(008) Jan. 4, 1954
- Mr. Chesneau, a fireman at the Marignane Airport in France, saw a round luminous object slowly coming down and called the control tower to report it. When he came out again, the object had disappeared. (Source: Jimmy Guieu, Les SV Viennent d'un Autre Monde; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 205).

(015) Jan. 18, 1954 - A cigar-shaped object circled the town of Setif, Algeria at a high altitude. It left a blue smoke trail as it flew off toward Saint Arnaud in the east, where it was also seen. (Sources: Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 17; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History: 1954: January-May, p. 18).

(018) Jan. 29, 1954 - A married couple was driving six miles south of Santa Ana, California in the afternoon when their car radio quit and the engine missed as a disc-shaped UFO passed low over their car. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March 1954; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 2).

(019) Feb. 1, 1954 - Two bright white objects approached a cosmic ray research balloon over Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 2:00 p.m. It was witnessed by several scientists from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and one of them named Baumgartner took some photographs. The first two objects were joined by four others. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 22; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 152, citing Loren Gross).

*Feb. 3, 1954 - At 11:15 a.m. a rotating top-shaped object, with beams of light streaming from its portholes, was seen by several on board an airliner flying near Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Radio contact with the control tower was interrupted when the plane's radio operator tried to tell the airport about the UFO. The UFO was green with a red strip in middle, and descended very rapidly. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 22; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 34; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 65).

*Feb. 18, 1954 - At 3:30 p.m. while walking along the coast near Lossiemouth, Scotland UFO contactee Cedric Allingham heard a swishing sound and looked up. He saw a flying saucer that through binoculars looked only slightly different from the one reported by UFO contactee George Adamski. Three hours later he heard and saw it again as it came in for a landing only 50 yards away. "The whole metallic body seemed to glow faintly," but was not translucent. The disc was 50 feet wide and 20 feet high and looked like polished aluminum. A six-foot-tall man with a deep tan and a high forehead got out. His garment covered him from the neck down and he wore no shoes. In each nostril was a tiny tube. When Allingham drew a sketch of planetary orbits, he nodded when Mars was pointed out, and repeated "Mars." In further exchanges he verified Allingham's suggestions that the Martian canals consisted of a central string of water surrounded by vegetation. Allingham touched and photographed the saucer and also photographed the pilot, from a side rear angle. These photos are reproduced in his book. A slight humming sound marked the take off of the saucer. The interview had lasted ½ hour. Allingham's contact claims are regarded with extreme skepticism by most UFO investigators. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-03, citing Cedric Allingham, Flying Saucers From Mars).

*Feb. 18, 1954 - On the same day as Cedric Allingham alleged UFO contact, UFO sightings were reported in southern California. In Los Angeles an astronomer reported sighting a huge ellipsoidal object that was first seen flying toward the west, but made an instant turn to the north at an estimated speed of 1200 mph. At the same time a retired U.S. Air Force pilot sighted a flying disc in Van Nuys that made incredible maneuvers but no sound. It flew off toward the west as a second disc circled. (Sources: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History, 1954: January-May, p. 39; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3288).

(023) Feb. 26, 1954 - Architect R.M. Pierce, Marine Engineer George Avery and one other witness sighted a silver flying disc at 2:30 p.m. in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It had a white trail and made a loud roaring noise for 30-60 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

(024) Mar. 1, 1954 - Three daylight discs were spotted over Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay at 2:30 p.m. They were swinging back and forth in a falling leaf motion. (Sources: Coral E. & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 55; Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 15).

*Mar. 6, 1954 - On this night in Hollywood, California three luminous discs hovered at a tilted angle. Two shot away toward the northwest and a short time later the third followed. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 49).

*Mar. 8, 1954 - A red disc-shaped UFO flew over the Laredo Air Force Base in Laredo, Texas on this day. It tilted to a vertical orientation and then shot straight up into the sky. It was reported by a pilot at the base. At 11:07 p.m. ten to twenty nocturnal lights in a crescent formation--possibly a single crescent-shaped object--flew over San Antonio, Texas. It made no sound. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May 1954; Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 110).

(027) Mar. 9, 1954 - Mr. John H. Stewart, a pilot driving in his car, observed a dark ovoid UFO with a blue glow that stopped and hovered over the Cincinnati GE plant in Hamilton County, Ohio for four minutes before flying off toward the east at high speed. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, April 1954, p. 4; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, case 37).

*Mar. 12, 1954 - A torpedo shaped UFO was seen on this afternoon at 3:20 p.m. over Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. It shot straight up into the sky when it left. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 12).

(029) Mar. 12, 1954 - A U.S. Air Force F-86 fighter jet was scrambled to pursue a UFO over Nouasseur AFB in Morocco at 10:35 a.m. The UFO flew off toward the north, and the jet couldn't catch up with it despite accelerating to 530 mph. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2937; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 53).

*Mar. 23, 1954 - A disc at very high altitude was seen hovering over Norwich, England at 4:00 p.m. The edges glowed while the center of the object was dark. It flew off to the west at 6:30 p.m. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 60).

*Mar. 24, 1954 - A U.S. Marine Corps pilot named Holland, flying a military transport, pursued a silver flying disc-shaped object with extreme maneuverability over Fresno, California on this day. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, June 1954, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 406).

(031) Mar. 25, 1954 - At 3:30 p.m. a U.S. Marine Corps pilot sighted a disc-shaped object flying at 3000 feet altitude over Cape Canaveral, Florida. The UFO evaded being filmed by the warplane's gun camera. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 115; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23).

*Mar. 28, 1954 - After seeing mysterious lights descend over Sumner, Washington five witnesses drove on this evening to an isolated area near some power lines and soon saw a white glowing ball of light wobbling and gliding down from the sky. It apparently went into a clump of nearby trees. The light then approached their vehicle, and moments later the white globe of light passed in front of their car. At that same moment one of the witnesses saw a tall, well-built, broad-shouldered man standing at the same spot where the globe of light had been seen. The figure was encased in a glowing white light. It suddenly disappeared in plain sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1862, citing George Hunt Williamson, Other Tongues Other Flesh).

*Mar. 30, 1954 - A 15-foot diameter silvery sphere hovered over a kite-flying contest in Newton, Massachusetts at 3:30 in the afternoon. It remained stationary in one place despite the 30 mph wind. After 30 minutes in moved away slowly. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July 1954).

*Mar. 31, 1954 - A small disc-shaped UFO flew over Hammersmith, England at 8:10 p.m. at a high rate of speed. It had a misty looking appearance despite the clear sky. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3316).

*Apr. 1, 1954 - The witness heard a clanking sound at 2:40 a.m., then saw a five-meter wide domed disc land in Menton, France. Two human-looking occupants left the craft. The witness was paralyzed by a beam of light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3317).

(034) Apr. 8, 1954 - In Chicago, Illinois Lelah Stoker sighted a white, domed disc with a humanoid suspended beneath it over Lake Michigan at 4:30 p.m. It skimmed above the surface of the lake in all directions. She called in another tenant of the building, Mr. Boruszak, who also saw the object. She called the Coast Guard to report it. The object diminished in size till it was no bigger than a piece of newspaper, as it descended and landed. The human figure, now on the ground, was short and wore a tight-fitting, green, one-piece suit that covered even the head. He walked up and down the lakefront until the Coast Guard search boat had passed. Then the UFO enlarged and rose up again; the suspended "pilot" entered it, and it took off very, very fast with no sound. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-06; citing Project Blue Book).

*Apr. 10, 1954 - On this night near Caracas, Venezuela Sr. Emelino Martinez was walking back from hunting in the hills outside of the city when there was a sudden movement in the nearby bushes. Martinez stopped and stood motionless, shotgun at the ready, when the thrashing noise happened again. He waited briefly before resuming his walk toward his parked automobile. Next, he heard a blood curling guttural noise. Terrified, he dropped his day's catch and ran for his car. An unintelligible shout behind him indicated that whatever the creature was, it was close to him. He stopped for an instant to glance back toward his pursuer. He then saw two bizarre creatures running after him. They were short, and looked like they were half man-half monkey. They were covered with dark hair. Martinez reached for the car door handle, fumbling in his pockets for the keys. He dropped the keys and picked them up, and was attempting to open the car door when he was then suddenly grabbed from behind. He fellinto a ditch besides the road, together with his assailant. He dropped his shotgun as two powerful arms closed over his throat, but he managed to break free and scramble back towards the car. The creature jumped on top of him, screaming, growling, and biting like a mad animal. He could not reach his shotgun, so he grabbed a large rock and repeatedly smashed his attacker on the head. Screams of pain slashed through the dark night. Martinez saw his attacker move backward, blood spurting from his head wounds. He then dashed to his car. He snapped the door locked as the two creatures lunged against the car, pounding their hairy fists against the windows in frustrated rage. He managed to start the car and drove away at high speed directly to the police station. The next day, Martinez and some friends returned to the site and recovered his shotgun; they also found some blood-stained leaves. They questioned locals and were told that strange disc-shaped objects had been seen in the area and that some cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs, and two young farmhands had disappeared on the mountain. The farmers reportedly had also seen black, bristly haired dwarfs that hid in caves, and kidnapped both livestock and humans. Martinez never returned to the area to hunt again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 2992, citing Warren Smith, Triangle of The Lost).

(037) Apr. 22, 1954 - American military personnel saw a cigar-shaped object of a gray color come down to the ground on San Nicholas Island on the California coast. Smoke was seen to rise from where it landed, but a search yielded no results. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 206).

*Apr. 22, 1954 - At 11:00 p.m. in Hot Springs, Arkansas a ten-foot diameter sphere chased men on foot and in their car. It dodged a beam of light that was directed at it. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1954).

*Apr. 23, 1954 - On this evening a three meter wide glowing ball of light circled a house in Pearcy, Arkansas slowly, stopping at irregular intervals. It then dove at a man walking in the yard. When he tried to put a spotlight on it, it would dodge the beam every time. There were six male witnesses, and the encounter lasted 20 minutes. (Sources: NICAP files, newspaper clipping dated April 24, 1954; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 339, Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 165, citing AP report).

(040) Apr. 26, 1954 - What first appeared to be a flaming ring made sharp turns in the sky over a school in Newburyport, Massachusetts at around 3:30 p.m. It resolved into a solid silver, disc-shaped object with a dark center and protruding top. It made an intense roaring sound that lasted five seconds. It left a bright white tail in descent, and flew off rapidly to the southeast. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 66; UNICAT database, case 773, citing Project Blue Book). 

(041) Apr. 26, 1954 - At 8:35 p.m. 15 balls of light in a V-formation buzzed a University of Georgia professor of aeronautics and four other witnesses in Athens, Georgia.  (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2983; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 59; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 79).

*Apr. 28, 1954 - A huge blue disc buzzed two men, Smith and Beacon, 45 miles west of Geelong, Victoria, Australia at 6:30 a.m. It then shot straight up into the sky until it was gone from view. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 78).

(042) Apr. 28, 1954 - At noon a cigar-shaped UFO flew over Sare, France heading south towards Spain. It flew at an estimated 2,000 meters altitude. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3343, citing Larry Fawcett and Barry Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 133).

*May 5, 1954 - Over the Woomera Missile Test Range in South Australia a disc-shaped object was viewed through binoculars flying to the west. It then turned and shot off to the south and out of sight at a speed estimated to be 5,800 kph. The object was estimated to be 10 feet in diameter, and the sighting reportedly lasted five minutes. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 85).

*May 5, 1954 - The young boy was sitting with his goat on a small hill near the village of Fregim Amarante, Portugal when he heard a whistling sound at around four o'clock in the afternoon. He ran in the direction of the sound, which came from a nearby hollow. Once there he saw one dome-shaped object leaving the area headed towards a nearby river, but an identical object still rested on the ground. It was a metallic colored, dome shaped, and had a metal ring on the bottom and a transparent section on top. It also had a conical protrusion, brown in color, on the top. As the object left the boy felt a wave of heat. Inside this second object he could see two beings with large heads and large eyes that were wide apart; both appeared to have antennae on top of their heads, and their mouths appeared like round holes. They wore metallic blue outfits, and appeared seated with one of them operating levers while the other looked out at the witness. Ground traces were later found at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case HC # 104, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia de Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis).

*May 10, 1954 - RAF squadron leader Donald Higgin, flying in the second of two Navy F3D-2 jet fighters over Elsinore, California at 12:40 p.m. sighted a delta winged UFO as it passed the first Navy jet at a speed in excess of 240 knots. The UFO was half the length of the F3D-s (which is 22 feet long), had a wing span about equal to it (20 feet), and had a third fin on its upper half. It was the color of gun metal. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2994; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23; UNICAT database, case 309, citing Project Blue Book).

*May 11, 1954 - On this day in Lawton, Oklahoma a lone witness watched a disc-shaped object hovering ten feet above the ground. Below the object stood a four-foot tall figure. The humanoid disappeared in a flash of light after seeing the witness, and then the object shot away at high speed towards the west. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1412, citing Kevin D. Randle, The October Scenario).

*May 12, 1954 - At around 7:00 p.m. a UFO shaped like a red dinner plate hung in the sky on its edge for 15 minutes over Dayton, Ohio. It tipped, changed shape, and then sped off. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, June 1954, p. 2).

*May 13, 1954 - At 11:30 p.m. Navy Commander H. R. Penrose was driving toward home from Derby to Burton in Derbyshire, England when a bright light appeared ahead of his car, heading towards him. When it reached him he experienced a crash and was thrown forward against the windshield. The car then seemed to be lifted from the ground, and he was moved through the air while the bright light stayed above him. The car came to rest atop some metal railings, and he was lifted from it by a man in a one-piece uniform, who effortlessly carried him through an entrance on the underside of a large round object that was hovering overhead, giving out a bright light. He was taken inside to a room, which had some controls that were being operated by men and women with short hair in coveralls. They questioned him telepathically about his naval experiences and his work with radar, then a woman injected some green fluid into his arm, after which he had no more conscious memories of the experience. He was found in his car atop some iron railings that had been knocked down. He was suffering from a concussion and was taken to hospital. After his recovery he revisited the crash spot and succeeded in finding a railway signalman who said he had seen a car, with an extremely bright light above it, go past his signal box. Hypnotic regression was planned at the time of the report in 1978. (Sources: Margaret & Geoffrey Westwood, FSR, January 1978, p. 23; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-11, citing the Westwoods).

*May 18, 1954 - Two people witnessed the landing of a lens-shaped object, the size of a house, at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. It came to the ground near the railroad tracks, kicking up a small sandstorm in the desert. One witness started to approach it, then ran away in fear. (Sources: Otto Binder, What We Really Know about Flying Saucers; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 206).

*May 20, 1954 - Mr. Nigel Frapple was cycling home from a dance in Wincanton, England. At Redlynch crossroads he saw an orange glow in a field and stopped to observe it from a hedge. The glow came from a huge object on the other side of the hedge only 35 meters away, hovering less than seven meters above the ground. It made a throbbing sound. After a minute it moved away toward the northwest, accelerating and climbing into the sky. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 206-207).

(055) May 24, 1954 - At 12:25 p.m. a B-17 on a photo mapping mission over Richmond, Indiana and flying at an altitude of 18,500 feet, suddenly noticed a UFO below and to the right of the plane, moving on a different heading. Leo Brubaker, one of the crewmembers, took a photograph of the object, directed downward toward the clouds, which shows an overexposed bright round blob of light. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, report form dated May 24, 1954; UNICAT database, case 604, citing David R. Saunders, UFOs? Yes! Where the Condon Committee went wrong, p. 69).

*May 24, 1954 - A classic disc-shaped, luminous UFO hovered only a meter above the ground along Highway 3, 15 kilometers outside of Colonel Brandsen, Argentina at 11:50 p.m. Two human-like shadows were seen moving around inside the object. There were two witnesses named Atencio and Garcia and the sighting lasted for about a minute. (Sources: Roberto Enrique Banchs, Phenomenes Spatiaux, September 1976, p. 25; UNICAT datbase, case 541, citing Roberto Banchs, OVNIS y sus Ocupantes, p. 12).

*May 30, 1954 - Five men and a woman on the doorstep of a house in East Malvern, Victoria, Australia watched an orange, oval-shaped UFO appear in the sky at close range at 12:25 a.m. The UFO maneuvered in a downward curve and then pulled up. A cloud of yellow smoke and flame was seen at the rear. Three of the witnesses saw shapes that looked like human-shaped shadows inside the craft. (Sources: Melbourne Argus, May 31, 1954; Melbourne Daily Telegram, May 31, 1964; James Holledge, Flying Saucers Over Australia, p. 53; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 4).

(060) Jun. 1, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. the crew of a USAF B-47 jet bomber was flying at 34,000' altitude, located 400 miles south of Minneapolis, Minnesota when they spotted an unknown craft with running lights that flew at 24,000-44,000' altitude for one hour. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #3029; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 45).

*Jun. 7,  1954 - While driving between Indio and Brawley, California on US highway 99, a witness spotted a 12-meter diameter metallic disc hovering one mile above Superstition Mountain for more than 15 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 339).

(062) Jun. 8, 1954 - Sometime after one o'clock in the morning and before 2:30 a.m. Mr. L. T. Prewitt, an employee of the Red River Arsenal, sighted a golden yellow light fly over his house in Texarkana, Texas for two minutes, making a "shhhh" or buzzing sound (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Jun. 9, 1954 - Janet Brown, age 16, and a 13-year-old friend in East Dandenong, Victoria, Australia heard a loud noise at 6:23 p.m. and saw a large, dark object that "burst into light" hovering only 20 meters away from them at the height of a factory gate. The craft was cylindrical, 10 meters long by 5 meters high, with a window canopy on top and a bluish light on each end, and it made a drumming noise. It flew away and was lost to sight behind some trees. A wristwatch stopped working and their flashlight's battery was reportedly drained. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 216; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 207; NICAP case files, which lists the date as Jun. 5, 1954).

(064) Jun. 11, 1954 - While flying from Charleston, West Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia on this morning, British astronomer H. Percy Wilkins observed two brilliant, oval shaped objects above the clouds two miles away. They were "sharp edged," bright gold in color, and they "looked exactly like polished metal plates reflecting the sunlight," he wrote. They moved in slow motion northwards as the clouds drifted south. He also noticed a third UFO, this one gray in color. (Source: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers -- Serious Business, pg. 47).

*Jun. 13, 1954 - A sphere was observed hovering over Boston, Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. Two lights exited from the sphere and returned to it. The object then vanished, but shortly reappeared, then shrank in size and brightness. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. June-August 1954, p. 20).

*Jun. 14, 1954 - Jets were scrambled but could not reach a hovering craft at high altitude in the sky between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. (Source: Richard Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State: A Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 407).

*Jun. 21, 1954 - Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baker saw a hovering, domed disc-shaped object in Ridgeway, Ontario. It was about 14 meters in diameter (40 feet) and had several rotating, flashing lights around the rim. They drove their car to get a closer look. The object crossed the road in front of the car and landed in a field. The car stalled and they had to push it because it would not re-start, although it had never given them trouble before the incident or since. They watched as the lights moved around in the area. They found a large, brown, circular spot in the pasture where the disk had been resting. (Sources: Gregory Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Report, p. 6; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 2, case 9).

*Jun. 22, 1954 - At around 9:00 p.m. U.S. Marine Corps Major E. Buchser and Major J. V. Wilkins In Miami Beach, Florida witnessed a meteor-like object descend, stop, and become extremely bright. Sighting lasted 7 minutes. On the same date an eighty-foot long blimp-shaped UFO drifted over Cleveland, Ohio at 300 feet altitude. The object veered up sharply and shot away after about 5-10 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Jun. 25, 1954 - A 40-foot diameter disc with a cone-shaped top was sighted by a private pilot over Indian Lake, Ohio at 4:05 p.m. Jets were seen pursuing the object. Ground radar returns confirmed the presence of the UFO. Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3072).

(070) Jun. 30, 1954 - At 6:50 p.m. a silvery metallic fuselage-shaped UFO with stubby wings was tracked on radar and also observed from the tower by two air traffic controllers at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, Alabama. The object came from the south and circled the city. There was no sound detected from the craft as it flew in what was described as a highly maneuverable manner and at a high speed, shooting off to the northeast. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 176; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 23; UNICAT case # 447, citing Robert D. Boyd, A Comparative Unit, p. 58; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 134). 

*Jul. 7, 1954 - A miner in Garson, Canada saw a landed object and a giant man with strange, burning eyes. He fainted. When he regained consciousness, the object and entity had vanished. This case was investigated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. (Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 184).

*Jul. 15, 1954 - A woman recalled in 1986, that as an eleven year old girl collecting mushrooms in Poland she had a close encounter and missing time experience with UFOnauts. While walking alone near a cliff in Wegierska Gorka, Cracow, Poland she saw a glowing, oval-shaped UFO. She felt drawn to it, and was met by five entities, who had the height, skin and hands of humans. They wore tight-fitting clothes, and had small mouthes and no noses. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database).

(080) Jul. 18, 1954 - At 8:40 p.m. Mr. A.T. Chamblin saw a greenish-white disc flying over Normandy, Missouri. The sighting lasted about 30 minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3116; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

*Jul. 20, 1954 - Two men were chased by a UFO near Oslo, Norway when they had stopped their car to look at it. After the sighting a watch stopped working and the paint on their car changed color. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 207).

*Jul. 22, 1954 - At 7:15 p.m. five metallic spheres or ovoid shaped objects flew toward the west in a V formation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were in sight for 30 seconds, and they reportedly looked like "Christmas tree ornaments." (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 57).

(082) Jul. 25, 1954 - On Middle Sister Island, on the U.S.-Canadian border in western Lake Erie. At 7:12 p.m. L.B. Tussing, an attorney, saw a black cylindrical object, 12 times longer as it was wide, moving fast across the surface of the lake. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3483).

*Jul 31, 1954 - On this day in Durban, Natal province, South Africa a good photograph was taken of a gray elliptical object that moved slowly back and forth over some trees. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 6, p. 41).

