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September 27, 1954, Lassus-Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales:

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

Summary:

In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, Aimé Michel reported that on September 27, 1954, on the road to Lassus at the exit of the suburbs of Perpignan, in the afternoon, a young boy who was going to his high school came home trembling with fear and saying he had seen a round object land on the ground, two beings coming out of it, who returned inside after a few moments, after which the object flew away.

Michel reported that as the boy seemed to be in a state of shock, he was put to bed, a doctor was called, who diagnosed a nervous breakdown.

Michel gave no source, it was not until a summary by Jacques Vallée in 1974 that one learned the source was "France Soir, Oct. 2, 1954."

Nothing more seems to have surfaced about this case.

Reports:

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that on September 27, on the road to Lassus immediately at the exit of the outskirts of Perpignan, in the afternoon, a young boy who was going to his school came back home shaking with fear. He said he had seen a round object land on the ground, two beings come out of it and go inside of it again after a short while, and the object departed then.

Michel reports that since the young boy seemed to be in a commotion, he was put to bed. A doctor was called, who diagnosed a nervous breakdown.

[Ref. aml2:] AIME MICHEL:

Near Perpignan, one notes a "landing" on the road of Lassus.

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:

Scan.

September 27 [, 1954]

[... Other cases...]

End-afternoon: Road of Lassus (E suburb of Perpignan, Pyr.Or.):
circular craft on the ground/ 2 beings

[... Other cases...]

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

149 -002.90431 42.68700 27 09 1954 15 00 2 PERPIGNAN-NE. F 0211 C** 140

[Ref. jve2:] JACQUES VALLEE:

The author indicates that on September 27, 1954, on the road of Lassus, in Perpignan, a schoolboy saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of there then again returned in the apparatus; which flew away. The witness was in a state of shock.

[Ref. mft3:] MICHEL FIGUET:

Nr of the J. C. Fumoux list Nr of Francat list Localization Date Class Credibility Sources Number of W
004 81 Perpignan East suburb 27/09 CE3 D-P 2-p. 89 1 T

[Ref. mft1:] MICHEL FIGUET:

CAS Nr CLASSIFICATION DATE HOUR PLACE ZIP CODE CREDIBILITY SOURCE
81 CE3 09 27 1954 afternoon Perpignan 66000 B6 D-P, OVNI: p. 89

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

3848: 1954/09/27 16:00 10 2:54:20 E 42:42:00 N 3332 WEU FRN PYO 9:7

PERPIGNAN,FR:SVRL Grps/OBS IN SHOCK:SCR LANDS:2 OIDS EXIT+REBOARD:>>SSE/IFS#27

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 90 : TOWN &CITY

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that in 1954, on September 27, in France, in Perpignan, "a student saw a circular object, on the ground. Two beings came out of there then returned in the apparatus and left. Witness in a state of shock."

The sources are noted "France-Soir, 2 Oct. 1954" with thanks to Wim van Utrecht, and "Jimmy GUIEU: 'Black-out sur les S.V.' - Fleuve Noir 1956 - p. 148 to 149".

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author indicates that on September 27, 1954 in the afternoon in Perpignan in the Pyrénées-Orientales, an anonymous student experienced a close encounter of the third kind and was so moved after his observation that he turned around and went home. A doctor, called, had diagnosed a nervous breakdown.

The source is indicated as Figuet, p. 90.

[Ref. ars1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

79.
Location. Lassus-Perpignan France
Date: September 27 1954
Time: 1500

A boy who had started out for high school came home trembling with fear; he said he had seen a round object land and that 2 grotesque little creatures had emerged from it, but after a few minutes re-entered the object, which flew off. The witness was in a state of shock.

Humcat 1954-57
Source: Aime Michel
Type: B

[Ref. jve1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

159) September 27, 1954 afternoon, Perpignan (France):

A college student saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. Witness in a state of shock. (P 19, M 88).

[Ref. jve3:] JACQUES VALLEE:

159) September 27, 1954 afternoon, Perpignan (France):

A college student saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. Witness in a state of shock. (P 19, M, 88).

[Ref. jve4:] JACQUES VALLEE:

September 27, 1954 afternoon, Perpignan (France):

A college student saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. Witness in a state of shock. (France Soir, Oct. 2, 1954).

[Ref. prn1:] PETER ROGERSON:

333 Z7 September 1954 afternoon PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

A high school student saw a circular object on the ground on the road to Lassus. Two "grotesque little creatures" came out of it, then re-entered the craft and left. The witness was so shaken that his parents called the doctor.

(Ml59; France-Soir, 2 October 1954; Michel II, 88)

[Ref. agd1:] ALAIN GAMARD:

024 27/09/1954 Apr.m Perpignan. 66 -

The columns are explained as:

"Column 1 consists of individual case identification numbers. Column 2 refers to the relevant case dates, and column 3 to the time of the day when the sightings were made. Column 4 is a brief statement of the locality from which, or nearest to which, the original observations were made, while column 5 lists the French departments (equivalent to the British counties) in which the localities are situated. Finally, column 6 gives the surname of the principal eyewitness/es in each case."

[Ref. tbw1:] TED BLOECHER AND DAVID WEBB:

Scan.

54-30 Sept. 27. 1954 1500 Lassus-Perpignan, France Type B

A boy who had started out for high school came home trembling with fear: he said he had seen a round object land & that 2 grotesque little creatures had emerged, but after a few minutes reentered the object, which flew off. The witness was in a state of shock.

