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September 27, 1954, Foussignargues, Gard:

Reference number for this case: 27-sep-54-Foussignargues. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The newspaper Le Provençal for October 1, 1954, had reported the observation of the Roche couple at Revêty on September 27, 1954, at 02:40 a.m.

On October 3, 1954, the same newspaper learned that there had been another independent observation that the newspaper considered a confirmation of the Roches observation:

Their press correspondent in Bessèges had learned that in the same night from Sunday to Monday (so the night of September 26 to 27, 1954), a bus coming from Vals-les-Bains was going to Foussignargues around 2:30 in the morning and continued on his way to Gagnières.

At the crossroads, a passenger, Mrs. Julien, and one of her sons, got off the bus to return to Bessèges by foot. It was then that Mrs. Julien pointed out to her son a kind of descending rocket, yellow and red with a white circle in the background.

Meanwhile, the passengers of the coach who was traveling on Gagnières saw, at the same time, a red light in the sky.

Reports:

[Ref. ppe1:] "PARIS-PRESSE" NEWSPAPER:

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THE "MARTIANS" ON HOLIDAYS (CONTINUED)

A "SAUCER" WITH THREE FEET IN THE JURA, AND A "CIGAR"
with rear light in the Nivernais

IT is true, as the disciples of the "Christ of Montfavet" [*] assure, that the flying saucers are a divine manifestation, we saw enough, yesterday in the sky of France, to "halo" all the apostles of this Messiah postman. And enough cigars for Mr. Churchill's consumption in a fortnight.

The most sensational story is the one told by little Raymond Romand, a 12-year-old boy, whose parents are farmers in Prémanon, in the Jura. The other night he saw a flying saucer in the middle of the farmyard. It was eight o'clock in the evening; the child had gone out hearing the dog barking furiously. The saucer was there, two meters high. He threw stones at it, approached. At that moment, it started to move and the blow lifted him from the ground. Terrorized, he fled. Her sister, little Jeanine (9), claims to have also seen the saucer from the window.

"I saw ghosts," she said to her schoolmates the next day.

The two children swear they had never heard of flying saucers.

The "thing" was on three feet," said Raymond.

He wanted to show the gendarmes the traces that the three feet had left on the court ground. Unfortunately, the rain had wiped them out...

In Foussinargues [sic], near Bessèges, in the Gard, two people claim that they saw in a meadow "a bright, sharp red luminous machine, surrounded of vertical rods". Near Mulhouse, a cigar wandered in the sky, followed by a "litter" of twelve cigarillos.

The son of the rural guard of Langeron, in the Nivernais, saw only one cigar. It had a "rear light". Which seems to indicate that the Martians have an air force.

Two thousand residents of Pau saw, yesterday afternoon, a cigar and two saucers, one white, the other green. They were a little disappointed when they learned in the evening that the cigar was a jet plane and the two saucers were children's balloons...

[*] Georges Roux, the so-called "Christ of Montfavet" (1903-1981), left his job at the post office in Avignon, tried the careers of poet, novelist, musician, then in the 1950s proclaimed himself "healer", then "reincarnation of Christ" and even "God". He founded a sect, wrote "spirituality" books, predicted the "end of times" for January 1, 1980, and obtained a small success, much starred in the press.

[Ref. non1:] "NORD-MATIN" NEWSPAPER:

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Ballet of "saucers"
in the sky of the Ardèche

M. Joseph Habrat, a farmer in the Perrets district, in Lamps [sic], not far from Tournon (Ardèche), observed, in the sky, last night, a veritable ballet of "flying saucers".

He had first noticed a green light moving slowly, towards Valence. Then the luminous craft began to move at full speed in various directions and finally came to a stop.

The farmer then called his daughter Yvette who until now "had refused to believe in flying saucers".

Like her father, Yvette was able to observe the luminous craft, which advanced, it seemed, up to about 500 meters from them. A little later, a dozen craft came to join the first and sketched with it quite a ballet, before disappearing in the direction of the East.

Shortly after, three craft appeared again, then disappeared in the same direction as the previous ones.

12 little satellite cigars

Also, two people declared to have seen a luminous craft, in the sky, in Rixheim. Using binoculars, they found that it had the shape of a long cigar, a dozen small satellites surrounded it. A night shift railway worker said he observed the same phenomenon.

A saucer in Caudry

Friday morning, around 6:45 a.m., three workers, including two masons and a carpenter, were on their way to Caudry, on their way to their work place, when they saw a original machine, oval in shape, pale pink in color, very bright, leaving behind an absolutely dazzling trail.

