dressed in red, but they were unable to understand each other and his interlocutor disappeared when he saw the fisherman's woman appear. Mysoginic [mysogynic], perhaps...

[Ref. lm1:] "LE MERIDIONAL" NEWSPAPER:

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SAUCERS AND CIGARS

In La Rochelle, M. and Mrs. Guillemoteau were in front of their farm when they saw within one meter approximately from the ground, a spherical saucer that might have measured 2 to 3 meters in height and a diameter of 5 meters. The machine which did not produce any noise stopped a few minutes, then went up vertically.

Mr. Guillemoteau, the next day, went to the place where she had seen the machine and affirms she noted oily traces on the grass.

A "cigar" observed during nine hours in the sky of Briançon

MONTGENEVRE (C.P.). -- Many people were able to follow Sunday from 09:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. the moves of a "flying cigar".

Observed with the binocular the machine which seemed to station at a very high altitude, disappeared finally behind the ridge of Montbrisson, after nine hours of flight.

The "Martian" of the Finistère had the face covered of hair and the eyes like "a corbel's egg"

QUIMPER. -- Around 4 o'clock, Tuesday morning, Mr. Pierre Lucas, bakery worker in Loctudy (the Finistère) who was busy drawing water in the court of the bakery, suddenly saw in the night a machine in the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 meters in diameter. He saw come out of it an individual measuring approximately 1 m. 20 who approached him while articulating unintelligible words.

The bakery workman managed to stay calm and returned to the bakery house where the unknown followed him.

In the light Mr. Lucas managed to check out the face of the visitor. He had the face covered of hair and the eyes of the size of a corbel's egg.

The young man called his owner but, before the latter had enough time to come down, the nocturnal unknown had disappeared as did his saucer, no trace of which was found.

A beer merchant of Concarneau had, on his side, stated to have seen in the sky, two luminous discs of the form of round tables prolonged of a kind of tail.

One of the discs was motionless while the other moved in the vicinity. The two discs disappeared at the end of ten minutes after having launched a rocket.

Saucers and Martians in Italy

MANTOVA. -- The traffic was stopped during more than one hour in the center of Mantova by groups of people gathered to observe a strange "white object" which, at a high height, was clearly detached on the background of the blue sky.

After having carried out extremely fast maneuvers, the machine, of spherical form - and which according to certain witnesses formed part "of a formation of flying saucers" remained motionless for some time in the sky, before disappearing at the horizon.

In addition, the "Martians" also seem to want to visit Italy. Indeed, a fisherman of Roverbella, province of Mantova, stated to have been approached by a "mysterious individual", dressed in red, which would have spoken "unintelligible words" to him, and which would have quickly moved away before the fisherman had the time to call his wife.

DID A SAUCER LAND CLOSE TO BARCELONNETTE?

BARCELONNETTE (C.P.). -- During the day of Tuesday, four people residing in Barcelonnette, extremely known and esteemed in the city, saw at 11:15, a mysterious metallic object, which was shining in the sun, in the area ranging between the higher part of the forest of Gaudissart and below the Chapeau de Gendarme.

This machine, very odd, disappeared later, during the afternoon, as mysteriously as it had come.

[Ref. pc1:] "LE POPULAIRE DU CENTRE" NEWSPAPER:

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The "Martian" of the Finistère has the face covered with hair

Around 6 o'clock in the morning, Mr. Pierre Lucas, a baker in Loctudy (the Finistère), who was busy getting water from the bakery yard, suddenly saw in the night a machine in the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 meters in diameter. He saw an individual measuring about 1 m. 20 who approached him and patted him on the shoulder, uttering unintelligible words.

The bakery workman managed to keep his cool and went back to the bakery where the stranger followed him.

In the light, Mr. Lucas was able to stare at the visitor. His face was oval, covered with hair and eyes the size of a raven's egg.

The young man called his boss, but before the latter had time to come down, the nocturnal unknown had disappeared as well as his saucer of which no trace was found.

A beer-dealer of Concarneau, for his part, stated that he had seen in the sky two luminous disks of the form of round tables extended with a kind of tail.

One of the discs was motionless while the other was maneuvering nearby. The two discs disappeared after 10 minutes after launching a rocket.

In Clermont-Ferrand

Two saucers were seen yesterday in the sky of Clermont [missing part]

In Beaulieu, the Corrèze, a mysterious machine was seen Monday by several people worthy of faith.

On the other hand, one of our readers in the Charente, M. Hubert de Saint-Just, asks us to rectify an information to which his name has been associated by mistake, or as a result of a dubious joke. This, moreover, is what M. de Saint-Just writes:

"In the issue 228 for October 6th, 1954, of the" Populaire du Centre", you published on page 3 (5th column) an information according to which I would have written to you to have seen a "luminous object" evolving in the sky above the Montrollet village.

"My wife and I were amazed to read this information because we never wrote to you about this, for the simple reason that we did not see anything like that.

