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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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Germany, between December 16 and 24, 1944:

Case number:



Ufology sources on the Web in the 2010's indicate that in the 2007 book "Strange Company - Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II" by Keith Chester, we are told that in December 1944, "within first two weeks of Ardennes offensive" or "sometime between December 16 and 24, 1944", in Germany, there was a report ybout an amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped.


Temporal data:

Date: Between December 16 and 24, 1944
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2007
Reporting delay: Hours, months, 6 decades.

Geographical data:

Country: Germany

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: 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: Armes, machine guns and / or 20 mm cannons.
Reliability 1-3: 1
Strangeness 1-3: 2
ACUFO: Totally insufficient information.


(Ref. nip1:) "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

(1944) Dec. 1944 (within first two weeks of Ardennes offensive); Germany

Amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped. (Page 97-98 Ref.1)

La référence 1 est décrite en fin de document comme "Strange Company (2007), Keith Chester".

(Ref. nip1:) "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

(1944) Sometime bt. Dec. 16 and 24, 1944; Germany

Amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped. (Page 103-104 Ref.1)

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


Date: Mid Dec. 1944 (within first two weeks of Ardennes offensive)

Location: Germany


Summary: Amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped.


Aircraft information:

I have no information about the aircraft so far; they may have been Beaufighters as there is a mention of lack of radar contact.



Totally insufficient information.


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 November 14, 2023 Creation, [nip1], [tai1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 14, 2023 First published.

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