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November 17, 1954, La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée:

Reference for this case: 17-Nov-54-La-Roche-sur-Yon.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



The author of this website who explored the regional press of the department of Vendée reports:

La Roche sur Yon
November 17, 1954

I hold this observation as being the last of the 1954 flap in the Vendée, before the phenomenon left the sky before returning episodically til nowadays.

The source is once again the newspaper La Vendée Libre, for November 21, 1954. As for other cases, it is the exploration of the Vendean press which enabled me to discover this case, never having seen it reproduced elsewhere before:

Two red discs
in the sky

Mr. Maurice Pecqueux, of La Mothe-Achard, working in Challans with the Credit Agricole [bank] was, Wednesday evening, in La Roche sur Yon, when at 08:35 p.m., in the street of Docteur Roux, he saw two red discs in the sky, closely following one another and going away at a vertiginous speed in the direction of the East.

Mr. Pecqueux very quickly reinstated the residence of his friends, the Hervé family, from where he came, and told them of his adventure.

And that's it! Curtain down (for now!) on the wave of 1954, the sky of the Vendée from now on found its calm which from time to time would be disturbed by the passage of the mysterious machines which fill the pages of this section of the website.


In his case listing "UFOs in the Vendée", the author notes this case:

"La Roche-sur-Yon, 17 November 1954"



Possible planes.


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

La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, Maurice Pecqueux, discs, red, two, fast, night


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