(090) Aug. 2, 1954 - At 5:17 p.m. in Westlake, Ohio amateur astronomer Mr. N. E. Schroeder, an ex-Army Air Force B-17 gunner--who had flown on 19 combat missions--saw a thin, bright silver ovoid hovering in the sky for 5-8 seconds. It then dropped down 3,000 feet in three seconds and hovered again for ten seconds, and finally faded out after being in view a total of 20 seconds. It looked like it was made of highly polished metal, and was at a minimum distance of six miles from the observer. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3149; UNICAT, case # 777; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 62; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Aug. 7, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. Gabriel Coupal, age 13, and another boy were out riding a horse when they saw a luminous, nine foot wide sphere land 150 feet away from them in Hemmingford, Quebec. After landing the sphere turned black. A door opened, and "a big tall man with big round eyes" got out. He was dressed in a skintight black rubber diver suit that covered his entire body except his head, and was carrying what looked like a "machine gun." There was a "buzz like a bee." The man approached and the boys galloped their horse for the house. The UFO rose, passed close by them, and landed again near the horse barn. It "had a black cable with a square thing hanging" from it. In the moonlight the landed UFO looked "like a soap bubble," and three men were seen walking around it. Mrs. Coupal telephoned Hemmingford to get another witness, but when three more people arrived the object took off, glowing orange. It had been present for an hour or more. There was a circle of flattened grass 30 feet in diameter where the object had rested. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-42, citing Dr. Adolph Dittmar, Civilian Saucer Intelligence; newspaper clipping, August 17, 1954).

(093) Aug. 7, 1954 - On the same evening at 11:28 p.m. the German military in Kaiserlautern, Rhineland-Palatine, Germany witnessed a UFO that changed shape from an ovoid object to a sphere, and then to a dome. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 66).

*Aug. 10, 1954 - At 9:30 p.m. 13-year-old Gabriel Coupal and his younger siblings said they saw a brightly lighted object follow them to their farm in Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada. It landed and a figure wearing a black diver suit and with round eyes exited, and appeared to engage in some repair activity. Mr. Coupal and his oldest son went to the field where the children had been playing and saw an orange object rise from the ground and speed off to the west. The grass was flattened down over a 15-meter area, with two tracks about five meters long. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 237; Huntingdon Gleaner, August 18, 1954; Fate, March 1955, p. 19; Albany (NY) Times-Union, November 27, 1955; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 135).

(094) Aug. 11, 1954 - Off Yoron Jima, near Okinawa at 8:55 p.m. P. L. Percharde, an electrical engineer and assistant manager of the Moeller Shipwrecker Co., and Kosei Nakamoto sighted a line of blue lights that flew over their ship at the site of the S.S. Docteur Angier shipwreck. When overhead the two men could see that underneath the lights was a blue ring with a black center. After passing over the ship it climbed vertically, illuminating and agitating the clouds. (Sources: UNICAT, case 778, citing Project Blue Book report IR-4-54; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 76; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Aug. 11, 1954 - At three o'clock in the morning a compass started spinning wildly and other types of EM effects occurred in Remiremont, Vosges department, France and two other towns when at least one UFO briefly flew over. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science, the UFO Enigma, p. 129, citing Jimmy Guieu; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 262).

*Aug. 11, 1954 - At 1:30 p.m. a flaming object bashed a hole in the side of a house in Lawrence, Massachusetts. That evening, at 7:54 p.m., a disc-shaped object glowed and soared around the control tower at Maxwell Field in Alabama. It was seen by both ground and air observers, and confirmed on radar. (Sources: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, February 1956, p. 3; Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

(095) Aug. 12, 1954 - UFOs seemingly visited two U.S. military bases on the same night in the southern United States. At 2:30 a.m. EDT a disc-shaped object hovered to the west of the tower at Fort Benning, Georgia. It flew away and then came back, but finally vanished when a helicopter approached. At Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama nearly an hour later, at 2:29 a.m. CDT, four military men on U.S. Army helicopters saw a glowing red disc soar around the base tower. There were both ground and air observers to this second sighting, as well as radar-visual confirmation. (Sources: (1) Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 22; (2) Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 284; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 407).

(096) Aug. 15, 1954 - At 10:20 p.m. USAF Major W. J. Davis and Captain R. D. Sauers were flying a U.S. Air Force C-47 transport plane over San Marcos AFB, Texas when they sighted a dark blue oblong object that paced the C-47, veered away, then crossed in front of it. The incident lasted five minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 77).

*Aug. 18, 1954 - A brilliant metallic sphere was witnessed at 6:30 p.m. by a witness while driving between the towns of Coire and Chur, Switzerland. The sphere maneuvered in the western sky toward Ilanz at three kilometers altitude, making sudden turns. It finally shot straight up into the sky and was gone. At 8:00 p.m. a reddish yellow disc seen over the town of Stein-Saeckingen, Switzerland for 12 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases # 3518 & 3519; unsourced newspaper clipping dated August 25, 1954).

*Aug. 19, 1954 - At 12:45 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Pardon saw a brilliant ball of light near the river in Dole la-Carondelet, Jura department, France that changed color from blue to white to a red halo. The shape of the object also changed from circular to oblong, then assumed a vertical position, and became a luminous cigar. Their sighting lasted ten minutes. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 27; Jacques & janine Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 129).

*Aug. 20, 1954 - On this afternoon two sisters in Norway met the pilot of a UFO. While picking blueberries in fields around Ceydalen, near Mosjoen, Norway 24-year-old Edith Jacobsen and her sister, Asta Solvang, were approached by a man with a tanned complexion and long hair who smiled and made friendly hand gestures. Curious, they decided not to run away. The stranger wore a greenish one-piece coverall, which covered him all the way up to his neck, and they could not see any buttons or seams. He also wore a very wide belt around his waist. But what really grabbed their attention was the man’s long, light brown hair. His eyes were light blue and somewhat slanted, and his skin was a bronze color. After waving back to the visitor, they asked who he was. The man extended his hand towards the women but instead of shaking hands he slightly brushed their palms, and then spoke in a "sing song type manner” and in a language they could not comprehend, even though both women were fluent in English, German, and Russian and were knowledgeable in Spanish and French. “His hands were beautiful,” said one of the women, “with long well manicured fingers like that of an artist”. The stranger took something out of his coverall that resembled a pencil and what appeared to be a piece of paper, when he then proceeded to draw a central point surrounded by several circles, which seemed to represent the orbits of the planets within our solar system. After pointing out the Earth and the moon, the stranger pointed at a ‘planet’ which the women were unable to distinguish due to their state of excitement. Moments later he put both items back into his tunic through a seam that neither woman was able to see. At this point both women were starting to feel a little concerned, but the smiling man motioned for them to follow him. Both women obeyed and soon arrived in a small clearing in which rested a metallic lenticular-shaped object with a small dome on top. The object measured some 4 to 5 meters in diameter and was about 1.30 meters in height, and was grayish-blue in color. As they started to approach the craft the man motioned for them to step back. He then opened a hatch at the base of the object and climbed in, and then closed the hatch. The women then heard a slight whistling sound, and moments later the object began to rise up into air with a rotating motion. Once the craft had climbed to about 45 meters it stopped momentarily, and then it increased its rotation, quickly rising up into the sky in a diagonal trajectory and disappearing from sight. The women notified the police after the encounter and according to police officials both women were of sound mind and well respected in the community. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-44 (A0243), citing Oddvar J. Larsen; Jacques & Janine Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 129).

*Aug. 21, 1954 - Starting at 4:50 a.m. several townspeople of Dietikon watched two brilliant red discs that hovered and spun over Zurich, Switzerland for 15 minutes. One flew toward the east over Zurich, then both shot off toward the south-southeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case  # 3523).

*Aug. 21, 1954 - In Denver, Colorado at 9:30 p.m. 12 dim nocturnal lights flew in formation towards the west at 5,000 mph. They stayed in formation, so it is possible there was a huge structure behind the lights. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 82).

*Aug. 22, 1954 - In East Chicago, Indiana on this day two refinery workers sighted a crescent-shaped object that darted all over the sky above the oil refinery were they worked for two minutes. It flew at an estimated altitude of 2,500 feet and left going south. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 155).

*Aug. 23, 1954 - Elise Blanc approached an object that looked like an aluminum trailer in Lugrin, France. Standing close to it were two small beings dressed in silver uniforms. They made grunting sounds like pigs. The object took on a glowing, fiery color and flew away. [Note: the Airstream model of trailer, common for this period, is aluminum in color and somewhat ovoid shaped.] (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 129; Passport to Magonia, p. 208).

(098) Aug. 24, 1954 - Egilstadir, Iceland. At 8:30 p.m. a farmer saw a small cylindrical flying object, 2-2.5 feet long and 4-5 feet in diameter that made a loud whizzing sound. It flew straight, level and fast; then slowed down and fell into a sandbar. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Aug. 25, 1954 - Four teenagers in a car in Greenhills, Ohio saw a creature with a luminous body, standing near a fireplug. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 64; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 252).

(099) Aug. 26, 1954 - Rev. W. L. Shelton saw two domed ellipses in Danville, Virginia at 6:15 a.m. They were 20-feet wide, 8-feet thick, and glowed silver and orange. The orange glow extended about ten feet. They hovered at first, then climbed vertically at a terrific speed side-by-side while getting brighter. He observed them for two minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3182; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 93).

(100) Aug. 27, 1954 - Seven large white teardrop-shaped objects flew in a single file over Dorchester, Massachusetts at two o'clock in the afternoon, EDT. They turned the color blue when they sped up. A Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3185; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Aug. 27, 1954 - In Woodside, California a mystery explosion was followed by an asphalt fire at 4:15 p.m. A rectangular area 70' x 270' on Portola Road was engulfed in the blaze. Metal pellets were found. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, October 1954, p. 6).

*Aug. 27, 1954 - At 10:30 p.m. in Boston Creek, Ontario a wingless, circular UFO was seen by Bill Supa, an employee of the Caswell Construction Co. It landed about two kilometers away from him. He approached to within 300 meters before it took off and flew away. The grass had been flattened where it had rested. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 218).

*Aug. 28, 1954 -Two boys in Quebec saw an unidentified craft land and two or three men were seen exiting the object. (Source: Arthur Constance, The Inexplicable Sky, p. 277).

(102) Aug. 29, 1954 - First Officer H.G. Gardner and engineer J. V. D. Whitisy, flying a Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 (PH-DBZ) at 11:05 a.m. near Prince Christian, Greenland sighted three or four dark, lens-shaped objects that veered to the north and changed position in formation for ten minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Aug. 30, 1954 - North Bay, Ontario. Sgt. Durdle of the RCAF saw a brilliant, circular object fly across Lake Nipissing toward the Royal Canadian Air Force base. An oblong canister was hung down from the central section, which supported a long cone with a spinning globe on top. When the object tilted he was able to see regulator-looking devices inside the machine through a vertical lighted slit. Six brilliant appendages that looked like necklaces hung from the craft. Sgt. Durdle woke up four other Air Force men, who observed the object spiraling away. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 227).

(104) Aug. 31, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. an Australian Navy Hawker Sea Fury II was paced on either side by two dark, 50 meter long cigar-shaped objects flying near Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. The UFOs were tracked on radar for 10 minutes before shooting off toward the northeast. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 82).

*Aug. 31, 1954 - At 12:25 a.m. in the town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario Police Constable Grabovski saw a shiny ovoid UFO sail slowly through the sky headed north. It vanished in sparks, which were followed by a blue rain. (Source: Harold T. Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 219).

*Aug. 31, 1954 - In Asnieres-le-Dijon, France a disc travelled through the sky at 12:50 p.m. from east to west at great speed without stopping. It changed color from red to orange tosilver. It was observed near military aircraft. In Orly, France at 7:30 p.m. two luminous orange objects at high altitude came from the west at high speed and crossed the sky rapidly flying toward the east. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 31, citing C. Garreau).

*Aug. 31, 1954 - At 8:50 p.m. a reddish yellow sphere flew very slowly at an estimated 5 mph to the north in Stafford, England. At 8:55 p.m. a sombrero-shaped saucer was sighted at Stone, Staffordshire, England. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3542, citing Gavin Gibbons, The Coming of the Space Ships, p. 58).

*Sep. 1, 1954 - At 8:20 p.m. a brownish-red colored disc, encircled by green flashes and making a purring sound, was seen between Angers and Anjou, Maine-et-Loire department, France. It flew on a rapid course toward the north. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 32-33).

*Sep. 2, 1954 - Twelve-year-old John Jacob Swain of Coldwater, Kansas had just finished driving a tractor at 10:00 p.m. when he saw a dark complexioned little man about the size of a five year old child crouching about 20 feet away. The man had pointed ears and a pointed nose, and wore shiny clothing. He also was carrying two two-foot long cylinders on his back. He ran or glided, apparently floating across the ground, to a 50 foot wide disc-shaped object hovering five feet above the ground. He jumped in and took off without tilting the saucer. Lights shone from windows or the craft as it flew off faster than a jet. At the site were found numerous pear-shaped footprints 2 inches wide x 4.5 inches in length, with very narrow heels. (Sources: Wichita Evening Eagle, September 8, 1954; Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 677; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-46, citing Sheriff Floyd Hadley & Rev. Albert Baller).

*Sep. 3, 1954 - At 1:00 p.m. many workers in the fields 12 kilometers south of the town of Souk-el-Khemis, Tunisia saw an object apparently made of transparent plastic fly over the houses, stop on its edge, and swing like a pendulum just a few meters above the ground. It made several erratic jumps, then resumed its horizontal position and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 141).

*Sep. 3, 1954 - A dazzling cigar-shaped UFO did loops over Weston, Staffordshire, England at 7:30 p.m. It turned vertical and moved off quickly toward the south. It was absolutely silent during the entire two minutes of the sighting. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3552, citing Gavin Gibbons, The Coming of the Space Ships, p. 60).

*Sep. 3, 1954 - U.S.A.F. Major R. J. Waste and the nine man crew of his B-47 bomber were flying near Dallas, Texas at 4:30 p.m. when they were directed to investigate a UFO. It was a missile shaped object that dogged them for more than an hour, then disappeared. (Sources: UNICAT, case #3, citing Cerny, International UFO Reporter, September 1983, p. 6; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24).

*Sep. 4, 1954 - On this morning in Obersuessbach, Bavaria, Germany between ten and eleven a.m. a schoolteacher and four others sighted a flat circular, silver colored object that had a funny looking rim. The edge of the craft gave them the impression of fringe. It passed over at high speed. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 34).

*Sep. 5, 1954 - Ten witnesses including three police officers saw a disc-shaped object that flew over the city of Graz, Austria from east to west at 9:30 a.m. It came back again 90 minutes later, and was also seen in Bavaria, Germany. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 35).

*Sep. 6, 1954 - Two spheres hovered over Ain Khabbeb, Morocco at 10:30 p.m., attached to each other. With green lines dangling from the attached spheres, they flew off quickly toward the west. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 228).

(109) Sep. 7, 1954 - At 12:30 a.m. three members of the Chovel family saw an orange-red disc with a luminous plume coming from the opposite side of its direction of movement above some railroad tracks in Origny-en-Theirache, Aisne department, France. It changed direction suddenly, rose, then hovered, and finally flew off to the west. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 38; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 73).

*Sep. 7, 1954 - Between Harponville and Contay, Somme department, France two bricklayers, Emile Renard, age 27, and Yves DeGillerboz, age 23, saw a bluish-gray object floating in midair over a field at 7:15 a.m. "It looked like an unfinished haystack, with a plate turned upside down on top of it." When they tried to approach it took off. It had a diameter of ten meters (33 feet), and they noticed it had a kind of door. The observation lasted over three minutes, at which point the object released some smoke as it departed straight up. (Sources: Le Figaro, September 9, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 35; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, pp. 208-209).

*Sep. 7, 1954 - At eight o'clock in the evening three members of the Guibert family in the city of Marseille, France sighted a red luminous spherical object that hovered for 30 seconds, then flew in a complicated course. It was seen through binoculars, and swayed when it turned. The entire sighting lasted seven minutes. (Sources:Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 39; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 73).

*Sep. 8, 1954 - A cigar-shaped object with a glowing underside was seen for 20 minutes in Stafford, England. It traveled in waves, moving every four minutes. It finally turned off light. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 11).

(110) Sep. 9, 1954 - A photograph of three disc-shaped UFOs was taken on this night at 2:20 a.m. by witnesses Gibbons and Ingram in Nelson, New Zealand. It has been rated as a highly reliable unknown. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, November 5, 1954, pp. 5-6; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, pp. 89-92; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 3-30; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 95; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, pp. 13 & 15).

*Sep. 10, 1954 - Mourieras, France. A farmer, Mr. Mazaud was walking home when he was suddenly confronted with a helmeted being of average height who made friendly gestures, then went back into the brush, entered a cigar-shaped object about four meters long, which took off toward Limoges. A few minutes later witnesses in Limoges reported a disc-shaped, red object leaving a bluish trail. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 14, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 40; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 209).

*Sep. 10, 1954 - A metal worker, Marius Dewilde, age 34, came out of his house in Quarouble, France when his dog was barking and saw a dark object sitting on the railroad tracks. He then observed two dwarfs walking toward it. When he tried to stop them, he found himself paralyzed as a strong orange beam of light that was projected at him. The beings were under 1 meter (3.3 feet) tall, bulky, and wore dark diving suits. No faces or arms were visible. Imprints were made by an object, that an engineer estimated must have weighed 30 tons. French police and the French Air Force investigated the case. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 13, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 44; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 209).

*Sep. 12, 1954 - On this afternoon a merchant driving a van near Quarouble, Nord department, France saw a domed disc descend vertically, and then hover near a grove of trees. Several human-looking beings were then seen in front of the craft. When the witness walked toward it, he was hit by a luminous beam of light and paralyzed. The object took off going straight up vertically. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-15 (A1688), citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne, p. 131; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 77-78).

*Sep. 14, 1954 - At 5:00 p.m. over 200 witnesses in St.-Prouant, Vendee department, France watched a cigar or carrot-shaped UFO as it emerged from a cloud, tilted toward the ground, hovered, and then elevated its front end quickly into a vertical position. It emitted vapor from its lower end. Next, a metallic disc-shaped object flew out, spun around the cigar, and then re-entered the mothership. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 23, Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 16; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 44).

*Sep. 14, 1954 - John J. Swain, age 12, was driving a tractor back from his family's fields in Coldwater, Kansas when he saw a little man no bigger than a 5-year-old child a few meters away from him. He had a long nose and long ears and seemed to fly or glide as he moved toward a saucer-shaped craft hovering just two meters above ground. It "opened up" and the creature "popped inside." The craft became luminous and shot out of sight. Unusual traces were found by police. The being was dressed in shiny clothes, and his shoes seemed to have "fins" attached. He carried two cylinders on his back and had long, pointed ears. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 239; Charles Bowen, The Humanoids, p. 53; Lincoln Nebraska Star, late September 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 209).

*Sep. 15, 1954 - At 3:20 a.m. a red disc-shaped object surrounded by a green halo was sighted by a married couple in Roubaix, Nord department, France for 35 seconds. It rose vertically until a point of light, and disappeared when at the zenith. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 49).

(112) Sep. 15, 1954 - On this afternoon in Kadori, Bihar, India a noisy disc-shaped object approximately 20 feet in diameter was sighted by over 800 people, hovering for a few minutes. (Source: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 26; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 45).

*Sep. 15, 1954 - At 8:45 p.m. a red cigar-shaped shaped object reappeared over the town of Bois-en-Ardres, Pas-de-Calais, France and circled the area, giving off a red and white glow. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 49; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 79).

*Sep. 15, 1954 - Driving on a secondary road at around 11:00 p.m. in Feurs, St. Etienne, Loire department, France the witness's car engine quit. Soon a bright saucer-shaped object descended and landed very close to the car. A small being, described as wearing a Hitler-like uniform, ran by the car and was seen by several observers. It ran away from the group of witnesses when they attempted to approach and communicate with him. The craft soon took off. A dog was supposedly excited during the encounter. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3582; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 79).

*Sep. 15, 1954 - A white light suddenly swept the road in front of Roland M., age 19, who was driving in Feyzin, Rhone department, France at 11:30 p.m. He observed that it came from a large, dark object shaped like an ellipse about ten meters above the ground, 50 meters away. It flew away, making a noise like wet fireworks, and throwing magnesium-like sparks. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 29, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 49; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 210).

(113) Sep. 16, 1954 - In Marion, Virginia a radio station transmitter failed as a round shiny UFO passed by the tower. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74).

(114) Sep. 17, 1954 - At 4:45 p.m. a silver bullet-shaped object was seen in the sky by over a thousand people including military witnesses near the Ciampino Airport, ten miles outside of Rome, Italy. It rotated from a horizontal orientation to vertical with the point down. It had an estimated altitude of 2500 feet and a speed of 150-180 miles per hour. It left a luminous vapor trail and was tracked on radar. At the same time in Pitigliano, Italy in Tuscany two hunters, Bacherini and Formiconi, heard a series of detonations and then saw a round white craft moving slowly with lateral oscillation as it advanced. It blew toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 55-57; Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 21).

*Sep. 17, 1954 - At 7:15 p.m. a cigar-shaped object was seen through a 25x telescope and was witnessed by at least 11 people in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome, France. It was black with a luminous tail, and the trail was exceptionally luminous. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 57).

*Sep. 17, 1954 - Between Cenon and Vouneuil, France at 10:30 p.m. Yves David, age 28, met a being in a diving suit who made friendly gestures. The being was very small and had a voice "inhuman and incomprehensible." The witness could not move throughout the encounter. He saw the creature enter a three-meter wide by one-meter tall object sitting on the road, and it took off "like lightning." It cast a greenish light as it did so. (Sources: Le Figaro, September 30, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 58; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 210; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-50 (A0249), citing Aime Michel).

