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The 1954 French flap:

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October 5, 1954, Valence, Drôme:

Reference number for this case: 5-Oct-54-Valence. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In their book on "close encounters" in France in 1979, the two ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon mentioned that on October 5, 1954, two railwaymen at the station of Valence in the Drôme had observed during the night a saucer-shaped object moving in the sky.

Figuet and Ruchon just said that the source was their "personal archive." However, we learn by the bulletin UFO Informations #34 of 1981; which gives the same information on the observation, that the source was the newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré for October 7 1954. But nothing more wil be learned since.

Reports:

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

The two authors indicate that on October 5, 1954, two railwaymen at the station of Valence in the department of the Drôme, observed an object in the shape of a saucer moving in the sky during the night.

The authors indicate the source is their personal archive.

[Ref. uin1:] "U.F.O. INFORMATIONS" UFOLOGY BULLETIN:

DATE: 10/5/1954

PLACE: VALENCE-STATION -26

HOUR: In the night

WITNESSES: railwaymen

OBSERVATION: a luminous saucer-shaped craft moving in the sky.

SOURCES: Dauphiné-Libéré for 10/7/1954

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

3986: 1954/10/05 22:00 1 4:54:00 E 44:55:00 N 3331 WEU FRN DRM 6:7

VALENCE,26,FR:2 RR-MEN/STATION:SCR ^/SKY::10 OCT:GREEN FBL OVR RHONE VALLEY

Ref# 30 FIGEUT[sic]&RUCHON: OVNI: Le 1er Dossier Page No. 125 : ROAD+RAILS

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that on October 5, 1954, at an unknown hour, two railwaymen at the station of Valence in the department of the Drôme, observed an object in the shape of a saucer moving in the sky during the night.

Luc Chastan indicates that the source is "Ovni, Premier dossier complet... by Figuet M./ Ruchon J.L. ** Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979."

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 5 October 1954 at 22:00 there was a UFO sighting in Valence, France.

The source is indicated as "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

Explanations:

Totally insufficient information.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Valence, Drôme, night, railwaymen, object, saucer

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 5, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 15, 2019 Additions [uin1], [lhh1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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