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The 1954 French flap:

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October 7, 1954, Saint-Bihy, Côtes-d'Armor:

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

Reports:

[Ref. fs1] "FRANCE-SOIR" NEWSPAPER:

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Petrifying rays, flying eggs throughout France

  • A PETRIFYING RAY of green color nailed to the ground, near Le Mans, on the National Road Le Mans - Paris, workers of the Régie Renault next to whom a saucer had landed.
  • STARS AS LARGE AS THE MOON were seen by two people. This happened in Ballon (the Sarthe).
  • A FLYING EGG was seen in Lavenay (the Sarthe) by Mr. Maurice Burge and several witnesses.
  • A WEATHER TECHNICIAN from the station of Arnage (the Sarthe) saw in the sky two dark red glows moving without smoke. He is going to write a report.
  • A RED DISC was seen at Les Aubiers (the Deux-Sèvres) by Mrs Bremand, Couturie and Girard and by Mr. Camille Blain, city councilman of Bressuire.
  • AT CHALETTE (THE LOIRET), an employee of the Barnaud company saw a luminous apparatus of oval shape moving in the sky.
  • A BIZARRE OBJECT rose in the sky at very fast pace in Dordives (the Loiret).
  • A BRIGHT RED SAUCER was seen on Monday evening around 9:00 p.m, above Vanves (the Seine), by Mr. Baldochi, professor of mathematics. The object moved slowly in the east-west direction and suddenly rose vertically and disappeared.
  • A BRIGHT CIGAR with two discs at its lower part was seen at Corbigny (the Nièvre).
  • LUMINOUS GLOBES were seen by two traders of Saint-Bihy (the Côtes-du-Nord). Consumers of a drinking establishment observed the same phenomenon.
  • A small pile of ash was discovered in Puymoyen (the Charente), where the young Claude Bourneix, 17, had seen an orange disk fall into a field.

[Ref. am2:] AIME MICHEL:

Ufologist Aimé Michel indicates in Saint-Bihy in the department of Côte-d'Armor on October 7, 1954, luminous spheres were observed.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Côtes d'Armor in Saint Bihy on October 7, 1954, at an unknown hour, there were "Observations of luminous spheres"

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Science et vie".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 7 October 1954 in the evening in St Bihy, France, "Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Several objects were observed by numerous witnesses."

The sources are noted as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

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

This database recorded this case 3 times:

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 St. Bihy France Evening
19541007 07.10.1954 St. Bihy France NL
19541007 07.10.1954 Saint Biby [sic, Saint-Bihy] France

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Saint-Bihy, Côtes-d'Armor, spheres, luminous

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 8, 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 January 3, 2017 Additions [fs1], [ub1].

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