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October 5, 1954, Bouzonville, Moselle:

Reference number for this case: 5-Oct-54-Bouzonville. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

In his 1997 book on the French wave of 1954, ufologist and author Jean Sider indicated that the newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain, of Metz, for October 6, 1954, reported on page 3 that on October 5, 1954 at 23:15, in the Moselle department, at the top of the Saint-Julien hill at the crossroads of Bouzonville and Thionville, a person who remained anonymous saw a craft in a field, and was so surprised that he fell off his bicycle.

At the same time, said Sider, the object took off gently in a cloud of white smoke. The witness said he saw a red light and traces left in the field by the mysterious aircraft.

Reports:

[Ref. jsr1:] JEAN SIDER:

Ufologist and author Jean Sider learned in an article by the newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain, of Metz, published on October 6, 1954, on page 3, that on October 5, 1954 at 11:15 p.m., in the Moselle, at the top of the hill of Saint-Julien at the crossroads of the roads of Bouzonville and Thionville, a person who remained anonymous saw a craft posed in a field, and was so surprized that he fell from his bicycle.

At the same time the object took off gently in a white cloud of smoke. The witness said to have seen like a red light and traces which had been left in the field by the mysterious craft.

Explanations:

Insufficient information, unknown credibility, and possible helicopter.

Keywords:

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Bouzonville, Moselle, night, hill, crossroads, craft, object, landing, slow, smoke, white, light, red, traces, bicycle, anonymous

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross November 12, 2005 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross January 5, 2009 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 15, 2019 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."

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