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Autumn 1954, Les Vétisons, Creuse:

Reference number for this case: Autumn-54-Les Vétisons. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In 1973, the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit #130 published a series of investigations carried out in particular by ufologist Jean Giraud, in the Creuse department.

For this case, Jean Giraud indicated that it was the ufologist J. G. Dohmen who had informed him about it; which motivated his search for witnesses. One of the witnesses met mentioned a Mr. Aupetit, from Chantegrue "who had seen 'Martians'".

Jean Giraud told:

We "rushed" in Chantegrue. It was easy for us to discover Mr. Aupetit who immediately told us: "But I never saw any "Martians"..."

And in fact, this good man had never seen the extraterrestrials. However, an evening of autumn 1954, while he worked in a farm in Vétisons and he had returned to make a course in a nearby field, he made a curious observation.

It was between 07:30 P.M. and 08:00 P.M. but the night was already quite there. Suddenly, the witness saw a red sphere going down from the sky and land "while bending down" in a path between Vétisons and Chauges.

The spherical apparatus had the apparent size of a full moon, it was dark red and not very luminous. It landed while being dandled and remained on the ground during five good minutes. One of the sides of the sphere seemed flattened.

The craft then reporteldy rose slowly, waddling, as it had come, appearing to decrease in brightness. Arrived at a "some" altitude, it had moved away horizontally in a south-southeast direction.

The next day, Mr. Aupetit reportedly talked to consumers of a coffee shop in Chauges about his sighting, and learned that residents of Chauges had also witnessed this landing from this village. Jean Giraud indicated that during the investigation, they did not manage to find the witnesses of Chauges.

Reports:

[Ref. jgd1:] "JAN D'AIGURE":

"Jan D'Aigure" (Jean Giraud) indicates that he was informed of sightings in the Creuse by ufologist J.G. Dohmen, and it motivated his search for the witnesses. One witness told about a man resident of Chantegrue "who had seen the Martians."

"Jan d'Aigure" tells:

We "rushed" in Chantegrue. It was easy for us to discover Mr. Aupetit who immediately told us: "But I never saw any "Martians"..."

And in fact, this good man had never seen the extraterrestrials. However, an evening of autumn 1954, while he worked in a farm in Vétisons and he had returned to make a course in a nearby field, he made a curious observation.

It was between 07:30 P.M. and 08:00 P.M. but the night was already quite there. Suddenly, the witness saw a red sphere going down from the sky and land "while bending down" in a path between Vétisons and Chauges.

The spherical apparatus had the apparent size of a full moon, it was dark red and not very luminous. It landed while being dandled and remained on the ground during five good minutes. One of the sides of the sphere seemed flattened.

The machine then rose slowly while being dandled, as it had come, appearing to decrease its luminosity. Arrived at a certain height, it moved away horizontally in the direction of the south-south-east.

The next day, Mr. Aupetit spoke about his observation to consumers of the coffee house of Chauges. He thus learned that inhabitants of Chauges had also witnessed this landing from their village. D'Agure indicates that at the time of the counter-investigation, they did not manage to find the witnesses in Chauges.

[Ref. ioi1:] "INFO-OVNI" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

012 ../AUT/1954 - 08 : 00 p.m. ° - TROIS-FONDS (Les Vétisons)

Witness Mr. Aupetit and residents of "Change".

A red sphere descended from the sky and landed on a path between "les Vétisons" and "Change". The size of the full moon, dark red and bright, it landed waddling and remained on the ground for about 5 minutes. One of its sides seemed flattened. Then it rose slowly, waddling as it had come, seemed to decrease in brightness and set off horizontally towards S. S E.

(L.D.L.N. n° 130, Dec 1973 and n° 131, Janv. 1974 "Pleins feux sur la Creuse").

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that in the autumn of 1954, at 08:00 p.m., at Trois-Fond, Mr. Aupetit and inhabitants of Change saw a red sphere going down from the sky and land while dandling itself in a path between les Vétisons and Change. It had the apparent size of the full moon and was dark red in color and luminous, with one on its sides flatened.

It remained posed in the path approximately 5 minutes, then it rose slowly while being dandled, as it came, it seemed to decrease in luminosity, and it left horizontally towards the South - South-East.

The authors indicate that their sources are "catalogue Creuse", on page 6, and "Lumières Dans La Nuit" #130 and #131.

[Ref. prn2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

Autumn 1954. 1945hrs.

LES VETISONS (CREUSE : FRANCE)

Mr Aupetit was hurrying from one field to another on the farm when he saw a faint red sphere, the apparent diameter of the full moon, land on a path with a "waddling" motion. The object, one of the sides of which was flattened, took off again five minutes later.

Explanations:

Possible extraterrestrial visitors.

However, if the testimony was not reliable - time had passed - and there was no ascent of the "object", one could think of a misinterpretation caused by the Moon.

Since there is no date, this will remain unverifiable.

Keywords:

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

Les Vétisons, Creuse, Aupetit, Chantegrue, large, red, sphere, gleam, oscillations, landing, path, field, night, Chauges, duration, flattened

Sources:

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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross March 24, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version..
1.1 Patrick Gross December 21, 2019 Additions [ioi1], [prn2], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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