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September 30, 1954, Peyrins, Drôme:

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


In his 1979 book on the close encounters in France, ufologist Michel Figuet indicated that in 1954, in the village of Peyrins, near Romans, in the Drôme, a farmer had seen a cigar-shaped object posed on the ground, resting on two feet in the front, while two forceps maneuvering in the back.

Figuet specified that it was the witness's parents who reported this to him, the witness refused to testify to him when he wanted to investigate.

In 1980, citing Figuet, the U.F.O. Informations bulletin indicated the date as September 30, 1954.



The two ufologists and authors indicate that in 1954, in the village of Peyrins close to Romans in the department of Drôme, a farmer saw an object in the shape of a cigar posed on the ground, resting on two feet at its front, while two grips operated at its back.

The two authors specify that it was the parents of the witness who reported the observation, while the witness refused to testify with Michel Figuet who wanted to investigate.

The source is said to be an investigation by Michel Figuet.


DATE: September 30, 1954

PLACE: Near the village of Peyrins - 26 (North of Romans)

WITNESS: a farmer who refuses to testify; it was the latter's parents who very briefly confided the observation to an AAMT investigator.

OBSERVATION: A cigar on the ground, resting on two feet in the front. At the back of the object, two "pincers" were maneuvering.

SOURCES: M. Figuet investigation (see his book on C. encounters in France p.95)

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Drôme in Peyrins in 1954 at an unknown hour, "a farmer saw a cigar on the ground, resting on two feet at the front; At the back of this object, two grips operated."

The source is noted "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979".



The witness refusing to speak, and the data being rather meager, the credibility and the strangeness of this case - though unexplained - are rather weak.


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

Peyrin, Drôme, grips, landing, feet, gear, farmer, cigar, claws, grips, anonymous


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 16, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 24, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 31, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.2 Patrick Gross April 23, 2019 Addition [uin1]. In the Summary, addition of the paragraph "In 1980,..."

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