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End of Summer 1954, Hotot-en-Auge, Calvados:

Reference number for this case: End-Summer-54-Hotot-en-Auge. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

[Ref. pa1:] "LE PAYS D'AUGE - TRIBUNE" NEWSPAPER:

Interplanetary Chronicle

A "flying saucer" in the sky of Surville

Following information that we published relative to the landing of a flying saucer in Clarbec, an inhabitant of Surville - who wishes to preserve anonymity - reported to us that in the night from August 26 to 27, whereas he watched for the passage of the Tour de France Automobile, he suddenly heard, towards 1 hour 10 of the morning, an indefinable noise - a sort of whoosh - which went on decrescendo during a few seconds.

The person who reported this fact to us went at the window of his dwelling located at the edge of the road from Caen to Rouen.

But the intense fog which reigned then did not allow him to see the craft of which he heard the noise. According to what this earwitness specified to us, "the craft must have descended at a very low altitude above the railway line, then after this " sliding " it would have moved towards Saint-Benoit-in Hérbetot, while producing a rattling sound. Let us specify that towards the end of the summer an owner in Hotot-en-Auge, heard - also towards 1 hour of the morning - a gentle rattling, comparable with that produced by a metallic scarecrow - the ones used in the bean plantations - when it is shaken by the wind. Intrigued, the farmer stood up and observed, dissimulated behind his window - and during more than one quarter of hour - a bulky craft in the shape of a saucer from where he had not seen coming out any living being.

The craft had then taken off vertically and had disappeared at a vertiginous pace without producing sound.

In one and the other of the cases, we deal with honourable people whose good faith cannot be doubted.

About the "flying saucers"

"Tribuna da Imprensa" reports that the mysterious craft are made of an unknown substance which has the effect of narrowing like "sorrow skin" [French expression, meaning shrinkage.]

A villager of Campinas (State de Sao-Paulo) [Brasil] had seen in the sky, three days ago, three conical objects of which one left behind itself a luminous trail. He collected a piece of an incandescent substance which had fallen into his garden and entrusted it to the chemists of a nearby factory.

After examination, the specialists stated that this substance consisted of tin under a concentration unknown until now. They specified that the proportion was 88,91 percent of pure tin and 11,09 percent of oxygen. No magnesium or antimony, lead, nor iron trace was detected.

The most curious is that the volume of this substance which seems to disintegrate decreases constantly in a manner perceptible to the eye.

IN CANADA

A triangular "saucer"

COBALT (Ontario). -- The police forces announces that they investigate into the statements of 6 people who claim to have seen evolving during five hours in the area of Lake Temiskaming, an object which seemed to be a flying saucer of triangular shape.

A night watchman at the Agaunico mine, Willis Saint-Jean, stated that the object had passed above him, and shone so much that he had been almost blinded by it.

A journalist of the "North Bay Nugget", John Hunt, and Mrs Hugh Montgomery, confirmed his statement and claimed that they would never forget the display.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider learned by an article from the newspaper Pays d'Auge-Tribune for December 31, 1954 that at the end of the summer of 1954 in Hotot-en-Auge, in the Calvados, an owner heard towards 01:00 in the morning a gentle rattling, comparable with that which produce a metallic scarecrow (thos used in bean plantations) when it is agitated by the wind.

Intrigued, the witness went out of bed and observed, hidden behind his window and during more than one quarter of hour a bulky machine in the shape of a saucer from where he saw no living being come out.

The apparatus then took off vertically and disappeared at a vertiginous pace without emitting any sound.

The newspaper indicates that he is an honourable person whose good faith cannot be doubted.

Jean Sider notes that the account is given in reference to the observation in Surville, Calvados, in the night from the 26th to the 27th of August 1954, in which the noticed object also emitted a rattling, which explains the recall of the incident.

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Calvados in Hotot en Auge in August 1954 at 01:00 hours, "At the end of the summer a witness hears a gentle rattling. Intrigued the man stands up and observes from his window during more than one quarter of hour a bulky object in the shape of saucer rise. The apparatus took off vertically and disappeared at vertiginous pace without any noise."

The source is noted as: "Lumières dans la Nuit".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in September 1954 at 01:00 in Hotot-en-Auge, France, there was a sighting.

The source is noted Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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

Hotot-en-Auge, Calvados, noise, sound, rattling, landing, fast, vertical, disc, landing, saucer, duration, vertical

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 6, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 11, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lc1], [ud1].

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