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The 1954 French flap:

The index page for the 1954 French flap section of this website is here.

Beginning of October, 1954, Paris, Paris:

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




According to the account of the "witnesses"

The average Martian measures from 1 meter to 1 meter 20 wears a motorcycle helmet and does not speak French

The most recent testimonies of the strange passengers of saucers, cigars, and various apparatuses that landed in different regions of France agree on one point: the supposed Martians are small and different from those who appeared in Portugal and measured 2 m. 50.

We summarize the witnesses report that can give an idea of what might be the "average Martian":

Mr. Marius DEWILDE, 34, metallurgist in Quarouble (Nord), saw two beings measuring one meter, with wide shoulders, but apparently without arms. They were dressed in diving suits and fitted with helmets. They pointed at the witness a ray that paralyzed him for a few seconds.

Mr. Pierre LUCAS, a baker in Loctudy (Finistère), saw an "individual" measuring 1 m 30 come out of a saucer and patting him on the shoulder uttering unintelligible sounds. His face was oval and hairy and his eyes were "the size of a raven egg".

Mr. André NARCY, 48 years old, a roadmender in Mertrud (Haute-Marne), saw a 1.20-meter-tall being disembarking from a saucer "dressed in a coat covered with hairs".

Mr. Antoine MAZAUD, from Bugeat (Corrèze), saw a "medium-sized" being wearing a motorcycle helmet.

M. Lucien BORDET, storekeeper, 9 rue Lapérouse, Paris, saw at the Bois de Boulogne three "beings" of 1 meter in height, dressed in luminous outfits and wearing helmets whose portholes concealed their eyes. One of them, who appeared to be the chief, had "six rotundities on the abdomen".


It is amazing to find yet another case of CE3 without any mention in any ufological source as far as I know. How many more are there?

The information by France-Soir is given as a "summary" about the appearance of the Martians, thus obviously too succinct to get an idea of the credibility of the story. Note the absence of mention of a "craft".


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

Paris, Bois de Boulogne, Lucien Bordet, unique, occupants, luminous, outfits, helmets, glasses, rotundities, abdomen


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