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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 Bellefosse, in July 1987:

Case number:

ALSACAT-1987-07-00-BELLEFOSSE-1

Summary:

As I was only beginning to deal with UFO matters, around 2000, I had noted that there was a sighting in July 1987 at 11:00 p.m. in Bellefosse in Alsace, with four witnesses observing a sphere for three minutes.

The "Ufoweb" website also noted that case in a listing, indicating only the year, 1987, and the place, Bellefosse in the Bas-Rhin.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: July 1987
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Duration: 3 minutes.
First known report date: 2000
Reporting delay: Hours, 13 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Bellefosse
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.403
Longitude: 7.215
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 4
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: LeBihan?
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: ?
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. uw2:] "UFOWEB" WEBSITE:

CITIES DEPT LATITUDES LONGITUDES YEARS
Bellefosse 67 48,400 7.217 1987

Discussion:

"1987: In July at 11:00 p.m. in Bellefosse, 4 witnesses observe a sphere for 3 minutes, source LeBihan."

This is what I had noted with my ufology debut around 2000.

And I have absolutely no other information on the case currently.

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 May 16, 2015 Creation, [uw2].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 16, 2015 First published.

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