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October 2, 1954, Aiguillon, Lot-et-Garonne:

Reference for this case: 2-Oct-54-Aiguillon.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In his 1958 book on the French wave of 1954, ufologist Aimé Michel mentioned an observation in Aiguillon on October 2, 1954.

In the end of the fifties, Guy Quincy noted the case in his catalogue, without giving a source, but specifying that it occurred at 08:30 p.m., and that what was seen was a horizontal cigar and three discs.

Jacques Vallée later only added to Michel's version that it occurred at 08:30 p.m.


[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that there was a sighting on October 2, 1954, in Aiguillon, France.


Editor's note. - The four straight lines are about the network of October 2, 1954. The first includes the places of: Jeumont, Dijon, Louhans, Morestel (On this straight line are also located: Chevigny en Valière (on 10/14/54), and Le Pin (on 9/16/54). The second includes the places of Poncey-Pellerey, Bourg (on this straight line are also located: Meursanges (on 10/14/54). The third includes the places of Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Paulien (on this straight line are also located: Angers (on 9/1/54). The fourth includes the places of Aiguillon, Avignon (on this straight line is also located: Fontaine de Vaucluse (on 10/14/54).

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


Saturday, October 2 [, 1954] (continued)

[... Other cases...]

08:30 p.m.: Aiguillon (Lot-et-Garonne): horiz. cigar + 3 discs

[... Other cases...]

[Ref. jve5:] JACQUES VALLEE:

172 -004.39551 46.69200 01 10 1954 20 30 1 AIGUILLON F 154 C** 170


This ufology newsletter ensures that the case of Aiguillon formed a straight line with the cases of Bassing, Blanche-Eglise and Poncey.


In this ufology newsletter, Alain Barbe published a map with cases (but not all 61 cases or more), dated October 2, 1954, including that of Aiguillon, which he considered like Aimé Michel did to form "alignments" that would not be due to chance:

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates in his database that in the Lot et Garonne in Aiguillon on October 2, 1954, at an unknown hour, there was an observation of a cigar accompanied by discs.

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

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

This database recorded this case three times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541002 02.10.1954 Aiguillon France 20.30 NL
19541002 02.10.1954 Aiguillon France 20.30 NL
19541002 02.10.1954 Aiguillon France 20.30 NL



Totally insufficient information.

The multiplicity of objects reminds me of NATO's military air maneuvers "Operation Shooting Star" which took place in France in those days.


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

Aiguillon, Lot-et-Garonne, night, cigar, vertical, disc, three


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 28, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 19, 2010 Addition [jve5].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 2, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.3 Patrick Gross October 3, 2019 Additions [pis1], [pis2], [ldl1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.4 Patrick Gross November 27, 2021 Addition [gqy1]. In the Summary, addition of the information from [gqy1]. In the Summary, addition of the paragraph "The multiplicity of objects..."

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