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October 6, 1954, Chantonnay, Vendée:

Reference number for this case: 6-oct-54-Chantonnay. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

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

After the cigars and the saucers...

The flying soup tureen makes its appearance

Limoges, October 7. -- A farmer of Chalaix (the Dordogne), Mr. Gareau, claimed on his honor, to have seen a "flying soup tureen" come to land on his property. Mr. Gareau stated that two perfectly normal men covered of khaki suits came out of it, shook hands with him and spoke a language unknown to him. Mr. Gareau, amazed, did not answer. The two men caressed his dog and went up in their apparatus which flew away without noise at a vertiginous pace. At the place indicated by Mr. Gareau, it was noted that the grass had been pressed.

A red sphere

A mason, residing on the Island of Ré, Mr. Simonetti, has stated to have seen a luminous sphere of approximately 12 meters in diameter, which scintillated at about fifty meters from the ground.

The sphere, he said, became red, turned blue and rose vertically very quickly.

Two inhabitants of the Island of Ré stated to have been pilot of the same phenomenon. Two Parisian on holiday in the community of Mouchamp, Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, claimed to have seen, at the fall of night, an incandescent sphere.

Blinded by a beam of light

Mrs. Thérèse Fourneret, 23 years old, living in Poncey-sur-Lignon (Côte d'Or) saw Monday evening, a machine come to land in the meadow not far from her residence. She stated that, frightened, she had taken refuge at neighbors'. The gendarmerie noted very clear traces on the ground at the indicated place. Turfs had been torn off and projected in a radius of 4 meters.

Mr. Landrin, employee with the Waters in Duclair (the Seine Inférieure) who was wandering in company of his wife, was blinded by a beam of light. When he reopened the eyes, he said, he saw a ball which disappeared a few minutes later.

Finally, saucers, flying cigars, crowns and all other objects were seen in St Etienne, in several villages of the Eure et Loir, in Heyrieux (the Isère), Dieulanvallon (the Côtes du Nord), Ajot (the Calvados) and in Biarritz.

[Ref. fa1:] "FEUILLE D'AVIS" NEWSPAPER:


Landing traces were found in France

LA ROCHELLE, 8. - A mason inhabiting the island of Ré, Mr. Simonnetti, said he saw a luminous sphere 12 meters in diameter which hovered at about fifty meters from the ground.

The sphere, has he said, became red, turned blue and rose very quickly vertically.

Two other Ré Island residents said they witnessed the same phenomenon.

Two Parisians on holiday in the town of Mouchamps, Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, claimed to have seen, in the dark, a glowing sphere.

Thérèse Fourmeret, 23, inhabitant of Poncey-sur-l'Ignon (Côte-d'Or), saw a craft to land in a field near his home. She declared that frightened she had been careful to observe this phenomenon longer and sought refuge with neighbors. The gendarmerie noted very clear traces on the ground where indicated. Turfs had been torn off and projected within four meters.

A Duclair, near Rouen, Mr. Landrin, attendant to the waters, who was walking with his wife, was blinded by a light beam. When he opened his eyes, he said, he saw a ball that disappeared a few minutes later.

Finally saucers, cigars, discs, rings, balls, lights, bright streaks of various colors and all other flying objects have been seen in Saint-Etienne, in several villages of Eure-et-Loire, Dieulanvollon (Côtes-du Nord), in Heyrieux (Isère), in Ajort (Calvados) and Biarritz.

A farmer of Chaleix (Dordogne), Mr. Garreau said on his honor that he saw a "flying soup tureen" arise in his property, Mr. Garreau said two perfectly normal men, dressed in khaki suits are down, shook his hand and him spoke an unknown language. Mr. Garreau stunned did not respond. The two men patted his dog and went up in their apparatus which flew away without noise at a vertiginous pace.

At the place indicated by Mr. Garreau, it was found that the grass had been trampled.

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

246 001.06028 46.77840 06 10 1954 MOUCHAMPS-VENDEE F 001 G

[Ref. gl1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

The authors indicate that on October 6 at the fall of night in Chantonnay in Vendée, Mr and Mrs Laroche of Paris saw a glowing sphere landing near the borough.

