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Aimé Michel

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Aimé Michel (12 May 1919 – 28 December 1992) was a French UFO specialist, science and spirituality writer and author.



Aimé Michel was born in Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, now known as Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon, France on 12 May 1919. After obtaining diplomas in psychology and philosophy and passing the entrance exam as a studio sound engineer in 1943, Michel joined the French radio station Radiodiffusion Française in 1944. In 1946, he worked in the research department, where he met with Pierre Schaeffer, who later founded the Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète.

Michel published Mystérieux Objets Célestes in 1958, which covered the 1954 wave of UFOs in France. After the publication with help from Jacques Bergier, he devised a theory called Orthoténie [fr] (English: orthoteny) in a corner of a restaurant booth.[1] Michel postulated so-called "alignments": straight lines that corresponded to large circles traced and centered on the earth. Michel claimed that UFO sightings could be clustered along these grid lines. He proposed, for example, that there was a line known as “BaVic,” pointing from Bayonne to Vichy, where, out of nine UFO observations cited in the press on 24 September 1954, six aligned (Bayonne, Lencouacq, Tulle, Ussel, Gelles, Vichy).[2]

A member of the editorial board of Lumières dans la nuit from 1969, he wrote numerous articles on UFOs, mysticism, the animal kingdom as well as other topics in various journals.[3] In the periodical La vie des bêtes, during the 1960s, he authored the column "Les mystères du monde animal", documenting the mysteries of the animal world. From September 26 to October 10, 1964, Aimé Michel also led cultural workshops on the theme of "Life in the Sidereal Universe", taking place under the backing of the magazine Planète at Cefalù in Sicily.

He wrote the television screenplay Mycenae, the One From the Future, which aired in 1972.

He was a friend of controversial people like Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels, who co-created in 1961 the magazine Planète. He self-described himself as a "pathological" rebel for his cooperation in such activities.


Publications by Aimé Michel
Title Date
Science fiction Books Montagnes héroïques, histoire de l'alpinisme 1953
Mystérieux objects célestes 1958
The Voice (contributor) 1960
The Mystery of Dreams, World Encyclopedia (contributor) 1965
The Animal Performance, Hachette 1966
History and Guide to Secret France, Encolypedia Planet 1979
For or against the Flying Saucers 1969
The Humanoids 1969
Mysterious Flying Saucers 1973
The mysticism, the inner man and the ineffable 1973
Metanoia, physical phenomena of mysticism 1973
Soft 2008[a]
2. Lueurs sur les soucoupes volantes 1954[b]
The Unknown Powers of Man series 14. The Extra-Sensory / Calculators prodigies 1976-77
1. The Hidden Face of France (contributor) 1978
Articles "The end of the world?". Question Journal 1977
"Clarity in the heart of the labyrinth". Catholic France 2008


J.K. Rowling filmography
Year Title Credited as
1968 From animal to man: an interview with Konrad Lorenz Yes

See also



  1. ^ Correspondence addressed to Bertrand Méheust from 1978 to 1990.
  2. ^ Published in English as The Truth About Flying Saucers by Robert Hale Publishing in 1957.


  1. ^ About Flying Saucers - Mysterious Celestial Objects (OMC), Aimé Michel, coll. Planet Presence, Planet Ed, 1966, p.134
  2. ^ Saunders, David R. "Is Bavic Remarkable?" (PDF). Ufologia Heterodoxa. Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ (Arts, Science et Vie, Tout Savoir, Monde et Vie, Encyclopédie Larousse « Découvrir les Animaux » in 1971, Planète - apologist for Réalisme fantastique including other participants Remy Chauvin, Bernard Heuvelmans, Charles Noël Martin, Jean E. Charon and George Langelaan -, Phénomènes Spatiaux, Recherches ufologiques, Question de, France Catholique, Ecclésia, Flying Saucer Review, Archeologia (with an article on his village where he was born), etc.)

Further reading