(115) Sep. 18, 1954 - At 5:55 a.m. two control tower operators, a weather forecaster and a weather observer at Kimpo Air Base in Korea watched a round object, like polished aluminum, fly straight and level for 11-13 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3213; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Sep. 18, 1954 - An electrical engineer, out fishing early in the morning on a lake in New Baden, Illinois at 4:10 a.m., watched a glowing rectangular box-shaped object, the size of a car, that flew across the lake and over the trees. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 29).

*Sep. 18, 1954 - At 8:15 p.m. a car being driven by a Mr. Guitta in Casablanca, Morocco was approached from the rear by a small gray, disc-shaped object. It flew over the car at very high speed. The car was then pulled to the left by an unseen force, and this was followed by a blast of cold air. (Sources: Ouranos magazine; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 210; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case #  47).

*Sep. 19, 1954 - At 4:30 p.m. five women in Col du Beal, Puy-de-Dome, France saw a flat gray, metallic disc-shaped object that hovered for 30 seconds, then accelerated rapidly and flew away to the northwest. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 62). 

*Sep. 20, 1954 - A bright light was seen in the east by residents of Oberdorff, France at 9:15 p.m. It came to the ground, lost its brightness, and remained in one spot for approximately 40 seconds. It was reported to be about the size of a small bus, and there was a figure standing in front of it. The object rose and took on the appearance of a red ball. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 23, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 63; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 210).

*Sep. 21, 1954 - Two weathermen with a theodolite watch a delta-shaped object, larger than balloon, maneuver thru sky over Durban, South Africa and ten o'clock in the morning. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 34).

*Sep. 21, 1954 - At one o'clock in the morning in Barstow, California two local policemen, four U.S. Marine Corps police, and a California highway patrolman watched a reddish-orange ball of light giving off sparks. A smaller orange ball of light make a zigzag descent and then hovered. Their sighting lasted a total of 20 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3222; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 34).

(123) Sep. 21, 1954 - In the North Atlantic an airport guard at Santa Maria airport on the Azores Islands, Vitorino Monteiro, sighted a ten foot long x five foot wide pecan-shaped object with a clear glass or plastic nose at 10:45 p.m. It hovered, then landed vertically on four legs 50 feet away, making a hum or whine. The object was light metallic blue in color, and had a single door, with poles or aerials on the nose of the craft. It also had an orange light on the nose. A blond man, 5' 10" tall got out of a door located in the Plexiglas section, and approached the witness and spoke in a strange language. He understood neither Portuguese nor French. Finally, he patted the guard on the shoulder, got back into his craft, hooked up his safety harness, pushed a button, and then took off with the object's nose pointed up. The object then leveled off and climbed vertically. The sighting lasted from two to three minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-52, citing Robert D. Gammell, Project Blue Book).

*Sep. 22, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. red luminous cloud-cigar was seen by three people emitting disc-shaped UFOs in Fontainebleu, France. The object was surrounded by a luminous vapor. The cigar-shaped UFO flew in a manner to avoid a passing airplane. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 66).

(124) Sep. 22, 1954 - In Marshfield, Missouri at eleven o'clock in the morning private pilot J. N. Williams and his friend E. J. Ash observed a thin, translucent tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object as it came down behind some trees. The object appeared to be revolving, and it then tumbled down behind the trees. Marks were found in the dirt at the supposed landing site. The ground was "pulverized" with dirt torn up and small rocks disturbed. Their sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3226; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 178; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Sep. 23, 1954 - At three o'clock in the morning an ovoid-shaped UFO was sighted on Highway N269 in Moussoulens, France. Two human-looking occupants exited the craft, gestured, then re-entered it and the object took off, flying to the north. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3617; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 166).

(125) Sep. 23, 1954 - In Gatlinburg, Tennessee at 9:45 a.m. Dave Owenby sighted two daylight UFOs. The two bright silver, wheel-shaped objects flew from north to south in trail formation for two minutes (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Sep. 23, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. in Le Jou, France the Patient family witnessed the landing of a bright object that gave off a magnesium-like light, a red glow, and a narrow beam of light. It took off again a moment later and followed their car until they reached Fontland. Policemen in Plombieres and several other independent witnesses observed the object as it flew erratically over the area for 60 minutes. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 69; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 210).

*Sep. 23, 1954 - At the same time as the Patient family sighting, Mrs. Vignolles of Lencouacq, France saw a luminous object come down from the sky very rapidly. It made no noise as it landed in a nearby field, next to a church. It took off very fast a few seconds later. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 77; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 211).

*Sep. 24, 1954 - At 9 o'clock in the morning two women, Mrs. Geoffroy and Miss Gazelle Fin, independently witnessed a dark gray disc, six meters in diameter, in a clearing in Becar, near Diges, France.. A man of normal height was standing close to it. He wore dark clothes and some kind of cap. Miss Fin came within 30 meters of the craft and said that it looked like the man was repairing it. Traces were found on the grass. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 28, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 211).

*Sep. 24, 1954 - At 10 o'clock in the morning Cesar Cardoso and three others saw two individuals, 2.5 meters (8.3 feet) tall emerge from a landed craft in Almaseda, near Castelibranco, Portugal. They were dressed in shiny uniforms, and were gathering flowers, shrubs, and other vegetation and putting it in a shiny box. Before they took off they seemed to be inviting the witnesses aboard, but their language was not understood. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 55; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 211).

*Sep. 24, 1954 - Mr. Cisterne lived on the Farm Lachassagne, near Ussel, France. He was driving back to the barn at 11:00 p.m. with his tractor when he saw a luminous object fly very low over him. There were two other witnesses. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 76; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 211).

*Sep. 25, 1954 - A disc-shaped object descended and landed along the banks of the River Marne in Joinville-le-Pont, France at 9:20 p.m. Two humanoids about 1.10 meters tall exited the machine. Their faces were covered with hair. A beam of light paralyzed both of the witnesses, and one of the humanoids approaches the witness with the initials M.P. and tore off his trousers. The short humanoids then boarded their machine, which rose vertically and disappeared at high speed. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 168).

*Sep. 26, 1954 - Hearing her dogs barking and howling at 2:30 p.m., Ms. Lucette Leboeuf of Chabeuil, France saw what first resembled a "scarecrow" in a cornfield. After approaching to within eight feet she saw it to be a "diving suit" of transparent plastic, 3.5 feet high. A little man with large eyes was inside, resembling "a child in a plastic bag, with eyes larger than human eyes." She could see no arms on the creature. When he began waddling toward her she fled. A flat, circular four meter wide disc was seen to rise up making a whistling sound and fly away toward the northeast. An eleven foot wide circle of crushed foliage was found at the site. Ms. Leboeuf was in a state of shock and was in bed for the next two days. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 70; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 211; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 67; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-55, citing Aime Michel).

*Sep. 26, 1954 - A disc-shaped object maneuvered around the sky and then hovered over a radio station on a mountain peak in Col-de-Chat, Savoie department, France at 5:14 p.m. There were 15 witnesses, and the sighting lasted at least 4 minutes. A photograph was taken. (Sources: Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 50; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

*Sep. 26, 1954 - One minute after the radio station sighting a short humanoid in a diver suit was seen by a Mr. Guyard at the Challes Airport in Savoie department, France. The being waddled quickly toward and got into a saucer-shaped craft. A ten-foot circle was found at the landing site. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Foussignargues, France. At "Revety," people on a bus saw a reddish light with a halo come down from the sky at 2:30 a.m.. Later Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roche noticed a softly glowing red object on the ground a short distance from their house, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top." (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 89-90).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Children in Figeac, France saw "a box" and "an unknown man" standing nearby it at 8:40 a.m. The object took off. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 90).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Perpignan, France. A college student saw a circular object on the ground this afternoon. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. The witness was reportedly in a state of shock. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 212).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - A luminous disc-shaped object was observed in Lanta, Haute-Garonne, France at 8 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 92).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Four children in Premanon, France came outside of their home at 8:30 p.m. because their dog was barking furiously. They saw a large object on the ground and a small being they thought was a "ghost" in their yard. Raymond Romand (or Rolland), age 12, threw stones at the intruder. (Sources: Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 116; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 212; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 91-92).

*Sep. 27, 1954 - Two flying cigars were seen in Sauzet, Drome, France at 9:40 p.m. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 92).

*Sep. 28, 1954 - At 9:30 p.m. Georgette Mongot and Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Lartillot in Froncles, France observed a large, bright object oscillate, then land. It changed color and was lost to sight behind some trees. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Aime Michel, Mysterieux Objets celestes, p. 94; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 92).

*Sep. 28, 1954 - At "Le Grand Tertre" in St-Amand-Montrond, France Mr. Mercier, a vintner, observed that someone had stolen grapes from his vineyard. He decided to stay late and catch the "robbers." Around 10:30 p.m. he was amazed when he saw a luminous mass descend from the sky about 50 meters away, and found himself paralyzed while three figures emerged from the light and moved about. He lost consciousness. When he came to his senses, everything had vanished. (Sourced: Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 125; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 93).

*Sep. 28, 1954 - At 11:10 p.m. near St. Nicolas de Redon, France two railroad engineers, Emile Gerard, age 49, and Victor Paroux, age 40, were bringing a locomotive from Nantes to Auray. When they reached "La Butte Rouge" they saw a dark object take off with a purple glow and follow them for 10-15 seconds before veering off. Mr. Paroux was so agitated he had to see a doctor. (Source: Le Parisien, September 30, 1954; Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 112; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212-213; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 93-94).

*Sep. 28, 1954 - At 11:45 p.m. in Albias, Tarn-Garonne department, France a three meter wide disc was seen resting on legs in a field by a single witness. Three beings were seen outside the craft for two minutes. When they reboarded the UFO rose vertically up into the air, then shot away horizontally at high speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #3661, citing J. Sider, p. 173).

*Sep. 29, 1954 - In La Riche, near Tours, France three witnesses in a truck saw a seven-meter long ovoid object on the ground near the road at 1:20 p.m. It rose vertically, then flew off to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 319).

*Sep. 30, 1954 - While driving to work in Dearborn, Michigan Lawrence Cardenas, age 41, a laundry employee, saw 15 strange men wearing dark green uniforms along the side of the road to his right. They had cylinders on their shoulders, tight fitting skullcaps with pointed peaks in front, and heavy goggles. They were of medium height, and a taller man seemed to be their leader and giving them instructions. About 80 meters away from them was a 4-meter high craft with colored lights, flickering on and off. The witness drove away as fast as he could. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 230; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 213).

*Sep. 30, 1954 - At one o'clock in the afternoon in Blanzy, France two bricklayers, Romain de Bastiani, age 21, and Bruno Burato, age 20, witnessed a partially yellow, partially maroon colored cigar-shaped object landed on the ground. They started to approach the three-meter long object when it took off from the ground with a whistling sound. The pointed section of the object was yellow; the rest of the object was reddish-brown. Two foot-like appendages extended to the ground from the fore section. (Source: Le Figaro, October 2, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 94-95). [Note: Vallee incorrectly lists the date as October 1.]

*Sep. 30, 1954 - At 3:30 p.m. in Chereng, France, 10-year old Jean-Claude Delmotte, a school student, saw a three-meter diameter sphere at the edge of some woods, about 300 meters away. It was yellow-orange in color and quite bright. There were landing traces: a circle 1.5 meters in diameter and landing pad imprints 16 cm long. (Sources: La Voix du Nord, October 6, 1954; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 95-96).

*Sep. 30, 1954 - At 4:30 in the afternoon, Georges Gatay, construction supervisor, and seven construction workers in Marcilly-sur-Vienne, France saw a disc at ground level, with a humanoid standing next to it. Both vanished in a very odd manner. Physiological effects in all witnesses. (Sources: Michel Carrouges, Les apparitions de Martiens, pp. 123 & 125; France Soir, October 3, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 213; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 96).

*Sep. 30, 1954 -At sea between Brest and Roven, France on the Atlantic Ocean, the crew of the tanker "Port Lyautey" observed a UFO touch the surface of the sea. It then took off vertically, giving off a red flame before being lost to view. (Source: Le Figaro, October 2, 1954; France Soir, October 3, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 213; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 97).

*Sep. 30, 1954 - Jean Andrieux, a ferry operator in Grand-Couronne, France and another witness, saw a large white sphere at 10:00 p.m. A smaller green sphere accompanied it and hung below, both object remaining stationary above the Seine River for 20 minutes. It eventually flew away to the southwest. Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 213).

*Sep. 30, 1954 - Mr. Celeste Simonutti was returning home at 10:00 p.m. near La Flotte-en-Re, on the Ile de Re, France when he saw a brilliant light and, fearing a fire, rushed to the scene. There he observed a luminous sphere 12 meters in diameter, hovering one meter above the ground. The object changed colors from red to blue, and took off. Two other witnesses also saw it leave. (Source: Sud-Ouest, October 2, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 214; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 98).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - A woman in Dhubri, Assam, India reported to police that she had seen a luminous disc leaving a long trail in the sky. It landed in a field, and then took off again. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 132; Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 169).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - At 1:00 p.m. two bricklayers, Sebastiani and Buratto, approached a cigar-shaped object in Blanzy, Saone-Loire department, France that was sitting on the ground. It was three meters long, 80 cm wide, and it took off from the ground with a whistling sound. The pointed section of the object was yellow, the rest brown. From the fore part, two appendages extended to the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 170).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - At 4:00 p.m. a man and his dog in Bry, Nord department, France were "paralyzed" and frozen in place when a luminous white object dove toward them, then climbed back into the sky. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 171).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - Two young men in Jussey, Haute-Saone department, France saw a luminous white disc moving in the sky at 7:00 p.m. It dove to the ground and two very tall beings, dressed in white, emerged from it and made gestures. The witnesses ran away in fear. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 173; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 104).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - Near St. Jean d'Angely, France two businessmen, Messrs. Estier and Phelippeau, who were driving back from Royan at eight o'clock at night, saw a little man crossing the road in front of their car. When they stopped the car the figure disappeared into the woods. (Sources: Sud-Ouest, October 2, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 174; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 105).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - Mechanic Ernest Delattre, age 19, was riding home on his motor scooter between Lormaison and St-Crepin-Ibouvillers, France at eight o'clock when a brilliantly illuminated egg-shaped object landed on the left side of the road 15 meters away. He saw short, dark shapes "like potato bags" moving about the object. He sped up, saw the object, the size of a small bus, taking off while its color changed from orange to blue and then to grayish-blue. The witness fainted while telling his story. Two persons in neighboring villages independently reported observing the object. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 215; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 104). [Note: Vallee lists the date as October 2nd but Figuet & Ruchon believe the correct date is October 1st.]

*Oct. 1, 1954 - At 8:30 p.m. several inhabitants of St-Michel-sur-Meurthe, France saw a cigar-shaped object in the sky with very bright white lights fly towards the north. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 106).

*Oct. 1, 1954 - In Branges, near Louhans in Saone-et-Loire department, France. While coming home at night around 10:00 p.m., Gilbert Prudent and one other witness saw a lighted object on the side of the road. It had a flat section and a sort of large "mushroom" on top (domed disc). As he approached it, the object became dark and took off vertically with a soft whistling sound. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 214, case 175; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 105).

*Oct. 1,1954 - Returning home from work in Bergerac, Dordogne department, France fireman Jean Dufix, age 26, saw an oval light in the sky at 10 o'clock. He first took it to be a shooting star, but later he was alarmed when his yard looked to be ablaze. Rushing outside, he saw a disc rise from the ground with a whistling sound. It flew off, became luminous again, and then shot off at a fantastic speed. His neighbor, Jean Labonne, age 61, also saw the disc resting on three legs in the yard. They estimated the disc was three meters (10 feet) in diameter. (Sources: Le Figaro, October 6, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings , p. 214, case 176).

*Oct. 2, 1954 -In Levroux, France two single women (Janicki and Lacotte) independently reported to police that a luminous disc about three meters in diameter had flown very low over their village of Cerisier. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 215; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 106).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - Two creatures were seen on the ground in Jonches, France. Two hours later a luminous red object was observed at the same spot, at a very low altitude. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 215; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 107).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - In the immediate vicinity of the sighting on the day before (October 1) in Louhans, France, Mr. Nicolas saw a domed disc on the ground at 2:30 a.m. between the road and the railroad tracks. Through some openings in the object a strong yellow light shone. (Sources: Bourgogne Republicaine, October 3, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 109; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 215).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - At 10:00 o'clock in the morning several people in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome department, France saw a luminous, metallic object oscillating in the sky, then fly off rapidly to the north-northwest. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 107).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - In Vichy, Allier department, France at 6:30 p.m., bus passengers observed a luminous object rapidly traverse the sky flying in the direction of Cote St.-Amand. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 107).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. in Poncey-sur-Lignon and the region of Cote-d'Or, France several persons observed a huge cigar-shaped luminous object that flew silently to the east. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 107).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. in Croix d’Epine, Oise department, France Ernest Delattre, age 19, a mechanic, was riding home on his motor scooter when a brilliantly illuminated egg-shaped object landed on the left side of the road 15 meters away. He saw some short, dark shapes, “like potato bags” moving about the object. He sped up, then saw the object, which was the size of a small bus, take off. During the ascent the object's color changed from orange to blue. The object was observed by two other witnesses. As an additional note, Mr. Delattre fainted while telling his story (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-65 (A0267); Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 215).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - At 10:00 p.m. in Bergerac, Dordogne department, France a luminous mushroom-shaped object was seen in the garden by J. Labonne, who described it as "constructed of plexiglass." Three meters away moved a short shadowy figure that "slid over to the machine." The object rose into the sky, leaving behind a luminous trail. There were three imprints found in the ground and some black mushrooms. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0268).

*Oct. 2, 1954 - Near La Rochelle, France at 11:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Guillemoteau saw a red glowing round object, five meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high, hovering for several minutes one meter above the ground. The UFO then rose vertically. Oily marks were found at the spot. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 131; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 216; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 110). [Note: Vallee lists the date as October 3rd, but Figuet & Ruchon believe this is in error and that October 2nd is the correct date].

*Oct. 2, 1954 - At 11:45 p.m. Messrs. Domant and Gilcher saw a disc-shaped UFO in a field in Guebling, France. It was emitting a weak green glow. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 105; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 215).

*Oct. 3, 1954 - There are 84 UFO and humanoid reports recorded in UFOCAT 2009 for this day. There is one from India, one from Lebanon, one from Quebec, one from Switzerland, two each from England and Italy, and three from Austria. The rest are from France, which appears to be at the center of this massive wave of UFO sightings. Click on map to see the distribution of European reports. Below are some of the more interesting reports for this day:

*Oct. 3, 1954 - Angelo Girardo, age 55, a stockyard employee, was going to work in Bressuire, France at dawn when he saw a circular craft with a three-meter diameter and a small figure wearing a diving suit, standing close by. The object took off at a fantastic speed. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 215, case # 182; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 111).

*Oct. 3, 1954 - Between Rue and Quend, France on Route D27, near the village of Vron, Rene Coudette and B. Devoisin were riding bicycles with a third witness when they saw an orange object, shaped like a beehive, on the road ahead of them. A small strange "man" wearing a diving suit, about 0.9 meters (3 foot) tall, was standing close to it. When they got within 70 meters of it, the object took off very fast. Less than three hours later, the same or a similar orange object chased a car down a road in Quend for eight kilometers, then flew away toward the sea. The witness was a butcher named Georges Galant. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, pp. 118, 116; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 216, case # 183).

*Oct. 3, 1954 - At 7:20 p.m. the crowd at a fair in Chereng, France saw a luminous object arrive very fast in the sky, stop in flight, emit sparks, and come down to ground level. As witnesses rushed to the spot it took off again. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 113; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 216, case # 184).

*Oct. 3, 1954 - At 10:45 p.m. a circular craft was seen by Mr. Jean Allary, age 22, while riding a motorcycle between Montmoreau and Villebois Lavalette, France. It seemed to be gliding over the ground. It showed luminous spots and became completely illuminated when it took off. It was about 1.2 meters high. Grass was found flattened and scorched over an area seven meters across. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 216, case # 186; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 114).

*Oct. 3, 1954 - Near La Rochelle, France at 11:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Guillemoteau saw an object, five meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high, hovering for several minutes one meter above the ground. The UFO then rose vertically. Oily marks were found at the spot. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 131; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 216, case # 187).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - There are 41 UFO and humanoid reports on this date in UFOCAT, including six CE-III reports. One report is from Tel Aviv, Israel and one of the humanoid reports is from Salta, Argentina. The rest are from France, which was at the center of a massive wave of UFO sightings. Below are summaries of some of the more interesting cases. Click on map to see the distribution of European cases.

