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Beg. October 1954, Parthenay, Deux-Sèvres:

Reference for this case: Beg-Oct-54-Parthenay.
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Summary:

In the 1990s, ufologist and author Jean Sider indicated that according to an article in the newspaper Le Courrier de l'Ouest, of Angers, for October 7, 1954, at the beginning of October 1954 in the area of Parthenay at an unspecified time, a truck driver and his traveling companion saw the landing of a luminous disc on a road; which departed on their approach.

In order to avoid questions, the witnesses had only told their story to a few close friends.

Reports:

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper Le Courrier de l'Ouest, of Angers, of October 7, 1954, that at the beginning of that week in the sector of Parthenay at an unknown time, a lorry driver and his companion saw the landing of a luminous disc on a road, which left at their approach.

In order to avoid questions, the witnesses had entrusted their story only to some close people.

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

3878: 1954/10/00 00:00 1 0:15:00 W 46:38:00 N 3311 WEU FRN DSV 8:7

PARTHENAY,FR:2/TRUCK:GLOW-DISK LANDS/ROAD:VANISHES AS TRUCK NEARS:/r217p89

Ref#194 LUMIERES dans la NUIT.(LDLN France) Issue No. 319 : ROAD+RAILS

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Deux Sèvres in Parthenay in October 1954 at an unknown hour "In the first days of the month two witnesses who were in a heavy lorry observed a luminous disc posed on a road which took off upon their approach."

La source est indiquée comme "Lumières dans la Nuit".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in October 1954 in Parthenay, France, "Glowing disc landed on road, vanished as truck approached."

And: "An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One disc was observed by two witnesses on a road for over one minute."

The sources are indicated as "Lumieres dans la Nuit, Lumieres dans la Nuit" and "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

Explanations:

Map.

This is an "unidentified to me; but the report is so meager that I would say nothing more.

Keywords:

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

Parthenay, Deux-Sèvres, luminous, disc, landing, multiple, road, truck

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 19, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 10, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross November 11, 2021 Additions [lhh1], Summary.

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