"I do not know who borrowed our identities and for what purpose this was done - I would like to know!

"But I want to formally deny this information which is totally unfounded and would be glad that you would publish this denial, stating that I had nothing to do with the information that provoked it. I am persuaded that your good faith was abused and that this same good faith will lead you to give a favorable result to my request.

"I do not mean to take a position on the problem of the "flying saucers": I know only what the newspapers publish.

[Ref. qh1:] "LE QUOTIDIEN DE LA HAUTE-LOIRE" NEWSPAPER:

DAILY SAUCERS

[...]

A HAIRY "MARTIAN" FOLLOWS TO THE BAKE HOUSE A BAKER OF BRITTANY!

But the most sensational observation, a little too sensational, but ultimately we are not used anymore to be afraid of the most incredible, was made yesterday in the Finistère.

Around 4 hours of the morning Mr. Pierre Lucas, bakery workman in Loctudy, who was occupied to drawing water in the court of bakery, suddenly saw in the night a craft of the shape of a saucer of 2,50 to 3 meters in diameter. He saw individual measuring approximately 1,20 meters come out of it, who approached him and tapped him on the shoulder while uttering unintelligible words.

The bakery workman succeeded in keeping his coolness and returned to the bake house where the unknown followed him. In the light, Mr. Lucas managed to see the face of the visitor: he had an oval face, entirely covered of hair and the eyes of the size of an egg of corbel. The young man called his owner, but before the latter had the time to go down, the unknown had disappeared, as its saucer of which no trace was found.

(Full article here).

[Ref. fs1:] "FRANCE-SOIR" NEWSPAPER:

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According to the account of the "witnesses"

The average Martian measures from 1 meter to 1 meter 20 wears a motorcycle helmet and does not speak French

The most recent testimonies of the strange passengers of saucers, cigars, and various apparatuses that landed in different regions of France agree on one point: the supposed Martians are small and different from those who appeared in Portugal and measured 2 m. 50.

We summarize the witnesses report that can give an idea of what might be the "average Martian":

Mr. Marius DEWILDE, 34, metallurgist in Quarouble (Nord), saw two beings measuring one meter, with wide shoulders, but apparently without arms. They were dressed in diving suits and fitted with helmets. They pointed at the witness a ray that paralyzed him for a few seconds.

Mr. Pierre LUCAS, a baker in Loctudy (Finistère), saw an "individual" measuring 1 m 30 come out of a saucer and patting him on the shoulder uttering unintelligible sounds. His face was oval and hairy and his eyes were "the size of a raven egg".

Mr. André NARCY, 48 years old, a roadmender in Mertrud (Haute-Marne), saw a 1.20-meter-tall being disembarking from a saucer "dressed in a coat covered with hairs".

Mr. Antoine MAZAUD, from Bugeat (Corrèze), saw a "medium-sized" being wearing a motorcycle helmet.

M. Lucien BORDET, storekeeper, 9 rue Lapérouse, Paris, saw at the Bois de Boulogne three "beings" of 1 meter in height, dressed in luminous outfits and wearing helmets whose portholes concealed their eyes. One of them, who appeared to be the chief, had "six rotundities on the abdomen".

[Ref. pc1:] "LE PROGRES DE CORNOUAILLES" NEWSPAPER:

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This bakery workman of Loctudy saw a Martian... (So he says...)

Since the saucers start to fly, one has always wondered who could operate them. By an association of ideas, as mean as it is inaccurate, some bad spirits implied that it was by alcoholics!

In Loctudy, this week, a bakery workman saw one of these famous Martians. Similar to the hero of antiquity as for his single eye [*], he moreover had in the face covered with hair, except the chin (beneficial action of Gilette Bleue [**] undoubtedly).

It is a shame that this Martian considered convenient to disappear, himself and his saucer, at the moment when the boss came running, alerted by the shouting of his workman...

Pierre Lucas, the bakery workman of Loctudy, won the honor of the Press from his adventure - or his mishap. Here, he is seen on the spot of the appearance, between his owners.

Photo Studio Kérisit - Quimper

[*] The Cyclop.
[**] Very popular brand of shaving blades.

[Ref. ss1:] "SAMEDI-SOIR" NEWSPAPER:


The big joke of the "Martians"

[...]

A Crow in the Flour

Loctudy (Finistere), Tuesday October 6, 1954, 4 hours of the morning:

PIERRE LUCAS, bakery workman, had almost finished his task. The paste is in the furnace and while waiting that it cooks, it is necessary to clean the kneader. Pierre takes a bucket and leaves in the bakery's courtyard to get water from the well.

However, what's that, that master Pierre sees right in the middle of the courtyard? A machine of the shape of a saucer of 2 m. 50 to 3 meters in diameter, from where an "individual" measuring approximately 1 m. 20 suddenly gets out. This individual, without any fear, approaches Pierre, hand puts the hand on his shoulder and tells him:

- Oombrrr... Grabotrri Trozi... Brroophphialoq...

