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UFOs where I live?

I have wondered whether there are UFO sightings in my own surroundings, Alsace, in France. What are the cases? How many are there? Were they investigated, mentioned in the local or national media? What is the proportion of hoaxes, misinterpretations? Time to start to investigate...


Observation in Wolschwiller, Haut-Rhin, October 25, 1971 at about 06::00pm.

The regional daily newspaper "L'Alsace" reported that several people made concordant testimonies as for the appearance of a strange flying machine in the shape of flattened sphere, of an "apparent diameter of 1 meter" (?), of bright orange color, with a tail also of bright orange color. The thing was seen at 06:00 P.M. above the village of Wolschwiller, Haut-Rhin, on October 25, 1971.

The object has first be spotted above the Raemel, moving from the East towards the West, at an altitude which has been estimated 3 kilometers, without making any noise. It crossed the sky in three seconds and has been lost from sight behind the horizon in the visual direction of Durlinsdorf.

A local ufology enthusiast, Mr. Nueffer, even observed the object independently from the other witnesses. He was in Mulhouse, in the street of Didenheim and reported to the ufological magazine "Lumière dans la nuit" (Light in the Night):

"I was in the street of Didenheim, between 05:55 P.M.and 06:00 P.M.. The object moved from the NE-E towards the SW-W, for more precision from the Pierrefontaine district to the Zup. It was of orange color drawing towards the yellow and did not emit noise. At arm's length, it had 3/4 the length of the thumb. I estimated its speed at approximately 1000 km/h per comparison with that of the planes crossing the sound barrier. As for the shape of the object, it resembled a ball of fire."

Webmaster's note: it seems that there is not the least reason to think than that was anything else than a meteor. It is regretable that I did not find an estimate of the duration of the observation by Mr. Nueffer.

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