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October 14, 1954, Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire:

Reference number for this case: 14-Oct-54-Chalon-sur-Saône. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the 1960s, Jacques Vallée listed a case at "Chalon" on OCtober 14, 1954, without giving any other information.

In the 1990s, Jean Sider indicated that in the newspaper La Dépêche - La Liberté, of Saint-Etienne, fir October 16-17, 1954, on page 3, an article reported that on October 14, 1954, around 06:15 p.m., in Chalon-sur-Saône in the Saône-et-Loire department, a group of workers of the Schneider Chantiers, housed in the cantonments close to the plant, clearly saw an orange luminous craft, elongated, silent, which left behind a greenish trace.

The newspaper reportedly told that the witnesses had the impression that it was moving very slowly and that it was maneuvering as if to land in the meadow near the Thermique.

The newspaper reportedly added that this was confirmed by two workers from the yard who were returning to their room in Saint-Germain-du-Plain. The object would have been seen also by many people who, at the same time, from the train station.

Reports:

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

311 -004.84821 46.78650 12 10 1954 CHALON F C**

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper La Dépêche-La Liberté, of Saint-Etienne, for October 16-17, 1954, page 3, that on October 14, 1954, at approximately 06:15 p.m., in Chalon-sur-Saone in the department of the Saone-et-Loire, a group of workmen of the Schneider Building sites, from barracks close to the factory, clearly saw a luminous machine of orange color, of elongated form, silent, which left behind itself a greenish trace.

The witnesses had the impression that it moved very slowly and that it operated as if it were land in the meadow close to Thermics.

This fact was confirmed by two workmen of the building site who were reaching their room in St-Germain-du-Plain. The object is said to have been also seen by many people who were at the station at the same hour.

[Ref. lhh1:] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4114: 1954/10/14 18:20 2 4:55:00 E 46:47:00 N 3333 WEU FRN S&L 4:9

CHALON-sur-SAONE,FR:SVRL OBS:LONG SLO SLNT OBJ LVS GRN TRAIL:MNVRS:/LDLN#320

Ref#217 Jean SIDER: Le DOSSIER 1954 (2 vol.) Page No. 105 : TOWN &CITY

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Saone et Loire in Chalon sur Saone on October 14, 1954 at 18:15 hours, "a group of workmen of the Shneider building sites observe a luminous object of orange color of lengthened form leaving behind itself a greenish trace. It maneuvers slowly and seems to want to land in a meadidow. Other witnesses at the station."

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

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case twice:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541014 14.10.1954 Chalon France 15.00 DD
19541014 14.10.1954 Chalon France 15.00 DD

Explanations:

The 06:15 p.m. meteor of that day.

Keywords:

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

Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Schneider, workmen, multiple, station, machine, luminous, orange, elongated, cigar, trail, green, slow

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 7, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 29, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 25, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.3 Patrick Gross July 14, 2019 Addition [lhh1].

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