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Reference for this case: Sep-54-Raon.
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The ufology group Cercle Vosgien Lumières Dans La Nuit recorded in their 1984 catalogue a case in Raon-l'Etape shortly before September 28, 1954, at an unknown hour with as witnesses notables of the city, from the article in the newspaper La Liberté de l'Est for September 28, 1954, headlining "flying saucer or mirage?", of which they provided the entire text as:
"It was affirmed to us by notabilities of the city that a flying saucer has evolved above the hill of Repy one of these latest evenings."
"As a photo was taken, let's await the result that an eminent tex controller of our city will not fail to communicate to us."
It was noted in the catalogue that there no was continuation in the Press, and that, regrettably, the photograph did not appear.
[Ref. lbs1:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":
15°) CASE Nr F/98/88540900 (01)
RAON L'ETAPE - SHORTLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28, 1954
Witnesses: City notables!
Sources: La Liberté de l'Est article of 09/28/1954
"FLYING SAUCER OR MIRAGE?
We have been told by some notables of the city that a flying saucer would have moved above the coast of REPY one of these last evenings.
As a photo has been taken, let's wait for the result that will not fail to communicate to us an eminent controller of the taxes of our city.
Note: No follow-up in the press
Comments: We would like to find the photo!
[Ref. lbs2:] UFOLOGY BULLETIN "LA LIGNE BLEUE SURVOLEE?":
|RAON-L'ETAPE||??||F.S. observed by city VIP's. An alleged photo.||...X||Liberté de l'Est for 09/18/1954||Hoax??|
[Ref. cnu1:] CNEGU:
The CNEGU recorded their case F/98/88540900 (01) of Raon l'Etape of little before September 28, 1954 at an unknown hour with notables of the city as witnesses, from the article of the newspaper La Liberté de l'Est for September 28, 1954 of which they give the integrality:
"It was affirmed to us by notabilities of the city that a flying saucer has evolved above the hill of REPY one of these latest evenings."
"As a photo was taken, let's await the result that an eminent controller of the contributions of our city will not fail to communicate to us."
The CNEGU notes that there no was continuation in the press, and that regrettably the photograph did not appear.
Totally insufficient information.
(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)
Raon-l'Etape, Vosges, multiple, saucer, night, photograph
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|Version:||Created/Changed by:||Date:||Change Description:|
|0.1||Patrick Gross||April 9, 2007||First published.|
|1.0||Patrick Gross||February 21, 2010||Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version.|
|1.1||Patrick Gross||September 28, 2019||Addition of the Summary.|
|1.2||Patrick Gross||June 8, 2022||Additions [lbs1], [lbs2]. In the Summary, "CNEGU, from the north-east of France, recorded in their catalog in 1986" changed to "Cercle Vosgien Lumières Dans La Nuit recorded in their 1984 catalogue"|