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The 1954 French flap:

The full list of cases for France in 1954 is here. This page lists only the sightings reported to have occurred in the Charente-Maritime department. Lists for other departments are here.

The 1954 French cases in the Haut-Rhin department:

Click on the locations in the 2nd column to get the case file.

In this page:

  1. List of the cases with links to each case file.
  2. Counts by classifications.
  3. Counts by explanations.

List of the cases with links to each case file:

Date: City/place: Hour: W: CL: JV: T: Ex:
Nov. 4Colmar.07:40 p.m.?NLFB1BProbable meteor.
Nov. 4Colmar.06:15 a.m.(x)NLFB1BProbable meteor.
Nov. 3Orbey.06:00 a.m.(1)NLFB1BPossible meteor or plane.
Oct. 31Colmar.18:452(5)DDFB1BPossible meteor de 18:15.
Oct. 31Mulhouse.04:00(x)NLMA1BUnidentified, possible plane, insufficient information.
Oct. 30Mertzen.08:00 p.m.(3)NLFB1BPossible meteor.
Oct. 29Colmar.10:40 a.m.(x)DDFB1BPossible plane or ballon.
Oct. 26Wattwiller.11:15 p.m.3(1)NLFB1BProbable Jupiter.
Oct. 26Heiteren.09:30 p.m.1(1NLFB1ATotally insufficient information, possible meteor or plane or astronomical.
Oct. 24Thann.10:45 p.m.1RR1RR1CPossible extraterrestrial visitors.
Oct. 2Huningue.01:00 a.m.1(3NLMA1CUnidentified.
Oct. 23le Sundgau.Night.(1)NLMA1ANegative case, the Moon.
Oct. 23Battenheim.08:30 p.m.1RR1RR1CPossible extraterrestrial visitors.
Oct. 23Wittenheim.N/A(1(x)RR3RR3ANon-even, humor.
Oct. 22Wittenheim.11:10 p.m.1(x)NLMA1CPossible extraterrestrestrial visitors.
Oct. 22Bollwiller.10:30 p.m.(x)NLFB1APossible meteor or plane.
Oct. 22Guebwiller.06:30 p.m.(3)NLFB1BProbable meteor.
Oct. 21Fortschwihr.07:30 p.m.1NLFB1AProbable meteor.
Oct. 21Didenheim.06:30 p.m.2(2+)NLFB1BUnidentified then meteor.
Oct. 21Wittenheim.00:50 a.m.(x)NLFB1BUnidentified.
Oct. 20Wittenheim.11:20 p.m.(x)NLFB1BUnidentified.
Oct. 20Feldbach.07:15 p.m.(x)NLMA1CUnidentified, low strangeness.
Oct. 20Zinnkoepflé.Day.1DDFB1BPossible plane or meteor.
Oct. 20Guebwiller.07:40 a.m.1(2)NLFB1BInsufficient information, possible meteor.
Oct. 18Riquewihr.Afternoon.(20+)DDMA1AJet fighter plane.
Oct. 18Issenheim.04:00 a.m.1NLMA1BPossible car.
Oct. 16Eguisheim.10:30 p.m.(x)NLFB1APossible meteor.
Oct. 16Masevaux.09:30 p.m.(7)NLFB1BProbable meteor du October 16, 1954 meteor at 09:30 p.m.
Oct. 16Marckolsheim.09:30 p.m.?NL?BThe October 16, 1954 meteor at 09:30 p.m.
Oct. 16Wintzenheim.09:25 p.m.(4)NLFB1BProbable meteor October 16, 1954 meteor at 09:30 p.m.
Oct. 16Obersaasheim.07:30 p.m.2NLFB1BProbable meteor.
Oct. 16Colmar.07:30 p.m.?NLFB1BProbable meteor.
Mid Oct.Wintzenheim.11:00 p.m.(1)RR3RR3ANegative case, misinterpretation.
Oct. 15Le Grumbach.08:00 p.m.1NLAN1BUnidentified, Possible noctilucent clouds.
Oct. 14Biesheim.06:10 p.m.1NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Kembs.06:10 p.m.(2NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Battenheim.06:10 p.m.(3)NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Habsheim.06:10 p.m.(1)NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Eguisheim.06:10 p.m.(2)NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Thann.06:00 p.m.(1)NLFB1AThe 06:13 p.m. meteor.
Oct. 14Lapoutroie.12:10 p.m.2DD?BPossible planes.
Oct. 14La Tête des Faux.??DD?BTotally insufficient information.
Oct. 14Le Rossberg.??DD?BTotally insufficient information.
Oct. 11Heimersdorf.07:30 p.m.2NL or CE1AN1BInvention or simple-minded girl delusion.
Oct. 8Jettingen.05:30 a.m.1RR1RR1CPossible extraterrestrial visitors.
Oct. 2Logelbach.08:00 p.m.(2)NLFB1BProbable étoile.
Oct.Ungersheim.????BTotally insufficient information.
Sep. 30Rixheim.01:30 a.m.(2)NLMA1CPossible extraterrestrial visitors.
Sep. 30Willer.??DD?AUnidentified.
Sep. 28Rixheim.?(2)NL or DDFB1APossible meteor.
Sep. 23Mulhouse.07:00 p.m.(x)DDFB1BInsufficient information.
Sep.Colmar.03:00 p.m.(1)DDFB1BUnidentified, insufficient information.
Aug. 25Mulhouse.Evening.(3)NLMA1CUnidentified, insufficient information.
AugustGalfingue.?(1)RR3RR3BPossible invention.
Jan. 18Wintzenheim.02:00 p.m.(1)DDMA1BProbable jet fighter planes.
Jan. 10Colmar.03:30 a.m.(x)NLFB1AMeteor.
Jan. 9Bergheim.08:00 a.m.1(x)NLFB1AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Jan. 9Cernay.08:00 a.m.(x)NLFB1AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Jan. 9Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.07:48 a.m.(x)NLFB1AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Jan. 9Bourgheim, Bas-Rhin.07:45 a.m.(x)NLFB1AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Jan. 9Colmar.?1(x)NLFB1AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Jan. 9Hésingue.?(2)??AThe 07:48 a.m. meteor.
Total: 63