They refer to Jacques Vallée's case #200 and comment that the information is sparse.

[Ref. jv7:] JACQUES VALLEE - "HISTORIA" MAGAZINE:

October 6, 1954, at nightfall.
Mouchamps (Vendée).

Mr. amd Mrs Laroche, of Paris, saw a glowing sphere land near Chantonnay.

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

200

Oct. 06, 1954 Mouchamps (France).

Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, from Paris, saw a fiery sphere landing near Chantonnay. (40) (AFP, Oct. 7, 1954).

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 6, 1954, with fallen the night close to Mouchamps in the Vendée, two Parisian saw landing a circular apparatus describes like an "ignited sphere".

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that on October 6, 1954 at 06:30 p.m. in Chantonnay in the department of Vendée, a couple saw an incandescent sphere landing. The authors note that the information is sparse.

The authors indicate that the source is case 200 of the Vallée catalogue, and Quincy.

[Ref. lg1] LOREN GROSS:

October 6th. Chantannay [sic], France, (dusk)

A Paris couple, M. and Mme. Laroche, were travelling near Chantannay at sundown on the 6th [of OCtober 1954] when they witnessed the "landing of a fiery globe." No other detail is available. 61.

  • 61. (AFP) 7 October 54.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in 1954, in France in Mouchamps at nightfall, towards 18:30, the Laroche couple of Paris saw an incandescent sphere land close to Chantonnay.

The sources are indicated as "A.F.P., 7 oct 1954; Jacques Vallée: "Chronique des apparitions ET" - DENOEL 1972 - J'AI LU COLL. - p. 269".

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens on this Day...

October 6

1954 - Mouchamps, France. Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, from Paris, saw an incandescent sphere land near Chantonnay at 6:30 p.m. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219; Michel Figeut [Figuet] & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 126).

[Ref. mv1:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

The webmaster indicates that in Chantonnay, the Vendée, on October 6, 1954, a case for which he has only few sources only allows to quote the short summary by Charles Garreau and Raymond Lavier in "Face Aux Extraterrestres", 1975, Jean-Pierre publisher.

He notes an uncertain date issue in his sources and then gives the summary by Garreau and Lavier.

[Ref. mv2:] "LES MYSTERES DE VENDEE" WEBSITE:

In his case listing "UFOs in the Vendée", the author notes this case:

Chantonnay, 6 October 1954

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Vendée in Chantonnay on October 6, 1954 at 18:30 hours, "a couple see an incandescent sphere landing. Information is brief."

The source is indicated as "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 6 October 1954 in Monchamps, France, "Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, from Paris, saw a fiery sphere landing near Chantonnay. One ball was observed (Laroche)."

The source is indicated as "Vallee Magonia Database".

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

*Oct. 6, 1954 - On this evening Mr. and Mrs. Laroche from Paris saw a fiery sphere land near Chantonnay, Monchamps, France. At 9:30 p.m. near the military barracks in La Fere, France some soldiers saw a strange torpedo-shaped object on the ground 300 meters away. As one of them approached the craft, which stood about 80 cm high, he found himself paralyzed. Finally, at 10:30 p.m. two women, Mrs. Salabrino and her adult daughter, saw a whitish light in the western sky in Villers-le-Lac, France. It seemed to slowly approach the ground, and was later seen between the railway station and the bridge 100 meters away from their house. When it moved, a very bright light was visible under its dark mass. It gave off a flow of sparks and rose, hovered for a moment, and then flew away rapidly. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 200-201; (3) Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 138).

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

This database recorded this case 5 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541006 06.10.1954 Mouchamps France Nightfall
19541006 06.10.1954 Mouchamps France 19.00 CE II
19541006 06.10.1954 Mouchamps France
19541006 06.10.1954 Mouchamps France
19541006 06.10.1954 Mouchamps France Nightfall CE I

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Chantonnay, Vendée, Mouchamp, Monchamps, Laroche, multiple, fiery, sphere, landing

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 6, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 20, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [mv1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 22, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 6, 2014 Additions [jv7], [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 17, 2016 Addition [fa1].
1.4 Patrick Gross October 18, 2016 Addition [lg1].
1.5 Patrick Gross February 19, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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