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October 14, 1954, Thann, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 14-October-54-Thann. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Nouveau Rhin Français reported on October 16, 1954, an observation near Thann of October 14, 1954, at around 06:00 p.m.

Private F., on leave at his parents' in Thann, had seen in the sky south of Thann an "object of great brightness moving very quickly," which first flew straight, then abruptly went down towards the ground.

The sighting lasted between 10 and 15 seconds.

Reports:

Sources:

[Ref. nr1:] "LE NOUVEAU RHIN FRANCAIS" NEWSPAPER:

The "Saucer" was also seen near Thann

Private F., who was at the time on leave at his parents in Thann, sighted Thursday evening around 6 p.m.? in the sky south of Thann, an object of great brightness moving very quickly. The object flew at first straight and then suddenly moved to the ground. Mr. F was able to follow this phenomenon for between 10 and 15 seconds.

[Ref. cv2:] CHRISTIAN VALENTIN:

Former journalist Christian Valentin published in 2012 a very interesting book telling the story of UFO sightings, flying saucers sightings, in Alsace, from the beginning to 1980.

In this book, he reports that the newspaper "LE NOUVEAU RHIN FRANCAIS" for Saturday, October 16, 1954, in their bilingual issue, reported this case of October 14, 1954:

The "Saucer" was also seen near THANN

Private F., who was at the time on leave at his parents in Thann, sighted Thursday evening around 6 p.m. ?in the sky south of Thann, an object of great brightness moving very quickly. The object flew at first straight and then suddenly moved to the ground. Mr. F was able to follow this phenomenon for between 10 and 15 seconds.

Explanations:

There is not much to say about this observation save that it matches with those of the meteor that day at 06:10 p.m.

Keywords:

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

Thann, Haut-Rhin, soldier, single, bright, fast, straight, down, night

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross April 28, 2014 Creation, [nr1], [cv2].
1.0 Patrick Gross April 21, 2014 First published.

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