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ALSACAT:

As its name suggests, ALSACAT is my comprehensive catalog of UFO sighting reports in Alsace, the region is the North-East of France, whether they are "explained" or "unexplained".

The ALSACAT 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. A general index and thematic sub-catalogs give access to these Alsatian case files.

Case of Strasbourg, on January 15, 1964:

Case number:

ALSACAT-1964-01-15-STRASBOURG-1

Summary:

A US website incorporating the old UFOCAT catalog indicates that according to the German UFO bulletin "UFO Nachrichten", there was a osbervation of the "Nocturnal Light" type on January 15, 1964, at 09:30 p.m. in Strasbourg.

A German on-line ufology databse also lists it, with no more information.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: January 15, 1964
Time: 09:30 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: 1996
Reporting delay: Hours, 32 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Strasbourg
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.575
Longitude: 7.750
Uncertainty ratio: 10 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: ?
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: ?
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: ?
Type of location: ?
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

15 January 1964 21:30

Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Hynek rating: NL

The sources are indicated as: "UFO Nachrichten (Veit), UFO Nachrichten (Germany)."

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODATENBANK.DE":

Case number:19640115
New case number:
Date of observation:01/15/1964
Hour of observation:09.30 p.m.
Zip code:
Place of observation:Stra▀burg
Geocoordinates:Length: Width:
State:
Country of observation:France
Witnesses:
Classification:
Explanations:
Identification:
Investigation status:
Investigator:
Source:DUFOA-Deutschland - SiDat - 1996-2002

Discussion:

This shows how unhelpful most "catalogues" are.

Evaluation:

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:

Authoring:

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

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross July 6, 2015 Creation, [ud1], [d2].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 6, 2015 First published.

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