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October 9, 1954, Dreux, Eure-et-Loir:

Reference number for this case: 9-oct-54-Dreux. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. jv5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

274 -001.34181 48.84300 09 10 1954 DREUX.12KM.NORD. F 0012 G

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

215

Oct. 09, 1954 Dreux (France).

People out hunting saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest. (Quincy; M 153)

[Ref. jv2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on October 9, 1954, people who were hunting in the vicinity of Dreux saw a luminous sphere which flew away and towards south-west.

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

The two authors indicate that in Dreux in Eure-et-Loir, on October 9, 1954, people, while hunting, saw a luminous sphere which took off of the ground, took altitude and flew away in direction of south-west.

The authors indicate that their source is "Quincy".

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates in her catalogue that in 1954, on October 9, in France, in Dreux, "people hunting saw a luminous sphere which took off from the ground, took height and flew away in a south-western direction."

The source is indicated as "Quincy", with a "thanks to Wim van Utrecht".

[Ref. mc1:] MARK CASHMAN:

Dreux (France).

10/9/1954

People out hunting saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

October 9

[...]

1954 - Some men out hunting in Dreux, France saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

[...]

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Saturday, October 9, 1954

[...]

In Dreux (France), people hunting see a luminous sphere taking off from the ground, take height and fly away in direction of the south-west.

[...]

The source is indicated as "Quincy".

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Eure et Loir in Dreux on October 9, 1954, "people, hunting, see a luminous sphere which takes off from the ground, takes height and flies away in the direction of the south-west."

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 9 October 1954 at 02:13 in Dreux, France, "People out hunting saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest. Some men out hunting in Dreux, France saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest."

The website adds: "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One ball was observed by two witnesses on a farm."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; 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); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

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

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Some men out hunting in Dreux, France saw a luminous sphere take off from a field and fly toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 215).

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

This database recorded this case 6 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France CE I
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France NL
19541009 09.10.1954 Dreux France CE I

Explanations:

Not looked for yet.

Keywords:

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

Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, multiple, landing, sphere, luminous

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 26, 2003 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [go1], [dj1], [jb1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 28, 2010 Addition [jv5].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 8, 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross February 20, 2017 Addition [ub1].

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