Investigator:

Source: Michel, Straight-Line Mystery, p. 88.

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

The two ufologists and authors indicate that on September 27, 1954 in the afternoon on the road of Lassus in the Eastern suburbs of Perpignan, an anonymous schoolboy went to the college when he saw a round object posed on the ground from which two beings came out, then returned in after a few moments, and the machine flew away.

He came back trembling of fear and a doctor diagnosed a nervous breakdown.

The sources are noted as Quincy; A Propos des Soucoupes Volantes by Aimé Michel page 114; the Vallée catalogue, case 159 and France-Soir for 2/10/1954.

[Ref. jgs1:] 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
004 0520 PERPIGNAN, Banlieue E. RF66 540927 159 149 CE3

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
0520 -2.904 42.687 -2.908 42.692 -2.921 42.697

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. mcn1:] MARK CASHMAN:

Perpignan (France).

9/27/1954 afternoon

A college student saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. Witness in a state of shock.

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

On this Day

September 27

[...]

1954 - Perpignan, France. A college student saw a circular object on the ground this afternoon. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. The witness was reportedly in a state of shock. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 212).

[Ref. jbu1:] JEROME BEAU:

September 1954

[...]

Mon 27

Afternoon In Perpignan (Pyrenées-Orientales), an anonymous student is so much moved after a CE3 that he makes a half-turn and returns home. A doctor called diagnoses a nervous crisis.

[...]

And in the same page as if it were a different case:

September 1954

[...]

Mon 27

Afternoon On the road of Lassus, in Perpignan, a schoolboy sees a circular object on the ground 2 beings leave there, then return in the apparatus which flies away. Witness in a state of shock.

[...]

With source for this second entry: France-Soir, October 2, 1954; and "Vallée, J., case #22, 'Rapport sur l'analyse de 200 observations documentées faites en 1954'".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Pyrenees Orientales (66) in Perpignan on September 27, 1954 at an unknown hour, "Lassus Yard (east of the city). In the middle of the afternoon a teenager who goes to the college returns precipitately home trembling with fear: he says to have seen a round object posed on the ground two beings to come out, return in after a few moments and fly away from there. The child seems conditioned, a doctor diagnoses a nervous breakdown."

The sources are indicated as: "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979" and "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 September 1954 at 15:00, between Perpignan and Lassus, Perpignan, France, "Boy who had left for school ran home in fear. Had seen round object land, two grotesque little creatures had emerged. After few minutes re-entered craft, flew off."

And: "Perpignan, France. A college student saw a circular object on the ground this afternoon. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. The witness was reportedly in a state of shock."

And: "An object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. One round object was observed by one male child on a road for two minutes. Two 3-foot-tall creature-like beings were seen."

The sources are indicated as "Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; 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; Delaire, J. Bernard, UFO Register Volume 7 (1976), Data Research, Oxford, 1976; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002."

[Ref. prn2:] PETER ROGERSON:

September 27 1954. Afternoon.

PEPINGNAN [sic] (PYRENEES ORIENTALES : FRANCE)

A high school student saw a circular object on the ground on the road to Lassus. Two “grotesque little creatures” got out of it, then e-entered the object and left. The boy was so shaken that his parents called the doctor

Michel 1958, p.88.
Vallee Case 159 citing France Soir, 2 October 1954)

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

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Perpignan, France. A college student saw a circular object on the ground this afternoon. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. The witness was reportedly in a state of shock. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 212).

[Ref. tai1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Date: September 27 1954

Location: Lassus-Perpignan France

Time: 1500

Summary: A boy who had started out for high school came home trembling with fear; he said he had seen a round object land & that 2 grotesque little creatures had emerged from it, but after a few minutes re-entered the object, which flew off. The witness was in a state of shock.

Source: Aime Michele [sic]; Magonia 159

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

This database recorded the case 9 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 Lassus Road France CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Lassus France CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan Lassus France Afternoon DD
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan Lassus France 15.00 CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan France 15.00 CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan France Afternoon CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan France 15.00 CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan France Afternoon CE III
19540927 27.09.1954 Perpignan France Afternoon CE III

[Ref. prn3:] PETER ROGERSON - "INTCAT":

September 27 1954. Afternoon.

PEPINGNAN [sic] (PYRENEES ORIENTALES : FRANCE)

A high school student saw a circular object on the ground on the road to Lassus. Two "grotesque little creatures" got out of it, then e-entered the object and left. The boy was so shaken that his parents called the doctor

Explanations:

Nervous breakdown. Possible helicopter.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Lassus, daylight, circular, round, landing, occupants, multiple

Sources:

[----] indicates sources that are not yet available to me.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 3, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [fru1], [goe1], [lp1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 18, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross August 13, 2013 Addition [prn1].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 15, 2014 Addition [nip1].
1.4 Patrick Gross January 12, 2017 Additions [tai1], [ubk1].
1.5 Patrick Gross July 30, 2019 Additions [agd1], [mft3], [mft1], [lhh1], [prn2], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet. Nervous breakdown. Possible helicopter."
1.6 Patrick Gross November 30, 2019 Additions [prn1], [jsr1].
1.7 Patrick Gross August 25, 2021 Additions [aml2], [gqy1], [tbw1].

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