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The 1954 French flap:

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November 3, 1954, Orbey, Haut-Rhin:

Reference number for this case: 3-Nov-54-Orbey. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Nouveau Rhin Français reported this sighting of the day before, November 3, 1954, at 6 a.m. near Orbey:

"Mr. D. D. saw a flying saucer around 6 am yesterday morning on his way to work. It was a round, luminous disc of orange color first and then blue, which moved quickly across the sky."

Reports:

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

Near Orbey, a flying saucer was seen yesterday

Orbey. -- Mr. D. D. saw a flying saucer around 6 am yesterday morning on his way to work. It was a round, luminous disc of orange color first and then blue, which moved quickly across the sky.

[Ref. cv1:] CHRISTIAN VALENTIN:

Christian Valentin compiled 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 November 3, 1954, in Orbey in the Haut-Rhin, the following events occurred:

While going to his workplace at 6 o'clock in the morning, Mr. D. observed a disk of orangish, then blue color, crossing the sky at a high pace.

[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 Wednesday, November 3, 1954, at 06:00 a.m. in Orbey, was report in the newspaper eE Nouveau Rhin Français for Thursday, November 4, 1954, in its bilingual issue:

Near ORBEY, a flying saucer was seen yesterday

Orbey - M. D. D. saw a flying saucer around 6 am yesterday morning on his way to work. It was a round, luminous disc of orange color first and then blue, which moved quickly across the sky.

Explanations:

Not looked for yet. Probable meteor, airplane...

The information is so meager that any explanation attempt would be vain.

Keywords:

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

Orbey, Haut-Rhin, disc, orange, blue, fast, anonymous

Sources:

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

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 19, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross March 4, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
3.0 Patrick Gross July 21, 2015 Additions [nr1], [cv2], Summary. Explanations changed from "Not looked for yet. Probable meteor, airplane..." to "The information is so meager that any explanation attempt would be vain.".

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