What do you think Pierre Lucas did? Did he start to yell? Does he flee at full speed? It's not that usual all the same, in Loctudy, to see a flying saucer and a Martian in the court of the bakery.

But no! Pierre is a real tough guy. Quietly, he returns in the bake house with the "individual" on his steps. There, in the light, he sees the facial features of the visitor: an oval face, much covered of hairs, and eyes of the size of an eye of crow.

Good golly! Sure that the boss would like to see that.

- Boss! Boss! Come see this!

But the Martian, if he does not speak French, undoubtedly understands it, because here he goes springing out of the bake house, crossing the courtyard, climbing in his saucer and whoopee! Gone... Pierre Lucas's boss will not see the being with the eyes like crow eggs. Too bad... Really too bad, because two pairs of eyes are better than one.

[Ref. in1:] INS:

Loctudy, France, Oct. 11 (INS). -- The young man in the photo here is Pierre Lucas, a 20-year-old baker in the village of Loctudy, and he's pointing to the spot in the village street where he says he saw a "flying saucer" parker. It was like this: early Wednesday morning Pierre left the bakery to go to the village pump for water. On his return with a pail of same, Pierre was about to open the door when he felt a touch on his shoulder. He look [sic] around and there was a four foot something with huge head, big eyes and a bearded face. Behind this creature on the street was a round contraption, about nine feet in diameter. the four-footer talked, but Pierre was unable to understand, He dropped his pail of water and took off into the bakery yelling for his employer. When the boss came out, no little man with a huge head, big eyes and a beard. No nuttin. However, from at least five parts of the world today came stories similar to Pierre's. From Germany, Belgium, Egypt, Argentina, Lebanon and the French Cameroon, came stories of disks, cigar-shaped craft, mysterious blue lights and little men.

[Ref. ra1:] "RADAR" MAGAZINE:


QUIMPER -. Yes, Sirs, yes, declares the workman baker Pierre Lucas, of Loctudy (Finistère) to the reporters of "Radar", it was high as this the character I saw the other night. I went out for a while to go to seek water at the fountain. Suddenly, I see a ball of fire which goes down from the sky. No noise at all. In a wink, it lands in the meadow on the other side of the road. I distinctly saw the three feet which retained it on the ground. A yellow light enlightened the higher part. And then it happens that this individual (our illustrator represents it opposite) gives me a tap on the shoulder. I saw it as I see you. It had a bearded face and only one eye, but perhaps he had a mask. On his head, a helmet which resembled that of the motorcyclists. Wires like those of the radio antennas came out of it. Frankly, I was afraid. I let my bucket ball. I returned. My boss came out. There was nothing any more...

[Ref. fs1] "FRANCE-SOIR" NEWSPAPER:

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Invasion of ...imaginary Martians in Anzin

VALENCIENNES, October 23 (A.F.P). - The "War of the Worlds" has not occurred in Anzin, where many people believes the other night, in an invasion of Martians.

It was about 10 p.m. when some walkers circulating on the Anatole France avenue saw "luminous dots" in the sky. A person seized with fear, gave the alarm to the police station, while firefighters, on duty in a movie theater, flocked to the cries of witnesses in the street.

The saucers were going faster and faster and led a hellish round at the great excitement of passersby who expected their landing. A firefighter even prevented motorists to drive with their headlights on.

Ten minutes later, it was discovered that it was luminous reflections on glass insulators placed at the top of the mast of a high voltage power line.

The "hairy Martian" of Loctudy (Finistère) was a savant goat!

BREST, October 23 ("France-Soir" telegram). -- The mystery of the hairy Martian of Loctudy (Finistère) is finally solved. And the bakery worker who, at night, was followed in the courtyard of the bakery by a being with a face covered in hair and enormous eyes, recovered from his emotions, as well as the people of the town. The Martian was a learned goat belonging to a circus passing in the area and it had wandered into the yard of the baker.

  • A HUGE FIREBALL arrested in Criteuil (Charente) the car of Mr. Fillonneau M., mason. The witness who had felt "a violent gust of air" found that the battery was discharged and the bulbs of his headlights were burned out.
  • A LUMINOUS STOVE PIPE was observed by the country guard of Montboubert near Abbeville, Mr. Fernand Poirel.
  • A CIGAR LIGHTER, which is then divided into three, was seen by many, many people in Schleswig (Germany).

[Ref. ti1:] "TIME" MAGAZINE:

The article underneath has been published in the Time magazine, USA, for October 25, 1954.


SCIENCE

Martians over France

One morning last October, Jean Narcy, a road mender of Haute-Marne, France, was riding to work on his bicycle. In a wheat field he saw a little whiskered man just under 4 ft tall, who wore a fur coat, an orange corset and a plush cap.

"Bonjour, [Hello]" said Mr. Narcy.

