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October 19, 1954, Valette, Moselle:

Reference number for this case: 19-Oct-54-Valette. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider reported in his 1997 book that he found this case of October 19, 1954, at an unknown time, in Valette, near Saint-Avold, department of Moselle, in an article on page 6 of the newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain for October 21, 1954.

Auguste Kempenich, resident of Valette, had told that a flying saucer had landed not far from his field. The foliage of several trees had been burned and the earth had been "plowed" in several places.

Jean Sider noted that the plowed ground could have be caused by saucer as well as by wild boars.

Reports:

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist Jean Sider found the case of October 19, at an unknown time, in Valette, near Saint-Avold, in the department of the Moselle, in an article on page 6 of the newspaper Le Republicain Lorrain for October 21, 1954.

Auguste Kempenich, resident of Valette, stated that a flying saucer landed not far from its field. The foliage of several trees was burned and the ground was "plowed" in several places.

Jean Sider notes that the plowed ground could as well be caused by wild boars as well as by the saucer.

[Ref. lh1] LARRY HATCH - "*U* COMPUTER DATABASE":

4211: 1954/10/19 19:00 2 6:42:00 E 49:06:00 N 3331 WEU FRN MSL 8:7

nr St.AVOLD,FR:SCR LANDS/FIELD:TREES SCORCHED+GND PLOWED UP:PIGS?:/LDLN#324

Ref#217 Jean SIDER: Le DOSSIER 1954 (2 vol.) Page No. 116 : FARMLANDS

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

October 19

1954 - At 7:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object landed in a field in St. Avold, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Trees were scorched and the ground was plowed up at the landing site. Figures may have been seen. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 116).

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Moselle in Hoste on October 19, 1954 at an unknown hour "At the location Valette, a witness affirmed that a flying saucer landed not far from his field. The foliage of several trees was burned."

The source is indicated as "Les OVNI vus de près by Gross Patrick ** http://ufologie.net".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 19 October 1954 at 19:00 in St Avold, France, "Disc lands in field. Trees scorched and ground plowed up. Figures may have been seen." And: "An object was observed. Ground traces were found. One luminous disc was observed by more than two witnesses on a farm for two minutes."

The source is indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073).

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

*Oct. 19, 1954 - At 7:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object landed in a field in St. Avold, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Trees were scorched and the ground was plowed up at the landing site. Figures may have been seen. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 116).

Explanations:

This may have been a landing of an extraterrestrial craft; but the data is too meager and no not constitute a "good" case.

Keywords:

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

Valette, Moselle, landing, traces, field, vegetation, Auguste Kempenich

Sources:

[---] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 26, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 4, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [dj1], [lc1], [ud1].
1.1 Patrick Gross November 15. 2014 Addition [ni1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 12, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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