This "flying saucer" seemed to fly over national road 29 and was heading towards Le Cateau.

One of these workers, Mr. Victor Lebon, 43, mason, living in Quiévy, is affirmative in his statements. The other two, one of whom is domiciled in Saint-Hilaire-lez-Cambrai, preferred to remain anonymous, but concurred.

Surrounded by vertical rods

It should also be noted that two residents of the commune of Foussignargues, near Bessègues, declared that they had seen, in a meadow, near their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a bright red luminous craft, surrounded by vertical rods.

Many people also saw, in Pau, in the sky at very high altitude, a mysterious craft in the shape of a long and shiny balloon. The object came from the South and was heading towards the North West.

Finally, Mr. Raymond Deloire, 20, agricultural worker in Langeron (Nièvre), who was riding a bicycle, on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutiers, saw in the sky a mysterious object of semi-spherical shape emitting, at the front, a bright orange glow, flames gushed from the rear. The craft moved without noise, with great speed, in direction of the North-East.

[Ref. ner1:] NEWSPAPER "NORD-ECLAIR":

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MORE AND MORE MYSTERIOUS

"Luminous objects" explore the South and the East

The round of flying saucers, luminous cigars and other mysterious craft continues across France, the country of tourism for Martians on vacation. Yesterday there was a luminous ballet in the sky of the Ardèche, a landing in a farmyard in the Jura and apparitions in all skies, night or day.

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under the title:
SAUCERS

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Saucers

The most amazing story is that told by a 12-year-old boy, Romain Romand, whose parents are farmers in Prémanon, in the Jura. Thursday evening, he saw a flying saucer, two meters high, which had landed in the middle of the farmyard. He threw stones at it and approached. The saucer began to move and the movement of air lifted him from the ground.

Terrorized, he fled. Her 9-year-old sister claims to have also seen the saucer from the window. The two children claim that they had never heard about "flying saucers."

In the Ardèche, in Lemps, not far from Tournon, a farmer, Mr. Joseph Habrat, observed a bright object, brighter than a star and heading for Valence.

With astonishment, he saw it move at a very high speed and suddenly stop. Mr. Habrat called his daughter, very skeptical about the reality of flying saucers, and the two then witnessed a real luminous ballet, led by the first beam. Suddenly all disappeared towards the East. Three craft reappeared for a moment and disappeared in their turn.

At Mas de Bruzy, near Perpignan, several grape pickers said they had seen in the sky a bright object in the shape of a saucer. After moving vertically, leaving a white trail, the craft disappeared in the clouds.

In Rixheim, near Mulhouse, two people said they saw a luminous object in the sky. Using binoculars, they found that it had the shape of a long cigar, a dozen cigarillos accompanied it. A railroader on night duty claims to have observed the same phenomenon.

Two residents of the commune of Foussignargues, near Besseges, in the Gard region, declared that they had seen in a meadow, close to their house, in the night from Sunday to Monday, a bright red luminous craft surrounded by vertical rods.

Thursday morning, many residents of Pau also saw in the sky, at very high altitude, a mysterious craft in the shape of an elongated, shiny balloon coming from the South and heading to the North-West.

In Nevers, Mr. Raymond Deloire, agricultural worker in Langeron (Nièvre), who was riding a bicycle on the road to Saint-Pierre-le-Moutiers, saw in the sky a mysterious object of semi-spherical shapes and putting out a bright orange glow, while flames gushed from behind. It was moving noiselessly at high speed towards the northeast.

[Ref. lpl1:] "LE PROVENCAL" NEWSPAPER:

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THE SAUCERS

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on all my body, electric ticklings, my sight gets blurry and... I experience the most awful fright of my life."

Numerous testimonies

Thirty or forty seconds passed, then the machine rose slowly, rotated and disappeared at full speed without noise, neither flame, nor smoke.

The account by Goujon was confirmed not only by his comrade Pichet, but also by many cyclists who were on the road and who observed the extraordinary craft too.

All the travelers of a bus also saw the flying saucer of Foussignargues

Bessèges (C.P.).

We reported in our Friday issue under which conditions M. Louis Roche, road mender domiciled in Revêty, had seen, as well as his wife, a mysterious luminous craft posed in a meadow near his country house.

Many testimonies came to corroborate these assertions.

