Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Cussac Plateau Incident, Children See UFO, France1967, Devil Aliens

Two Children See UFO in France, 1967

Artist Michael Buhler's impression of the Alien/UFO
encounter in Cussac, France 
Two children saw a sphere-shaped UFO, 2 meters in diameter, and "four little devils" on the ground. One of the humanoid beings was bending over, apparently busy with something on the ground, and another held a mirror-like object. They were observed to levitate or float upward before quickly entering the UFO and flying away. The UFO was said to make a soft whistling sound and smelled of sulfur as it departed.

On the Contal plateau in a setting of pastures divided by little stone walls and curtains of trees, a tiny village stands on a hill—Cussac, 20 km east-south-east of St. Flour. It is 10.30 a.m. on August 29, 1967. In a meadow beside Route D.57 ten or so cows are grazing in the care of Francois Delpeuch, age 13 and his sister Anne-Marie, age 9 accompanied by their little dog Medor. The weather is fine, the sky is clear, and a light wind is blowing from the west.


As the cows move to beside the low wall, Francois gets up to bring them back, turns around and sees, on the other side of the road, what he takes at first to be four children. They are behind a hedge 40 metres or so away. He climbs on top of a few stones to get a better look at children whom he does not recognise. Francois and Anne-Marie see a large sphere half hidden by the hedge. It is very brilliant and shines so much it is actually painful to look at.

Claude Pavy of GEPAN (the offical French UFO study program)
in 1967, with the two children at the site of the encounter
One of the little beings is bending over and seems to be busy with the soil, while another, holding in one hand an object which reflects the sun (which Francois likened to a mirror), is waving his hands, apparently making signs to his companions.

Another artist's impression of the Cussac UFO and occupants,
by Joël Mesnard, published in "Phénomènes Spatiaux" n°16

Francois then called out, "Have you come to play with us?" At this moment the small beings, who did not seem to be interested in the children, became aware that they were under observation. The first one (see sketch) took off vertically and then plunged head first through the top of the sphere. The second followed in the same way, and the third, after getting up did exactly the same. The fourth also got up, but before diving into the machine, came down again and seemed to pick up something from the ground (his mirror, Francois thinks). Then he took off again and caught up with the sphere which during this time had begun to rise in a small spiral, and was already 15 or so metres up in the air. He then disappeared inside like the others. When climbing, the sphere made a soft, fairly piercing whistling noise, mingled with the sound of a breeze which neither of the children felt. 

The sphere then made several more circles, before climbing and in doing so the intensity of the light given off by it increased considerably. Then the sound stopped and the sphere flew off at full speed to the north-west. At the same time, a smell of sulphur began to spread, reaching the children. The cows started to slowly gather and move towards Francois and Anne-Marie.

The dog Medor barked at the object and tried to follow it. The children did not see the object disappear, as they had to look after the cows, which were very upset. As a result of the event the children started taking the cows home thirty minutes earlier than normal.

Details of the object are scanty. It was a perfect sphere, about 2 metres in diameter, it had very brilliant luminous silver color and was described as dazzling. Francois, who  has sensitive eyes and wears glasses, experienced tearing of his eyes for a quarter of an hour after seeing the object, and every morning when waking up for several days afterwards. His sister, who does not wear glasses, felt nothing.

No details were noticed on the sphere itself; it was perfectly smooth, without marking or visible opening. The little beings seemed to pass through the wall of the sphere. The only detail noticed, and one of the points of difference in the children's stories, was by Anne-Marie. She says she saw beneath the machine a landing gear consisting of three or four straight legs, equipped with round "shoes" 10 cm. in diameter. They were no longer visible beneath the machine in flight. Anne-Marie did not see them retract into the machine. One minute they were there, the moment after, they were completely gone. It may be thought that, as the machine rose and the intensity of the light increased to a point where it was unbearable, the visible details of the object would have been difficult to see as a result of the dazzling light. This might account for why Francois, with his sensitive eyes, could not see the legs at the point of take-off, since at that instance the machine was very luminous.

The smell of sulphur spread as the machine began to climb in a spiral or, more precisely, helical course. The light west wind was blowing from the object towards the children. The cows started to get lower as soon as the machine moved off. It may be noted that in sufficient concentration, ozone has a smell which could be confused with that of sulphur (i.e. of sulphurous gas) and that a smell of ozone has already been noticed in a number of UFO landings.

Details of the small beings are more numerous and interesting. They were 1.0 to 1.2 metres tall, not all of the same height. Nos. 1 and 2 (see sketch) were the smallest, and the tallest was No. 4, the one with a "mirror" in his hand. They were "completely black", but with a shiny look which Francois compared to that of silk. The children could not be certain whether the color was that of the beings' skin, or of some sort of protective suit There did not appear to be any visible distinction between clothing and heads of these beings which were bare. dividing line between any possible clothing and the heads of the beings, which were bare. If the beings were in fact wearing a protective suit it was perfectly fitted.


The limb proportions were not completely in accordance with the norms of our species. The arms were somewhat too long and thin (see sketches). The children could not distinguish anything which might serve as hands. The legs were short and thin. The head seemed of normal proportions relative to the body, but the cranium was pointed and the chin equally was very much accentuated. The nose also was pointed, and here was a second point of difference in their stories...

Although they did not appear to wear any apparatus on their backs, the beings flew with great ease and speed...

We then went to Cussac we found little Anne-Marie and her brother Andre with their mother, we were very well received. We questioned Anne-Marie for nearly an hour. There were two of us and we asked questions in turn, in a continuous stream, reverting from time to time to the same questions but differently formulated, in an effort to try to make the child contradict herself. She is a timid little girl, but she never once did so. After this interrogation she took us off to find her brother Francois who was working in the fields with his other brother Raymond. We walked back with Francois to his parents' home, interrogating him as we had done his sister. He too never contradicted himself. Again, when questioning them together, both at home and at the scene of the incident, and asking them ever more specific questions, we never saw any conniving looks pass between them. They never seemed embarrassed by our questions; either they had seen the detail asked for, or they had not. For example, Francois told us: "From the first day, Anne-Marie has said she saw legs beneath the object, but I didn't see any, so I can't tell you anything!" On this point, incidentally, he thinks she mistook the branches of the hedge for "legs".

All the above only strengthens the feeling, which we had had throughout the inquiry, we feel passionate that this is a very significant, serious and important case. 


The Cussac Plateau Incident, Devil Aliens, Two Children See UFO in France 1967


Excerpt from FSR, Sept/Oct 1968
Source: Joe Mesnard & Claude Pavy / UFO Evidence


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