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End August 1954, Saint-Hilaire-en-Morvan, Nièvre:

Reference number for this case: End-Aug-54-St-Hilaire-en-Morvan. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



And here is the rectangular "saucer"


Close to Saint-Hylaire-en-Morvan, a farmer, Mr. Julien Doussot, getting outside his place, saw in the sky a kind of incandescent flame. It spread a very white and scintillating gleam. The craft, which moved without any noise in direction of Châtel-Guyon, disappeared between two mountains.

Mr. Doussot claims to have had all the leisure to observe the machine which was preceded and not followed by a dazzling gleam. It was a kind of rectangle of reddish brown, with an aileron on each side.

At the rear of the rectangle, Mr. Doussot clearly distinguished from 20 to 30 tubes finished by spheres or lamps igniting alternatively.

M. Doussot is convinced that this is really a flying saucer.


A flying saucer near Château-Chinon?

Château-Chinon, August 26. -- Mr. Jules Roussot, farmer in St Hilaire in Morvan (the Nievre) stated to have seen in the sky, a kind of incandescent sphere which moved without noise in direction of Château-Chinon.

According to Jules Roussot, the sphere was preceded, and not followed, of a dazzling gleam of reddish brown color and comprised two ailerons and 20 or 30 tubes.


The newspaper indicates that on July 7, 1954, in Saint-Hilaire-en-Morvan, a farmer and his son observed around 8 hours a kind of incandescant sphere emitting a sharp light, white and scintillating. In the same time they noticed a red object having the shape of a reddish brown bag provided with two ailerons.

The newspaper is that the source is their issue for August 23, 1954.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the "Nièvres" in St Hilaire en Morvan on August 26, 1954 at an unknown hour, "a witness saw in the sky, a kind of incandescent sphere which moved without noise in direction of Château-Chinon. The sphere was preceded, and not followed, of a blinding gleam of reddish brown color and comprised two ailerons and 20 or 30 tubes."

The source is indicated as "Var Matin".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 26 August 1954 in "St Hilaire.Morvan", France, "Unidentified but otherwise conventional objects were sighted. Two objects were observed by one witness. Explanation: Planet."

The source is indicated as "Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073)".

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540826 26.08.1954 St. Hilaire Morvan France NL


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Document history:

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0.1 Patrick Gross April 3, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 2, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [lc1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 15, 2010 Addition [jc1].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 20, 2016 Addition [ub1].

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