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October 21, 1954, Didenheim, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 21-Oct-54-Didenheim. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.



Christian Valentin gathered a dossier concerning the 1954 flap in Alsace, the dossier was published in 2004 in the magazine "Les Saisons d'Alsace" published by the large regional newspaper Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace. This is one of the cases he presented.

On October 21, 1954, the following events occurred between Morschwiller and Didenheim in the Haut-Rhin:

At 06:40 P.M., a young man returned in the family farm and told that he saw a luminous ball crossing the sky. Mr. H., the son of the farmer, was impressed by the signs of sincerity of this young man, and he went on the location with him.

At 07:30 P.M., the sphere reappeared, evolving above the forest of Didenheim. It was of a sharp red color and a strong sharp red gleam emanated from it.

Suddenly, a flash surrounded this sphere; which then disappeared.

Mr. H. then brought the young man back and told of this to one of his friends, resident of Dornach, with whom he returned to the same location on motorbike at 08:00 P.M.. His friend was convinced that he came for nothing.

Mr. H. told him that he left the headlight of the motorbike on, to attract the craft.

Suddenly, the sphere reappeared above the wood, advancing slowly in the direction of the two men, at low altitude.

Its color changed from red to green. A flash streaked in the night, the sphere became purple, then red again.

Mr. H. became frightened and turned the motorbike headlight off.

A little later, the machine disappeared.


Fifty years ago
"The ufos in Alsace"

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Thursday October 21, a luminous sphere spread terror during several hours between Morschwiller and Didenheim, several witnesses among them a sergeant of the Police force.

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