The little man muttered something like "I'll be seeing you." Then he jumped into a small (10 ft. in diameter) flying saucer, took off with a buzzing sound and disappeared into the clouds.

With Narcy's "Hairy Martian" as a starting point, the French press run wild, and a deluge of Martians have been raining down ever since. They have come in flying cigars, crowns, comets, winged mushrooms, even a flying chamber pot. Unlike Americans who have seen flying saucers, the French "sighters" paid little attention to the vehicles. They were interested in the people from space.

The Martians were anything but standardized. One who stopped Mr. Roger Barrault near the town of Lavoux had brilliant eyes, an enormous moustache, wore rubbers and spoke Latin. Another asked Mr. Pierre Lucas, a Breton baker, for a light. He was bearded and had a single eye in the middle of the forehead. Mr. Lucas could not remember what language he spoke.

Paralysing Pygmies. As the Martian invasion of France proceeded, the invaders became more bizarre. A troup of pygmies in plastic helmet gamboled down a railroad track near Quarouble and transfixed Mr. Dewilde with "a paralyzing beam of light." Some Martians were blue, others were yellow or pink. A traveling salesman of the Côte du Nord saw a wonderful sight: a deep rose flying cigar from which stepped a zebra-stripped Martian. As he alighted, he changed color, chameleon-like, from yellow to green.

The Martians marched en masse into French affairs. Cartoonists welcomed them delightedly (see cuts). As they multiplied, they even gained respectability. Le Figaro reported: "Counsellor General of Alpes Maritimes greets flying saucers' first appearance on the Côte d'Azur." France Soir announced that "a daily flying-saucer service seems to have been established between Marais-Poitevin and La Rochelle." A man from space even made the social columns of Paris-France: "Mustached Martian spends weekend at Vienna." Angry deputies asked questions in Parliament. Air Force Authorities (even as in the US) were badgered for explanations.

Before the many-colored Martians rained down on France, fames Swiss Psychiatrist C. G. Jung was asked what he thought about the saucer epidemic.

"Something is being seen," said Jung. "What is seen may be, in the case of a single observer, a subjective vision (hallucination). In the case of many observers, it may be a collective vision. Such a psychic phenomenon... could be a spontaneous reaction of the subconscious to the present conscious situation; the fear of an apparently insoluble political situation in the world... At such times eyes turn heavenwards ... and miraculous forebodings of a threatening or consoling nature appear from on high."

No More Dreams. Dr. Jung blames the U.S. air Force for mishandling the saucer epidemic and for permitting irresponsible journalists to pump it for bits of sensational-sounding information. He does not believe that the saucers are space ships. Those that are not hallucinations, he thinks, are probably misinterpretations of physical objects or effects. But he was willing to speculate about the effect on the human race of an invasion by beings from another world.

"Should the origin of the phenomenon turn out to be an extraterrestrial one," said Dr. Jung, "it would prove an intelligent interplanetary link. The impact of such a fact on humanity is unforeseeable. But, without doubt, we would be placed in the very questionable position of today's primitive societies that clash with the superior culture of the white race. All initiative would be wrested from us. As an old witch doctor once said to me, with tears in his eyes: We would 'have no more dreams.'

Our sciences and technology would go to the junk pile. What such a catastrophe would mean morally we can gauge by the pitiful decline of the primitive cultures that takes place before our eyes. The capacity to manufacture (interplanetary space ships) points to a technology towering sky high over ours."

"Just as the Pax Britannica made an end to the tribal warfare in Africa, so our world could roll up its Iron Curtain and use it for scrap ... This might not be so bad. But we would have been 'discovered' and colonized."

[Ref. qh2:] "LE QUOTIDIEN DE LA HAUTE-LOIRE" NEWSPAPER:

THE "MARTIAN" OF THE BAKER'S BOY WAS A CIRCUS GOAT!

The mystery of the hairy Martian of Loctudy (Finistère) is finally over. And the workman baker who, in middle of the night was followed from the bakery's courtyard to the bake house by a being with a face covered of hair and enormous eyes, recovered from his emotions, as well besides as inhabitants of the commune. The Martian was only a savant goat belonging to a circus of passage and which had ventured in the court of the baker.

[Ref. li1:] "LIFE" MAGAZINE:


MARTIAN MEN'S HEIGHT is shown by two bakers. Pierre Lucas (left) of Loctudy was going to well when, he said, orange ball fell from the sky. Suddenly a small bearded figure with one eye in the middle of his forehead tapped him on the shoulder. Serge Pochet (right) of Marcoing was approached by two small shadows.

[Ref. gb1] GRAY BARKER:

Another [flying saucer occupant], bearded, with a single eye in the middle of his forehead, asked Pierre Lucas, a Breton baker, for a light. Lucas was so disturbed over the incident he couldn't remember just what language the saucerian spoke.


