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October 5, 1954, Moulin de Rafalle, Dordogne:

Reference number for this case: 5-Oct-54-Moulin-de-Rafalle. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. vp1:] "LA VOIX DU PERIGORD" NEWSPAPER:


Saucers visit the land of the Cro-Magnon man

The Dordogne could not fail in its touristic reputation. This is why its sites being known worldwide and even beyond, the mysterious craft trailing no less mysterious characters, came to visit the area...

Mr. Roger Ravidat has just worked with the Progil factory, in Lardin, saw, whereas he was in Lavalade, a sphere of one meter to one meter fifty of diameter flying over the valley of Vézère. This sphere was very luminous and seemed to be a phosphorescent round which moved while whirling in the sky.

The same phenomenon reproduced towards the Chamblon, but then it appeared much more closer.

On October 5, around 09:45 p.m., Mr. Jules Nicolas, domiciled at the mill of Rafalle, perceived a noise as powerful as sudden, in front of his place. He went outside and scanned the sky. He then saw at a height of approximately 200 meters and magnifying as if it made an operation to go down, a whirling and luminous sphere, which suddenly changed color. He called his wife who also noted the presence of the machine which, suddenly taking height, started to slip by at a vertiginous pace in direction of Lajemave, leaving behind itself three luminous trails.

Let's add that Mr. Nicolas, who is a city council man, is absolutely certain of what he saw.

In addition, Mrs. Lamothe, farmer in Trémolat, experienced, on her part, one of these "big scare" that one remembers all his life...

In the early morning of Tuesday October 5, at one o'clock exactly, whereas she had just spent the evening with parents and friends and as she was alone on her doorstep, she was suddenly dazzled by three "balls connected by a luminous cord", very illuminating, one white, the other green, the third red, superimposed, but definitely separate.

This trio, in a perfectly synchronized movement, rose, went down, swung... Then red two new "balls" appeared, each one of the size of the full moon, providing a tender green light lighting perfectly the details of the summits of the close slopes (trees, thickets). The two spheres had just disappeared after an upswing, when the first three balls emerged.

In front of their fast forward movement, Mrs. Lamothe retreated hurriedly and double closed the door of her kitchen.

A FLYING SAUCER
seen yesterday evening near Bordas

One of our sympathetic compatriots, Mr. Mathias, electrician on street Limogeanne, returned by car yesterday evening, Friday, from Bergerac, when at the famous well known turn, a little before Bordas: "I saw - it is Mr. Mathias himself who speaks now - a large spinning top which occupied the entire width of the road and of 3 meters height approximately. My engine was fixed stalled. Hardly one second after, the object that had become luminous disappeared by flying away above the trees.

"When I started my car car again it started normally. It was impossible to me to know if the famous saucer had occupants or not. I arrived too early or too late and its disappearance above the forest withdrew it from my sight."

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Dordogne in Jemaye on October 5, 1954 at 21:45 hours, "the witness is at the mill of Rafalec (??) When he hears a powerful noise. He comes out and scans the sky. He then sees at a height estimated as 200 meters a rotating and luminous sphere that seemed to go down. It changed color suddenly. The witness called his wife who also noted the phenomenon. The object rose again and dazed away fast in direction of Jemaye, leaving three luminous trails behind."

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Lumières dans la Nuit".

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Moulin de Rafalle, Dordogne, Jules Nicolas, city council man, noise, sound, low, ball, luminous, color, maonoeuvre, descent, rapid, trails, night

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 9, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 5, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lc1].

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