In the same night of Sunday to Monday, a bus returning from Vals-les-Bains passed in Foussignargues around 02:30 in the morning and continued its travel in the direction of Gagnières.

At the crossroads, a passenger stopped, Mrs. Julien and one [illegible: of her sons]. These two people regained Besseges by foot. At this point in time Mrs. Julien pointed out to her son a sort of rocket going downward, of yellow and red color with a white circle in the bottom.

During this time, the travelers in the bus which hasted towards Gagnières saw, at the same hour, a red light in the sky.

These various statements correspond to those of Mr. and Mrs. Roche. We made a point of reporting this back with objectivity.

A written question to the Minister for the Air in connection with the "flying saucers"

Paris (A.F.P.).

In a written question, Mr. Jean Nocher, deputy of the Loire, shared with the Secretary of State to the Air the emotion caused in the public by the many and various testimonies concerning the "flying saucers."

He asks him "whether his predecessors at the Secretariat of State to the Air had been concerned, as in the United States and in the U.S.S.R. since long years, to open an investigation on the presence of unidentified flying objects in our atmosphere.

"If yes, he asks him the publishable results of these investigations, if not, he asks him to constitute a largely wide commission with all the interested scientific branches in order to study this phenomenon objectively by separating the truth from the mistales and the possible hoaxes."

[Ref. jgu1:] JIMMY GUIEU:

Jimmy Guieu indicates that on September 27, 1954 in France at 2:30 a.m. a bus returning from Vals-les-Bains dropped in Foussignargues a female traveller and her son, who went home by foot in Bessèges. They suddenly saw a "kind of rocket going down of yellow and red color on a white circular bottom." All the travellers of the bus which was already a few hundreds of meters further also saw the craft which seemed to operate to land.

10 minutes later, another case occurred near here, also documented by Jimmy Guieu.

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that on September 27, 1954, in Foussignargues in the department of the Gard, at about 02:30 A.M., the bus which circulated on National Road 130 deposits Mrs. André and her son Julien, who were returning from Vals-les-Bains.

Mrs. Julien and her son then walk along the country road 51 in the direction of Bessèges, within one kilometer from there, where their residence is located. At this time, they see a luminous object of reddish color in the sky, which is surrounded by a paler halation. The luminous object goes down on the side of the East while slowing down and in the end it is hidden by a hill.

During this time, their bus had taken his drive again on national road 130 to reach Gagnières, and was at a few hundred meters in the North of Mrs. André and her son. All the travelers in the bus also saw the odd red gleam going down towards the ground.

Aimé Michel also reports the other case near here on the same day.

[Ref. cln1:] JIM LORENZEN:

On September 27th, 1954, sightings were made at Perpignan near Foussignorgues [sic], at Lemps, Premanon and Rixheim. Once again these sightings fall on a straight line, the Rixheim sighting was of a stationary cigar-shape, Rixheim lies at one end of the line. Two other sightings of September 27th line up with Rixheim one in Eastern Paris and one at Francles - though not in the same line as the others.

[Ref. jve3:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Jacques Vallée indicates that during the night of September 26-27, about 02:30 a.m., a bus returning from Vals-les-Bains along Route N-130 in the department of Gard, stopped at Foussignargues to drop off Mrs. Julien and her son Andre. They had turned toward their village of Besseges, about half a mile beyond, when they noticed a reddish luminous object in the sky to the east, encircled by a halo of dimmer light, which seemed to be moving toward the ground.

Jacques Vallée also reports the other case near here ten minutes later.

[Ref. jve6:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Jacques Vallée indicates that on September 27, there was an interesting testimony in Foussignargues.

He then says there were cases in the 1954 French flap confirmed by official investigations, with witnesses of obvious good faith and often gifted of a scientif or technical culture, and he says the Foussignargues case is an example.

He indicates that at 2:30 a.m. Mrs. Julien and her son André, from Bessège, at Foussignargues, came down the bus that brought them back to Val-les-Bains and went on to Vallières. They walked to their home when they saw a luminous object of reddish color in the sky, surrounded of a paler halo, going down to the East, disappearing behind a hill.

It was later learned that the travellers in the bus made a similar observation from a spot several hundred meters in the north-east.

