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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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Leipzig, Germany, on February 19, 1944:

Case number:



In the 2007 book "Strange Company - Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II" by Keith Chester, there was reportedly the mention that on February 19/20, 1944, in the Leipzig-Berlin area, Germany, two objects were reported, apparently glowing balls, apparently with a snake-like motion.


Temporal data:

Date: February 19, 1944
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2007
Reporting delay: Hours, 6 decades.

Geographical data:

Country: Germany
State/Department: Saxony
City: Leipzig

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: ?
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: 0?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Probable military report, UFO book Keith Chester.
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: Probably armed.
Reliability 1-3: 2
Strangeness 1-3: 2
ACUFO: Totally insufficient information.


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

[1944] Feb. 19/20, 1944; Leipzig-Berlin area, Germany

Two objects: glowing balls; snake-like motion. (Page 59-60 Ref.1)

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


Date: Feb. 19/20, 1944

Location: Leipzig-Berlin area, Germany


Summary: Two objects: glowing balls; snake-like motion.

Page 59-60 Ref.1

Aircraft information:

No aircraft informstion is given.



Because the date is given as February "19/20", 1944, the sighting was probably nocturnal, probably by RAF night bombers.

The information is evidently too meager to risk any sure assessment.


Totally 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 October 17, 2023 Creation, [nip1], [tai1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 17, 2023 First published.

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