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October 11, 1954, Domérat, Allier:

Reference for this case: 11-Oct-54-Domérat.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.


As a result of an error, the case of Bauquay in the Calvados of October 11, 1954, was "relocated" in the Allier in Domérat by a number of sources.


[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:


October 11 [, 1954]

[... other cases...]

? [=unknown hour]: Domérat (Aliier): luminous obj.

[... other cases...]



10/11/1954 Domérat (daybreak).

The witness was busy milking his cows when he saw a vast, elongated and imprecise, glowing form appear at a low altitude, which swept across the sky, causing panic among the cows. While the apparatus was shaving the top of the trees, the cows fled in all directions. After this silent apparition, the cows refused to give their milk. (Aimé Michel MOC p.274.) No trace of this observation in the local press. Similarly A. Michel quotes an observation in Ebreuil on 10/09/1954 citingr Charles Garreau and of which we have found no trace or detail.)



October 11 (A. Michel, pers. doc.) Domerat at daybreak.



October 16 (Centre Matin for 10/19) Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule at dawn.

Three small, luminous balls were seen before sunrise.

The witness busy milking his cows saw a large, gloomy, indistinct, elongated form appear at a low altitude, which swept across the sky, causing panic among the animals, shaving the trees. The cows refused to give the milk that day.



016 10/11/1954 AU Domérat witness XXX

At dawn, a farmer busy milking his cows saw appear at low alt. an elongated, gloomy and imprecise shape that swept across the sky causing panic among the cows who later refused to give their milk (Aimé Michel M.O.C. p. 274)


In an article examining the thesis of orthoteny (stating that observations are not randomly distributed but in straight lines), the magazine states:

Let's also note that for this day [11/11/1954], we found no trace in the local press relating to the two observations that Michel located in Domérat and Montluçon, city where we live. And yet, Montluçon-Domérat was a stunning hub of a star network.

[Ref. gab1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "G.A.B.R.I.E.L.":

10/11/1954 Domérat near Montluçon (Allier)

Early in the morning, a farmer who was milking his cows saw an elongated and imprecise object appear at low altitude which crossed the sky at a rapid pace (A.. Michel). According to a personal investigation, the thing was followed by a short and broad green trail, itself prolonged by a thin white trail, long and narrow.

[Ref. gab2:] UFOLOGY GROUP "G.A.B.R.I.E.L.":


10/11/1954 Domerat (Allier)

At daybreak, a farmer was busy milking his cows. Suddenly, a vague, red, elongated shape crossed the sky at low altitude (skimming the treetops).

The panicked cows ran away mooing in all directions. Subsequently, the peasant could not complete the milking. Animals refusing to give their milk. (J. Giraud)

Cows panicked by the appearance of a "Flying Saucer", this seems quite normal, especially if we know the character of these animals, easily startled by the slightest human or natural intervention... But it happens that the panic does not remain momentary.

[Ref. gep1:] UFOLOGY GROUP "GEPO":

--------- -5 a.m.... Domerat (Allier) ?



The source Aimé Michel "M.O.C." page 174 would be the book "Mystérieux Objets Célestes" by Aimé Michel, 1958.

But it turns out that Michel reports a totally similar story, except that it is located in Bauquay in Calvados!

This case is therefore a non-event, the mystery being its "translation" to Domérat in the Allier, 375 kilometers from the original place...

The error likely came from Aimé Michel himself, the clue being the [ldl1] source.


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

Domérat, Allier, non-event


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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross December 21, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 1, 2019 Additions.
1.2 Patrick Gross May 3, 2022 Additions [gqy1], [gep1].
1.3 Patrick Gross July 8, 2022 Additions [gab1], [gab2].

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