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October 7, 1954, Dommartin, Oise:

Reference number for this case: 7-Oct-54-Dommartin. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. dl1:] "LE DAUPHINE LIBERE" NEWSPAPER:

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Flying saucer stories

The appearance of a saucer and armed Martians terrifies a bressan schoolgirl

Bourg. October 7. - The small town of Dommartin near Montrevel has been in turmoil on a rather relative manner by the way with the story of a young schoolgirl in the locality, Miss Manigand, 12-year-old, living with her parents in the hamlet of Marsily.

Sobbing a lot and appearing hopelessly plagued by the deepest fear, the girl said that it was around 7 in the morning, going to catechism, that she witnessed the apparition.

She saw, she clarified, a flying saucer hovering close over her head and out of which two strange beings armed with long knives came out.

The emotion of the child was such that when she finally arrived at school, it took all the care of her teacher, Miss Puvilland, to succeed in calming her down.

However, despite the wealth of detail with which she surrounded her statement, the girl is the only one in the country to testify, no other local resident reported the passage of any saucer.

No doubt we should put her fright on the account of a too vivid imagination, the young Manigand having gone alone that day, to the village, whereas she usually goes with a few friends.

As for the Martians - that we "had never seen the weapons in hand" - they went away, as far as the schoolgirl said, without even touching the ground.

M.P.

A mysterious craft in the sky of Chambéry

Chambery, October 7. - A resident of Bellevue, who asked us to conceal his name, has observed this day, at 1 p.m., along with all members of his family, a mysterious machine operating at very low speed above Beauvoir.

The craft, which had a metallic gray color, suddenly accelerated, took altitude and disappeared towards the Cross of Nivolet.

According to the observer, the phenomenon lasted about five minutes.

Could it be a flying saucer... or a large transport aircraft?

A resident of Lugrin (near Thonon) reportedly saw two Martians!

Thonon, October 7. - Ms. Elise Blanc, of Lugrin, claims that on August 23, she met two strange men near a contraption that looked like an aluminum camping trailer. The two small beings, about 1 m. 20 tall, were dressed in silvery suits.

When they saw Mrs. Blanc, they grunted like pigs and jumped into their machine that rose, becoming the color of fire, to then disappear in a multicolored cloud.

Some years ago, Ms. Blanc had picked up a brown dog she claimed to be the descendant of the wild beasts that ravaged the flocks in the Valais and the Haut-Chablais.

Mysterious luminous craft in the sky of the Bugey

Montalieu, October 7. -- In the afternoon of Tuesday, while the weather was perfectly clear, several people who were at St. Baudille-de-la-Tour, towards Brotel, not far from President Herriot's residence, saw a mysterious craft at low altitude over the mountains of the Bugey.

According to the testimony of Mr. Vigano, mattress maker in Montalieu, the elongated craft seemed to measure 4 to 6 m. in length. Each end was as bright as a sunbeam.

At the same time, people of St. Sorlain-en-Bugey on the bank of the Rhone on the side of the department of Ain, made a similar observation.

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

The two authors indicate that in October of 1954, at 7 o'clock in the morning in Dommartin, according to the newspaper Dauphiné Libéré for the 8th of october 1954, Miss Manigan, a 12 year old schoolgirl, who lived at her parents' in the hamlet of Montessuy, went to catechism, alone, whereas usually she went there in company of some other children.

She saw a flying saucer which hovered "very close above her head" and two odd beings armed with long knives came out of it. The being "left without even touching the ground."

The two authors note that as effect, the child was affected so much that when she went to the school all the care of the teacher, Mrs. Puvilland, was needed to succeed in calming her.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

132.

Location. Dommartin Oise France

Date: October 7 1954

Time: 0700A

A 12-year old girl, said that as she was going alone to Dommartin she saw a flying saucer fly close over her, and that form it came "2 strange beings armed with long knives," who departed without having touched the ground. The girl was put into a hysterical state, but nevertheless some attributed her story to imagination.

Humcat 1954-24

Source: Alain Gamard

Type: B

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 7 October 1954 at 07:00 in Dommartin, Oise, France, "A 12-year old girl, said that as she was going alone to Dommartin she saw a flying saucer fly close over her, and that form it came "2 strange beings armed with long knives," who departed without having touched the ground. The girl was put into a hysterical state, but nevertheless some attributed her story to imagination."

The source is a broken link.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

Early October 1954, 0700hrs.

DOMMARTIN (AISNE: FRANCE)

A 12 year old schoolgirl was going to her catechism, when she saw an unidentified object hovering over her head. Two strange beings, armed with long knives got out. The girl was terrified.

Alain Gamard, citing Le Dauphine Libre 8 October 1954. Gamard considered the case "dubious".

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

Location: Dommartin Oise France

Date: October 7 1954

Time: 0700A

A 12-year old girl, said that as she was going alone to Dommartin she saw a flying saucer fly close over her, and that form it came “2 strange beings armed with long knives,” who departed without having touched the ground. The girl was put into a hysterical state, but nevertheless some attributed her story to imagination.

Source: Alain Gamard

[Ref. gz1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that there was a close encounter of the third kind in Dommartin, the Ain, at the beginning of October 1954, at 7:00.

Miss Manigand, a 12-year-old schoolgirl who lived with her parents in the hamlet of Montessuy, went to the catechism when she saw a "flying saucer" at a low altitude hovering close to her head, from which two strange beings armed with "long knives" emerged. The beings left without even touching the ground. The emotion of the child was such that when she went to school, it took all the care of her teacher, Miss Puvilland, to succeed in calming her down.

The sources are indicated as Le Dauphiné Libéré for October 8, 1954; Michel Figuet and Jean¬-Louis Ruchon, "OVNI: le premier dossier des rencontres rapprochées en France", pages 101 - 102, Jean Sider, "Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste", page 176.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Dommartin, Oise, child, saucer, close, floating, occupants, two, objects, weapon, hysterical, knives

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 24, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross May 1, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross August 13, 2013 Addition [pr1].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 25, 2014 Addition [dl1].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 7, 2014 Addition [ta1].
1.4 Patrick Gross February 10, 2017 Addition [gz1].

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