*Oct. 4, 1954 - An object was said to have landed in the yard of Mr. Montagne, a railroad employee, in Limoges, France. (Sources: France-Soir, October 7, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 216, case # 188).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Andre Garcia and Andre Darzais were driving a truck between Lagrasse and Villemagne and were near the village of Lezignan, France when they saw a luminous object coming slowly to the ground. It measured about 10 meters in diameter and took off with a burst of light. (Sources: France-Soir, October 7, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 189).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Mr. Garreau, a farmer in Chaleix, France, saw an object the size of a carriage land in his field. Two men of normal height emerged through a sliding door. They wore khaki overalls and were of European type. They shook hands with the witness and said some thing like: "Paris? Nord?" (According to another version they spoke indistinct words.) They gave a pat on the back to Mr. Garreau's dog and took off at an amazing speed. (Sources: Liberation, October 7, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 190).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - At 8:10 a.m. Mr. Lacambre, a forester, saw a little man or dwarf in a streambed 200 meters from his house in St-Perdoux, Lot, France. The being wore a wide leather belt or girdle, boots, and a tunic. He put water in a bottle, and some pebbles in a belt pouch; he then rose up into air and vanished. The creature had two pear-shaped boxes under his arms that may have assisted his ascent. Footprints were found at the site. (Source: Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 116-117).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop in the evening in Tregon, France. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seemed to have been the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, and emitting light. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 139; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 191).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Montceau-les-Mines, France. At 6:30 p.m. about 20 people, among them Remy Gaudicourt of Sanvignes, saw a circular, luminous object rise vertically from the vicinity of the railroad tracks. There were no traces found. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 138; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 192; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 118).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - Villers-le-Tilleul, France. Ten year old Bertiaux saw an object at 6:40 p.m. "like a tent" with an unknown man nearby. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 193).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - On a road in Lessard-le-National, France at 7:20 p.m., a silver cigar-shaped object stopped in a vertical position when illuminated by car headlights. Landing traces found nearby. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 319).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. a six-meter in diameter red, round, domed object, hovered 10-12 meters above the ground in Taupignac, France. Four little men, one meter tall (3.3 feet) exited. As the three male witnesses approached they quickly entered the object. The domed disc changed color from blue to orange and then to red, and made no noise as it took off. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 159).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Fourneret, a housewife, ran away as an orange, circular object 3 meters in diameter that swung in midair and landed near her farm in Poncey-sur-Lignon, France. When Messrs. Girardot and Vincent arrived with rifles, they found that the earth had been "sucked up" over a quadrilateral area. Francois Bouiller confirmed he had seen a luminous object in flight. Extensive investigation by French Air Force and police. (Sources: Liberation, October 7, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 134; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 71; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 217, case # 194).

*Oct. 4, 1954 - At 10:00 p.m. Mr. Henry Leherisse, age 23, in Megrit, France saw two shadows moving about inside a flat luminous, metallic, three-meters wide object, that hovered 50 meters above his garage. (Source: newspaper clipping, October 7, 1954; Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 122).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - There are 43 UFO reports recorded for this date in UFOCAT, including nine close encounters. Five reports are from North Africa, one each from Germany and Italy, and the rest are from France, which was at the center of a massive wave of UFO sightings. Below are summaries of some of the more interesting cases. Click on map to see the distribution of European cases.

*Oct. 5, 1954 - Roverbello, Italy. A red clad being who spoke an unknown language approached a fisherman. It quickly left when the witness called to his wife. (Source: Newspaper clipping, October 7, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 195, citing Quincy).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - Loctudy, France. At 4:00 a.m. a baker, Mr. P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular and about three meters in diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval-shaped face, covered with hair, and big eyes "as large as raven eggs." The short being touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf then went away and the object took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 196).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - An Egyptian military officer in Behnay, Egypt photographed a "rotating saucer." (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 232).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m., east of Le Mans, France on Route N23, some Renault employees were going to work when they saw by the road a luminous object on the ground and felt a prickling sensation and a form of paralysis. The glowing UFO emitted a burst of green light and flew away, very low over the fields. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 197).

*Oct. 5, 1954 -Mertrud, France. A road crew member, Mr. Narcy, saw an object near the road between Voillecomte and La Neuville at 7:15 a.m. In a report to the police, he stated he saw a hairy dwarf wearing an orange tight fitting jacket climb aboard the craft, which consisted of a cigar-shaped section under a flat disk. Between the two sections was a kind of porthole through which the entity entered the object. Traces were found at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 198).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - In Wassy, France a golden-orange sphere with a dome on top plunged to the ground and bounced several times across a field this morning. The witness, Mr. G. Oldut, saw a one-meter tall dwarf emerge and then re-enter the craft. It rose up into the sky and disappeared. (Source: Paris Radar, October 17, 1954; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: A Catalogue of Humanoid Reports).

Oct. 5, 1954 - At 11:45 a.m. in Bordeaux, France, five people saw two bright metallic discs fly over a factory. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 125).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - Ten kilometers from Beaumont, France several people saw an flying object coming toward them and getting brighter at 3:45 in the afternoon. When it was about 150 meters away they felt "a strange sensation" and found themselves unable to move. The object left a smell compared to that of nitrobenzene. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 218, case # 199).

*Oct. 5, 1954 - A farmer saw a humanoid occupant inside a UFO on this evening in Cote du Nord, France. (Source: Jimmy Guieu, Fying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 195; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 217).

*Oct. 6, 1954 - On this evening Mr. and Mrs. Laroche from Paris saw a fiery sphere land near Chantonnay, Monchamps, France. At 9:30 p.m. near the military barracks in La Fere, France some soldiers saw a strange torpedo-shaped object on the ground 300 meters away. As one of them approached the craft, which stood about 80 cm high, he found himself paralyzed.  Finally, at 10:30 p.m. two women, Mrs. Salabrino and her adult daughter, saw a whitish light in the western sky in Villers-le-Lac, France. It seemed to slowly approach the ground, and was later seen between the railway station and the bridge 100 meters away from their house. When it moved, a very bright light was visible under its dark mass. It gave off a flow of sparks and rose, hovered for a moment, and then flew away rapidly. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 200-201; (3) Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 138).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Beruges, France. A farmer, Edouard Thebault, age 31, awoke at 4:15 a.m. to see a luminous object, two or three meters in diameter, emitting a beam of light that swept the countryside. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 219, case # 205; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 129).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - St.-Jean-d'Asse, France. Mr. Alexandre Tremblay, a café owner, was driving on Route N138 at 6:20 a.m. when he saw an intense, blue light coming toward him. The object producing it was a one-meter long cigar, red and blue in color. The engine and headlights of his vehicle died. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 220, case # 207; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 129-130).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Hennezis, France. At 6:30 p.m. Claude and Francoise Lanssellin, ages 10 and 9, witnessed the landing of a luminous, red object. It was shaped like a half egg (sliced lengthwise), They saw two occupants who looked like normal men. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219, case # 203; Jimmy Guieu, Black Out sur les Soucoupes Volantes, pp. 199-202; Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 182; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 132-133).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Plozevet, France. Early in the day the crew of several fishing boats at sea saw a luminous, orange-colored object over the coast, apparently surrounded by dense smoke. Villagers in Plozevet saw the same object and stated independently that it came within 10 meters of the ground, then flew away to the southeast. (Sources: France-Soir, October 9, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 219, case # 204; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 131).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Two red mushroom-shaped objects, six feet in diameter, landed this morning in Mendionde, France. Two little men, 2.5 feet tall stood beside it, speaking an unknown language and gesticulating to the witness to come closer. However, when he did they shut the door in his face, and the UFO took off straight up. The grass at the site was crushed and turned yellow. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1689).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Jettingen, France. At dawn a railroad employee, Rene Ott, saw a mushroom-shaped object three meters in diameter, in a field three meters away from Route N16 and one meter above the ground. A luminous rectangle, like a door, was seen on the side. It took off and flew about five meters over the head of the witness, following him to the next village. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 143; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 219, case # 206).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Monteux, France. At 2:30 p.m. Rene Margaillon, a farmer, was traveling between Monteux and Althen-des-Paluds when saw a metallic object that had landed in a field. It was hemispherical, about 2.5 meters in diameter. The witness gasped for air and felt "paralyzed." (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 145; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 220, case # 208; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 131).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - A red ovoid object was seen in Eurre, Drome, France at 7 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 133).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Marcel Guyot was coming home from work at 7:30 p.m. near the village of St.-Etienne-sous-Barbuise, France, and his son Jacques followed the same road 10 minutes later. Both saw three objects on the ground at a railroad crossing that gave off a bright white light. One was circular, the other two were cigar-shaped. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 146; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 220, case # 209).

*Oct. 7, 1954 - Mr. Sebelli saw an object land in the village of Bompas, France shortly before midnight. He called his neighbors, and they observed the departure of the craft. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 146; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 220, case # 210).

*Oct. 8, 1954 - Mr. Ghaseme Fili, of Amireah Street, Teheran, Iran was on the balcony of the second floor of his house at 2:30 a.m. when he saw a luminous, white flying object stop in mid-air, only 20 meters away from him. Lights shone from the rear and the sides of the craft, and inside there was a small man dressed in black, wearing a mask or breathing apparatus that resembled the trunk of an elephant. "I was standing with both hands on the bar of my balcony, looking with astonishment at this strange object, when I suddenly felt as though I were being drawn up toward the object by a magnet." Mr. Fili cried out in terror and woke up his neighbors. The object shot straight up, emitting sparks, and it was lost to sight almost immediately. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 220, case # 211).

*Oct. 8, 1954 - At 9:15 p.m., on the road to Boulogne in Pas de Calais department, France a bluish domed disc-shaped object dove toward the ground, became white and then flew away. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 212).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - A mailman in Huy, Belgium saw a cigar-shaped object land. Two silhouettes "approximately human" in appearance were seen on board the craft. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 213).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Between Montaren and Serviers, France, 1 kilometer from "Le Mas Blanc," Dr. Fabre, Mr. Court, and six others saw an orange oval object oscillating in midair. It was very bright and "fiery," and came very low to the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 214).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Some men out hunting in Dreux, France saw a luminous sphere take off from a field and fly toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 215).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - In Soubran, France several local people saw a luminous, spherical object land in a pasture. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 216).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - In Rinkerode, Germany Willi Hoge, a projectionist, was returning home in the evening when he saw four occupants of an object that had descended to ground level 70 meters from the road he was on. Seeing a blue light at first, he thought that an airplane had made an emergency landing. However, the cigar-shaped object was wingless. There were four humanoid beings wearing some type of rubber coveralls working under it. They were about 1.2 meters tall and had very large chests and oversized heads; their legs were short and thin. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 217).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Near the Landeforet pool in Beauvain, France Christopher Carette saw a fiery sphere flying at treetop level for ten seconds. It had a protuberance or dome on top, and was estimated to be about 4 meters in diameter. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 152; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 221, case # 218).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - As he was driving near Carcassonne, France at around 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, Jean Bertrand saw a bright, metallic sphere ahead on the road. The top half appeared to be made of transparent plastic, and two humanlike figures were seen standing inside. It took off quickly, flying away to the east. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 145; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 221-222, case # 219).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Pournoy-la-Chetive, France. Four children--Gilbert Calda, age 12; Daniel Hirsch, age 9; J. P. Hirsch, age 5; and Robert Maguin, age 16--were roller skating at 6:30 p.m. when they saw a luminous object near the cemetery. It was round, about 2.5 meters in diameter, on stood on three legs. A dwarf, about 1.2 meters tall, dressed in black, having a face covered with hair and large eyes, came out and shone a blinding light at them. It said something in an unknown language. The children ran away, but looked back in time to see the object flying away high in the sky. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 222, case # 220).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Mr. Barrault was riding his bicycle in Lavoux, France at seven o'clock in the evening when he suddenly saw a figure in a diving suit aiming a double beam of light at him. The individual had boots without heels and very bright eyes. It walked along the road for about a minute and then went into the forest. The witness was paralyzed and was unable to movethroughout the incident. The entity had a hairy chest and two lights, one above the other, in front of him. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 222, case # 221).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - Briatexte, France. At 8:30 p.m. on Route N631 at "La Caiffe," a technician named J. P. Mitto was returning from Toulouse with two other friends when they saw two small figures cross the road in front of their car and jump into a pasture. The beings were about the height of 11-year-old children and crossed only five meters in front of them. Stopping immediately, the witnesses saw a large convex disc take off vertically. It was about six meters in diameter, orange in color, and was literally "sucked up" into the sky. Brown oily spots were found at the landing site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 222, case # 222).

*Oct. 9, 1954 - In Beirut, Lebanon at 10:15 p.m. the local company representative of a German firm, Max Favell, saw an white flying object land. It took off vertically, spinning, and was lost from sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 222, case # 223).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - On or about this day a large group of farmers in Mahallat, Iran witnessed a luminous hemispherical object land. It emitted multi-colored beams of light. The central part of the object appeared to be metallic. The object suddenly shot straight up and was soon gone from sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case # 224, citing Gordon Creighton).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - In Epoisses, France between Epoisses and Toutry, Daniel Grapin and Francois Bolatre, topographers, saw a luminous sphere 3.5 meters in diameter on the ground near Route N454. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case # 225, citing Quincy).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - Quarouble, France. A second landing with occupants was witnessed here by Marius Dewilde and his four-year-old son. A disc, six meters in diameter and about one meter tall, landed again on the railroad tracks. Seven little men emerged and spoke in an unknown language. The craft then vanished without noise or smoke. Traces larger than the first, and symmetrical, were observed. Dewilde refused to report the case to the authorities. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case # 226).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m. Roger Thiriet, jailer in the Ecouvres detention center, was riding his motorcycle in Charmes-la-Cote, France when he suddenly saw an aluminium colored object shaped like a plate, with a dome on top and two portholes. It was about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It took off immediately. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case # 227).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - A math professor, Mr. Bon, observed a silvery disc about seven meters in diameter rise silently from a point about 250 meters to the side of the road in St-Germain-de-Livet, France. Spinning, it dove towards the ground from an altitude of about 800 meters, then flew off horizontally at a dizzying speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case # 228).

*Oct. 10, 1954 - At Saillat-sur-Vienne, France Mssr. Roger Gayout and his family saw a very bright object come very close to the ground just after dark. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 162; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223-224, case # 229).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 1:30 a.m. farmers in Doncourt-Village, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France were awakened by a whistling sound and saw a flat object land near the woods. It soon rose up vertically very fast, and flew away. The ground was found calcified. Soil samples were taken by the police for analysis. (Sources: Figaro, October 13, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224, case # 230).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 3:00 a.m. two men riding motorcycles near Acquigny, Eure, France saw a bell-shaped craft about 2.5 meters tall while it hovered just a meter above the Evreux-Louviers railroad line. The lower part was ringlike, and the object gave off reddish and greenish sparks. A burst of orange light was seen as it jumped about 10 meters high, then it remained motionless for about one hour. During this time a third witness joined the first two. The UFO ultimately brightened and flew away toward the east. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 162; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224, case # 231).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - In Fonfrede, near Chambon Feugerolles, Loire, France, Baptiste Jourdy, who was making the daily collection of milk at 4:15 a.m., was suddenly stopped as the engine and headlights of his truck died. He got out and saw a light above him. After it crossed the road, the truck headlights came back on again and he was able to restart his truck. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 157; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224, case # 232).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 4:20 a.m. in Lacanche, Côte-d'or, France Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about two meters in size. It stayed within 25 meters of his car. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 158; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 224, case # 233).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 4:30 a.m. in Sassier, near La Carie, Nievre, France two men, Messrs. Gallois and Vigneron, were driving from Clamecy to Corbigny when they felt an "electric shock" at the same time their car headlights died. They then saw a craft in a pasture 50 meters away. It was cylindrical and fairly thick in shape. Three dwarf humanoids were standing close by. No light was seen, except a small, reddish point of light. Both witnesses were paralyzeduntil the craft left. A third witness, Mr. Chaumeau, had seen a lighted object fly over the woods at La Carie, France. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 158; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 224-225, case # 234; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 52).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At dawn Ms. Anny Pracht, her sister Roselyne, and two other witnesses in Heimersdorf, Haut-Rhin, France saw a luminous object on the ground. It became fiery red in color and flew away when they came near. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 162; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 225, case # 235).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - In Bauquay, Calvados, France a large red object was seen at dawn flying very fast at treetop level while local cattle panicked. There were three witnesses. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 159; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 225, case # 236).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At five o'clock in the morning in Lavarande, Algeria a large disc flew very low over a road and scared two truck drivers, Messrs. Gaston Breau and Amoura, who stopped their gasoline truck and ran away into some fields while the object flew on toward Medea in silence. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 225, case # 237; France Soir, October 17, 1954).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 6:40 p.m. horses panicked and ran when a bluish yellow saucer approached them to within 20 meters in Bremondans, Doubs, France. A figure was seen for two minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3872, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 196).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. three men driving near Taupignac, Charente-Maritime, France at 7:30 p.m. got out of their car to observe an intense red sphere in the sky. Then they discovered a round machine with a dome, 6 meters in diameter, giving off a yellow-red light, only 200 meters away from them at 10 m altitude. It was motionless and silent. It suddenly moved horizontally for a short distance and landed behind a woods. Two witnesses went closer and saw four dwarfs, one meter tall, who seemed busy with the machine. The creatures rushed inside when the witnesses arrived within 15 m. The witnesses was blinded by a sudden burst of light blue, then orange, then red, and the object took off vertically at fantastic speed. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 225, case # 238; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 468).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 9:50 p.m. four persons in Birac, Charente, France--among them Julia Juste, Maria Barbeau, and Marion Le Tanneur, of Jarnac--saw two luminous spheres flying in the same direction. Having stopped and maneuvered in midair, the larger one took on a deep red color, turned to an intense white light with a red aura, and both landed. Witnesses did not wait around to investigate further. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 160; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 225-226, case # 239; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 2).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 10:00 p.m. in Montbazens, Herault, France a round craft, four meters in diameter, landed in a pasture. It gave off a powerful red light and took off with extreme acceleration when witnesses (garage owner Mr. Carriere and son; farmer Mr. Gardelle, shoemaker Mr. Ginestre, and two others) came close to it. Mr. Gardelle felt an electric shock. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 162; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 240).

*Oct. 11, 1954 - At 11:00 p.m. a luminous, mushroom-shaped saucer made fast, silent maneuvers over La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee, France. A Mrs. Drouillard was the single witness. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: October, p. 48).

*Oct. 12, 1954, Mamora Forest, Morocco - A French engineer driving to Port Lyautey in the afternoon saw a dwarf about 1.2 meters in height enter an object which soon took off. The little man was wearing silver coveralls. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 241).

*Oct. 12, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a farmer, Mr. Beuc, saw a small pilot enter an object in Orchamps, France. The UFO then glided over the road for 30 meters and then rose rapidly. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 167; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 242).

*Oct. 12, 1954 - On this evening a railroad employee, Mr. Laugere, saw a metallic looking torpedo-shaped craft on the ground near a gas/oil tank in Montlucon, France. An hairy humanoid was standing nearby, emitting sounds that were not understood. The witness went to get his friends, but the thing had disappeared in the meantime. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 167; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 243).

*Oct. 12, 1954 - Jan Marty, age 42, a mechanic, was in his shop in Leguevin, France at 10:30 p.m. when he saw a luminous disc-shaped object land. It was about 6.5 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters thick. He tried to approach it, but the craft rose vertically and silently at an amazing speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 244).

*Oct. 12, 1954 - Ste.-Marie d'Herblay, France. At 10:30 p.m. Gilbert Lelay, age 13, saw a phosphorescent cigar-shaped UFO in a pasture and a man standing near it, wearing a gray suit, boots, and a gray hat. He held a flashing sphere and told Gilbert in French not to touch it. He went back inside the craft, which flew in loops and then vanished. (Sources: Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 103; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 226, case # 245).

*Oct. 12, 1954, Dompierre-les-Tilleuls, France - Mr. Vielle, a businessman, was on Route N471 between Frasnes and Pontarlier on this night when he saw a circular flying craft that gave off a yellowish and a purple light. Losing altitude, the craft came very close to the ground, changed its course to southwest, and then rose again in the sky. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 167; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 227, case # 246).

*Oct. 12, 1954 - Roger Ramond, a night watchman, saw a great light and noticed an oval object land 300 meters away in Vielmur, France. It looked like a fiery orange ball, illuminated the vineyard for nearly 3 hours, then assumed a vertical position, rose slowly, hovered 30 meters above the ground for a few seconds, and took off at fantastic speed. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 168; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 227, case # 247).

(135) Oct. 13, 1954 - At 10:05 a.m. a weather observer in Nouasseur, French Morocco, following a balloon in his theodolite, saw a round, flat, silver object fly straight and level. (Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns)

*Oct. 13, 1954 - At 4:30 p.m. in Graulhet, Tarn department, France, numerous witnesses consistently reported that a white object flew southward at full speed without leaving a vapor trail and then exploded. At the same time a circular object, much smaller and silvery, seemed to spurt out of the mass of debris and continue straight toward the south. The burst of fragments scattered throughout the sky and fell gently down like shreds of paper or cloth. The debris, which resembled silvery filaments clinging together like cobwebs, "wilted away" when handled. This volatile "angel hair" dropped by UFOs, usually in the month of October, has been described many times since 1947. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 170).

*Oct. 13, 1954 - Three hours later at 7:30 p.m. in Crocq, France, at Donjon de Montlaur, J. Dubois and four other witnesses saw a round craft maneuver, giving off a blinding light. It had some openings or portholes, and seemed to come down and land far away from them. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 227, case # 248).

*Oct. 13, 1954 - On that same night at 7:35 p.m. Messrs. Olivier and Perano and a third man in Bourrasole, France saw a reddish disc about 4 meters in diameter with a small humanoid close by. The being stood about 1.2 meters (5 feet) tall, and was wearing a diving suit. "His head was large with respect to the rest of the body and he had two enormous eyes. The suit was bright and shiny like glass." The Disc was surrounded by a sort of misty glow. One of the witnesses came within 20 meters of it and found himself paralyzed. The craft took off, throwing the man who stood closest to the ground, and rose into the sky very fast. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 227, case # 249).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 12:15 a.m. five kilometers north of Nimes, France Mr. & Mrs. Dupuy saw an object shaped like a rugby ball resting on crutch-like landing gear. It was lit by a greenish light and had three portholes. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 159-160, citing Le Provencal,  October 15, 1954).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 3:40 a.m. a brilliant, yellow machine in the shape of a mushroom, two meters in height and four meters in diameter, descended rapidly and was seen resting on some railroad tracks in Saint-Pierre-Halte, France by a baker's assistant from Calais. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 160, citing La Croix, October 16, 1954; Aime Michel, A Propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 220; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 180; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230--who lists the date as Oct. 15).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - Several witnesses including one named Chasseurs in Saint-Ambroix, Gard department, France saw seven small beings flee into a phosphorescent object when they were approached. It took off immediately. It is claimed that "unknown seeds" were found at the site. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 250; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 104). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - Shamsabad, Iran. At 6:30 a.m. a man coming out of his house saw a luminous object resembling a bright star. When he approached, he observed that it was a 5-meter long object, next to which a "short young man" was standing on a circular piece of metal, laughing at the witness's terrified expression. The witness was 20 meters away when the craft took off at unbelievable speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 251). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 3:30 p.m. in Erchin Wood in Lewarde, Nord department, France Casimir Starovski, a miner, met a strange being of small height and bulky figure with large slanted eyes. Its body was covered with fur. Its nose was flat, and it had thick lips. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 143; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, case # 252; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0301) 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 6:15 p.m. a municipal employee, Jose Casella, was riding home in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes department, France when he suddenly found in front of him on the road an oval-shaped aluminum object about 5.5 m in diameter, 1 m high. As he applied the brakes, the object took off at very high speed. Sev- eral persons confirmed the sighting. The disk was gray, supported a dome, and emitted a soft whistle. It took off when Casella was only six meters away. (Sources: Paris Presse, October 21, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 253; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 160-161, citing Jimmy Guieu, Black-out sur les Soucoupes Volantes, p. 219).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At dusk, around 6:00 p.m., a farmer in Angles, Vendee department, France saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several other persons in Angles also observed the scene. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 254).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 6:30 p.m. a grocer and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. Vitre, inhabitants of the village of Chevigny-en-Valiere, together with some farmers, watched a fast luminous disc-shaped UFO maneuver and change colors over Rte. D111 in Meursanges, Cote-d'or department, France.  (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 173; Aime Michel, A Propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 211).