Pierre Lucas, a baker's assistant of Loctudy, claimed he met a flying saucer pilot with a hairy oval face and eyes as big as crows' eggs. The four-foot saucerian landed in the bakery yard, came up to Lucas, tapped him on the shoulder and then muttered some unintelligible words before flying away.

[Ref. jg1:] JIMMY GUIEU:

The author indicates that on October 5, 1954 around 4 hours of the morning Pierre Lucas, bakery worker in Loctudy in the Finistère, was busy drawing water in the court of the bakery when he suddenly saw at a few meters of him a circular craft, 2.5 to 3 meters in diameter, posed on the ground.

Flabbergasted, he saw a being 1.20 meters in height coming out of it and approach him, touch his shoulder while uttering incomprehensible words.

The witness succeeded in keeping his coolness and returned in the bake house where the unknown being followed. It had an oval face, cover of dark hairs, and what struck the witness was that it had enormous eyes, "the size of a pigeon's egg".

The young man decidedly called his owner but the being at once retreated and reinstated its spaceship which took off without delay. When the owner arrived attracted by the call of the witness the machine had fled.

Jimmy Guieu adds that a probable "deadpan" who sought to explain the case rationally claimed that it was simply a goat escaped from a circus, which Jimmy Guieu regards as a divagation led by the doubt in the minds of "know-it-alls".

[Ref. mc1:] MICHEL CARROUGES:

Michel Carrouges indicates that in October 1954 in Loctudy, Finistère, one of the 5 cases he knows of "hairy Martian" of the 1954 French flap occurred.

In the event, he indicates, the testimony of Mr. Lucas was highly attacked for the reason that there is said to have been "a confusion with a savant goat escaped from a circus, according to a newspaper of Brest of October 24 (?)"

Carrouges says that the height indicated by Mr. Lucas for the being was 1 m 20, and that Mr. Lucas did not see only the pilot from close distance but also the saucer, in the yard of the bakery where he worked, which makes it the only case among the five bearded Martians from the 1954 French flap in which a saucer is also reported by the witness.

According to a news release by Agence France Presse (AFP) for October 6, 1954, Mr. Lucas had described the eyes of the being to be as large as "a corbel egg."

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

244 004.17428 47.83500 05 10 1954 04 00 1 -LOCTUDY-FINISTERE F 0111 2I

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

196

Oct. 05, 1954, 04:00 Loctudy (France).

A baker, P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular, about 3 m diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval face covered with hair and eyes "as large as raven eggs" who touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf went away, and the object took off. (Franc Tireur, La Croix, France-Soir, Le Figaro, 7 oct. 1954)

[Ref. lo1:] CORAL AND JIM LORENZEN:

The authors indicate that on October 5, 1954, at Loctudy, the Finistere, France, a baker, drawing water from a well at night, was surprised to see an object about 10 feet in diameter on the ground nearby. From the object emerged a small being with a face covered with hair and large eyes ''as large as the eggs of a raven."

The strange little creature approached the man, touched him on the shoulder and made unintelligible noises. The baker called his boss, whereupon the dwarfish creature got back into the craft and it flew away.

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 5, 1954, in Loctudy in Finistère, a baker was getting water from his well in the middle of the night when he noticed, at some distance from there, an object of approximately 3 meters in diameter, of which emerged a dwarf which had an oval face covered with hairs and eyes which were "as large as corbels' eggs". The unknown individual touched the witness on the shoulder and spoke to him in a language which he did not understand. When the young man called his boos, the dwarf went back into his apparatus and it moved away.

[Ref. bb1:] GERARD BARTHEL AND JACQUES BRUCKER:

The two authors indicate that completely by chance, a travel led them the bigoudin country and that a fast glance at their file let them find a "Brittany Martian... and covered of hairs" in Loctudy, which is a classic case that all sources report about.

They give its summary from Jimmy Guieu's book "Black out sur les soucoupes volantes":

"On October 5, around 4 hours of the morning, Mr. Pierre Lucas, bakery worker in Loctudy (the Finistère), who was busy drawing water in the bakery's courtyard, suddenly saw, at a few meters of him, a circular machine of 2,50 m to 3 meters in diameter posed on the ground. Flabbergasted, he saw a "being" of approximately 1,20 m height come out and approach and touche him on the shoulder while uttering incomprehensible words."

"The bakery worker manages to keep his cold blood and returned in the bake house where "the unknown" followed him. In the light, Mr. Lucas could figure out the strange visitor. He had an oval face, covered of dark hair and, a detail which struck the witness, enormous eyes, "of the size of a corbel's egg." The young man called up his owner, but at once, the dwarf "Uranian" beat a retreat and reinstated his spacecraft which took off without delay. When Mr. Lucas' owner, attracted by his calls, arrived, the machine had fled."

The authors indicate that they easily found this bakery worker in the small village, the first indication which they could obtain being "Oh yeah, what he saw is not serious, you'd rather check in the red wine and the whisky...!"