Counts by classifications:

Hynek classification:

CE3 1 (Cases with reported "UFO occupants".)
CE2 0 (Cases with reported physical traces.)
CE1 2 (Cases with witnesses at less than 50 meters of the "UFO".)
RV 0 (Cases of object(s) seen and confirmed by radar.)
DD 11 (Cases of object(s) in daytime, "Daylight Disk".)
NL 41 (Cases where a luminous phenomenon seen in night time is reported, "Nocturnal light(s)".)
Negative cases 2 (Cases readily explained by the witness(es) or reported as example of misinterpretation, or non-event.)
Undetermined 4 (Cases where lack of data prevents Hynek classification.)

Vallée classification:

(Only the cases for which the classification is applicable are counted here. See the counts of indetermined and negative cases in the Hynek classification counts above.)

AN1 3 (Observation: light or mysterious explosion.)
AN2 0 (Physical effects: "poltergeists", crop circles.)
AN3 0 (Entities of "ghost" type, extraterrestrial, cryptozoological animal (Yéti, Loch Ness, etc).)
AN4 0 ("Reality transformation": NDE, OBE, vision or hallucination with religious content.)
AN5 0 (Abnormal wounds or death: spontaneous human combustion, stigmata, etc.)
FB1 37 (Observation: continuous trajectory of the UFO.)
FB2 0 (FB1 plus physical effects: UFO leaving a physical trace.)
FB3 0 (FB1 plus entities: observation of beings (CE3).)
FB4 0 (FB1 plus "realit transformation": the witness(es) fell a transformation of the reality.)
FB5 0 (FB1 plus wound or death: wound or death caused by a UFO (CE6).)
MA1 10 (Observation: discountinuous trajectory of the UFO.)
MA2 0 (MA1 plus physical effects: UFO leavint a physical trace.)
MA3 0 (MA1 plus entities: observation of beings (CE3).)
MA4 0 (MA1 plus "transformation of the reality": the witness(es) fell a transformation of the reality.)
MA5 0 (MA1 plus wound or death: wound or death caused by a UFO (CE6).)
CE1 3 (The UFO is close.)
CE2 0 (Physical effects: UFO leaving a physical trace.)
CE3 1 (Entities: observation of beings.)
CE4 0 (Transformation of the reality: Abductions (CE4).)
CE5 0 (Wound or death: wound or death caused by a UFO (CE6).)

Counts by explanations:

A 23 (Proven ordinary explanation.)
B 31 (Probable ordinary explanation.)
C 9 (Unidentified deespite sufficient information, possible extraterrestrial visitors.)
D 0 (Proven extraterrestrial visitors.)

Airplane(s) 1
Negative case, Moon 1
Negative case, misinterpretation 1
Negative case, non-event, humor 1
Invention or delusion 1
Invention possible 1
Airplane(s) possible 2
Airplane or balloon possible 1
Car possible 1
Jupiter probable 1
Star probable 1
Noctilucent clouds possible 1
Meteor 14
Meteor probable 7
Meteor possible 5
Meteor or airplane possible 5
Unidentified, but low strangeness 1
Insufficient information 3
Totally insufficient information 4
Unidentified 6
Extraterrestrial visitors possible 5

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