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At around 7:00 p.m. Messr. Duvivier, a farmer in Meral, Mayenne department, France observed an orange sphere land and he walked out to approach it. When he got close he found it was shaped like a flattened dome, 5.5 meters in diameter, and it gave off a blinding light, which illuminated the countryside for about 200 meters. It was also transparent, and a dark figure could be seen inside. After remaining at ground level for 10 minutes it left by flying to the north, while a bright cloudy misty material fell slowly to the ground at the site. When the witness arrived home he found his clothes were covered with a white film of adhesive substance, not unlike paraffin wax. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 174; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 255; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 97; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 31). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - Just after dark, around 7:00 p.m., in Saint-Germain-du-Bois, Saone-et-Loire department, France Mr. Lonjarret observed a luminous circular orange object on the ground near a corn field off of highway D91. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 256, citing Quincy; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 24). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - In Chazey Wood, south of Gueugnon, Saone-et- Loire department, France at 7:30 p.m. Messrs. Jeannet and Garnier saw a reddish fireball fly low over their car as their engine and headlights died. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 257).

*Oct. 14, 1954  - Again in Chazey Wood, Saone-et-Loire department, France a short time later, Andre Cognard, who was coming from Gueugnon, was blinded by a light from a luminous disc-shaped object as it flew low over his car. The projected light beam was so bright and blinding that he was forced to stop his car. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 258; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 163-164). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - Between Saint-Romain-sous-Gourdon and les Brosses-Tillots, Saone-et-Loire department, France Mr. B. saw a circular craft shaped like an upside-down plate just after dark. At the same time, the engine on his motorcycle stalled. After watching for some time, he pushed the motorcycle down the road, where it could be restarted. In the same area an engineer also saw a luminous object coming down rapidly. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 259; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3919; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 128). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 8:10 p.m. on the road between Thieulloy-la-Ville and Beauvais, Somme, France Mr. Covemacker saw an object fly over his car as the headlights died. It went on toward the north, seemingly following a train. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 259). 

*Oct. 14, 1954 - At 8:50 p.m. an engineer, Mr. G. Mouillon from Genelard, was driving between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines, Saone-et-Loire, France when he witnessed an enormous luminous object that descended toward the ground without any noise. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 166). 

*Oct. 15, 1954 – Near the community swimming pool in Saint-Assiscle, Perpignan, France Damien Figueres, age 56, was walking with his dogs when a red luminous sphere landed 30 meters away. A humanoid being in a diving suit got out and walked around it. The dogs barked at him. The being then boarded the craft and it flew away in silence. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 229, case # 261; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 120).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – In Boaria, Italy a farmer was leading his cows to a pond when he suddenly saw an object fly over his house. The cows panicked and ran away, knocking a girl to the ground, while the object emitted a burst of light. The farmer ran to the house and then fainted. Three other persons saw the craft depart. It was dark in color but surrounded by short blue and yellow flames. It was egg-shaped, flew at 15 meters above the ground, and emitted intense heat. The little pond was found desiccated, and haystacks caught fire as it flew over while the cattle suffered burns. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 229-230, case # 262).

Oct. 15, 1954 – In Luino, Italy an ovoid object made a pass over a range of trees; two of the trees caught fire. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 264).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – On this afternoon in Po-di-Gnocca, Italy farmers saw a disc-shaped object land, then take off vertically. At the site was found a deep crater about 6 m in diameter. Poplar trees were partially burned. Official investigation. (Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 181; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 265).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – At 7:50 p.m. at the Courbessac Airfield in Nimes, France a yellow, cigar-shaped object with brilliant portholes, 30 m long, 6 m diameter, was seen on the ground. Figures with helmets covering their heads could be seen inside. A sort of haze was observed at both ends of the craft. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 266).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – On this night Ms. Pat Hennessey ran away when she saw an object land on the road near Chalkwell Park, Southend, Essex, England. It had vanished silently when she looked back. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 267).

(137) Starting on Oct. 15, 1954 and for the next two nights, fifty objects with illuminated bottoms were seen flying very fast in a V-formation on successive nights over Kingfisher, Oklahoma at around 8:45 p.m. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3269; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – A steelworker in Isbergues, France observed a luminous sphere land in the countryside on this night. After landing it then emitted lights of various colors. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 181; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 268).

*Oct. 15, 1954 – While driving at night in Fouesnant, France truck driver Rene Le Viol saw a flat craft, -shaped like an inverted plate, fly very low toward the sea. A second disc followed shortly afterward. Both emitted a red glow. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 269).

*Oct. 15, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a cigar-shaped object landed in Saint Privat, Vallongue, Lozere department, France. It took off vertically making a whistle sound and blazing red in color. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 107).

*Oct. 15, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a fireball was seen by two witnesses driving in a car as it zig-zagged over the N68 highway between Niffer and Kembs, France. It headed off to the southeast toward the Rhine River. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182).

*Oct. 16, 1954 – On or about this date a UFO landed in Thin le Moutiers, France only thirty meters away from a woman, who promptly fainted. Following the incident the witness suffered from a skin condition that she linked to the encounter. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: the UFO Enigma, p. 53; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 231, case #271).

*Oct. 16, 1954 – In Cier-de-Riviere, France Guy Puyfourcat, age 22, was coming back from the fields leading a mare by her halter when the horse surprised him by suddenly becoming restless and jumpy. Rising from the side of the road, a gray object about 1.5 meters in diameter flew over them. The mare rose about three meters into the air and the witness had to release her. Then the animal fell to the ground like a mass and for 10 minutes was unable to move. At last, it got up and attempted to walk, but it was still trembling and stumbling with fear. The object had long since flown away at high speed. The witness himself had felt absolutely nothing. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 231).

*Oct. 16, 1954 – At 5:30 p.m. in Mazaye, France Mr. Bachelard was driving a light truck on road D52E between Chanat and Couhay when suddenly the engine seemed to slow down and he felt "paralyzed. " He then saw in a field near the road a brown object about 10 m long, 2. 5 m high. Silent, it gave off no light and showed no opening. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 198; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 231).

(140) Oct. 16, 1954 – Dr. Robert, driving through Baillolet, France at nightfall, saw four objects flying slowly in echelon formation at about 300 meters altitude. One of UFOs dropped abruptly to the ground with a falling leaf motion, landing only 100 meters away. The witness felt an electric shock as the engine and headlights of his car died, and his car stopped the moment the object touched the ground. Incapable of moving, Dr. Robert watched as a figure about 1.2 meters (4 feet) tall moved around in the light of the object, then all went dark. Some time later the headlights came back on by themselves, and Dr. Robert saw the craft take off toward the north. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 185; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 231-232).

*Oct. 16, 1954 –Messrs. Deschamp and Laclotre saw a craft, about 20 meters in diameter and two meters tall come within four meters of the ground in Dompierre, France. The object stayed near the ground for 3-4 minutes. It gave off a yellowish light and a glow extended around it for an estimated distance of four meters. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232).

*Oct. 16, 1954 –Two objects were seen in Quasso, Italy one of which made a pass at treetop level. It was top-shaped, and a small, gesticulating human figure was seen under it. The witness was a bus driver, Mr. De Rossi. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232, case # 270, citing Il Tiempo, October 17, 1954).

*Oct. 16, 1954 – At midnight several people saw a landed object in a meadow in Siena, Italy. It appeared phosphorescent and to be large in size. It took off very suddenly. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232, case # 276, citing Il Tiempo, October 16, 1954).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - Manuel Madeira saw a landed object while out hunting in O Alvito, Portugal. It took off and flew away as he approached it, rose quickly into the sky, and was lost to sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232, case # 278).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - In Cabasson, France a 65-year-old man was hunting with his dog at 2:30 p.m. near the junction of the Brillance Canal and the Durance River. He saw a gray object, about four meters long and one meter high on the ground and 40 meters away. It had a dome from which two helmeted figures emerged. The witness fled, but his dog started toward the object. The dog soon retreated, walking awkwardly as if partially paralyzed. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232, case # 279; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0310).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - A man was returning from fishing along the canal at Reims, Marne, France in the earlty evening when he saw a brightly lit cigar-shaped object resting on the grass near the canal. As he approached he saw it was about 26 feet long and 7 feet high. From one end came “phosphorescent” lights, which reflected on the metallic hull of the object. A door appeared from which emerged three hairy dwarves, about 3 feet 9 inches tall, walking “crab-wise,” or sideways. Then an even smaller being, a little more than a meter tall appeared, whose lower legs appeared transparent. The witness tried to get closer, but the beings rushed back inside the object at surprising speed. Just then the witness was paralyzed by a red beam of light coming from a porthole in the craft, which turned yellow. The object took off and flew rapidly towards Tinquex. The witness was then able to recover his freedom of movement. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-31 (A0340); Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 206).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - At 8:30 p.m. three witnesses in Dole Gray, Jura department, France reported watching a luminous object maneuver in the sky, changing colors for ten minutes. Each color lasted several minutes. It finally shot away at high speed. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 187).

*Oct. 17, 1954 -At 8:30 p.m. in Varigney, Haute-Saone department, France several witnesses, among them policeman Beuclair, saw a bright red dome-shaped object descend to ground level 20 meters away. The underside displayed red and white lights. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 188; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232, case 280; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 56).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - At 7:20 p.m. a luminous orb descended over Naples, Italy. It stopped and hovered just five meters above the ground. It rose again, then flew away to the north, generating a great deal of national excitement and press coverage. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3977).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - Cape Massulo, Italy. On the Isle of Capri an artist, Raffael Castelle, saw a disc five meters in diameter land on the property of Curzio Malaparte on this night. Upon approaching it he discovered it was not a helicopter as he first thought, and he saw four dwarfs wearing coveralls emerge from it. After 30 minutes the craft made a soft whirring sound and rose vertically, leaving blue sparks. (Sources: France Soir, October 20, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 232-233, case # 281; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-103 (A0311) ).

*Oct. 17, 1954 - At 10:00 p.m. several people in the town of Ascoli Pisceno, Marche, Italy witnessed an umbrella-shaped disc that slowed down, then shot straight up vertically. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, citing Voce Adriatic).

*Oct. 18, 1954 – Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field in Moutier-Rozeille, Creuse, France at around ten o'clock in the morning when she suddenly heard a peculiar sounding language which she could not understand. The conversation came from a nearby heather field. Then two men approached to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turned towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon, emitting a yell and making gestures. Two more men next showed up, and walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, where they then joined the first two and all four vanished. Fiteen minutes later Mrs. Paquet's dog began to bark furiously, and she see a silent dark cigar-shaped object rise into the air and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 meters in height and wore dark blue combinations suits. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 184-185, citing La Montagne, October 27, 1954).

*Oct. 18, 1954 - Cisternes-la-Foret, Puy-de-Dome, France. Messrs. J. Augard and J. Chanzotte saw an oval object with a dome, emitting a bright white light and resting in a field. When they approached it the object rose vertically, leaving a reddish trail, and flew off toward the northeast. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 198; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233).

*Oct. 18, 1954 – At Pont l’Abbe d’Arnoult, Charente-Maritime, France Mr. Meunier, a construction supervisor, was terrified by a strange craft, which rose vertically from the ground. He said he had never been so afraid, even during the war. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 196; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233, case 283).

(141) Oct. 18, 1954 - Driving a van four miles from Coheix, Puy-de-Dome, France Mr. Bachelard, age 42, was going around a bend in the road at 5:30 p.m. when he felt half paralyzed and his van's motor began missing and slowed to 20 mph. He then saw hovering in a nearby field a motionless, silent elongated or flattened object 30 feet long. A police investigation was conducted. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 198; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 3).

*Oct. 18, 1954 - Louvigne-Du-Desert, Ille-Et-Vilaine, France. An anonymous schoolboy returning from his evening studies was approaching the hamlet of Salmoniere when he suddenly saw a small being with an odd face, which frightened him enormously. The creature entered a machine that was lying in a ditch, and then the machine rose up in the air at a tremendous rate of speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste).

*Oct. 18, 1954 – Fontenay-Torey, Oise, France. At 8:40 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a red, cigar-shaped object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure about one meter (3.3 feet) tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 kilometers. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-104).

*Oct. 18, 1954 - At 8:45 p.m. three witnesses observed a cylinder or rocket shaped device with several illuminated portholes following a complex trajectory along a river in Formerie, Oise department, France. The craft then landed close to the witnesses and several humanoids described as about 1.50 meters in height, with dark skin and wearing metallic helmets and metallic garments, exited the craft. As the witnesses watched stupefied they suddenly experienced headaches and memory loss. Apparently they did not see the object and its occupants depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Claude Poher, GEPA “Statistics from 735 UFO observations”).

*Oct. 18, 1954 – In Royan, Charente-Maritime, France Mr. and Mrs. Labassiere and other witnesses saw two discs in the sky at 9:00 p.m, one orange and the other red, with a sort of luminous "bridge" between them. They landed, and one dwarf came out of each craft and went into the other without any sign. After this exchange of pilots both objects flew away with a tremendous flash. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 193; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233, case 285).

*Oct. 18, 1954 – At 10:45 p.m. Miss Marie Louise Bourriot saw a bright red light on Route N437 near an old factory in St.-Point Lake, Le Vezenay, Doubs, France. She was on a motorbike and saw that the luminous object was over the road. Next to it stood a man of normal stature in a trenchcoat. He was motionless, and he was joined by two dwarves who crossed the road ahead of her. She had to swerve to avoid hitting them.The craft took off, flying over the lake at a high speed. Small footprints were later found at the site. Jean-Luc Rivera thinks that woman was witnessing an abduction taking place, and that the man in trenchcoat was an abductee, and not one of the UFO occupants.  (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 97; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 197; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 233-234; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-106 (A0314); J. Tyrode, FSR Case Histories, October 1970, p. 16; Jerome Clark, Anomalist, April 2000, p. 20). 

*Oct. 18, 1954 - Sometime before midnight 15-year-old Albert Geraud was on his bicycle on route D216 between Andigne and Saint-Martin du Bois, Maine-et-Loire, France when he saw a light that turned from green to red. It descended in a jerky motion and landed on the road, revealing a saucer-shaped object giving off a red gleam on the ground. The panicked witness felt like his legs were paralyzed. Inside the object he could see a small being covered with hair, that stared at him with large eyes. Abruptly the object lifted off, emitting a strong gush of wind toward the teenager, and it zipped away in the direction of Lyon. After the incident the witness had to lie prostrate in bed for several days. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 182-183, citing Ouest France, October 20, 1954; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 2435, citing Figuet & Ruchon).

*Oct. 18, 1954 - At just before midnight salesman Renzo Pugina, age 37, was parking his car in Erba, Como, Italy after returning home from seeing a movie. Pugina noticed a soft glow in the park of the villa, but he attributed this to the moon. After he had climbed a half-flight of stairs connecting the lane to the villa, he observed a strange figure at the top of the steps, near to a tree. The creature was 1.3 meters tall, and facing to the right. The creature was surrounded by a soft, warm light and appeared to be wearing armor. It wore a helmet with a transparent visor, and it seemed most of the light emitted by the creature was concentrated at the top of its head. Its upper body was covered in slightly luminous overalls comprised of metallic scales while the lower part was contained by a large “pipe” 50 cm high and 20 centimeters wide (no legs were visible). A much smaller pipe 1.5 meters in length was attached horizontally to the first one, just centimeters above the ground. Near the end of this pipe was a luminous disc “as large as a bicycle wheel.” Its upper part was dome-shaped and orientated horizontally over the pipe, but there was no contact between the two elements. Pugina continued to climb the steps, but after a few seconds, the creature rotated his trunk towards him. He also slowly rotated his head, as if manipulated by a mechanism. The creature held a flashlight type device in its right hand, and it was directed at the witness, who instantly felt paralyzed when struck by a beam of light. He remained unable to move for some time. Pugina noticed that the outer features of the creature’s face were rather normal yet striking, featuring almost no forehead and eyes that were almond-shaped. Its face was olive in shade “as if it had been splashed with motor oil.” Once Pugina was able to grasp a bunch of keys in his hand he regained control of his body . Pugina took a few more steps forward, pronouncing in Italian the word “Marte!” (Mars!). He did this because he thought the being was a Martian, and in order to tell him not to leave. The creature appeared to grimace, and when Pugina advanced another step the creature alighted one meter off the ground and flew away along the villa lane, maintaining a flight path below the tree branches. The flight produced a soft buzzing noise. Pugina ran after him, but the creature disappeared around a curve. The entire sighting lasted but a few minutes. His wife was at home asleep but she woke up when Pugina made a hasty entrance. She saw he was in shock and could not speak, and was shivering. Pugina’s wife said that her husband shivered the rest of the night. The press reported that Pugina remained in bed for two days after his encounter. Some form of trace material was found on the gravel lane of the villa the following day. It was odorless, dry and greaseless. A couple of days later this trace area had greatly expanded. The local Carabinieri claimed that Pugina was a “normal” individual not known to drink or to suffer from psychological problems. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Maurizio Verga, When Saucers Came to Earth).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 9:10 a.m. a silent aluminum colored cigar-shaped object flew to the southeast over Taza, Tetouan, Morocco, then curved its trajectory to the east, becoming spherical. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4005, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #228).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - On this day two French Air Force jets chased a white disc-shaped object with colored lights over Avignon, Vaucluse, France.The flying disc easily outpaced them. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, November 1954, p. 5; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: October, p. 67).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At noon 70 people in the city of Amiens, Somme, France saw a fiery object spinning high in sky, shooting out green beams of light. Also, at the same time in Montandon, Haute-Marne, France a teenager saw a saucer-shaped object land by some woods near a pasture. A man wearing a white spacesuit exited the craft. His report was investigated by the police. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues # 321 & 260).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - Bruno Senesi saw two shining objects emitting smoke land in a field in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. Out of the craft came several small, monstrous red beings that chased after him. Mr. Senesi was brought to a hospital in a state of great distress , where he tried to hide under a bed while screaming and trembling in terror. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 287, citing Il Messagero, October 20, 1954).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - A 14-year-old girl in Montlandon, France reported seeing a strange disc-shaped object descend and land in a field next to some woods. A man dressed in a sort of white cassock or smock was seen briefly onboard the object. The craft immediately took off again and disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Raoul Robe, Regional Catalogue).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 7:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object landed in a field in St. Avold, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Trees were scorched and the ground was plowed up at the landing site. Figures may have been seen. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 116).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 7:20 p.m. Filippo Corridoni saw what he thought was a half empty balloon at ground level near the Isonzo River in Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Near it, a ten-meter wide disc-shaped object was resting on a strange frame. The upper part of the disc was white with a black dome, around which was a series of portholes. Some of the portholes gave off a very bright, bluish-white light that suddenly went out as the object took off. The disc rose vertically while spinning and pulling the balloon with it. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 288, citing Il Messagero, October 21, 1954).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 8:45 p.m a flaming object buzzed a truck driving in St. Didier-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France causing the engine and headlights to die. They functioned again after the object departed. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 115).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - Also at 8:45 p.m. near St. Samson-La-Poterie, France 25-year-old Andre Vasseur and his wife were returning home on their tandem bicycle and were approaching the descent that precedes Hericourt-St. Samson when their attention was drawn to a hovering red cigar shape gleaming in the sky. The shiny cigar-shaped object plunged abruptly towards the ground at a terrific clip, leaving behind a red trail and disappearing behind a hedge a few hundred meters from the road. When the young couple arrived at the top of the hill, Mrs. Vasseur cried about when she was confronted by a strange being on the edge of the road, just inches from her handlebars. The figure was of human shape, but squat, and his head was capped with a helmet that came down to the shoulders. The strange being stood staring fixedly at her, and a pencil beam of orange light came from its eyes, which followed the woman. His wife lost consciousness and fell into her husband's arms, but Andre continued on with his wife. When he turned around to look back the being had still not moved. They both suffered from insomnia after the incident. Police reportedly found mysterious footprints at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing LDLN).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. several UFOs flew over Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia. (Source: NICAP files; Jacques Vallee citing Jimmy Guieu and Aime Michel).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 10:30 p.m. in Fabriano, Marche, Italy two men, satirist Paolo Cutizi and writer Guilio Emery, were in a local park when they saw a disc-shaped object, six meters in diameter, hovering and emitting small violet flashes. On top of the object was a very tall antenna. Two small robot-like beings, 1.2 meters or four feet tall, descended from it on a long ladder. Their eyes were dark red and "sharp." They spoke something that sounded like "Dbanoda skigyay o dbano," then went back aboard their craft and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 289, citing Il Messagero, October 24, 1954).