They thus went in a bar in Quimper, where they say to have found their man, to have had a very difficult dialogue with him as he was obviously used to the place, he strongly showed his age, his state "certainly not due to an occupational disease."

It did not want anything to say of his sighting and claimed to be unaware of the story. The next day in the morning, they found him at the same place, discussed, explained their "work, the studies which we undertake", and the witness "admits that his sighting is nothing to be taken seriously: "I was young... It was not serious, one showed me what was not there."

The authors ask whether it was a prank, he answers: "Yes, a story, it wasn't serious."

They conclude from it that the "hairy insects" Martians of 1954 are due to the effects of alcohol, or jokes of bar counters.

[Ref. mf1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

In his listing of close encounters in France, "FRANCAT", Michel Figuet noted en 1982:

10/05/1954

Loctudy

Joke by M. Lucas, considered to be a known alcoholic
B.B. (*) p. 73

(*) Barthel and Brucker, see above.

[Ref. jo1:] JEAN-FRANCOIS BOEDEC:

The ufologist of Brittany reports in his book that Pierre Lucas, workman baker, was budy getting water in the yard of the bakery when he suddenly noticed a flying saucer a few meters away from him, of 3 meters in diameter and landed on the ground. Flabbergasted, he witnessed a being coming out of it, of 1 meter 20 height which approached him and touched his shoulder while uttering incomprehensible words. Mr. Lucas kept his cold blood and moved towards the bake house, followed by the unknown being. With the light, the witness could distinguish the strange visitor's feature: he had an oval face, covered with dark hairs, and, striking detail, enormous eyes. The young man called his boos for urgent assistance, but "the creature reinstated its machine which took off at once, letting believe that it was not only more advanced than us in the field of the technique, but also on that of prudence."

The author indicates that it was on Sunday October 8, 1954 in a restaurant of Loctudy at a table of merry sailors-fishermen, that one of the merry chaps of the restaurant claimed that Pierre Lucas had seen a goat escaped from an unspecified circus. The story of the goat then circulated from newspaper to newspaper and was told on the radio. It was told that Brittany cruelly lacked flying saucers and that the case of Loctudy with its cosmonaut filled the gap.

[Ref. lg1] LOREN GROSS:

October 5th.

Loctudy, France. (4:00 a.m.)

"Eyes as large as raven eggs."

The making of bread requires that bakers be early risers and M.P. Lucas, a baker at Loctudy, was no exception. At 4:00 a.m. October 5th M. Lucas was preparing for a day's work by drawing a pail of water from a well when he saw a parked circular machine near by from which a "hairy dwarf" emerged. With a face covered with hair and with eyes the size of raven eggs, the little creature must have been quite a sight but M. Lucas said he permitted the "dwarf" to approach close enough to touch him lightly. The creature then uttered some sounds that may have heen words in an alien language. After that the "dwarf" climbed aboard his machine and flew away. 51. (Jacques Vallee suggests that suspicious similarities between this case and one at the town of Roverbella [Italy] indicates a hoax).

  • 51. Lorenzen, Coral and Lorenzen, Jim. UFOs: Flying Saucer Occupants. New York, N.Y.: Signet, 1967. p.94.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider summarizes the case by saying that according to Giguet page 123, on October 5, 1954 in Loctudy in the Finistère, Pierre Lucas draws water in the yard of bakery where he works when it sees a circular craft posed on the ground at a few meters of him. A small hairy being comes out of the craft and approaches him, Pierre Lucas calls his boss but before the boss arrived, the strange creature reinstated its vehicle which took off and disappeared quickly.

He then states that an investigation by LDLN demonstrated that the witness was truthful but that Barthel and Brucker claim on page 78 that the case is a prank by a notorious alcoholic. Jean Sider states that this is false since Lucas was 23 or 24 years old then and it "would have made of him a rather young alcoholic." He adds that Mr. Le Goff, Pierre Lucas's Boss, went on record to vouch of his serious and had specified that his employee had insisted that the police was called, a behavior in contradiction with that of a prankster.

Jean Sider notes that at the time the newspaper France-Soir had told that it was an escaped circus goat and that he is astonished that Barthel and Brucker did not use this explanation, whereas they quote this newspaper very often. Jean Sider deduces from it that Barthel and Brucker never consulted the original sources and were satisfied just "to read files that are often dubious."

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

Godelieve van Overmeire indicates that in 1954, on October 5, in France, in Loctudy (Finistère), Pierre Lucas, baker, was drawing water from a well at 04.00 of the morning, when he noticed an object at some distance from there. It was a round object approximately 3 m in diameter from where a dwarf with an oval face, covered of hair, emerged, with eyes as large as of corbels' eggs (as pigeons' eggs, in the version by Jimmy Guieu) who touched his shoulder to him and talked to him of an unknown language. The dwarf went away and the object flew away.

The source for the above is given as Jacques Vallée: "Chronique des apparitions ET" - Denoël 1972 - Coll. J'Ai Lu - p. 268.

