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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.


Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

One Pierre Delvenne of Omont had told friends that he saw a metallic spinning top of 4 meters diameter and 2,5 meters in height come down from the clouds, from which a being with a hairy face came out and went to four legs, then returned in the object which flew away.

A journalist at the time had realized that Mr. Delvenne was a prankster who had invented the story.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000039
Date of event: September 17, 1954
Earliest report of event: September 23, 1954
Delay of report: Days
Witness reported via: Newspaper.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Regional newspaper L'Ardennais.
First alleged record type: Newspaper
First certain record type: Regional newspaper
This file created on: September 30, 2006
This file last updated on: August 13, 2013
Country of event: France
State/Department: Ardennes
Type of location: Not known.
Lighting conditions: Early, daylight
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not known.
Witnesses types: Not known.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not precise
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Not reported
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Hairy.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Maybe four.
Entities arms: May be feet.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Hairy face.
Entities voice: Not reported.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Prank.
Explanation certainty: High.



According these two French ufologists, a person named Pierre Delvenne who was a happy chap invented a flying saucer sighting of September 17, 1954, in Olmont.

They write: "We could have never known when we tried to obtain details on this kind of observations, what was prompting our iterlocutors' giggles..."

[Ref. js1] JEAN SIDER:

French ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article from the newspaper L'Ardennais of september 23, 1954, page 2, that Mr. Devenne, the prankster, told stupidities to the newspaperman who came to interview him.


Location. Omont France
Date: September 17 1954
Time: 0830A

M Delvenne told 2 friends that he saw a metallic top 4 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high descend from the clouds; a being emerged who had a hairy face and walked on all fours. It quickly re-entered the object and flew away.

Humcat 1954-49
Source: Humcat quoting Newspaper source
Type: B

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 17 September 1954 at 08:30 in Omont, France, "Story was told only as a joke. Explanation: Hoax."

And: "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One metallic top-shaped object was observed by one male witness in an orchard (Delvenne)."

And: "M Delvenne told 2 friends that he saw a metallic top 4 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high descend from the clouds; a being emerged who had a hairy face and walked on all fours. It quickly re-entered the object and flew away."

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database; Poher, Claude, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, Author, undated.


September 10 1954.


Town councillor Pierre Delveen saw a hairy being emerge from a spherical object.

Alain Gamard citing Kolisimo 1970, p.353.

Points to consider:

There we have a case of "hairy alien", of those supposed to demonstrate certain "paranormal" theories on UFOs seen as a "festival of absurdities", which this time again is only a quite ordinary hoax.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Low September 30, 2006 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing the article in the regional newspaper L'Ardennais, page 2, for September 23, 1954. Help needed. Opened.



Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:


Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 30, 2006 Creation, [bb1], [js1], [ar1].
0.2 Patrick Gross September 30, 2006 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross August 13, 2013 Additions [ud1], [pr1].

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