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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 (English: orthoteny) in a corner of a restaurant booth. 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).
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. 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 were arrested in 1971 for their cooperation in Planète. He self-described himself as a "pathological" rebel for his cooperation in such activities.
|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|
|Mysterious Flying Saucers||1973|
|The mysticism, the inner man and the ineffable||1973|
|Metanoia, physical phenomena of mysticism||1973|
|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|
|1968||From animal to man: an interview with Konrad Lorenz||Yes|
- Correspondence addressed to Bertrand Méheust from 1978 to 1990.
- Published in English as The Truth About Flying Saucers by Robert Hale Publishing in 1957.
- About Flying Saucers - Mysterious Celestial Objects (OMC), Aimé Michel, coll. Planet Presence, Planet Ed, 1966, p.134
- Saunders, David R. "Is Bavic Remarkable?" (PDF). Ufologia Heterodoxa. Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- (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.)
- Picard, Michel (1996). Aimé Michel, or the quest for Superman. Orion. ISBN 9782357840249.
- Ribera, Antonio (1999). Letters from three heretics. ISBN 978-84-930329-6-8.
- Article on Michel's life by Thibaut Canuti
- Articles published in Catholic France
- Collection at the Library of Congress