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 11:50 p.m. a disc or orb-shaped object was seen at ground level in some woods in Laqueuille, Puy-de-Dome, France. It was seen by two witnesses from a truck, and reportedly had an 'arc-welder' glare.(Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 115).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - Lucien Fisch saw an object land near Route N83 in Issenheim, Haut-Rhin, France. It was luminous. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 290).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - At 2:30 a.m. Lazlo Ujvari, age 40, saw a dark domed disc in Raon-l'Etape, Vosges, France that made a whining noise. He was suddenly confronted by a man wearing a jacket, boots, and some type of cloth headgear, like a pilot's leather helmet. The man pointed a gun at him and said something he could not understand. When Ujvari spoke to him in Russian, the man answered in the same language. He asked whether he was in Spain or Italy, and how far he was from Germany. When he asked the time, Ujvari said "2:30." The man took out a watch and said "You lie, it's 4:00." Then he wanted to know how far away and in what direction was Marseilles. He forced Ujvari to walk with him on the road, and they soon came to a gray craft with an antenna on top. The man left him there and went aboard. When Ujvari had walked about 200 meters from the craft he heard a soft whistling sound and saw it fly straight up, then take an oblique trajectory. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 235, case 291; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 99).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - On or about this date, in Binghamton, New York a Mr. White reported that he met two humanoids dressed in metallic snowsuits on the golf course. They spoke English with a peculiar accent, and said they would intervene in the event of a nuclear war. The UFO they arrived in was round, disc-shaped with a glass ring on the rim. Ground traces included burnt soil in a circle 14 feet in diameter. (Source: NICAP case files).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - During a rainstorm on this day in the Lusigny Forest in Aube department, France Roger Reveille saw an oval flying object close to the ground. It was six meters long and hovered at treetop level. He felt intense heat coming from it. It shot up vertically at great speed. Inside the woods the heat had become intolerable and a cloud of dense smoke had formed under the rain. After 15 minutes the witness was able to approach the site, and he found the trees, grass, and ground perfectly dry. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 204; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 235, case 292).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - Several unknown objects maneuvered for two hours near the village of St-Valery, Somme, France. One of them was very brilliant and landed in a pasture. Two others were seen near a cliff in Mers, France. They appeared to be in communication with UFOs in another group by means of light signals. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 235, case 293; Paris Presse, October 22, 1954).

(142) Oct. 20, 1954 - In Turquenstein, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Schoubrenner, a 25-year-old truck driver, saw a bright light in the distance and soon found his road blocked by a strange object. The engine died, and he felt paralyzed: "My hands were as though glued to the wheel." He also felt a sensation of heat inside his vehicle. The craft looked like an inverted cone, the lower part phosphorescent, the middle dull, and the top luminous with a yellow or orange point. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, pp. 203-204; Flying Saucers, September 1962, p. 34; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 235, case 294).

*Oct. 20, 1954 - On this evening Mr. Renzo Pugina, age 37, had just parked his car in the garage at his residence in Parravicino d'Erba, Italy when he saw a strange being wearing a "scaly" luminous suit. It stood near a tree and was about 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) tall. The entity had what looked like a flashlight, and aimed a beam of light from it at him. He felt paralyzed and was unable to move until he made a clenching motion with his fist on the garage keys that he held in his hand. Freed from the temporary paralysis he ran to attack the intruder, who fled with a soft whirring sound. An oily spot was found at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 235-236, case 295).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At the Woomera Test Range in South Australia an erratic dancing light was sighted adjacent to rocket Launcher Apron 1, Range B. The light alternated from a deep orange to yellow and was egg shaped, approximately 500 feet away. Its apparent size was three times the magnitude of Venus. Clouds at the time were at 15,000 feet altitude. (Source: Debbie Payne, Australasian Ufologist, October 2004, p. 33, citing documents released by the R.A.A.F.).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At 8:00 a.m. a young man walking in a field in Melito, Italy heard a rustling noise and saw a strange craft land nearby. Getting closer to investigate, he saw a pilot in a diving suit coming out of the craft, which emitted bronze-green rays of light, flooding the whole countryside. The witness was paralyzed. A dog barking about 100 meters away caused the rapid escape of the pilot into the craft, which took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 236, case 297).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At 8:30 a.m. in Girancourt, Vosges, France a vertical cylinder-shaped object hung in the sky, and changed colors. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4026).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - In Ranton, England near Shrewsbury, Jennie Roestenberg and her two children observed a disc-shaped, aluminium object hovering above their house at 4:45 p.m. Through two transparent panels they saw two men with white skin, having shoulder length hair and very high foreheads. They wore transparent helmets and turquoise-blue clothing, resembling ski suits. The object hovered at a tilted angle while the two occupants looked at the scene "sternly, not in an unkind fashion, but almost sadly, compassionately." (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR Special Issue #1: The Humanoids, p. 4; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 236, case 298).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - On this night an egg-shaped object, about 5.5 meters in diameter, hovered and landed near the road in Pons, Charente-Maritime, France. Two dwarf humanoids, about 1.25 meters (4.1 feet) tall, emerged from it, and went back inside almost immediately. The craft took off vertically leaving a red trail. (Sources: France Soir, October 22, 1954; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 103; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 236, case 296).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. several people saw a disc-shaped object rise from some roadside bushes in Saint Martin-Aux-Chartrains, Calvados, France. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4031, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 118).

*Oct. 21, 1954 - At 8:00 p.m. a car being driven in Criteuil-la-Madeleine, Charente, France by a bricklayer, Mr. Fillonneau, stopped running when a large fiery ball flew near it. A violent air displacement was felt. "The battery was dead and the headlights were burned out." A thorough police investigation failed to identify the cause of the phenomenon. (Sources: France Soir, October 14, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 236, case 299; Gregory Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Report, p. 8; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

(143) Oct. 21, 1954 - Pouzou, Charente-Maritime, France. At 9:30 p.m. a man from Cherbonnieres who was driving between Serifere and Paille suddenly felt painful pricklings similar to electric shocks and his 4-year-old child started crying. They felt increasing pain as the car went on, and suddenly the engine died and the lights went off. They were blinded by a strong red light, which turned orange. It came from an object hovering above the road, and everything returned to normal when it went away. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 204; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 236-237, case 300; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 129; Gregory Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Report, p. 8; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

*Oct. 22, 1954 - At four o'clock in the morning an object that resembled a white cloud with lights on each end descended over a country road in Segre, Maine-et-Loire, France. It illuminated the road like daylight. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4039, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 119).

*Oct. 22, 1954 - At 7:20 p.m. engine of a motorcycle died in Ecaillon, Nord, France and then a cigar-shaped UFO was seen in a field by the rider. Four of more beings were seen inside the craft. One spoke an unintelligible language which sounded like "Chinese" to the listener. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4039, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 216).

*Oct. 22, 1954 - At 11:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object emerged from the ocean off the coast of Guethary, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France. When it dove down it illuminated the surface of the water. It then made a final ascent and flew away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4040, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 118).

(144) Oct. 22, 1954 - At 3:15 p.m. a cigar-shaped object with portholes maneuvered in the sky over a school in Marysville, Ohio accompanied by many smaller discs. It was witnessed by 60 students of Jerome Elementary School and teachers Rodney Warrick and Mrs. George Dittmar, as well as thousands of witnesses at an afternoon high school football game. The silver cigar-shaped object traveled at high speed, and wafted a blanket of a web-like material, commonly referred to as "angel hair," which fell to the ground over a three mile area. The UFO flew off quickly in a westward direction. Within minutes of touching the substance it would disappear, leaving a green stain on the fingers. (Sources: Marysville (OH) Journal-Tribune, October 25, 1954 & July 22, 1958; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, December 1954, p. 5; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 59; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 185).

*Oct. 23, 1954 - At one o'clock in the morning two persons in a car saw an object resting by the side of the road in San Giovanni Vesuviano, Italy. They stopped and walked toward the craft, which was two meters in diameter. As they approached it suddenly changed its clear light into a red glow and took off. (Source: Il Tempo, October 23, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 237, case 302).

(146) Oct. 23, 1954 - At 1:30 a.m. EDT in Cincinnati, Ohio a witness heard his radio shriek and his dog began barking. He looked out and saw a huge silent red disc surrounded by halo circles circling overhead. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, December 1954, p. 5).

*Oct. 23, 1954 - A farmer named Carmelo Papotto in Tripoli, Libya saw a flying craft descend to ground level at 3:00 a.m. It hovered about 50 meters away, making a sound like that of an air compressor. It was an egg-shaped machine with six wheels and complex machinery. The top half was transparent and flooded with a bright white light. Aboard were six men in yellowish coveralls; they looked human and had on facemasks. When he touched part of the craft he got a strong electric shock. One of the occupants motioned for him to stay away. For the next twenty minutes the witness was able to observe the six men, apparently busy with their instruments. Reliable investigations were made. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 237, case 303; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-113).

*Oct. 23, 1954 - At 5:10 a.m. a brilliant crescent-shaped object landed in Ernemont, France. Three shadowy figures exited the object and went in different directions. This was followed by a power outage. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4044).

*Oct. 23, 1954 - On this afternoon baker M. Lelu was in his vehicle on Route 101 in Trondes, France and had come to a bend on the road when he spotted two phosphorescent points of light near a glade. He approached the area, thinking it was another car, when he saw a tall blond haired man standing immobile in a nearby field. Thinking that the figure might be an extraterrestrial he drove away from the area in order to get additional witnesses. Later, the harassed owner of the field claimed that the mysterious blond figure was merely a Polish farmer, but this was never confirmed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Raoul Robe, Regional Catalogue).

*Oct. 23, 1954 -Mrs. Boeuf was coming out of her farmhouse in the evening in St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendee, France when she saw a luminous disc hovering in the sky and called to her family. When everyone saw the object come closer they locked all the doors and spent a sleepless night inside. They did not observe the object's departure, but noticed an unnatural silence that pervaded the area. (Sources: France-Soir, October 26, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 237, case 301).

*Oct. 23, 1954 - That same night a big, bifurcated "black radish" shaped creature was seen walking around Wittenheim, Haut-Rhin department, France. Mr. Muller, a policeman, saw the being in his garden. There were three other witnesses. (Sources: Paris Radar, October 31, 1954; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-114).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - At around six o'clock in the morning Ulderico Cardinali, a farmworker, was walking down a path in a marshy meadow in Castiglion Della Pescaia, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy. He entered a patch of fog and started hearing a buzzing noise. When the fog became less dense, he could see a strange object on the ground which he first thought was a downed airplane. It resembled a large "plate" resting on the ground; it was two meters wide and made of some sort of highly polished material. There was a very peculiar looking creature standing beside the craft, who appeared to be no taller than 1.40 meters and was dressed in a yellowish-brown uniform. It seemed that the being was performing some sort of task, moving about the craft. Once it had stopped moving about it went inside the object, entering a sort of cabin, and disappeared from sight. Then the object took off from the location, emitting a slight buzzing noise and flying at very low altitude, nearly brushing the tops of the trees in the meadow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1600, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing ITACAT).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - In Saint Etienne de Baigorry, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France at around 3:00 p.m. a shepherd watching his flock on a mountain peak called “Moumboa”, located at about 800 meters, reported seeing two “men” standing on the slope opposite him, looking around. At first he thought they were excursionists, but he soon noticed a brown craft shaped like a large shell between them, so he did not dare approach. It was three to four meters in diameter and a little more than a meter in height. In the center there was a small cabin, and at the two ends he could distinguish a number of small propellers. He said he did not notice any portholes. At the broad back end there was a bent tripod. After awhile the two men approached the machine, which they then placed upright on the tripod. The witness supposed that the machine must have been made out of some very light weight material. One of the men then opened a narrow door and both individuals disappeared into the cabin. Without any noise the two groups of propellers started to turn, but in opposite directions. The machine took off vertically to an altitude of about 100 meters, and then flew off quickly to the north. The two men were similar to humans, Caucasian in appearance, and between 1.70-1.75 meters tall. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, computerized catalog (N=3073), case 1793, citing Jimmy Guieu; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Jean Sider).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - At 5:30 p.m. in Les Egots, Rhone, France near Sainte Catherine, a child saw a man emerge from a strange craft. He was "dressed in red, his clothes looked like iron." He walked stiff-legged, and had long hair and a hairy face. His eyes were large, "like those of the cows." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, pp. 237-238, case 305; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-115 (A0323)).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - On this night a small man with strange glowing eyes was seen on the Mediterranean shore in Ain-el-Turck, Oran, Algeria. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 237, case 304; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-116 (A0325)).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - Between Biozat and Effiat, Puy-de-Dome, France at nine o'clock in the evening, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a motor scooter died when an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without a noise, leaving a bright trail behind. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 306; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

*Oct. 24, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a doctor driving his car in Pancole, Tuscany, Italy saw a luminous globe stop at 20 meters altitude, just 50 meters away. It took off when he stopped his car. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #4055, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

(147) Oct. 24, 1954 - At first, a dull white aluminum colored UFO was seen zig-zagging in the sky, starting at one o'clock in the afternoon, over Gravatai Air Force Base in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  It began making fast tight circular turns through the clear blue sky and kept up this behavior for two hours. There was a misty halo around the object when it moved. A second UFO arrived sometime after two hours had elapsed, and circled the first one. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 212; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 119; UNICAT, case 561; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 104; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1989, p. 23).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - On or about this date Mr. A. Treussard and a friend were nearly blinded by a brilliant, luminous disc that landed in a pasture in Plemet, Cotes-du-Nord, France (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 307).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning Ulderico Cardinali saw a disc-shaped craft among the reeds of a swamp in northern Italy. It was two meters in diameter and near it stood a small being, 1.40 m (4.6 feet) tall, clad in yellowish-brown coveralls. This creature went inside the machine, which took off at very high speed, touching the tops of the reeds as it flew away. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 308; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0326, citing Oltre il Cielo-Missili e Razzi).

(148) Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:15 a.m. at least four witnesses at the Belgrade, Yugoslavia airport sighted over twenty UFOs. There was one large cigar shaped object and some high speed circular and egg-shaped objects, which were reportedly seen by hundreds. (Sources: Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1989, p. 23; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 58).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:15 a.m. a brilliant disc-shaped object was seen by many independent observers spinning over the city of Vienna, Austria. It left a trail behind, and the event lasted five minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 326).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m. a round silver disc with a flashing light crossed the sky quickly in Varennes-sur-Teche, Allier, France. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 199).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m. a luminous disc-shaped object with a glowing light was seen rising from a field nearby some beet scales in Calais, France. It was absolutely silent.  (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 6:30 p.m. Mr. G. Mahou, age 30, a municipal councilor in Arraye-et-Han, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a chicken brooder, about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It rose vertically from the road leaving a luminous trail. (Sources: Parisien, October 27, 1954; France-Soir, October 27, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 309).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - Two twelve year olds, Giampieri and Santucci, were walking home next to a field in Colcerasa Di Cing, Marche, Italy at around 5:00 p.m. when their dog became agitated and started barking. One of the youths went ahead to see what was wrong and observed three very short, dark figures with huge flattened heads standing next to a large keg like object. They wore shiny black outfits. The first boy yelled for his friend to come and look, whereupon the short humanoids ran into the object. It took off emitting a loud whistling sound, knocking the first witness down with a strong gust of wind. Another witness who was nearby saw the same or a similar object fly over the area. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0327; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1602, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - A reddish disc-shaped object that emitted a luminous streak from its rear landed near a witness in Benabbio, Liguria, Italy at around eight o'clock in the evening. Two human like figures briefly emerged from the object, then went back inside. The object then took off at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1569, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database, quoting from Nuovo Corrier).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At 9:30 p.m. many observers on Terceira Island, The Azores in the Atlantic Ocean watched a four meter long cigar-shaped object fly through the sky for two minutes, making a noise and emitting smoke and fire. (Sources: Lourenco Victor, PORTUCAT - Portuguese UFO database; Project Blue Book case # 3287).

*Oct. 25, 1954 - At eleven o'clock at night in Jonquerets-de-Livet, Eure, France two 18-year-old farm workers, Jean Cheradame and Rene Marais, encountered a bright light source in a field. When they approached the light, two featureless illuminated humanoid forms emerged from the light source. They lacked both arms and legs, and essentially resembled "white plastic bags" lit from within. The figures emerged from the light source in the field and separated into two distinct forms as they approached. When they receded they again merged into one form before merging with the light source. They were about five feet tall. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-117, citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 220).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning Vincent Casamajou and his wife saw a large cauldron-shaped craft, the size of a truck (about seven meters long) at 50 meters distance. It was near the road to Paris, 18 kilometers from the town of Angouleme, Charente, France. It took off without a sound, leaving a white trail. (Sources: Le Parisien, October 28, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 310).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - On this day a five meter long cigar-shaped object came down in some woods in Ranes, Orne, France. It began to rise off the ground slowly, then shot away when the witness approached. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - At 6:00 p.m. several railroad workers in Chateaudun, Eure-et-Loir, France ran toward a luminous ball of light over the railroad tracks. It floated out over a field and then vanished. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 122).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - On this evening in La Madiere, Creuse, France Aime Boussard, a 47-year-old farmer, was suddenly confronted by an unusual individual of normal height (1.60 m) wearing a sort of diving suit with a pale green light emitted from either side of the helmet. The being aimed two beams of blue light at the witness, who was thrown backward when struck by the rays. No craft was observed. (Sources: Le Parisien, October 28, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 311; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 120).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - Late in the day at Les Metairies, situated near Saint Quirin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, Mrs. Louis and her sons Marc and Yvon observed a six-meter diameter orange craft that flew over them as their tractor engine died. The headlights on the tractor also went out, and the battery was found to be dead after the sighting. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 239, case 312; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - At 9:30 p.m. Mrs. Spinner and another witness in Heiteren, Haut-Rhin department, France saw a flying object come from the west and land a kilometer away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 239, case 313).

*Oct. 26, 1954 - On this night Mrs. Irene Sarris and Mr. Socrates Caraliamis saw a flying object emitting a blinding light in the sky over Antimachia, Kos Island, Greece. The UFO had the shape of a basket, and for a while it headed toward Antimachia, but changed course suddenly and went away. That same night Mr. George Cacamoundis saw a "winged man" crossing the sky over the village, at approximately the same time as the luminous UFO. The witness, terrified, ran to hide in the nearby church, where he stayed for a long time refusing to come out. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Thanassis Vembos, Hellenicos Vorras).

*Oct. 27, 1954 - Several sightings and close encounters occurred this day in France and Italy, and a photograph was taken of a UFO in Und, Hungary. On this night in the Chicama Valley of Peru a brilliant disc flashed in the sky, moved slowly at first, then sped up, dropped diagonally, then hovered in the sky. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 48).

(149) Oct. 27, 1954 - A shop owner and his employee felt an electric shock as a very bright object flying very low stopped the engine and turned off the lights on their car in Linzeux, France. In Mezieres, France policemen saw a craft which took off from the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 314 & 315; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 204) 

*Oct. 27, 1954 - At two o'clock in the afternoon in Ciolica Alta, Italy a young man named Fabrizio Bruni heard a strange hissing sound and saw an object in a field  that was emitting a blinding glare. It was stationary, hovering one meter above the ground, and seemed transparent. The witness fell to the ground "because of his strong emotions" experiencing thae sight of sruch a ts. The object took off vertically and suddenly, leaving a trail. Very white, glistening threads were found on the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 316). 

*Oct. 27, 1954 - The close encounter experiences continued unabated during that evening. At 7:30 p.m. farmer Gilbert Hee, in Les-Jonquerets-de-Livet, France was gathering pears when he suddenly saw an elongated object with a light at both ends resting in the pasture. He didn't dare get closer to investigate, but he did see cows gathering around the object. A minute later, the lights on the object went out, and the witness lost interest and went home. Two hours later, an 18-year-old man named Cheradame fell from his motorcycle when it suddenly failed at the same spot, and alerted neighbors saw the object again. It had moved only slightly and two occupants were seen. They were short, about one meter tall, and walked in a stiff fashion. They had on clothes resembling bright armor. They vanished suddenly, and the craft took off without making a sound. At 8:30 p.m. a schoolboy and his school director saw a UFO on the ground in Moussey, France. Triangular ground traces were reported. At 11:15 p.m. in Oye-Plage, France on Route N40, the Mayor's secretary saw a bright, cigar-shaped object for 15 minutes. It was flying very low and following the turns of the road at 20 meters altitude. It suddenly tumed at a right angle from the road and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 317-319; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-120, citing Vallee).

*Oct. 27, 1954 - A 12-year-old girl approached a one-meter long ovoid object on the road northeast of Plouezoch, Finistere, France. She received electric shocks and was temporarily paralyzed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4074, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 122).

*Oct. 27, 1954 - Finally, at 11:30 p.m. Ms. Ermellina Lanzillo was in her house near Grosseto, Italy looking for her cat, when she saw from her window a strange entity standing in her garden. The being appeared fat but had narrow shoulders, ape-like eyes, and a head like a diving helmet. At first she was paralyzed with terror, but she was able to regain self-control when called by her niece and withdrew from the window. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 320; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-121, citing Vallee).

(150) Oct. 28, 1954 - There are several reports for this day from France and Italy and one from Japan. In Japan, Olen C. Cook and James W. Brown, both military pilots, viewed a round or oval object approaching the Miho AFB at 5:32 p.m. after sunset. The object was silhouetted against the clouds, and climbed and turned to the north. It entered a cloud but did not emerge. It was viewed through binoculars. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3281; UNICAT database, case 780; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book UFO Unknowns).

*Oct. 28, 1954 - In Padua (Padova), Italy three witnesses watched an eight meter long ovoid object hover just 12 meters over a tree at 9:00 p.m. It directed a beam of light at the house, and one of the witness's eyes were red and irritated for days following the encounter. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4088; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO catalogue).

