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October 24, 1954, Huningue, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 24-Oct-54-Huningue. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper L'Alsace, in their French-speaking issue for October 27, 1954, reported the observation of a luminous object in the sky of Huninguein the Haut-Rhin, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, thus on October 24, 1954, at about 1 a.m..

As he was on his way back home, Mr. C. B., collector at the office of the social housing of Huningue, saw in the sky right above the buildings of the Société Alsacienne de Teinturerie, a yellow orange luminous object whose contours he was unable to distinguish.

The object remained motionless for more than 20 minutes, then suddenly rose vertically to be quickly lost from sight.

With this witness were other witnessess: Mrs B., Mr. D., city council man of Huningue, and his spouse.

Reports:

[Ref. la1:] "L'ALSACE" NEWSPAPER:

Luminous object in the sky of Huningue

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, at about 1 o'clock, as they were going back home, Mr. C. B., collector of the H.L.M. office of Huningue, saw in the sky right above the buildings of the Société Alsacienne de Teinturerie, an orange-colored luminous object of which he was unable to perceive the edges and that remained motionless for more than 20 minutes, then sudenly rose vertically and quickly disappeared. The same phenomenon was observed by Mrs B. as well as by Mr. D., city council member of Huningue and his spouse who were with Mr. C. B.

[Ref. cv1:] CHRISTIAN VALENTIN:

Journalist Christian Valentin indicates that on Sunday, October 24, 1954, at 1 o'clock in the morning, two couples going to their homes in Huningue have seen a luminous orange object in the sky.

The object was above the buildings of the Société Alsacienne de Teinturerie company, during more than 20 minutes, and then suddenly flew up vertically and disappeared completely.

[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 case of Sunday, October 24, 1954, in Huningue in the Haut-Rhin was reported in L'Alsace newspaper for Wednesday, October 27, 1954, in the French-speaking issue:

Luminous object in the sky of HUNINGUE

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, at about 1 o'clock, as they were going back home, Mr. C. B., collector of the H.L.M. office of Huningue, saw in the sky right above the buildings of the Société Alsacienne de Teinturerie, an orange-colored luminous object of which he was unable to perceive the edges and that remained motionless for more than 20 minutes, then sudenly rose vertically and quickly disappeared. The same phenomenon was observed by Mrs B. as well as by Mr. D., city council member of Huningue and his spouse who were with Mr. C. B.

Explanations:

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Keywords:

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Huningue, Haut-Rhin, multiple, luminous, orange, duration, motionless, fast, ascent

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross November 5, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 2, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
3.0 Patrick Gross February 8, 2015 Additions [la1], [cv2].

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