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Summer 1930 or 1932, Valence, Drôme, France, Jeoffroy Romezin:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The case is located in the Summer of 1930 or 1932, in the evening, in the district of L'Epervière in Valence, the Drôme, France; the witness was 8 or 10 then and was named "J. R." or "Jeoffroy Romezin", depending on the source.

The house where he lived with his father, his mother having died, had no inside toilet, and he went out to satisfy a natural urge, about ten meters from the house, on the other side of the courtyard, behind a hedge of privet, at the edge of a small stream that flows into the Rhône river, 400 meters away.

He was doing so partially hidden by the hedge, and when he got up, he saw in the yard at 5-6 meters from him, a little man, 50 to 60 centimeters tall, smaller than him, who was coming in his direction.

The little man was wearing a kind of gray uniform. Since the events were old, the witness did not remember specific details about the character's head, nor the cut of the clothes he wore.

When this little man saw the witness, he turned around and ran away through the kitchen garden and disappeared into the night. The detail that struck the witness was that he "had short legs running very fast."

Subsequently, for many years, the witness was afraid to go out at night, and he checked every evening whether the doors and windows were closed. He had never spoken of his strange encounter with his father who raised him.

The story reportedly comes from an investigation by David Duquesnoy, president of the ufology group Association des Amis de Marc Thirouin, who published it in their newsletter issue #20.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001621
Date of event: Summer 1930 or 1932
Earliest report of event: 1979?
Delay of report: 5 decades?
Witness reported via: Told ufologist David Duquesnoy.
First alleged record by: David Duquesnoy investigation.
First certain record by: Ufology book Figuet and Ruchon.
First alleged record type: Invesstigatio report in "UFO-Information" AAMT bullein.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: August 8, 2018
This file last updated on: August 15, 2018
Country of event: France
State/Department: Drôme.
Type of location: House yard in Valence, qurtier de l'Epervière.>
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 8 or 10
Witnesses types: Local boy.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 0.50 to 0.60 meters
Entities outfit type: Uniform.
Entities outfit color: Grey.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported. Little legs.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Came, fled.
Entities/witness interactions: Fles when seeing witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. fr1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

Summer 1930 or 1932 in the evening. Valence (District of L'Epervière) 26000 B3.

WITNESS. Mr. J. R ... (XXX), 8 or 10 years old.

OBSERVATION. A small being 50 to 60 cm tall, dressed in gray uniform.

EVENTS. Mr. J. R ... was then 8 or 10 years old, the house where he lived with his father (his mother was deceased) did not have all the amenities. He had gone out to satisfy a natural need about ten meters from the house, on the other side of the courtyard, behind a hedge of privet, on the edge of a small stream that flows into the Rhone river, 400 meters from there.

The witness was partially hidden by the hedge, when he stood up, he saw in the yard, 5-6 meters from him, a small man from 50 to 60 centimeters (smaller than him) who came in his direction. He seemed dressed in a sort of gray uniform. When he saw the young witness, he turned around and fled through the kitchen garden and disappeared into the night.

TO NOTE. Given the age of the facts, the witness does not remember specific details about the character's head, nor the cut of the clothes he was wearing. On the other hand, one detail hit the witness a lot, "he had small legs running very fast".

Subsequently, for many years, the witness was unable to go out at night, he checked every night whether the doors and windows were closed. He never spoke of his strange encounter with his father who raised him.

SOURCES. Investigation by Mr. David Duquesnoy (President of A.A.M.T.).

[Ref. ez1:] ERIC ZURCHER:

The author indicates that in 1930 or 1932 one evening, in Valence in the 26, Mr. J R. saw in a court with 5 or 6 meters of him, a small being from 50 to 60 cm in height, vêtu of a gray uniform, and who came in his direction.

When it saw the witness, to be it quickly made half-turn to disappear in the night. It had small legs which "ran very quickly."

The author says the source is an investigation and a communication by Mr D. Duquesnoy of the AAMT.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

11.

Valence, France

on 1930, at midnight.

The eight-year old witness had gone outside his home behind some hedges in order to satisfy a physiological need. After finishing he looked behind him and noticed the figure of a man only about 50 to 60 cm in height. The figure was wearing a gray uniform and stood six meters from him. Upon being seen the little figure turned around and ran across a vegetable field and out of sight.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "SOS Ovni".

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author indicates that in 1930, perhaps, on an unknown date, in the evening, in Valence, Drome, France, there was a close encounter of the third kind.

He indicates that the year is not certain, because his source located the incident between 1930 and 1932. The witness who requested anonymity was 8 to 10 years old and resided in the district! L'Epervière with his parents. This home did not have all the amenities, so the child was out to satisfy a natural need, ten meters from the house, on the other side of the yard, behind a hedge. He recounted the event as follows:

"When I get up, I see in the yard, five or six meters from me, a little man of 0.50 to 0.60 m, smaller than me, who comes in my direction. And external house light allows visibility. It is dressed in a sort of gray uniform. When he sees me he turns around and runs away through the vegetable garden and disappears into the night. I remember no other details except that I was struck by the fact that the dwarf had short legs running very fast."

Jean Sider indicates that for many years, this witness was afraid to go out at night, and he checked every evening if the doors and windows were closed properly. He never spoke of this incident to his father who raised him.

He indicates that the source is an investigation by David Duquesnoy, of the AAMT - Association of Friends of Michel Thirouin, which was forwarded to him by Jean Marie Bigorne.

[Ref. jg1:] JULIEN GONZALEZ:

The author indicates that in Valence, the Drôme, France, in the district of L'Epervière, in the summer of 1930 or 1932, in the evening, Jeoffroy Romezin, 8 of 10 years old, lived with his father, his mother having died, in a house who did not have all the amenities. He came out to satisfy a natural urge, about ten meters from the house, on the other side of the courtyard, behind a hedge of privet, on the edge of a small stream that flows into the Rhone 400 meters from there.

He was partially hidden by the hedge. When he got up, he saw in the yard at 5-6 meters from him, a small being 50 to 60 centimeters, smaller than him, who was coming towards him. The being seemed dressed in a sort of gray uniform.

When the being saw the witness, he turned around and fled at full speed through the kitchen garden and disappeared in the night.

The detail that struck the witness a lot was that he "had short legs running very fast."

Subsequently, for many years, the witness was afraid to go out after dark, and checked every evening whether the doors and windows were closed. He never talked about his strange encounter with his father.

Julien Gonzalez indicates that the sources are: "U.F.O.-Informations of the Association des Amis de Marc Thirouin (A.A.M.T.), #20, page 33 (investigation by Mr. David Duquesnoy)"; "Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochées en France, page 642."

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1931 +/-1 year. Evening.

VALENCE (DROME : FRANCE)

Mr J R saw in a courtyard 5-8m away a dwarf only 50-60m tall, dressed in a grey uniform. When the little thing saw the witness, it turned and scurried off into the night, running on its little legs.

Erix Zurcher in LDLN 195 p26 citing D Duquesnoy

Points to consider:

"Jeoffroy Romezin" may actually spell "Geoffroy Romezin".

A very late report apparently. See the List of Issues below.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 8, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source [dd1]. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 8, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Date of primary source not known. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 8, 2018 Creation, [fr1], [ar1], [js1], [jg1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 8, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross August 15, 2018 Addition [ez1].

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