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

146 -004.15250 44.28000 27 09 1954 03 20 1 FOUSSIGNARGUES F 001744 C** 140

[Ref. jve7:] JACQUES VALLEE:

Jacques Vallée indicates that on September 27, 1954 in Foussignargues, Mrs. Julien and his André son, from Bessègues, got out of the bus which brought them back from Val des Bains in he Ardeche. The bus set out again towards Gagnières, and Mrs. Julien and her son moved towards their residence in Foussignargues. They then saw a luminous object of reddish color surrounded by a paler halation in the sky, which went down towards the east, and was lost of sight behind a hill.

It was learned afterwards that the travelers of the bus had made a similar observation from a point located a few hundreds of meters North-East.

Ten minutes after the sighting by Mrs. Julien, her son, and the passengers of a bus towards Foussignargues, Mrs. Roche who lived at the location called Revêti in the hills downwards dominating the road, saw from her terrace a red gleam diffused by a round, luminous object apparently posed on the ground at a hundred meters.

Jacques Vallée quotes Mrs. Roche:

"The object made me think of a sort of luminous tomato. Five or six vertical stems, of an appreciable thickness, came out of his center, on its top."

The phenomenon was observed by Mrs. and Mr. Roche during twenty minutes. As nothing occurred, they returned inside. Mr. Roche, anxious, stood up at 03:30 in the morning and saw the object at the same place emitting the same red gleam. As fear overcame curiosity, he did not approach the object and returned inside. At twilight all had disappeared and no trace was found.

Jacques Vallée indicates that this was told in the French Press of October 2nd and 6th, 1954.

[Ref. jve2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on September 27, 1954, in Foussignargues, people in a bus saw the first a reddish object going down from the sky. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Roche noticed an object on the ground, gently luminous, at a small distance from their premises, but they were afraid to approach. The object remained there several hours. It was described as "a kind of brilliant tomato, with antennas at the top."

[Ref. jve1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

157) September 27, 1954 0230. Foussignargues (France):

At "Revety," people in a bus saw a reddish light coming down. Later Mr. and Mrs. Roche noticed an object on the ground, softly glowing, a short distance from their home, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top." (P 18, M 84, Anatomy 71).

(Investigation by H. Gilbert - Direct testimony of Mrs. Roche)

[Ref. jve4:] JACQUES VALLEE:

September 27, 1954 0230. Foussignargues (France):

At "Revety," people in a bus saw a reddish light coming down. Later Mr. and Mrs. Roche noticed an object on the ground, softly glowing, a short distance from their home, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top." (Paris-Presse, Le Figaro, France-Soir, Oct. 2, 1954. Anatomy 71.)

[Ref. prn1:] PETER ROGERSON:

331 27 septembre 1954 0230 FOUSSIGNARGUES (FRANCE)

Having alighted from their bus, Mme. Julien and her son Andre saw a reddish object coming down. 10-minutes later, at "Revety", Mme. Roche woke her husband Louis to see an object on the ground, glowing softly, beside the road c. 100 m from their home. They were afraid to approach it. Described as "a sort of glowing tomato with antennae on top", it remained for several hours. Other people on the bus also saw the light descend.

(Ml57; Paris-Presse, Le Figaro, France-Soir, 2 October 1954; Michel II, 84; Anatomy, 71)

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Notes
331 Michel gives the vehicle involved as a bus.

[Ref. gal1:] CHARLES GARREAU AND RAYMOND LAVIER:

The two ufologists and authors summarize the case in Foussignargues in the department of the Gard on October 2, 1954 at about 02:30 P.M., with their personal file and newspaper clipping as sources.

They indicate that a bus with tourists which returned from Vals-les-Bains stopped at the crossroad of Bessèges to deposit there two of the travelers, Mrs. Julien and her elder son. At this time a luminous object of reddish color surrounded by a paler halation appeared in the sky. The object descended while slowing down and became hidden from the sight by a hill. Mrs. Julien, her son and all the passengers of the bus followed its manoeuvers.

Behind the hill, the wife of the road mender of Bessège Louis Roche, not being able to find the sleep, went outside on the terrace to take some fresh air. Her glance was immediately attracted by the reddish gleam diffused by a round and luminous object on the ground a hundred meters downwards, in the direction of the road. Mrs. Roche reported:

"One would have said a sort of luminous tomato. Five or six small vertical stems, of an appreciable thickness, came out of its center, above it."

Mrs. Roche continued to observe this for some minutes, and as nothing happened, she woke her husband up and the couple both observed the "tomato" during a score of minutes, but without daring to move away from their premises to go to look closer. Since the weather was cold on the terrace, both then returned inside the house and went to bed again. Mr. Roche remained anxious and ill at ease, and at 03:30, he stood up again and returned on the terrace, from where he saw that the object was still there, motionless.