(151) Oct. 28, 1954 - Mrs. Clare Booth Luce, American Ambassador to Italy, and others sighted a luminous, round UFO. Angel hair residue reportedly fell to the ground. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 100; Charles A. Maney, The Challenge of  Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 59; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 50).

*Oct. 28, 1954 - In Thoury, Allier, France an orange football shaped object bounced up and down, then blinked out at 9:30 p.m. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4089; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #128).

*Oct. 28, 1954 - At ten p.m., on or about this date, according to the Milan, Italy newspaper Milano Notte dated October 29, 1954 a large number of witnesses in Tradate watched a saucer land on tripod landing gear, and saw three humanoids emerge who spoke in a gutteral, uncomprehensible language. (Sources: Milano Notte, October 29, 1954; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0330; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 191).

*Oct. 28, 1954 - At the same time in Chatel-Blanc, Doubs, France a group of nocturnal lights zigzagged through the sky and may have landed, but the witness fled the scene. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4090, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 123).

*Oct. 29, 1954 - At 1:30 a.m. a glowing cylindrical object was seen along the roadside in Coulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. It had a row of portholes on its side, four tubes and four fins, and took off vertically. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4092, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 124).

*Oct. 29, 1954 - At 7:45 a.m. in Mesples, France a 14-year-old boy sought asylum in the farmhouse owned by Mrs. Gentil, screaming that he was being chased by a flying saucer. A disc three times the apparent diameter of the sun, red and purple in color, and spinning rapidly, was seen descending swiftly toward the ground. It then vanished. There was an investigation of the incident by the local police. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 240, case 321; Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 232).

*Oct. 29, 1954 - At 2:25 p.m. several workers in a field in Palagonia, Italy sighted a luminous translucent disc-shaped object with two red lights on top descend and then hover above them. From inside of the object an unknown creature (not described) could be seen staring at the workers. As the creature scrutinized them they became frightened. The object suddenly descended then shot back up into the sky, emitting a very loud sound as it quickly disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1598; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database).

(152) Oct. 29, 1954 - At 6:00 p.m. the crew of a U. S. Air Force C-47D transport plane flying over the Philippines saw a long narrow bright blue oblong object emitting deep ­orange sparks from the front and rear. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 website).

(153) Oct. 29, 1954 - At nine o'clock in the evening four Portuguese nationals at the airport on Terciera Island in the Azores sighted a UFO shaped like a stovepipe. It had a central bulge and short wings; they estimated it was 10 in length, three feet in diameter, and had wings three feet long. The wings of the object had concave wingtips, and it was gray in color. The UFO made a gargling sound when hovering, then disappeared into the glare of the airplane's landing lights. The sighting lasted 4-5 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3287; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos files, newspaper clipping dated November 3, 1954).

*Oct. 30, 1954 - Two UFOs were seen by hunters in Muro Lucano, Italy. One touched the ground 50 meters away. It was rhomboid in shape, and a cylinder was hanging from the bottom. A peculiar sound could also be heard. The object shifted its position and the cylinder hit trees, bouncing three times. The craft then gained altitude and flew away, leaving a bluish trail. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 240, case 322).

*Oct. 30, 1954 - Twenty eight kilometers north of Tapas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil at 11:35 p.m. four lights approached, then surrounded a car until the four witnesses drove away. The UFO changed color from white to blue to violet to orange to red. When the round lights on the object changed color they saw the shape was that of either a dome or sphere. (Source: UNICAT, case # 558 citing Olavo T. Fontes).

*Oct. 31, 1954 - Mr. P. Petit and his employee, Mr. Tillier, with shop owner Mr. Pecquet, saw an oval object on the ground in Corrompu, Somme, France. When it took off the lights of a tractor went out. It measured about 4.5 meters (15 feet) in length and emitted a bright light similar to a welder's torch. It came back, turned, and flew off toward the southwest. It reportedly made the same noise as a swarm of bees. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 240, case 323; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 5).

*Nov. 1, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m. Rosa Lotti, age 40, was walking into Cennina, Toscana, Italy carrying her stockings and shoes and a bunch of carnations on her way to visit the cemetery when she suddenly observed an object, shaped like two cones with a common base, resting on a grassy space. Two small seats were visible inside the lower cone. From behind the object appeared two dwarfs, one meter tall, who approached her with friendly expressions, the older one laughing. They wore a sort of gray tight fitting one-piece coverall that covered their feet, short gray cloaks, and doublets with shiny buttons; on their heads were reddish helmets with what looked like leather earflaps. They were speaking an unintelligible language that sounded like Chinese, ‘liu, lai, loi.” Their mouths showed strong, rather protruding white teeth. Approaching Lotti, they snatched from her the carnations and one of her stockings, wrapped the flowers in the stocking, and then threw them into the “spindle” shaped UFO. Then one of them took out a brown wrapped circular object, carrying it in the crook of the arm. Lotti ran away, and when she looked back after running 100 yards she saw the little men were still there. A stonemason, R. Berti, saw the object, which he described as a luminous “rocket,” rise up into the air. A deep hole in the ground was later found at the site. (Sources: Sergio Conti, FSR, September-October 1971, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-123 (A0331); UNICAT, case # 615; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 241, case # 324).

*Nov. 1, 1954 - At 3:30 p.m. a farmer in Modigliana, Emilia-Romagna, Italy named Adelmo Monti saw a “dark spot” just over the ground, about 500 meters away from him. The object had an apparent diameter of one meter and was surrounded by a number of small cylinders. Monti observed a “very tiny, hard to make out figure” to one side of the object. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0332; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1567, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

*Nov. 1, 1954 - A fisherman, G. Seenza, was on the Dese River in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso, Italy on this foggy night placing nets in the water. He noticed a greenish light through the thick fog. Because there were no houses in the area, Sr. Seenza began shouting in order to make contact with the people he thought were associated with the light. When he got no reply he decided to get closer. Seenza sighted a mushroom-shaped object that had landed on the river bank. The object was emitting a green light and around it there were several small stocky beings. They were moving back and forth in an erratic manner. Seenza shouted again and made gestures so as to be noticed, but was unsuccessful. Then suddenly, the object silently took off straight up. Some beams of silver colored light emanated from the object’s “stem” illuminating the surrounding area. The object made aerial maneuvers and then disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1568, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

*Nov. 1, 1954 - At 10:40 p.m. taxi driver Gonzalo Rubinos Ramos' cab broke down in Ordenes, La Coruna, Spain. He saw a strange white spherical object take off, estimated to be six meters in diameter, while at the same time all the dogs in the area were barking. Other witnesses nearby reported seeing the UFO, estimated to have been 400 meters away. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 15, citing Oscar Rey; UNICAT, case 437).

*Nov. 1, 1954 - At 11:45 p.m. a red ovoid object buzzed a man on a motorcycle at a low altitude on a road near Bucine, Tuscany, Italy. It had a blinding light that illuminated the area. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database).

*Nov. 2, 1954 - A green disc landed on a farm near Viomenil-Bataille, France at 6:15 a.m. It left no physical traces, but there were independent witnesses to the event, who reported seeing a second disc fly over heading quickly to the west. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 125).

*Nov. 2, 1954 - At 10:30 a.m. Maurilio Braga Godoi left the Santo Amaro, Brazil streetcar terminal and started to walk home. The area was deserted at that hour, and when he arrived at a street corner he was surprised to see a large circular object sitting in an empty lot between two houses. The UFO was 90 to 120 feet in diameter and surrounded by a strange bluish-red or violet glow. Curious, he decided to investigate and approached. He soon realized it was much larger than he originally thought and became somewhat apprehensive. It was like nothing he had ever seen before and he thought about going to the police to report it. He felt like running but felt rooted to the ground. He tried to call for help but no sound would come from his mouth. This strange sensation persisted for awhile but finally left him. Godoi noticed that there was an open sliding door in the object, and he went in. He saw a large circular room illuminated by a soft light. He saw no lamps. There was no one in sight and the craft seemed to be deserted. At the center was an oddly shaped table and on it were charts and maps. One of these was a map of the South American continent and it had a glowing or phosphorescent quality. Upon closer examination he noticed little mushroom-shaped symbols scattered about the map. He had just finished scrutinizing the map when he looked up and confronted three men. They seemed normal in appearance except that they were less than five feet tall. They had dark brown skin, short black hair, and were dressed in one-piece garments like an overall, which were light gray in color. Each wore a belt around his waist which appeared to support an object that Godoi worried might be a weapon. They made no move toward Godoi, but stood staring at him, occasionally conversing among themselves in an unknown language. He noticed that the "K" sound was repeated quite often at the beginning of words more than other sounds.Bynowhisfear had returned and he tried to converse with them to convince them that he meant no harm, but they were expressionless and continued to stare at him intently. He suddenly became aware that, without intention, he was backing out of the craft, literally dragging his feet backwards one step after another. They made no attempt to stop him. When he reached the door he jumped to the ground and started to run away. When about 30 feet away he turned to look back and saw that the craft was now hovering about 30 feet above the ground, having at the bottom center a spinning "screw without end." The UFO climbed silently at high speed with a violet glow around its edges. The witness was examined by several psychiatrists in Sao Paulo who concluded that he showed no signs of mental illness. The case is listed as an "unknown" by the Brazilian Air Force. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, pp. 198-199).

*Nov. 2, 1954 - Around six o'clock in the evening two students, Pietro Alberini and Pericle Sacchi, were hunting in Cremona, Italy when they saw a one meter tall dwarf with a "rubber" head and a flexible tube connecting his face mask to a cylindrial container on his back. When they got closer to it the being wrapped itself in a bluish cloud. When that happened the witnesses ran away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 325).

*Nov. 3, 1954 - Oued Beth, Morocco. Maroc Presse reported that one of its employees, Mr. E., the driver of a delivery truck and "a man of sane judgment and excellent eyesight," observed an object flying over the Beth River. "I am positive it was not an aircraft or any known machine but a circular, flat craft which had the appearance of copper. It flew normally for some time, and then it suddenly flipped over. Therefore, I was able to see the whole disc and was amazed when it came down into a field where it landed on edge, very gently. Almost immediately it rose into the sky at great speed, resumed its horizontal position and was soon lost to sight." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 241; Maroc-Presse, November 4, 1954).

*Nov. 3, 1954 - At 6:00 a.m. a reportedly reliable witness encountered a thick fog in Palavas, Herault, France. Inside was a hovering blue, disc-shaped UFO. It stayed stationary a short while, and then shot straight up at an extremely fast speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4122, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 223).

*Nov. 3, 1954 - Two dwarf humanoids wearing metallic suits with helmets were seen in a thick fog at 6:30 a.m. at a farm in Mareil-sur-Loir, France. They glided over ground. There is the possibility that the two witnesses experienced an episode of missing time. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4123, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 224).

*Nov. 4, 1954 - At 6:30 a.m. a six-meter wide diameter disc was seen spinning in the sky over a farm in Le Sourn, Morbihan department, France. It flew toward the south, making multiple landings and emitting beams of light. The farm animals were frightened by it. The incident lasted 30 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4129, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 125).

*Nov. 4, 1954 - At quarter past three in the afternoon on the island of Sardinia a domed disc-shaped UFO, estimated to be 15 meters in diameter, was observed on the roadside in Nuoro, Italy near Monte Ortobene. It had grates on the bottom. After eight minutes it took off vertically making a noise. (Sources: Alberto Perego, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 5; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, Italian UFO Catalogue).

*Nov. 4, 1954 - On this evening Jose Alves was fishing on the river in Pontal, Sao Paulo state, Brazil when he saw a luminous object come "wobbling" down from the sky. It was 3-4 meters (10-15 feet) in diameter, and it looked like "two washbowls joined together." It came down and hovered six feet above the ground and only a few feet away from the witness. Three small dwarfish men with dark skin and wearing white uniforms with "skull caps" emerged from the disc. They collected foliage and a sample of the river water in a metal tube. They then jumped back in the craft. The UFO rose vertically, making no sound. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4136, citing Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 146; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 50; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-126 (A0338), citing Olavo T. Fontes, APRO Bulletin, July 1957, p. 9; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 327).

*Nov. 4, 1954 - On or about this date, at night in the Amacuro Delta, Venezuela Fernando de Moya, age 39, was hunting from his launch, when he saw a luminous sphere hovering six feet above the ground. The two Indians with him fled in terror, but he approached and saw two three-foot tall figures with round heads andlarge eyes running back and forth to the sphere. They ran making little jumps, and picking up various things. They entered through one of two windows in the UFO. When they saw De Moya, they jumped into the object, which ascended vertically. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-127 (A0338), citing APRO Bulletin, November 1954; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 68).

*Nov. 5, 1954 - La Coruna, Spain. Gonzalo Rubinos Ramos, whose car had broken down, saw a large, shining disc rise 150 meters away with a slight noise like an explosion. It flew away at fantastic speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 328, citing Le Parisien, November 8, 1954).

*Nov. 5, 1954 - In La Roche-en-Brenil, France at 10:10 a.m. Raymond R. saw a craft that made a noise like a large transformer and gave off an orange light, land in a pasture. Three men in dark coveralls were standing nearby. One was holding a sort of box, "which emitted a beam of light three meters long." The other two were holding objects that looked like weapons. Another witness fled and felt pricklings on his face as he ran. Four photographs of the scene were taken. Traces included a whitish substance and a circle three meters in diameter where the ground had an ashlike appearance. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 329; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 445).

*Nov. 6, 1954 - At 11:00 a.m. in the morning Alberto Perego watched about 100 white spots traveling in the sky over Rome, Italy with short white trails. They flew in formations of two, three, four, seven, and twelve for over a two hour period. They often would form lozenge-shaped formations of four objects ov V-shaped formations of seven. They executed curves, and an "angel hair" residue fell to the ground. On the same day several unknown radar blips were tracked over England for a two hour period. (Sources: Alberto Perego, Flying Saucers, March-April 1970, p. 17; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 37).

*Nov. 7, 1954 - In Monte Ortobene, Sardinia, Italy a motorcyclist saw a disc-shaped machine land near the road. He tried to turn too sharply and fell off his motocycle 50 meters away from it. A taxi driver stopped to observe the object, which gave off a soft whirring sound and soon took off. Farmers on the other side of the mountain saw it fly away. The disc, about 15 meters in diameter, was made of a silvery, rough metal. It supported a dome and showed several portholes. (Sources: Harold T. Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 237; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 242, case 330).

*Nov. 7, 1954 - In Baltimore, Maryland two witnesses sighted a luminous vertical cigar-shaped object at 5:08 p.m. that turned to a horizontal position, then flew off through some clouds and was lost from sight. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: November-December, p. 16).

*Nov. 8, 1954 - At 10:30 a.m. a crowd of about 150 people jumped barriers to get closer to a luminous craft that had landed in the stadium in Monza, Italy. The object rested on three legs and had a dome emitting a blinding white light and supported an antenna. Two small figures dressed in white and gray, wearing transparent helmets, were seen. They spoke with guttural sounds. One of them had a black face with sort of trunk. When a man sicced a boxer dog onto the dwarfs, the animal turned around and bit him. The object rose with a shrill sound and vanished rapidly. Probable fabrication according to Italian researchers on the Project 1947 list. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 237; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 242, case 331).

*Nov. 8, 1954 - At 6:00 p.m. a number of people in the Vacheresse Forest in Voussac, France reported seeing a luminous sphere land at the edge of the forest and then become dark. The next morning, an investigation disclosed that an area 4 or 5 meters in diameter had no leaves, while the ground elsewhere was covered with them. The earth seemed to have been dug up. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 238; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 243, case 332).

*Nov. 8, 1954 - At dusk in La Tessoualle, France Andre Chaillou felt pricklings in his hands, "in spite of his gloves," when a blue disc came close to his motorcycle and his electrical system failed. He was unable to move or articulate a word for several minutes. As soon as the blue light was turned off, he started again and went near the light when it reappeared 200 meters away. He saw the object, a cone 5.5 meters in size, rise vertically with a soft whistling, then fly horizontally to the north. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 243, case 333).

*Nov. 9, 1954 - Two villagers in Bois de Villers, Belgium reported the landing of a two-meter-high "flying egg" in a pasture. Screams seemed to be emanating from it. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 251; Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 334).

*Nov. 10, 1954 - An agronomist and his family driving in their car in Porte Alegre, Brazil saw a landed disc-shaped object from which two men, normal in height, with long hair and coverall-like uniforms, emerged and came toward their car with arms raised. As the frightened witnesses sped away, they saw the men reenter the disc, which rose and flew off at very great speed. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 42; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 335).

*Nov. 11, 1954 - Two men, Raffaele Favara and a journalist named Tino, and were walking down a road in Ispica, Sicily, Italy after the conclusion of the last movie show that night, when they noticed a greenish-blue light coming from inside the nearby soccer field. Approaching the gate, they noticed a triangular object on the ground. It had wheel-like floppy disks on each tip that rested on the ground. There were bright flashing silvery lights that at times illuminated several strange figures who appeared to have membrane wings, moving around the craft. The two men ran to find additional witnesses but as they did so the triangle rose up into the air and quickly left towards the sea. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing CISU Sicily).

*Nov. 12, 1954 - A fisherman watched a three meter wide transparent globe descend at eight o'clock in the morning, stop and hover momentarily, and then dive into the canal in Arqua'Polesine, Italy leaving behind a cloud of vapor. At eleven o'clock that same morning a Brazilian priest working at the Vatican's Castel Gandolfo mountain residence in Italy had a close encounter with two UFOs. (Sources: Verga Maurizio, ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue; Alberto Perego, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 6).

(155) Nov. 12, 1954 - A spherical UFO hovered for a long period over Louisville, Kentucky. U.S. Air Force jets chased it over Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It was also observed from the ground through a theodolite. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 134).

*Nov. 13, 1954, Curitiba, Brazil - At 3:30 a.m. Mr. Cheminot, a Brazilian railway employee, saw three short beings in tight fitting, luminous coveralls examining the ballast on the ground around the railroad tracks with a lantern. When they saw him, they entered a lens or oval-shaped craft, which rose rapidly into the sky. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, pp. 109-110; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-129 [A0343], citing Jim & Coral Lorenzen).

*Nov. 14, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning in St. Maudan, France a 12-year-old girl saw a luminous boat-shaped craft land in a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 325).

(156) Nov. 14, 1954 - On this date a well-known UFO vehicle ignition interference case occurred in Forli, Italy. Two tractors, one diesel powered and the other powered by a gasoline-combustion engine, were driving down a farm road in the evening when a red beam of light from a dark flying object overhead swept the field, hitting both vehicles. The tractor with the gas-powered engine stalled but the diesel tractor did not. The beam of light was seen for over an hour by a large number of witnesses throughout the countryside. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, p. 211; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 341).

*Nov. 14, 1954 - On the same day in Isola, near La Spezia, Italy at 7:45 p.m. a bright cigar-shaped object landed in a farmer's field. Three dwarf humanoids wearing metallic "diving suits" emerged from the craft, speaking among themselves in an unintelligible language. When Sr. Lorenzini became convinced that the humanoids were intent on stealing some of his rabbits, he attempted to shoot at them with his shotgun, but the gun suddenly felt heavy, failed to fire, and he became unable to move or speak; he suddenly felt so weak that he dropped the gun. The dwarfs took the rabbits, and the paralysis wore off when the UFO took off.  (Sources: Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 236; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 339; Project Blue Book).

*Nov. 14, 1954 - At about the same time but in the Eastern U.S. time zone, around 2:00 p.m., in Frederick, Maryland, another electro-magnetic interference effect case occurred. A large rotating silver disc-shaped object passed over the car of a civilian witness, causing static on the car radio. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: November-December, p. 22).

*Nov. 14, 1954 - On this night on or about this date Marcel Pipers, a gardener, saw a disc-shaped craft resting near the road in Wasmes, Belgium that gave off a very bright light. His clothing was partially burned when he went close to it. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 104, Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 340, citing Quincy).

(157) Nov. 15, 1954 - In Augusta, Maine 10 gold circular objects flew slowly in a vertical V formation at a low altitude at four o'clock in the afternoon. The civilian witness was named Gallant, and the sighting lasted three minutes. This is a Project Blue Book case classified as "unidentified". (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3326; Don Berliner, The Blue Book Unknowns, p. 24).

*Nov. 16, 1954 - At 11:30 p.m. four young men, Salvatore Rapisardi, Antonio Espada, Gaetano Nicolosi and Cavallaio Angel, observed a disc-shaped object descend in front of the main entrance to the cemetery of Acquicella in Catania, Sicily, Italy. It hovered 50 meters above the ground. The object resembled a circular metallic platform, about seven meters in diameter, which emitted a strange sound. There was a sudden flash and a hatch was opened, and then a small human looking occupant stuck its head out. Moments later the object ascended at very high speed. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1566, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4175).

*Nov. 18, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning a 12-year-old girl in St. Maudan, Cotes-Nord, France saw a UFO looking like "a glowing boat" land in a nearby field. Three hairy dwarf humanoids emerged from the object and began to gather apples from the nearby orchard. (Sources: Lumieres dan la Nuit, issue #325; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4177; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 225).

(159) Nov. 19, 1954 - P. J. Gunn, an assistant professor of art at Oregon State University and an ex-U.S. Navy aviation cadet, sighted a bright white light hovering over Corvallis, Oregon at 4:15 p.m. It remained stationary for 8.5 to nine minutes, then crossed 20 degrees of sky in 3-3.5 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3331; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns, p. 24).