Godelieve van Overmeire adds that Pierre Lucas, a bakery worker who was busy drawing water in the bakery yard suddenly observed, at a few meters of him, a "flying saucer", 3 meters in diameter, posed on the ground. Flabbergasted, he saw a 1.20 m tall creature coming out, who approached him before touching his shoulder while uttering incomprehensible words. Mr. Lucas kept his calm and moved towards the bake house, followed of the unknown being. In the light, the witness managed to check the strange visitor's face, he had an oval face, covered of dark hair, and, striking detail, enormous eyes. The young man called his owner for help at once, but the creature reinstated its craft which took off at once letting believe that it was not only more advanced than us in the field of the technique, but also on that of prudence.

The source for this version is given as Jean François Boedec, "Les OVNI en Bretagne, Anatomie d'un Phénomène", Fernand Lanore publisher 1978, p. 103.

[Ref. fg1:] FRANCIS GATTI:

WITNESS N°36

October 5, 1954 at 4 hours of the morning. Loctudy (Finistere) the baker P. Lucas notices close to his well a round object three meters in diameter approximately from which emerged a dwarf with an oval face, covered of hairs, with eyes as large as a corbel's egg. The dwarf touched his shoulder and spoke in an unknown language. Article published in four French newspapers 7/10/54 (La Croix, Le Figaro, France Soir and Le Franc-Tireur).

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

The Loctudy Encounter (1954)

Tuesday October 5, 1954 at 4:30, in Loctudy (Finistere), Pierre Lucas, working baker, sees a "Martian", of which he sees only one eye, with the face covered of hairs, except the chin.

At the time when the owner came running, alerted by the shouting of his workman, the being to disappear with his saucer.

Lucas wins from his adventure - his mishap - the headlines in the Press.

It was high as that the guy that I saw the other night. I went outside for a moment to go get water at the fountain. Suddenly, I see a ball of fire which comes down from the sky. No noise at all. In the wink of an eye, it lands in a meadow on the other side of the road. I distinctly saw the 3 feet which retained it on the ground. A yellow light lighted the higher part. And here is goes that an individual taps on my shoulder. I saw it as I see you. It had a bearded face and only one eye, but perhaps it had a mask. On its head, a helmet which resembled that of the motorcyclists. Sorts of wire like those of the antennas of TSF came out of it. Frankly, I was afraid. I dropped my bucket. I returned inside. My boss came out. There was nothing any more. It was a round object of approximately 3 m in diameter from where a dwarf with an oval face, covered of hairs emerged, with eyes as large as eggs of a corbel, which tapped his shoulder and addressed to him of an unknown language. The dwarf goes away and the object flies away (Franc Tireur, La Croix, France-Soir, Le Figaro, October 7).

Figuet will regard the case as a joke by a notorious alcoholic (Barthel & Brucker. p. 73).

[Ref. jb2:] JEROME BEAU:

Examples of testimonies reporting hairy beings

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Tuesday October 5, 1954 [... Other cas ...] and Loctudy (Finistère).

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[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

125.

Location. Loctudy France

Date: October 5 1954

Time: 0400A

Baker's assistant Pierre Lucas was drawing water from a well when he saw a ball of fire descend, resting on 3 feet, across the road. There emerged a 4-foot tall being with a hairy face and eyes the size of crow's eggs, wearing a helmet from which antenna like wires protruded. This being tapped Lucas on the shoulder and uttered incomprehensible words. Lucas ran for his boss, but when the baker came out there was nothing.

Humcat 1954-75

Source: Jacques Vallee

Type: B

[Ref. jr1:] JEAN-PAUL RONECKER:

The author indicates that in Loctudy in Finistère in France, in the night of October 5, 1954, P. Lucas, a baker of this village, drew water from the well when he noticed an object of approximately three meters in diameter posed at some distance. A small being came out of the machine, it had an oval head covered with hairs and eyes that were "as large as a corbel's eggs." This being touched the shoulder of the witness and spoke to him in an incomprehensible language. When this young man called his boss, the being moved away and returned in its apparatus which took off to disappear in the night.

[Ref. sd1:] STEVEN DUNN:

10/05/1954
Loctudy, FR
5 oct 54

A baker was drawing water from a well when he noticed a 10' diameter object on the ground. A small being with a hairy face and large oval eyes approached him & spoke in a strange language. Baker called his boss & both watched as creature got into craft which took off quickly.

CE-3-002 Randle/Estes, FOV pg 266

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on October 5, 1954, in Loctudy, France, at 4:00 a.m. a baker, Mr. P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular and about three meters in diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval-shaped face, covered with hair, and big eyes "as large as raven eggs." The short being touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf then went away and the object took off.

