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August 8, 1954, Acheux-en-Amiénois, Somme:

Reference for this case: 8-August-54-Acheux-en-Amiénois.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


In 1979, in a "Worldwide catalog of sightings" by Mr. Pasqualini published in the ufology bulletin GEPO Informations, a sighting was noteed for August 1954 in Acheux; without further information.

In the 2010s, a German UFO sighting database, on the Web, indicated without giving any source or details that there was a sighting on August 8, 1954 in Acheux, France, of the close encounter of the first kind type.


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

00 08 54 ACHEUX 307A2 B

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

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19540808 08.08.1954 Acheux France CE I



There are both an Acheux-en-Vimeu and an Acheux-en-Amiénois in the Somme department; here we do not know which one it was.


Totally insufficient information, possible duplicate record.

The [ubk1] database is not completely reliable as for the dates and especially not very reliable as for the designation of places, accumulating the double records. There is thus the possibility that this case is actually the sighting between Harponville and Contay on September 7, 1954, case sometimes called as "Acheux", Acheux-in-Amiénois in the same area. The more so as [ [ubk1] qualifies it as a CE1 case; which does apply to the case between Harponville and Contay.

There is of course the possibility that this is a bona fide and unexplained case; but there is still another possibility:

In the investigation report into the case between Harponville and Contay, the gendarmes had noted, to mark the difference, that they had easily uncovered as a hoax a previous "flying saucer" case in their sector. Perhaps is this this case?


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

Acheux-en-Amiénois, Somme


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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross December 8, 2016 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross April 17, 2022 Addition [gep1]. In the Summary, addition of the information from [gep1].

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