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The 1954 French flap:

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October 5, 1954, Wassy, Haute-Marne:

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

Reports:

[Ref. li1:] "LIFE" MAGAZINE:

GLOBULAR SPACESHIP SKETCH (right) by Gregoire Odut depicts golden disk he saw zoom from Wassy after two-legged creature leaped out for hasty look.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

159 -004.96467 48.49920 29 09 1954 WASSY F 151 C** 154

[Ref. cb1:] CHARLES BOWEN:

And the man who spoke to the police at Vassy (case No. 58) to report that he had just seen the pilot of a strange machine was not a joker: we learned that he was 48 years and was the father of seven children; he was roadmender at Vassy for nineteen years.

[Ref. lg1:] LOREN E. GROSS:

5 October. Wassy, France. (morning)

Creature one meter tall.

A HumCat entry states: "Gregoire Oldut, 64, saw a golden-orange sphere with a cupola on top plunge from the sky, and after several bounces remain on the ground. A 'creature one meter tall' emerged, then reentered, and the craft rose and disappeared." (xx.)

(xx.) Paris, France. Radar. 17 October 54.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens on this Day

October 5

[...]

1954 - In Wassy, France a golden-orange sphere with a dome on top plunged to the ground and bounced several times across a field this morning. The witness, Mr. G. Oldut, saw a one-meter tall dwarf emerge and then re-enter the craft. It rose up into the sky and disappeared. (Source: Paris Radar, October 17, 1954; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT Humanoid Report Database).

[...]

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Haute Marne in Wassy on September 29, 1954 at an unknown hour, there was an "Observation of an object without more precision."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 29 September 1954 at 20:00 in Wassy, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by two witnesses."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; 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).

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

*Oct. 5, 1954 - In Wassy, France a golden-orange sphere with a dome on top plunged to the ground and bounced several times across a field this morning. The witness, Mr. G. Oldut, saw a one-meter tall dwarf emerge and then re-enter the craft. It rose up into the sky and disappeared. (Source: Paris Radar, October 17, 1954; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: A Catalogue of Humanoid Reports).

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

Location: Wassy, France

Date: October 5 1954

Time: morning

A golden-orange sphere with a dome on top plunged to the ground and bounced several times across a field this morning. The witness, Mr. G. Oldut, saw a one-meter tall Dwarfin (Dwarf) merge and then re-enter the craft. It rose up into the sky and disappeared.

Source: David F Webb & Ted Bloecher HUMCAT, quoting Paris Radar October 17 1954

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541007 07.10.1954 Vassy France

Images:

This image shows witnesses Oldut (left) and Narcy (right), with a "reconstitution" of what they claim they saw by the newspaper artist "according to the descriptions and sketches made by these witnesses", with a headline saying that the two men "did not know each other". The image was pubished in "RADAR" magazine, on October 11, 1954:

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Wassy, Haure-Marne, Grégoire Odut, Grégoire Oldut, sphere, globe, round, craft, object, golden, gold, orange, dome, rebound, landing, field, morning, day, occupant, small, dwarf

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross July 2, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 18, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 18, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 30, 2014 Additions [cb1], [lg1], [ni1], [ta1], Image.
1.3 Patrick Gross February 20, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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