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October 8, 1954, Montluçon, Allier:

Reference number for this case: 8-Oct-54-Montluçon. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The national newspaper Paris-Presse for October 12, 1954, reported that a worker, Mr. Magnier, and truckers, saw in Montluçon a luminous ball which crossed the sky at high speed.

Ufology catalogs of the 1970s indicated that there was an observation on October 8, 1954, at 08:30 p.m., in Montluçon in the Allier.

Mr. Magnier, a factory worker living in Argenty, was coming down towards Montlucon when suddenly a luminous craft whose shape he was unable to specify passed silently near him.

The original sources are said to be the newspapers La Montagne and Centre-Matin for October 18, 1954.

Reports:

[Ref. ppe1:] "PARIS-PRESSE" NEWSPAPER:

Scan.

Discs, balls, cigars, rocket

A MARTIAN WITH A MUSTACHE SPENT HIS WEEKEND IN THE VIENNE

Only THREE Martians showed up over the weekend. Very reserved Martians. They abstained from the affectionate demonstrations to which they usually indulge in: caresses or hugs. No doubt they reserve these expressions of sympathy for rural populations: only country people have benefited from it so far.

A manual worker of Lavoux (Vienne), Mr. Roger Barrault, said that riding a bicycle at around 9 a.m. on Saturday, he was suddenly stopped there by a double beam of light directed by him by a "scuba diver" barely 1 m 50 tall with boots without heels very bright eyes and a strong mustache.

- The diver strolled for about a minute on the road, says Barrault, then suddenly disappeared into the nearby forest.

A mechanic from Carcassonne, Mr. Bertrand, saw, also on Saturday evening, on the road, while driving, a spherical craft of shiny metal whose upper part seemed to be made of plastic. He was able, he says, to easily distinguish two human forms in this craft; which disappeared at high speed in the east direction.

Mr. Bertrand could not specify if the two occupants of the craft were mustached like the Martian of the Vienne.

A Lyon resident, Mr. Morguin, claims that he has photographed a saucer over the Rhône.

- It was, he said, a red disc surrounded by white lights.

Several people saw a disc in Mâcon, above the Saône, not brilliant, this time, but dark.

From Montluçon to the Landes marshes...

A worker, Mr. Magnier, and truckers saw a luminous ball at Montluçon crossing the sky at high speed.

In Tourriers, 17 kilometers from Angoulême, around thirty people saw in the night from the 8th to the 9th a "kind of cigar" who remained motionless about forty meters above national road number 10 for about twenty minutes. The craft, which had two fins, then left at a speed of around 250 to 300 km per h.

Mrs. Lebert, guardian of the Pont-Chapelle castle in La Ferté-Macé (Orne), observed a craft in the middle of the afternoon mysterious that looked like a rocket and rose vertically silently, leaving behind a slight white trail.

Also, Mr. Christian Couette, son of a plumber from Tesse-la-Madeleine, was riding a bicycle towards Ranes when, near the Etang de Lande-Forêt, in the commune of Beauvain, he was overtaken by a strange luminous craft which, at high speed, grazed the top of the trees. The object, about 4 m in diameter, had the shape of a domed fireball.

[Ref. ous1:] "OURANOS" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

08/10/1954 Montluçon (20 heures 30).

M. Magnier, ouvrier d'usine demeurant à Argenty descendait vers Montluçon. Soudain, un engin lumineux dont il ne put préciser la forme passa silencieusement près de lui. (La Montagne-Aurillac du 18/10/1954).

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

October 8 (La Montagne for 11/10) Montluçon 08:30 p.m..

Mr. Magnier saw, passing near him, a luminous machine between Argenty and Montlucon.

[Ref. ioi1:] "INFO-OVNI" UFOLOGY MAGAZINE:

030 10/08/54 09:30 p.m. Montluçon
Lum. object. Silent and low altitude

014 10/08/1954 08:30 p.m. Montluçon witness Mr. Magnier

The witness who was going from Argenty to Montlucon suddenly saw silently passing near him a lum. craft whose shape he was unable to specify (Centre Matin for 10/18/54)

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

The two authors report that in Montluçon in the department of Allier on October 8, 1954, at 08:30 p.m., a luminous object was observed by one witness who did not tell about its shape.

The authors indicate that the source is La Montagne for October 11, 1954.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Allier in Montluçon on October 8, 1954 at 20:30 hours, there is an "observation of a luminous object."

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

Explanations:

Insufficient information, possible meteor.

Map.

Keywords:

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

Montluçon, Allier, Argenty, Magnier, car, night, unique, close, luminous, night, 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 12, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 26, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 26, 2019 Additions [ioi1], [ous1], [ldl1], Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.2 Patrick Gross January 8, 2020 Addition [ppe1]. In the Summary, addition of the paragraph "The national newspaper Paris-Presse..."

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