Donald Johnson gives the source as Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Finistère in Loctudy on October 5, 1954 towards 4 o'clock, the workman baker is busy drawing water in the court of bakery. He suddenly sees, a few meters from him, a circular craft posed on the ground. Flabbergasted, he sees a 1 m 20 tall humanoid coming out, who approaches and touches his shoulder while uttering incomprehensible words. The witness manages to stay calm and goes back into the bake house where the unknown follows him. In the light, the witness can check out the strange visitor's face. It is a 1 m 20 tell being, covered of dark hairs, with enormous eyes "of the size of a pigeon's egg", with an oval face. The young man calls his owner. At this time to be strange being retreats, goes up on board his craft which takes off at once. When the owner, attracted by his calls, arrives, the object had disappeared.

Luc Chastan indicates that his sources are "CASAR par Gatti Francis ** http://perso.wanadoo.fr/casar" et "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... par Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979".

[Ref. ri1] "RIGOROUS INTUITION" BLOG:

[... Other cases ...]

October 5: In Loctudy a baker was drawing water from the well in the middle of the night when he noticed, some distance away, an object about 3 meters in diameter from which emerged a dwarf who had an oval face covered with hair and eyes which were "as large as the eggs of a raven." The unknown individual touched the witness on the shoulder and spoke to him in a language he could not understand. As the young man called his boss, the dwarf went back into the craft and flew away. (Vallee)

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[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 5 October 1954 at 04:00 in Loctudy, France, there was a circular object, three meters diameter. From it emerged a dwarf. The explanation was: Animals. "A baker, P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular object, about three meters diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval face covered with hair and eyes "as large as raven eggs" who touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf went away, and the object took off."

The website comments that it is a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and humanoid occupants. One oval object, about 5 feet across, was observed by one experienced male witness in a city for ten minutes. One 4-foot-tall hairy dwarf, wearing a helmet and antenna, was seen."

The website adds that "Baker's assistant Pierre Lucas was drawing water from a well when he saw a ball of fire descend, resting on 3 feet, across the road. There emerged a 4-foot tall being with a hairy face and eyes the size of crow's eggs, wearing a helmet from which antenna like wires protruded. This being tapped Lucas on the shoulder and uttered incomprehensible words. Lucas ran for his boss, but when the baker came out there was nothing."

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956; Lorenzen, Coral E., Flying Saucer Occupants, Signet T3205, New York, 1967; Lorenzen, Coral E., Encounters with UFO Occupants, Berkley Medallion, New York, 1976, ISBN:425-03093-8; FSR, FSR (formerly Flying Saucer Review), FSR, London, 1966; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Pereira, Jader U., Les Extra-Terrestres, Phenomenes Spatiaux, Paris, 1974; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Carrouges, Michel, Les Apparitions de Martiens, Fayard, Paris, 1963; Delaire, J. Bernard, UFO Register Volume 7 (1976), Data Research, Oxford, 1976; Newspaper Clippings; Civilian Saucer Intelligence-New York; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

October 5 1954, 0400hrs

LUCTUDY [sic] (FINISTERE : FRANCE)

A baker, Mr P Lucas was draining water from a well when he noticed, some distance away, a circular object about 3m in diameter. A dwarf with an oval face surrounded by hair and eyes “as large as raven’s eggs” emerged from it. It touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf went away and the object took off.

Vallee Case 196, citing Franc-Tireur + La Croix + Figaro all 7 October 1954.
Heiden, citing Carrouges 1967, p.141.

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 5, 1954 - Loctudy, France. At 4:00 a.m. a baker, Mr. P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular and about three meters in diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval-shaped face, covered with hair, and big eyes "as large as raven eggs." The short being touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf then went away and the object took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 196).

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Location: Loctudy France

Date: October 5 1954

Time: 0400A

Baker’s assistant Pierre Lucas was drawing water from a well when he saw a ball of fire descend, resting on 3 feet, across the road. There emerged a 4-foot tall being with a hairy face and eyes the size of crow’s eggs, wearing a helmet from which antenna like wires protruded. This being tapped Lucas on the shoulder and uttered incomprehensible words. Lucas ran for his boss, but when the baker came out there was nothing.

Source: Jacques Vallee 196

[Ref. ub1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case 20 times instead of one!

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France Morgendämmerung CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France Nachts CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Quimper France 04.00
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France Nachts CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France 04.00 CE III
19541005 05.10.1954 Loctudy France

[Ref. vo1:] "ARCHIVES VIGIE OVNI 29":

Loctudy ( 29 750 ), 05 October 1954, 04 h 00 ...

Testimony nr. FR 29 750 1954 10 05 04 00

Available documents:

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

The newspaper France-Soir of October 24,and other newspapers later, had an article in which it is claimed without further information that the witness had mistaken the flying saucer and its hairy occupant, which was really a goat which escaped from a circus.

Keywords:

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

Loctudy, Finistère, P. Lucas, object, circular, occupant, dwarf, hair, large eyes, contact, talk, communication, landing, well, water, face, ridicule, ridiculization, alcohol, alcoholic

Sources:

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

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