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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 Lingolsheim, in 1993 or 1994:

Case number:

ALSACAT-1993-00-00-LINGOLSHEIM-1

Summary:

On November 24, 2007, Michael G. reported his observation on the UFO forum "Les MystèRes des OVNI"; to which he participates.

He told he is 30, located in Strasbourg, a graphic designer, web designer, UFO and ice hockey enthusiast.

He said he saw "three lights in triangle" in Lingolsheim in 1993 or 1994.

One night, being on the balcony of their old apartment, he saw, to the south, three white light "in triangle", moving slowly to the north direction.

"The object" stopped, remaining stationary about 5 to 6 seconds, then went in the opposite direction, towards the south, very quickly.

A friend had told him the next day he had seen the same thing, but he has no contact with that friend anymore. He had told about the sighting to a few people around him, but apart from his former history teacher, no one had believed him.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: 1993 or 1994
Time: Evening or night.
Duration: 7 seconds or more.
First known report date: November 24, 2007
Reporting delay: 14 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Lingolsheim
Place: From flat's balcony in village, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.557
Longitude: 7.684
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: By the web on the ufology forum "Les Mystères des OVNIS".
Type of location: From flat's balcony in village, UFO in the sky.
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: Low strangeness, insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. my1:] REPORT ON THE WEB FORUM "LES MYSTERES DES OVNIS":

Michael.G
Appreciable participation
Male Age: 30
Number of messages: 41
Registered on on: 11/24/2007
Localization: Strasbourg
Jon: infographist web designer
Hobbies: ufology hockey

Subject: 1993/1994: Three triangular lights (Lingolsheim) Sat, November 24, 2007, 1:45 p.m.

As some already know the dates are a little blurry. All I can tell you is that it happened in 1993 or 1994.

That evening I was on the balcony of our former flat. It was night. I saw southbound, three white light in a triangle, moving slowly to the north. The object stoped [sic] for about 5 to 6 seconds, then left in the opposite direction (South direction) very quickly.

A friend told me the next day he saw the same thing. Unfortunately I do not have any contact with him. I told a few people around me and except my old history teacher nobody believed me. The debunking is more effective than reality.

Discussion:

Unfortunately, there is nothing in the report that can suffice to explain the sighting one way of another; it could have been many things, satellites, planes, helicopters, etc.

Evaluation:

Low strangeness, 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 September 4, 2015 Creation, [my1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 4, 2015 First published.

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