Mr. Roche hesitated planning to go to see more closely, but finally prudence won and he went back to bed. In the next morning, he returned on the terrace but there was nothing to see anymore. He went on the location where the object had been but he did not find any trace.

[Ref. fru1:] MICHEL FIGUET AND JEAN-LOUIS RUCHON:

The two authors indicate that in Foussignargues in the Gard at the locality "Revety", on September 27, 1954 at 02:30 in the morning, the passengers of a coach saw in the sky a reddish luminous object surrounded of a paler halation which descended while slowing down. It disappeared behind a hill. Behind this hill, Mrs. Roche, not being able to sleep, went on her terrace to take some fresh air. She then saw, landed in a field, an object having the shape of a luminous tomato with five to six kellies leaving its center by the top. She observed this thing during a few minutes, then decided to awake her husband. They both observed the object during a score of minutes, in spite of the cold, then returned to bed. At approximately 03:30, ill at ease and anxious, Louis Roche stood up, went on his terrace, and saw that the thing was still in the field, Mr. Roche went back to bed. In the morning, the object wasn't visible any more. No traces were found by the witness at the place of landing.

The sources are said to be the Vallée catalogue case 158; Face aux Extraterrestres by C. Garreau and R. Lavier p.107; "A propos des Soucoupes volantes" by Aimé Michel p. 110; Quincy; Dauphiné Libéré for 1/10/1954; Paris-Presse, Figaro, France-Soir for 2/10/1954.

[Ref. jge1:] JEAN-FRANCOIS GILLES:

French ufologist Jean-François Gilles had established a computerized catalogue of landings on the French territory between September 26 and October 18, 1954 in order to study if their geographical distribution were the fact of the chance or not.

UFO LANDINGS ON THE CONTINENTAL TERRITORY OF FRANCE
FROM SEPTEMBER 26, 1954 TO OCTOBER 18, 1954

ICOD Désignation (57) Date jve4 jve1 COMMENTS
002 0500 FOUSSIGNARGUES RF30 540927 157 146

ICOD is an internal code of this listing. (57) refers to column 57 of the Condon group's computerized UFOCAT, where RF is France and the number is the department. jve4 and jve1 are case numbers in Jacque Vallée's Magonia listing and "Passport to Magonia" book. CE2, CE3 refers to the Hynek classification.

V F G
ICOD Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude
0500 -4.153 44.280 -4.125 44286 -4.125 44.290

V,F,G are codes for people who determined the coordinates: V = Jacques Vallée, ufologist, F = Jean Charles Fumoux, officer of the French Air Force, G = Jean François Gille, ufologist.

[Ref. mft3:] MICHEL FIGUET:

Nr of the J. C. Fumoux list Nr of Francat list Localization Date Class Credibility Sources Number of W
002 79 Foussignargues 27/09 CE0 NI[=Non Identifié]-P 2-p. 89 1 T

[Ref. mft1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

CAS Nr CLASSIFICATION DATE HOUR PLACE ZIP CODE CREDIBILITY SOURCE
79 CE0-1 09 27 1954 02.30 Foussignargues 30160 D3 NI, OVNI: p. 89

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

3843: 1954/09/27 02:30 44 4:09:20 E 44:16:40 N 3333 WEU FRN GRD 8:A

FOUSSIGNARGUES+REVETY,FR:BUSLOAD/OBS:GLOW-TOMATO W/ANTENNAS LANDS/HRS:/r8#157

Ref# 2 VALLEE:UFOS IN SPACE:Anatomy/phenon. Page No. 99 : FARMLANDS

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that in 1954, on September 27, in France, in Foussignarques, "At the locality 'Revety', people in a coach initially saw a reddish light which went down. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Roche saw an object on the ground, which shone slightly not far from their premises, but they were afraid to approach. The object remained several hours there. It was described as 'a kind of tomato luissante surmounted of antennas'."

The sources are noted "Paris-Presse, le Figaro, France-soir, 2 Oct. 1954. Anatomy 71", and there is a thanks to Wim van Utrecht.

She indicates that another version is: "At 02:30 in Foussignarques (the Gard) people in a bus and the travellers who got out of this bus, Mrs. Julien and her son Andre, suddenly see a sort of yellow and red downward rocket on a white circular background."

The source of this is given as "Jimmy GUIEU: "Black-out sur les S.V." - Fleuve Noir 1956 - p. 148 à 149".

