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October 7, 1954, Rivière, Indre-et-Loire:

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

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest for October 13, 1954, on page 4, that on October 7, at 4 o'clock in the morning, between Rivière and Ligré, in the department of the Indre-et-Loire, from the window of his residence in Rivière, an anonymous witness saw a machine in the shape of a cigar which took off from a field located on the slopes of Ligré and which then moved towards the east. The apparatus was red, luminous, and emitted a shrieking sound.

[Ref. ed1:] EMMANUEL DEHLINGER:

The author (who thinks UFOs are crated by military personal who wants people to believe in aliens) mentions sightings in the Indre et Loire, including one on 7 October 1954 in Rivière.

[Ref. ti1] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The webmaster indicates that on Thursday, October 7, 1954, at 4 a.m. an anonymous witness saw by the window of his home in Rivière an apparatus in the shape of a cigar which took off from a field located on the slopes of Ligré and then moved in direction of the east. The apparatus was red and luminous and emitted a shrieking sound.

The source is given as "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest" for 10.13.54.

[Ref. ti2:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" WEBSITE:

The author of the website indicates that in Rivière, on October 7, 1954, at 4:00 a machine in the shape of a cigar took off from a field located on the slopes of Ligré.

The source is indicated as: "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest" for 13.10.54.

[Ref. ti3:] "TOURAINE INSOLITE" FORUM :

Rivière, October 7, 1954, 4:00

A machine in the shape of a cigar which took off from a field located on the slopes of Ligré. Source : "Nouvelle république du centre-ouest" for 10.13.54

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible helicopter.

Keywords:

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

Rivière, Indre-et-Loire, Ligré, machine, apparatus, cigar, red, shrieking, noise, sound, luminous

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 3, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross May 6, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross July 9, 2010 Addition [ti2].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 19, 2011 Addition [ti3].

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