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The 1954 French flap:

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End October, 1954, Siran, Cantal:

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

Summary:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider found a short report in th newspaper L'Eveil du Cantal, of Aurillac, on October 30, 1954, on page 2, that in the last week of October at some unknown time in Siran in the Cantal, the Maurel widow encountered a flying saucer on the grounds of the village of "Canguetire", actually Longuetire.

The flying saucer had the shape of a large bowl and landed in a meadow. A character all covered with hair left the machine, and at seeing Mrs. Maurel, he went away immediately.

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in a short account from the newspaper L'Eveil du Cantal, of Aurillac, on October 30, 1954, on page 2, that in the last week of October at some unknown time in Siran in the Cantal, the Maurel widow encountered a flying saucer on the grounds of the village of "Canguetire."

The flying saucer had the shape of a large bowl and landed in a meadow. An individual all covered with hair left the machine. At the sight of Mrs. Maurel, the individual went away immediately.

Jean Sider notes that "Canguetire" is actually Longuetire.

[Ref. jb1:] JEROME BEAU:

Jerome Beau indicates that in the week of the end of October in Siran in the Cantal, Mrs. widow Maurel meets a flying saucer on the ground of the village of "Canguetire", in fact Longuetire. The flying saucer has the shape of a large bowl and was posed in a meadow. An individual all covered of hairs emerges. At the sight of Mrs. Maurel, he went almost at once.

Jérôme Beau indicates that the source is L'Eveil du Cantal, of Aurillac, for October 30, 1954, page 2, cited by Jean Sider, Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste, Ramuel, page 222, 1997.

Jerome Beau indicates that as some CE3 cases indicate hairy creature, they go against the explanation of UFOs as alien visitors as hairy alien visitors are absurd. He indicates that according to the socio-psychological thesis, hairy UFO occupants are causes by monsters and beasts folklore, and that other thesis surch as "UFO camouflage" are not disprovable.

[Ref. jb2:] JEROME BEAU:

Examples of testimonies reporting hairy beings

[... Other cases ... ]

In the week of the end of October 1954 in Siran (Cantal), Mrs. widow Maurel encounters a flying saucer on the ground of the village of "Canguetire" {Longuetire}. The flying saucer has the shape of a large bowl and was posed in a meadow. An individual all covered of hair comes out. At the sight of Mrs. Maurel, it sets out again almost at once {L'Eveildu Cantal, Aurillac, of October 30, 1954, p. 2 in Sider, Jean, Le dossier 1954 et l'imposture rationaliste, Ramuel, p. 222, 1997}.

[... Other cases ... ]

[Ref. oi1:] "OVNI-INFO":

This website indicates that in the Cantal, in Siran, in October 1954, a witness saw a bowl-shaped UFO, which constututes a case without conclusion, the text given in quotation saying "At the end of the month, in the location Longuetire a woman observes an object in the shape of large bowl posed in a meadow. An entity covered of hair goes down from the UFO and seeing the witness went away immediately."

The website indicates that the source is Lumières dans la Nuit.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Cantal in Siran in October 1954 at an unknown hour, "At the end of the month, at the place called Longuetire a woman observes an object in the shape of large bowl land in a meadow. An entity covered of hair emerges and seeing the witness sets out again at once."

The source is noted "Lumières dans la Nuit".

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Longuetire, Siran, Cantal, France, in late October 1954 at an unknown time, "A widow named Maurel reported encountered a landed object shaped like a large bowl on a meadow near the village of Longuetire. An individual all covered with hair left the machine. At the sight of Mrs. Maurel the individual ran back into the craft which left immediately."

The source is noted "Jean Sider".

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Location: Longuetire, Siran, Cantal, France

Date: late October 1954

Time: unknown

A widow named Maurel reported encountered a landed object shaped like a large bowl on a meadow near the village of Longuetire. An individual all covered with hair left the machine. At the sight of Mrs. Maurel the individual ran back into the craft which left immediately.

Source: Jean Sider

[Ref. pr2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

October 27 1954. (Approx. date)

LONGUETIRE, SIRAL [sic] (CANTAL : FRANCE)

Widow Maurel saw a bowl shaped object in a meadow. From it emerged a strange individual, all covered with hair. When it saw the witness, the creature immediately went away.

Gross URECAT citing Sider 1997 p222 citing L'Eveil du Cantal 30 October 1954. p2

Note: The source reference "Gross URECAT" is my file as it appears in my CE3 catalogue URECAT; the file content is the same as this page of my France 1954 catalogue.

Explanations:

Possible misinterpretation, possible hoax.

There is no investigation, a single witness, an error on the place name, no precise date, not enough information. No UFO is seen landing or taking off. The case could obviously be a confusion by a person seeing at some distance in the night someone getting off and on a car or a tent or anything else.

Keywords:

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

Siran, Cantal, Longuetire, Canguetire, Maurel, saucer, landing, occupant, hair, bowl, country, meadow

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross November 18, 2007 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 17, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ar1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 30, 2011 Addition [jb2].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 10, 2014 Addition [ta1].
1.3 Patrick Gross December 19, 2018 Additions [pr2], Summary.

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