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters With Aliens On This Day

September 27

[...]

1954 - Foussignargues, France. At "Revety," people on a bus saw a reddish light with a halo come down from the sky at 2:30 a.m.. Later Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roche noticed a softly glowing red object on the ground a short distance from their house, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top." (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 89-90).

[Ref. jbu1:] JEROME BEAU:

September 1954

[...]

Mon 27

02:30 Close to Foussignargues, at the locality " Revety ", people in a bus see a reddish object going down from the sky. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Roche notice an object on the ground, gently luminous, at a small distance from on their premises, but they are afraid to approach. The object remains several hours there, with antennas at the top. It is described like a kind of glowing tomato surmounted of antennas.

[...]

The sources are noted as: Paris-Presse, Le Figaro, France-soir, October 2, 1954; "Vallée, J., Anatomy 71"; and "Vallée, J., case #20, 'Rapport sur l'analyse de 200 observations documentées faites en 1954'"

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Gard (30) in Foussignargues on September 27, 1954 at 02:30 hours, "At the locality 'Revety', the passengers of a coach see in the sky a reddish luminous object surrounded by a paler halation which goes down while slowing down. It disappears behind a hill."

"Behind this hill, a woman, unable to sleep, goes on her terrace to take some fresh air. She then sees, posed in a field, an object having the shape of a luminous tomato with five to six small rods coming out of its center by the top. She observes this thing during a few minutes, then decides to awake her husband. They observe the object during some 20 minutes, in spite of the cold, then return to bed. Towards 3:30, ill at ease and anxious, the husband stood up, returned on his terrace. The thing is still posed in the field, he goes back to bed. In the morning, the object is not visible any more. No trace was found by the witness at the place of the landing."

The source is indicated as: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 September 1954 at 02:30 in Foussignargues, France, "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top" landed. "Explanation: Planet."

And: "Foussignargues, France. At 'Revety,' people on a bus saw a reddish light with a halo come down from the sky at 2:30 a.m.. Later Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roche noticed a softly glowing red object on the ground a short distance from their house, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as 'a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top.'"

And: "At 'Revety,' people in a bus saw a reddish light coming down. Later Mr. and Mrs. Roche noticed an object on the ground, softly glowing, a short distance from their home, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as 'a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top.'"

And: "An object was sighted by multiple independent witnesses that had an appearance and aerobatic performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One red ball was observed by two witnesses, a married couple, on a farm for over 60 minutes (Julien; Roche)."

The source is indicated as Vallee Magonia Database.

[Ref. uda2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 September 1954 at 02:40 in Besseges, France, "An object was sighted by multiple independent witnesses that had an appearance and aerobatic performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. Explanation: Planet."

And: "One object was observed by two witnesses, a married couple, on a farm for several hours."

The sources are indicated as Guieu, Jimmy, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, Citadel, New York, 1956; Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Bowen, Charles, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, FSR, London, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966; Vallee, Jacques, Preliminary Catalog (N = 500), (in JVallee01); Vallee, Jacques, A Century of Landings (N = 923), (in JVallee04), Chicago, 1969; Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Rogerson, Peter, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Foussignargues, France. At "Revety," people on a bus saw a reddish light with a halo come down from the sky at 2:30 a.m.. Later Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roche noticed a softly glowing red object on the ground a short distance from their house, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top." (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 89-90).

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

This database recorded this case 11 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France 02.00 CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE II
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignargues France CE I
19540927 27.09.1954 Foussignarques France NL
19540927 27.09.1954 Revety France

[Ref. prn2:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

September 27 1954. 0230hrs.

FOUSSIGNARDES [sic] (GARD : FRANCE)

Having alighted from their bus Mrs Julien and her son Andre saw a reddish object encircled by a halo of dimmer light come down and disappear behind a hill. 10 minutes later at "Reverty" Mrs Roche went out for a breath of air and was confronted by an object like a luminous tomato with five or six small projections coming out of the centre of its top. It was on the ground beside the road 100m or so away. She called her husband Louis, a road mender in Besseges_ and they observed it for 20 minutes before going in. At 0330 Louis went for a second look and found the object still there, but when he checked again at dawn it had gone.

Evaluation - The long time interval is rather suggestive of an astronomical explanation.

Explanations:

Unidentified.

Keywords:

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

Foussignargues, Gard, Revety, Roche, red, light, landing, object, glowing, luminous, antenna

Sources:

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