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October 30, 1954, Mertzen, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 30-Oct-54-Mertzen. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Nouveau Rhin Français for November 4, 1954, had reported that on Saturday, October 30, 1954, at about 8 p.m. between Mertzen and Strueth in the Haut-Rhin, three young men saw a big ball of bright light followed by a long luminous trail moving at very high speed.

Reports:

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

Between Mertzen and Strueth, several young people saw the following occurrence around 8 p.m.: it was a big ball of bright light followed by a long luminous trail, which moved at very high speed. 3 witnesses watched the nightly light show.

[Ref. cv1:] CHRISTIAN VALENTIN:

Journalist Christian Valentin indicates that on October 30, 1954, at 08:00 p.m., three young people saw a luminous ball followed by a long tail, passing, between Mertzen and Strueth.

[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 an observation on Saturday, October 30, 1954, at 08:00 p.m. in Strueth in the Upper Rhine was narrated as follows in Le Nouveau Rhin Français for Thursday, November 7, 1954, bilingual issue; of which he gives his translation:

Between Mertzen and Strueth, several young people saw the following occurrence around 8 p.m.: it was a big ball of bright light followed by a long luminous trail, which moved at very high speed. 3 witnesses watched the nightly light show.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Obvious description of a meteor.

Keywords:

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

Mertzen, Haut-Rhin, Strueth, boule, luminous, trail

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 3, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross April 14, 2009 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.
3.0 Patrick Gross May 2, 2015 Additions [nr1], [cv2], Summary.

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