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November 4, 1954, Kerlay, Morbihan:

Reference for this case: 4-Nov-54-Kerlay.
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Author Jean Sider, in a catalog of previously unpublished cases from 1954 in France published by the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La nuit #325 of January - February 1994, reports a series of cases in the Morbihan department dated November 4, 1954; which he found in the newspaper Les Nouvelles du Morbihan for November 14, 1954.

Witnesses in the villages of Morbihan, including that of Kerlay, reportedly gave their testimonies, very similar to that of Le Sourn, which would therefore be a very luminous oval phenomenon on the move at 6.30 in the morning.


[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:


November 4 [1954], 7 a.m., Le Sourn, Morbihan

(This case is more or less well corroborated by other sightings made that same morning in the region, some of which deserve a short quotation. J.S.)

Leaving their farm at 6:30 a.m., MM. Jacques Leclainche and Joseph Postic, farmers in Locmaria, were surprised to find that one was able to see as clearly as in daylight. They distinguished, at a low height, an oval craft, white and of great luminosity; which disappeared towards the south, as if rolling on itself.

It is apparently the same phenomenon that Mrs. Le Corre, from Kervern, witnessed, also at 6:30 a.m. Other witnesses, in Guériellec, in Kermer, in Kerlay and in Melrand, provided very similar testimonies.

At 7 a.m., the phenomenon was observed by several residents of Pontivy. Around the same time, a farmer from Kerhulu [a place near Le Sourn], who was driving his horse to the blacksmith, arriving near Kerserre [?], near of Le Sourn, was literally dazzled by two very bright lights, seeming to come from two headlights. The man and the animal remained for a moment frozen in place by fear. Almost immediately, a craft rose from the ground, gained height, and disappeared.

Dazzled by the light, the man could not make out many details. He estimates that the craft could measure between 5 and 7 m in length.

Later, when the day came, he returned to the scene to search for possible traces, but found none. It should be noted that at the time of his observation, a resident of the town noticed a luminous ball in the sky, so luminous "that one could have seen a pin on the ground."


Les Nouvelles du Morbihan, Vannes, 11/14/54. p.4



Given the number of sightings for this November 4, 1954 around 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. in the Morbihan, given the fact that those which have been at least some description attached suggest a meteor, this observation said concordant with the others was certainly also an observation of this meteor.

Below: map of the places mentionned in {jsr1}, in the Morbihan department. The yellow line shows 30 km.



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