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October 5, 1954, Hettange-Grande, Moselle:

Reference for this case: 5-Oct-54-Hettange-Grande.
Please cite this reference in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain for October 7, 1954, reported that on October 5, 1954, around 7:30 p.m., two young people from Hettange-Grande, Jean Da-Pont and Giuseppe Portolan, had seen in the sky a "flying saucer" with a diameter of about 10 meters, moving at a certain height and at an extreme speed.

It was oval in shape, yellow in color with red reflections. After flying in a wide arc in the northeast-southwest direction, it disappeared into the sky.

The newspaper ends its article by adding that other witnesses also observed "this operation."

Reports:

[Ref. lrl1:] NEWSPAPER "LE REPUBLICAIN LORRRAIN":

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A "flying saucer" in the sky of Hettange-Grande

Hettange-Grande. -- Yesterday Wednesday, around 7:30 p.m., two young men of the locality, MM. Jean Da-Pont and Giuseppe Portolan, saw in the sky a "flying saucer" with a diameter of about 10 meters, moving at a certain height and at an extreme speed. Of oval shape and yellow color with red reflections, the mysterious machine, after making a large arc in the northeast-southwest direction, disappeared in the ether. Other witnesses also attended the operation.

[Ref. clu1:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LES CHRONIQUES DE LA CLEU":

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Frisange, 10/ll/l954

Always and always "flying saucers"!! Under this title the Lorraine press receives information from Hettange-Grande. If we count the mysterious appearances made until today in our small town, we can conclude that our population is especially spoiled with flying saucers.

A first appearance was made on 8/3/1952. A craft turned at 3000 meters then slowly disappeared. From that day the observations followed one another: 11/4/1953, 9/28/1953 and 10/6/1954.

The source of several such articles is noted in indiscriminated manner as "Tageblatt + Luxemburger Wort - Articles translated by Monique Sassel (CLEU)".

Explanations:

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Insufficient information, possible meteor.

Keywords:

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

Hettange-Grande, Moselle, evening, young, Jean Da-Pont, Giuseppe Portolan, saucer, high, fast, oval, yellow, reflections, red, craft

Sources:

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Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
1.0 Patrick Gross February 24, 2017 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 24, 2022 Addition of the Summary. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet."
1.2 Patrick Gross May 2, 2022 Addition [clu1].

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