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October 7, 1954, Eurre, Drôme:

Reference for this case: 7-Oct-54-Eurre.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In the supplement "Contact Lecteurs" of the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit #93-94 of May 1968, appears an observation communicated by one Mr. A. Delhomme, dated October 7, 1954, at 7 p.m., in Eurre in the Drôme department:

"300 m. in front of us, on a wooded hill, appears a "craft" appearing to be lit with a bright red light. It was ovoid in shape, the apparent size of half a mui[?] (1 m. 50 to 1 m. 80 in diameter) twice in length, ending a little hazy. It was moving at high speed from N to S without any noise."

A sketch made according to that of Mr. Delhomme is published:

Scan.

In 1979, the two ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, referring to this source, indicated that on October 7, 1954, at 07:00 p.m. in Eurre in the Drôme department, an ovoid-shaped apparatus appeared lit by a light red light was observed, moving at high speed and without noise.

Others published the case later, generally referring to Figuet and Ruchon, without the sketch, in a summarized manner.

Reports:

[Ref. ldl1:] UFOLOGY MAGAZINE "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

Scan.

26. DROME ar. Die, c Crest Nord EURRE.

October 7, 1954, 7 p.m. F. no.

300 m. in front of us, on a wooded hill, appears a "craft" appearing to be lit with a bright red light. It was ovoid in shape, the apparent size of half a mui[?] (1 m. 50 to 1 m. 80 in diameter) twice in length, ending a little hazy. It was moving at high speed from N to S without any noise.

(Communicated by Mr DELHOMME A.)

See sketch page 8

Scan.

Eurre (Drôme). October 7, 1954, at 7 p.m., at 300 meters from the witness, according to sketch by Mr. Delhomme.

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

The two authors indicate that on October 7, 1954 at 07:00 p.m. in Eurre in the department of the Drôme, an apparatus of ovoid shaped appearing enlightened of a red light clearly was observed. It moved at high speed and without noise.

The sources are indicated as "L.D.L.N., #93 and 94 bis".

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

DATE: October 7, 1954

PLACE: Eurre (Drôme - ar. Die - c.Crest Nord)

HOUR: 07:00 p.m.

WITNESS: Mr. BELHOMME.A

OBSERVATION: craft of ovoid sjape seeming to be lit of a clear red light. It moved at great speed, without noise.

SOURCES: L.D.L.N n° 93 and 94 bis

[Ref. gep1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPO":

10/7/54 (7 p.m.) Eurre (Drôme) N/S 407C1 Y 2m

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

4011: 1954/10/07 19:00 1 4:59:00 E 44:44:40 N 3333 WEU FRN DRM 6:7

EURRE,FR:3M OVOID W/CLEAR RED GLOW:N>S OVR WOODED HILL:FAST+SLNT:/r30p133

Ref#230 LDLN CONTACT LECTEURS series '68-'72 Volume 1 Issue 1 : PASTURE

[Ref. goe1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that on October 7, 1954, in Eure (Drôme), "19 hours: apparatus of ovoid shape appearing enlightened of a clear red light. It moved at high speed and without noise."

She indicates that the sources are "M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: 'Ovni, Premier dossier complet...' Alain Lefeuvre pub. 1979, p. 130".

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

1954 - October 7: A red ovoid object was seen in Eurre, Drome, France at 7 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Michel Figeut [sic] & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 133).

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Drôme in Eurre on October 7, 1954, at 19:00 hours, "Observation of an apparatus of ovoid form appearing enlightened of a bright red light. It moved at high speed and without noise."

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

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 7 October 1954 in France, "A red ovoid object was seen in Eurre, Drome, France at 7 o'clock in the evening."

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

[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 7, 1954 - A red ovoid object was seen in Eurre, Drome, France at 7 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 133).

Explanations:

Map.

I ended up realizing that the source given by Figuet and Ruchon as "LDLN, #93 and ??94 bis" is in fact not these LDLN issues, but the "Contact Lecteurs" supplement of LDLN bearing this number ([ldl1]).

The sketch represents the sighting seen "in profile", it at least has the merit of showing that the object was apparently above the visible horizon, or passed above the horizon. It even seems that it was in front of the wood when it was in the South, so at the end of the observation, which would exclude a meteor for example. But is the sketch really reliable?

The information is very brief: no duration, for example. I don't know wether A. Delhomme was an LDLN correspondent or the witness, or one of several witnesses since "we" is used.

At this date and time, there were no other observations in France that could indicate a meteor.

I leave the sighting "unidentified, low strangeness", for lack of detail.

Keywords:

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

Eurre, Drôme, A. Delhomme, object, red, ovoid, oval, evening, hill, wood, craft, light, blurry, fast, silent

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 4, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross May 5, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [goe1], [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross October 7, 2014 Addition [nip1].
1.2 Patrick Gross October 10, 2019 Additions [uin1], [lhh1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.3 Patrick Gross March 19, 2022 Addition [ldl1]. In the Summary, addition of the information from [ldl1]. In the Explanations, removal of "Figuet and Ruchon [fru1] indicate as sources the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit #93, and #94 bis. But I did not find anything on this case there. The case is of unknown sources, of low strangeness, poorly documented and probably never investigated, a misinterpretation is obviously possible." Explanations rewritten.
1.4 Patrick Gross April 28, 2022 Addition [gep1].

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