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October 29, 1954, Colmar, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 29-Oct-54-Colmar. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

On October 30, 1954, the regional newspaper Dernières Nouvelles du Haut-Rhin reported a sighting of October 29, 1954, around 10:40 a.m., in Colmar in the Haut-Rhin, told to the newspaper by a reader:

Several people who were on Place du Saumon (Salmon Square) had noticed a "mysterious celestial body" in the north of Colmar, going at a high speed from the West to the East.

The object was oval shaped, it was whitish, shiny, it was flying at the height of the cirrus clouds.

No engine noise was heard and the object did not look like an airplane; observers have therefore concluded that it might be one of the mysterious flying saucers that were talked about so much at the time.

Reports:

[Ref. dh1:] "DERNIERES NOUVELLES DU HAUT-RHIN" NEWSPAPER:

A reader informs us: Yesterday morning, about 10:40 a.m., several people who were on Place du Saumon [Salmon square], noticed a mysterious celestial body north of Colmar and going at high speed from West to East (Vosges - Black Forest). The object was oval shaped, whitish, shiny and flew up to the clouds (Cirrus). You could not hear engine sounds and the object did not look like a plane, so that the observers concluded that it could be one of those mysterious flying saucers.

[Ref. cv1:] CHRISTIAN VALENTIN:

Journalist Christian Valentin indicates that on October 29, 1954, at 10:40, in Colmar, several inhabitants followed from the place of Saumon a celestial body of ovoid shape, of shining white color, moving in a rectilinear trajectory from the eat to the west, without noise and at the level of the clouds.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Possible plane or balloon.

Keywords:

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

Colmar, Haut-Rhin, multiple, ovoid, oval, shining, white, silent

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 30, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 5, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 30, 2011 A search on the web and in my documentation did not reveal other sources.
1.2 Patrick Gross May 1, 2015 Additions [dh1], [cv2], Summary.

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