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The 1954 French flap:

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September 28, 1954, Sens, Yonne:

Reference number for this case: 28-Sep-54-Sens. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

Aimé Michel indicated in his 1958 book on the 1954 French flap that in Sens, on October 28, 1954, the weather was very overcast at 08:30 p.m., when Mr. Mr. and Mrs. C, living in the street of Oublettes, saw a luminous machine going down vertically until reaching a height estimated as a hundred meters, then followed a line parallel to the ground until the level crossing of Saint-Savinien, and disappeared, apparently on the ground.

The observation lasted one minute approximately and was done in complete silence. The phenomenon moved from west to east.

Michel said the case comes from the Charles Garreau file.

Reports:

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel indicates that in Sens, on October 28, 1954, the weather was very overcast at 08:30 p.m., when Mr. Mr. and Mrs. C, living in the street of Oublettes, saw a luminous machine going down vertically until a height estimated as a hundred meters, then followed a line parallel to the ground until the level crossing of Saint-Savinien, and disappeared, apparently on the ground. The observation lasted one minute approximately and was done in complete silence. The phenomenon moved from west to east.

Michel said the case comes from the Charles Garreau file.

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

155 -003.29130 47.84400 28 09 1954 20 30 101 SENS -YONNE F 0012 C** 151

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

The two authors indicate that in Sens in the department of the Yonne, on September 28, 1954, at 08:30 p.m., there was an observation of a luminous machine which was at a hundred meters above ground-level.

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that in 1954, on September 28, in France, in Sens (the Yonne), "20:30: luminous machine at a hundred meters from the ground."

The source is noted "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: 'Ovni, le premier dossier complet..' - Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 94".

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Yonne in Sens on September 28, 1954 at 20:30 hours, "Two witnesses observe aluminous objet go down vertically to hundred meters then the object follows a line parallel to the ground until the railway crossing of St Savinien and disappears. The displacement was thus carried out from west to east."

The source is noted: "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 September 1954, in France, at 20:30 à Sens St Savinien, "Hovered." And: "A hovering object was observed. One object was observed by one witness for over one minute."

The sources are listed as "Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; 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); Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173)".

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

This database recorded this case four times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540928 28.09.1954 Sens France 20.30 CE I
19540928 28.09.1954 Sens France 20.30
19540928 28.09.1954 Sens France 20.30
19540928 28.09.1954 Sens St. Savinien France 20.30 NL

Explanations:

Possible plane.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Sens, Yonne, luminous, machine, silent, duration, night

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 13, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 21, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [goe1], [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 18, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 10, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.3 Patrick Gross September 28, 2019 Addition of the Summary.

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