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UFO in the Strasbourg sky, France, 1978:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, France, on July 21, 1978.

See the case file.


UFO in the sky of Strasbourg

Strasbourg. -- Everything suggests that a UFO (unidentified flying object aka flying saucer) was in the sky ofStrasbourg on the evening of Sunday, July 9th. Several people observed the unexplained phenomenon, among them two UFO specialists, who belong to the Strasbourg team of the French Circle of UFO research.

The first, Roland Lienhardt, was driving on the highway between and Hautepierre and Bischheim; it was 22:30. His wife who was with him, and he himself observed the sky, so beautiful then, because of a presence of clouds: both then saw a yellow triangular object with a black dot in the center. Mr. Lienhardt stopped his car on the road side, and for half an hour, he watched the object with binoculars. It was at the vertical of the highway center of Hautepierre motorway at 2000 m of altitude approximately. After half an hour, at 11 p.m., the object left very quickly, zigzagging.

Meanwhile, another member of the CFRU, Mr. Catalano and his wife, who were in Breuschwickersheim, made the same observation. Mr. Catalano went to Mr. Lienhardt to report to him the presence of a UFO. We know that Mr. Lienhardt was himself observing it then.

The Strasbourg section of the CFRU opened an investigation that allowed them to determine that at the time of the observation, there were no satellite passing over the Strasbourg region, that there were no weather balloon or other in the air, and that the military as well as civilian flights had stopped, the last being that of a Fokker 28 that landed at 10:33 p.m.. On the other hand, according to the information that we received, the Entzheim radar station detected nothing in particular between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m..

Finally, what seems to confirm that something strange happened that evening. The CFRU has already collected testimonies going in the same direction and coming from people living in Hautepierre, Eckbolsheim and the Montagne verte [Green Mountain] (outskirts of Strasbourg) in particular.

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