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UFOs in the daily Press:

UFO in Rhinau, Alsace, France, 1977:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper L'Alsace, France, on August 13, 1977.

See the case file.

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A flying saucer in the Alsatian sky:
A puzzling testimony seems to confirm it

A strange light phenomenon was observed by a Strasbourg couple traveling on the EDF road, in the direction Rhinau to Strasbourg, on the night of Thursday to Friday, at 11:45 p.m.. On board the vehicle were the driver, M. Joly, who lives Neudorf, his wife, their young son, and the younger sister of Mrs. Joly, a 14-year-old girl.

Still under the influence of an understandable emotion, Mrs. Joly told us: "We were returning from a family evening, when at the height of the Rhinau tray, my husband saw two lights above the trees, slightly to his left. He asked me what it was and I told him a plane. That's when my sister suggested that it was a flying saucer."

"My husband stopped the car, and then he lowered his window so we were able to observe the phenomenon. The craft was motionless, too; it had two headlights, yellow, directed horizontally relative to itself; from both sides and between the two headlights, we very clearly noted kinds of lights, smaller than the headlights and red."

"That's when the craft started to move on a small distance. I got scared and I said to my husband:... go away, let's go."

"While we started the car again, the craft also moved in the opposite direction to ours. I bent down to watch it go. But then I noticed it made a U-turn, placed itself behind us, seeming to move very quickly now."

"I can not give exact figures, but I felt it was very low, only a few meters from the ground, close to us. The yellow lights came down toward us, while the red lights were rotating like those of the firefighters do."

"I begged my husband to accelerate. We drove as fast as possible. Through the rear window, I saw that the craft was following us. We slowed down only when we reached the houses near Gerstheim. We felt safe. And we watched the craft that at this time, made a U-turn again. So, we stopped, and we watched it go away. My husband wanted to go back, but I prevented hom to do it..."

This testimony is particularly interesting, since it emanates from three people whose good faith cannot be doubted. Anyway, the Rhine banks were frequently "visited" by the unidentified flying objects: an additional testimony to this effect therefore is not surprising; moreover, it does not seem that a military helicopter was maneuvering to that place (and their lights are white, not yellow).

Anyway we now have to dig into the case and try to compare these testimonies with others.

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