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October 8 or 9, 1954, Loudéac, Côtes-du-Nord:

Reference number for this case: 9-Oct-54-Loudéac. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Reports:

This case was first reported in the 1958 book by ufologist Aimé Michel, which indicates that newspapers, including Le Parisien Libéré for October 11, 1954, reported that on October 9, 1954, in Loudéac in Brittany, "many residents of Loudéac, among whom Mrs. Videlot, Macé, Huby and Kergoat, saw, moving at a fairly high altitude, a luminous ball which after remaining visible for about twenty minutes, disappeared in the clouds."

In 1979, ufologists Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon only indicated that on October 8, 1954, in Loudéac in the Côtes-d'Armor, there was an observation of a luminous ball, according to the newspaper La Montagne in October 1954.

Summary:

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

French ufologist Aimé Michel indicates that several newspapers, as for example Le Parisien Libéré for October 11, report that on October 9, 1954, in Loudéac in Brittany, "numerous residents of Loudéac, among them Mrs Videlot, Macé, Huby and Kergoat, have seen a luminous ball evolving at a rather high altitude; which after having remained in sight for a score of minutes, disappearred in the clouds."

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

The two authors indicate that on October 8, 1954, in Loudéac in the department of Côtes-d'Armor, there was an observation of a luminous ball.

The authors indicate that the source is La Montagne in octobre 1954.

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Côtes d'Armor in Loudéac on October 8, 1954 at an unknown hour, there was an "Observation of a luminous ball. at a quite high altitude. The object remained visible during 20 minutes before disappearing in the clouds."

The source is noted "M.O.C. by Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 9 October 1954 in the evening in Loudeac, France, "A hovering object was observed. One object was observed by numerous witnesses for 20 minutes (Videlot)."

The sources are indicated as Michel, Aime, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, S. G. Phillips, New York, 1958; Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

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

This database recorded this case twice:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541009 09.10.1954 Loudeac France Evening NL
19541009 09.10.1954 Loudeac France

Explanations:

The date is uncertain, Figuet and Ruchon do not provide the exact publication date of their source, the hour is not know, so it is impossible to know what this was.

Of course, as it lasted 20 minutes before being hidden in the clouds, it might have been the moon, for example.

Keywords:

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

Loudéac, Côtes-du-Nord, multiple, high, ball, luminous, evolving, clouds, duration

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 March 8, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Addition [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross February 20, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross December 20, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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