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ACUFO is my comprehensive catalog of cases of encounters between aircraft and UFOs, whether they are "explained" or "unexplained".

The ACUFO catalog is made of case files with a case number, summary, quantitative information (date, location, number of witnesses...), classifications, all sources mentioning the case with their references, a discussion of the case in order to evaluate its causes, and a history of the changes made to the file.

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Kiel, Germany, on January 5, 1943:

Case number:



In the 2010's, The NICAP Website listed that in the 2007 book "Strange Company", by Keith Chester, there was a sighting of "black plate-sized discs" noted for January 5, 1943, in Kiel, Germany.


Temporal data:

Date: January 5, 1943
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2007
Reporting delay: Hours, 4 decades.

Geographical data:

Country: Germany
State/Department: Schleswig-Holstein
City: Kiel

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: ?
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Keith Chester "Strange Company".
Visibility conditions: ?
UFO observed: Yes.
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
UFO action: ?
Witnesses action: ?
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Sensors: [X] Visual: ?
[ ] Airborne radar:
[ ] Directional ground radar:
[ ] Height finder ground radar:
[ ] Photo:
[ ] Film/video:
[ ] EM Effects:
[ ] Failures:
[ ] Damages:
Hynek: ?
Armed / unarmed: ?
Reliability 1-3: 2
Strangeness 1-3: 2
ACUFO: Insufficient information.


[Ref. nip1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":


Jan. 5, 1943; Kiel, Germany

Black plate-sized discs. (Page 55 Ref.1)

The reference 1 is described at the end of the document as "Strange Company (2007), Keith Chester".

Aircraft information:



For lack of more details so far, I cannot assess the case.


Insufficient information.

Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:


Main author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 30, 2023 Creation, [nip1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 30, 2023 First published.

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