*Nov. 20, 1954 - At three o'clock in the afternoon Mrs. Besnier was returning from fetching some onions and garlic cloves from storage in Blaison, Maine-et-Loire, France. As she walked out from the cellar she saw a circular metallic object that had landed in her farm's courtyard. It appeared to be made out of aluminum. A small being, the size of a child, rushed at her and took the onions, which she held in a fold of her apron. Other short humanoids now became visible. The humanoids were human in appearance and were totally wrapped in a brown costume. In their mouths they carried some kind of pipe that connected to a sort of hood and breathing apparatus attached to their backs. Their skin was yellow and they had small black piercing eyes. Mrs. Besnier ran away and did not see the humanoids return to their “saucer”. Mrs. Besnier could not eat for 48 hours after the incident and remained confined to her bed for some time. (Sources: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 226; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 325; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database # 2398, citing LDLN).

*Nov. 20, 1954 - At 9:10 p.m. a 15-year-old boy in Laize-la-Ville, Calvados, France saw a huge top-shaped saucer cross the road at near ground level. It was rotating and glowed red. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 132).

*Nov. 20, 1954 - At 5:45 a.m. two men, Sobral and Hardy, aboard a Brazilian Air Force mail plane flying from Uberaba to Sao Paulo, Brazil saw a UFO that was hovering close to the uninhabited island on Rio Grande. It was surrounded by a yellow halo, and took off at 30 degree angle. (Source: UNICAT, case # 540, citing Olavo T. Fontes).

*Nov. 21, 1954 - At noon in Teignmouth, Devon, England 20 golden spheres raced across the sky in formation, causing a huge wave of radar blips. They flew off to the south out to sea. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4182, citing FSR).

*Nov. 22, 1954 - At 9:45 p.m. a radio operator at the Santa Maria Air Force Base, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil saw a huge, dark object about 30 meters in diameter hovering at treetop height. With four other persons he watched it for several hours, sometimesglowing softly, sometimes coming down almost to the ground. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July 1957; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 51; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 342).

*Nov. 23, 1954 - At around five o'clock in the evening two young shepherds, M. G. and P. T., age 12, were returning to their flock in Colcerasa, Macerata, Italy when they noticed that the sheep had moved from were they had left them and that their sheep dog was barking. M. G. observed three “dark colored, animal like creatures” moving between some bushes and a couple of bonfires that the shepherds had lit earlier. They also saw what looked like a small barrel, 60-70 centimeters wide by 1.5 meters long. The edges of the object were flattened. M. G. was unable to view the beings clearly; they stood approximately 35 cm tall and had rather disproportionately large, flat-topped heads. They appeared to be dressed in dark shiny suits, as if made out of plastic. The creatures quickly retreated into the object, which quickly took off producing a hissing sound. When the object had reached an altitude of 20 meters it expelled a large fireball. This exploded just before touching the ground, and a strong gust of wind struck both boys. The object sported something like “antennae” situated on its forward section, which vibrated when the object lifted off. The craft zipped rapidly in an easterly direction and disappeared from view to the left of Mount La Cesa. Both boys ran home to relate what they had just seen. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1602, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

*Nov. 23, 1954 - On this afternoon three 10-year-old girls returning from school in Torpo, Norway--Anne & Tora Storedal and Tora Moy Hauge--found themselves being followed by a flying saucer. It came down to hover only 3 or 4 feet away from them. It was round, about 10 feet in diameter, and the bottom was black, trimmed with yellow spots which could have been lights, with a number of small, "red jags." The upper part was a transparent dome, and a man who was operating controls was visible inside. He wore black trousers, a black jacket, and immense red goggles over his eyes. He stared at one of the girls. When the craft rose it collided with a high-tension power line with a shower of sparks, and the girls ran away. They noticed a smell "like fried sausages." A "streak" was found in the snow, apparently left by the craft having brushed the surface of the snow covered ground. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-132 (A0345), citing Oddvar J. Larsen, CSI-New York).

*Nov. 25, 1954 - On this evening in Calcerosa, Sicily, Italy two 12-year-old boys, G. Marziano and P. Santucci, watched three 1.2-foot-tall beings with very large heads and gray skin enter a small sphere concealed 10 meters away from them, behind some bushes. The UFO had two propellers in front that started spinning. The object took off with a hissing sound. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 136; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, case 343, citing Oltre Cielo).

(161) Nov. 25, 1954 - A weatherman and an air traffic controller watched two luminous objects hover over the Cordoba, Argentina airport for two hours starting at 5:25 a.m. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p.  119; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, June 1955, p. 1; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: November-December, p. 29).

(163) Nov. 26, 1954 - On this night an object with four reddish-yellow lights forming a rectangle circled over Millville, New Jersey. Shortly afterward a searchlight caught the object, revealing it to be a huge disc. As soon as the light touched it, the UFO sped up and swiftly disappeared. (Sources: Donald Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 232; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 171).

*Nov. 27, 1954 - At 10:15 a.m. a green colored cylindrical object hovered over Red Square in Moscow, Russia for more than 25 minutes. It was estimated to be about 250 meters in length. It rose into the sky like a jet, and flew off toward the northwest. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 133; Ion Hobana and Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 282).

*Nov. 27, 1954 - At 8:30 p.m. about a hundred people in Kariambkam, Madras, India saw the passage of a UFO described as “a flying boat” with a brilliant light on the back. The object then approached the ground and performed a vertical landing. Three people wearing “western” suits emerged and made hand gestures to the locals, who panicked and ran to their houses. The object remained on the ground for five minutes and took off in a vertical ascent, disappearing at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings).

*Nov. 28, 1954 - At 2:00 a.m. in the city of Petare, Venezuela two men had a violent encounter with three hairy dwarfs. They first saw a luminous sphere on the ground with a hatch door open. Out of it came three hairy dwarfs wearing loincloths. They were about three feet tall with clawed fingers. The dwarves fought with the men, who reported that they appeared to have phenomenal strength. At one point one of the man attempted to stab one of the creatures with a knife, but the blade glanced off as if the creature’s body was made of steel.  There was a blinding light and the creatures and the craft were gone. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated November 30, 1954; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 52 & 103; APRO Bulletin, November 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 344).

*Nov. 28, 1954 - On that same night in Palmarito, Venezuela a group of peasants saw a sphere land and discharge three very short dwarfish men. When they re-boarded and the object flew away, they reported the craft left behind a slightly visible trail in the sky. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen and Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 63; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 239).

(164) Nov. 28, 1954 - At 12:45 p.m. five miles east of the city of Manila in the Philippines, two 39-year-old men, one of them a doctor, watched an orange domed disc maneuver through the sky. The craft was about 70 feet in diameter, and had five evenly spaced yellow portholes. The body of the object itself was flecked with red streaks, and it made no sound as it moved. The UFO reversed direction and was gone in three seconds. Listed as a Project Blue Book “unknown” case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case number 3341; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 61; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 59).

*Nov. 29, 1954 - At 6:00 a.m. in Moze-sur-Louet, Maine-et-Loire, France a beam of light from the sky searched back and forth, then struck and gave an electric shock to a bicyclist. It then shocked him a second time, but no object was seen. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4196, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 132).

*Nov. 29, 1954 - At seven p.m. a single witness saw a luminous object that had landed in a wheatfield in St. Martin-d'L-Place, Maine-et-Loire, France at the same time as a power outage. A 1.2 meter (4 foot) tall humanoid was seen standing next to it. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4197, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #325).

*Nov. 29, 1954 - At 8:30 p.m. an orange cigar-shaped object flew toward the northeast from Bourbon-L'Archambault, Allier, France. It stopped in midair, then shot back toward the southwest into the clouds. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4198, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #128).

*Dec. 1, 1954 - At 4:30 a.m. a 39-year-old civilian saw a very bright oval light in Bassoues, Gers, France. It was illuminating the countryside. After some maneuvers and oscillations in mid-air, it landed for a couple of minutes less than three kilometers away, and then flew off to the east. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 346).

*Dec. 4, 1954 - In Zuaga, Spain 12 workers saw what they described as a square machine, ten meters on a side, land and take off at great speed, flying toward the south. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 347.

*Dec. 4, 1954 - On this night a waiter saw a circular object in a pasture in Caselle di Nogara, Italy. It remained stationary for several minutes, and was about 50 meters away. It was blue with symmetrical openings which emitted a bright red light. The witness got a rifle and fired twice at a very tall figure that emerged from the turret on the craft. Immediately, a very strong wind was felt and the craft took off amidst a reddish glow. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-137, citing Vallee).

*Dec. 4, 1954 - At six o'clock in the morning in the city of Coronel Pringles, Argentina Sr. E. Aguirre Zavala, an employee of a commercial firm, observed a very bright disc come down to just 20 inches above the ground, where it remained suspended. In the middle of this disc there moved about a strange looking figure, which seemed to be a dwarf with an enormous head. The UFO rose up shortly afterward after emitting a very bright light. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-136, citing a newspaper source).

*Dec. 7, 1954 - A 26-year-old man riding a bicycle near a farm in Gainchurizqueta, Irun, Spain saw an object land nearby. It came from the sea on a north to south flight path, and passed within 6 meters. It was round, three meters in diameter, with a headlight and four fins. Traces: ground marks and metallic samples. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 16).

(169) Dec. 7, 1954 - At 1:15 p.m. a weather officer in Cape Province, South Africa using a theodolite, saw a white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome fly from west to east, then turned north. The sighting lasted seven minutes. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3356).

*Dec. 8, 1954 - Mr. M. Sevilla Galvez, a hunter, saw a luminous craft 60 feet in diameter and 12 ft high, with antennas and propellers, land 50 yards away in Zuera, Zaragoza, Spain. A door opened, and two men speaking an unintelligible language emerged. They re-entered, the door closed, and the craft rose vertically at great speed with a hissing sound. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-138, citing FSR Special Issue # 4; Data-Net Report, March 1971, p. 11). 

*Dec. 8, 1954 - In Gricignano Di Aversa, Caserta, Italy a 100-year-old farmer, Giovanni Aquilante, left home early in the morning to do his chores and did not return that day. The evening of the day after his disappearance, two of his sons and another relative were returning home from searching for the old man when they encountered two odd looking beings with phosphorescent eyes hiding beyond a low wall. The three men were utterly petrified by the vision, but one of Aquilante’s sons (Andrea) managed to move towards the two “phantoms”. When he got to the rear of the wall, the figures had vanished. The third day at about 6:00 am, the elder Aquilante returned home. He was hungry and in shock, and he did not respond to the questions of his wife and sons. Despite the fact that it had rained over the previous two days, Aquilante’s clothes and shoes were completely dry. A few hours later he told his story to one of his relatives. The morning he disappeared he was walking past the village railroad bridge when two dwarves emerged from behind a bush. They both wore suits “having colors like the rainbow.” They took him by his hands and lifted him skyward. Aquilante didn’t recall how he had spent the 48 hours away. He remembers that the dwarves left him next to his house, telling him they would return to get him again. According to one of his sons, Paolo, his father suffered a lot from the experience, and lived in a nearly perpetual confused state, having difficulties speaking. The old man was regularly frightened that “they might come back to get me.” (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2273; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 132, citing Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October-November 1991).

*Dec. 8, 1954 - In Miranda province, Venezuela “saucers” were reported to have landed at several places in the town of Chacao. Toms Betancourt said he threw himself on one of the “Martians” and grappled with him. “He was gelatinous and very slippery,” and got out of my hands.” (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-37 (A1782), citing El Universal, December 9, 1954).

*Dec. 9, 1954 - At 7:30 p.m. in Dorf-Gull, Germany Ernst Jung and his wife saw an intense red, luminous object descending toward them at great speed. It stopped and hovered five meters above the ground when they stopped their motorcycle. It was cigar shaped, five meters long and two meters wide. They saw it turn off its lights and fly towards a forest. Other people in a bus saw the same thing. (Sources: UFO Nachrichten, October 1956; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 350).

*Dec. 9, 1954 - On this evening Sr. Da Costa e Rosa, a farmer living in Linha Bela Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil heard a sound something like a sewing machine, and saw a cream-colored object "shaped like a tropical helmet" hovering just above the ground. A broad-shouldered man with pale skin was inside the craft. Another was outside examining a fence, while a third was closer to the farmer. Da Costa dropped his hoe, and this third man, with a smile, picked it up and gave it back to him. All three men were broad shouldered, with very pale skin, slanted eyes, and long blond hair. They wore light brown coveralls fastened to shoes without heels. After plucking a few plants, the men returned to their craft, which rose into the air slowly for 30 feet and then shot off at a high speed. The witness had never previously heard about flying saucers. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 52; Gordon Creighton, FSR, May-June 1970, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-139 (A0351), citing Donald Hanlon, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 20).

*Dec. 10, 1954 - Several daylight disc sightings and two humanoid encounters, one at night, occurred in Venezuela on this date. A photograph of five objects was taken in El Tigre. At 6:30 p.m. a doctor driving with his father in Floresta, Venezuela stopped his car to watch two little men run into some bushes. Shortly afterward they saw a luminous, disc-shaped object take off from behind the bushes at a high speed and dart off into the sky with a sharp "sizzling" sound. Later that same night in Chico-Cerro de las Tres Torres, Venezuela two hunters, Lorenzo Flores and Jesus Gomez, saw a luminous object "like two washbowls put together." It was three meters wide and hovering just two feet off the ground. Flames emanated from the base of the object. Four hairy dwarfs, three feet tall, emerged and grabbed Gomez and tried to drag him toward their craft. Flores struck one with his gun butt, but it had no effect and felt like striking rock. The wooden rifle butt cracked from the impact. Gomez fainted from fright, and both young men were scratched and bruised. When they told their story to the police it was obvious that their shirts had been shredded into ribbons. (Sources: Coral Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion From Outer Space, p. 49; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-141, citing APRO Bulletin, January 1955).

*Dec. 11, 1954 - On this morning a young girl, Miss Frassinetti, saw a luminous barrel hovering vertically over a nearby field in Predale, Casina, Italy. She said that a "man" was watching her through a window in the object. (Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0354).

*Dec. 11, 1954 - At 5:00 p.m. farmer Pedro Morais of Linha Bela Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil first noticed a disturbance among his chickens in the farmyard. He then saw a UFO shaped like an "enormous polished brass kettle" with a rectangular structure on top, making a sound like a sewing machine, hovering in the air with an oscillating motion. Two small humanoids "enveloped in a kind of yellow sack from head to toe" were standing in a nearby field. As he approached, one ran toward him, the other raised its arm. The first one knelt down and plucked a tobacco plant from the field, then both jumped into the craft, which vanished within a few seconds. (Sources: Donald Hanlon, FSR Special Report #1: The Humanoids, p. 34; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 53; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 171; Gordon Creighton, FSR, May-June 1970, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-142 (A0355), citing Donald Hanlon & Coral Lorenzen; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres, p. 80, citing O Cruzeiro, January 15, 1955; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 353).

*Dec. 11, 1954 - Navy jets from Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Florida were involved in a dogfight with a round, reddish UFO at 9:00 p.m. The UFO encounter was tracked on military radar. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 195).

*Dec. 13, 1954 - Three gray discs performed acrobatics over farmland in Campinas, Sao Paulo state, Brazil at dusk. One peeled off from the others, diving low over the roof of a woman's house, where it dropped a liquid substance "like silver rain." Chemical analysis revealed that the metallic material collected at the site was 90% tin with some other alloys. Jacques Vallee believes this case may provide clues to the propulsion system employed by the vehicles. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, in Peter Sturrock, The UFO Enigma, p. 242; Donald H. Menzel, The World of Flying Saucers, p. 231; Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 49).

*Dec. 15, 1954 A man had a close encounter with three aliens in Brazil while fishing in the river in Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso del Sol. He saw a small sphere revolving around a larger sphere, about two meters above the ground. The larger object had landing gear shaped like three round balls. Three human-looking occupants who were small in stature got out. They had with them a luminous basket and a metal tube with a cone-shaped end. They used these tools to collect soil samples. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 195, citing an investigation by Olavo T. Fontes).

*Dec. 15, 1954 - During the day a Royal Australian Navy pilot reported that two UFOs paced his aircraft. The UFOs appeared on radar.  (Source: Richard M. Dolan, UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 408).

*Dec. 16, 1954 – Taking a rest stop while driving along the Pan-American highway near San Carlos del Zulia, Venezuela, Jesus Paz left his two friends in their car and walked off a short distance to relieve himself. They heard him screaming and then saw him fall unconscious. A small hairy dwarf ran off from the spot to a flat, shiny hovering UFO. The machine shot off with a loud whistle. Jesus Paz had deep scratches on his body from the creature. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 55; APRO Bulletin, January 1955, p. 15; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 177).

*Dec. 17, 1954 – At 5:00 p.m. on a country road in Bersaillin, France in Jura department, a woodsman sighted a very bright light on the road, coming from a dark craft some 80 meters away. When the light became brighter the man felt an intense wave of heat and he thought that he would die. After a short while the light moved away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 355).

*Dec. 18, 1954 - At 3:45 a.m. several hundred people, including sentries guarding the Catete Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil witnessed a yellow glowing object that slowed from a high speed and stopped in just three seconds, and then hovered for 20 minutes. It illuminated the surface of the water in Guanabara Bay, and finally climbed up at an oblique angle, and was gone in 4-5 seconds. Two small jets of exhaust were seen flowing from the lower part of the object while it was accelerating. (Source: UNICAT, case 557, citing Colonel Adil de Oliveira, Brazilian Government report dated October 1956; APRO Bulletin, July 1957).

(170) Dec. 19, 1954 – UFOs shot through the sky over Vienna, Austria. There were many reports including several from police witnesses. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 122; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: November-December, p. 65).

*Dec. 19, 1954 – On the same night in Cartaya, Huelva Province, Spain a circular craft landed 50 meters away from two witnesses. As the witnesses walked towards it the UFO rose up to a very high altitude and flew away toward Portugal, making a great deal of noise. (Sources: Noticiero Uni, newspaper clipping dated December 20, 1954; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 17).

*Dec. 19, 1954 – At eleven o’clock in the evening Mr. Parra, an 18-year-old jockey and resident of Valencia, Venezuela watched a disc-shaped UFO land and six three foot tall humanoids disembark and set about collecting vegetation samples and loading stones into the disc. When he attempted to approach them he was paralyzed by a violet beam aimed at him by one of the creatures. All the short beings entered the craft, and it took off. The UFO left behind ground traces. (Sources: Newspaper clipping dated December 21, 1954; APRO Bulletin, January 1955, p. 15; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 52; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 356).

*Dec. 20, 1954 – At 3:00 a.m. on this day in Valencia, Venezuela an employee of the Barbula Sanatorium saw a luminous UFO on the ground but decided not to report it until another employee, three hours later, saw the same craft. It took off soon after the second witness spotted it. (Sources: Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 357; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 52).

*Dec. 27, 1954 - Alerted by some children to the presence of a UFO around ten o'clock in the morning, Elizabeth Klarer ran to a nearby hill in Mooi River, South Africa. Twenty yards away was a domed disc-shaped object, about 60 feet in diameter, that silently descended to 10-12 feet above the ground. It had a flat hull rotating around a flattish dome, which contained portholes. In one of the porthole windows she saw a man "with a thin face, aquiline nose, and high cheekbones," who looked at her with hypnotic intensity. Then, with a blast of hot air, the craft rose and shot away at tremendous speed. Ms. Klarer had a contactee experience 18 months later. (Sources: Cynthia Hind, Fate, August 1969; John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 146; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-146 (A0359), citing Cynthia Hind, Fate Magazine, August 1969).

*Dec. 28, 1954 - Traveling by car to Mendoza on Route # 143 Garvia Holgado de Amaya, a concert pianist and history professor, and six others traveling together saw a brilliant glow at the side of the road near San Rafael Moreno, Mendoza province, Argentina at 3:30 a.m. It was a luminous object about 100-200 meters away in a nearby field, and it was emitting a bluish light like that from a welding torch. According to the description by Professor Maria Luisa de Amaya, it had the form of two deep dishes placed together rim to rim. They could not make out any structural details. The witnesses stopped their car and got out, then walked toward the object. When they were about 50 meters away they noticed two human figures next to it. The beings were of normal height, wearing dark one-piece diver's suits, with their heads covered with a kind of cowl. One of the humanoids was crouching next to the object. After he got up, the two individuals entered the UFO through a rectangular door. The object began to emit smoke from its central region and rose up vertically, stopping a few meters from the ground and throwing out two flickering red lights. Alarmed, the witnesses rushed back to their car and took off driving at high speed. The object pursued them for 20 minutes, until by the first light of dawn they could no longer see it. (Sources: Oscar A Uriondo, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 10, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-38 (A1532), citing Roberto Banchs, UNICAT, case 542).

*Dec. 29, 1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a red oval-shaped object was seen on the ground near a river in Bru, near Gardonne, Gironde, France, 50 meters away from witnesses. The main witness, a Mr. Gamba, tried to approach it but was unable to move. The object rose up into the air, and as it did it changed color from white to red. Traces found at the site showed that the ground had been dug up, and some small trees had been cut. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 20; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 358, citing Sud Quest, December 31, 1954).

*Dec. 29, 1954 - In Bergamo, near Clusone, Italy a cigar-shaped object was seen hovering 25 meters from the ground at midnight. Several figures could be seen inside a transparent compartment. (Sources: Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 240; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #326).

*Dec. 30, 1954 - A man, age 62, was walking along a path near a local church in Sommaprado, Lombardia, Italy at 6:30 a.m. when he heard a sound like a motor. He looked around but did not see anything, but moments later he heard the noise again. This time he saw a shiny brass colored cigar-shaped object hovering nearby. It had a "bump"  or dome in the middle and six rotor blades, three in front and three in the rear. The rear of the object was transparent and inside he could see two short beings dressed in black and wearing large helmets. The beings looked human with olive colored skin and black hair. They looked at the witness and smiled at him. The frightened witness fell to the ground and watched as the object departed at high speed. (Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4251; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1564, citing ITACAT).

*Dec. 31, 1954 - At ten minutes after midnight, four men in a forest in Camaqua, Brazil in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, saw a 30 meter wide disc stop and hover silently one meter above the ground. A human looking occupant got out of the craft and walked around it with a lamp of some kind. (Source: Felipe Machado Carrion, Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1971, p. 32).