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October 28, 1954, or November 4, 1954, Thoury, Loir-et-Cher:

Reference for this case: 28-Oct-54-Thoury.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In a catalog of cases in the Allier, the ufology magazine Ouranos of the 3rd quarter of 1973 cited a case they said they found in the regional newspaper La Montagne, edition of Aurillac, for November 5, 1954.

Viscountess Jehan de Conny, who was watching a cuvée at Thoury, was attracted by a sharp and strange gleam. She turned around and saw above Beauvois something in the shape of an orange rugby ball that went up and down vertically and went out all of a sudden after 3 to 4 seconds.

The magazine reports that the date could be either October 28, 1954 or November 4, 1954.

Reports:

[Ref. ous1:] UFOLOGY MAGAZINE "OURANOS":

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10/28/1954, Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre [sic] (09:30 p.m.)

Madame la Vicontesse Jehan de Conny, who was watching a cuvée at Thoury, was attracted by a sharp and strange gleam. She turned around and saw above Beauvois something in the shape of an orange rugby ball that went up and down vertically and went out all of a sudden after 3 to 4 seconds. The same phenomenon was observed by M. Charles Cruet, grocer at St-Pourcain-en-Besbre. The fact could have taken place on 11/04/1954. (La Montagne-Aurillac for 11/05/1954).

[Ref. ldl1:] UFOLOGY MAGAZINE "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

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October 28 (La Montagne for 11/5) Thoury-Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre 21:30.

Viscountess Jean de Conny saw from Thoury a luminous oval thing, like a rugby ball, of an orange color, descending and rising above Beauvais, and then extinguished. At Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre the same phenomenon was observed by Mr. Gruet, grocer.

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

4304: 1954/10/28 21:30 2 3:38:00 E 46:28:00 N 3333 WEU FRN ALR 6:8

THOURY,FR++:SEP.OBS:ORG.FOOTBALL SCR GOES UP+DOWN:BLINKS OUT:/La Montagne 5NOV

Ref#194 LUMIERES dans la NUIT.(LDLN France) Issue No. 128 : RESIDENT

[Ref. djn1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters With Aliens On This Day

September 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).

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 October 1954 at 21:30 in Thoury, France, "Orange football goes up-and-down, blinks out."

And: "In Thoury, France an orange football shaped object bounced up and down, then blinked out at 9:30 p.m."

And: "An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One orange football-shaped object was observed in a residential area for two minutes."

The source is indicated as "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*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).

[Ref. jqy1:] JEAN DE QUERCY:

41/02 - 1954 September 29 - Thoury

Around 9:30 p.m., an object was seen from Thoury. It was shaped like a soccer ball and behaved oddly. It had an orange color and would have been observed for two minutes.

(Source: In "LDLN" nr128)

Explanations:

Map.

I do not have a justified trivial explanation for this observation, but the information is poor and the strangeness quite weak. Maybe this was headlights or a projector in the distance.

The Conny family has owned the medieval fortified castle of Thoury in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre since 1751.

Keywords:

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

Thoury, Loir-et-Cher, Viscountess, Jehan de Conny, Jean de Conny, glow, Beauvois, rugby ball, orange, ascent, descent, vertical

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 25, 2010 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross October 19, 2014 Addition [nip1].
1.1 Patrick Gross December 6, 2018 Additions [ous1], [ldl1]. Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.4 Patrick Gross May 14, 2022 Addition [jqy1].

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