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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 Andolsheim, in May 2003:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2003-05-00-ANDOLSHEIM-1

Summary:

In May 2003, the "France-OVNI" website stated a resident of Andolsheim had reported observing in the first week of May 2003, a bright object of silvery white color.

The witness told it flew at about 2000 meters of altitude, made no noise, and made two passes in the sky "at quite a speed."

The website asked other potential witnesses to contact them.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: May 2003
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: May 2003
Reporting delay: Hours, days.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Andolsheim
Place: Maybe from Andolsheim, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.062
Longitude: 7.416
Uncertainty ratio: 50 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: To UFO website "France-OVNI".
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 or DD
ALSACAT: Insufficient information, possible plane.

Sources:

[Ref. fo1:] "FRANCE-OVNI":

In the first week of May, a resident of the city of Andolsheim (Alsace) reported having observed an object of silvery bright white color. It was flying at about 2000m above sea level without any noise and made 2 passes in the sky at high speed. We are looking for other potential witnesses. If you have witnessed a similar display during this period, do not hesitate to contact us: France.ovni@free.fr

[Ref. pg1:] MYSELF:

CALL FOR ADDITIONAL WITNESSES, OBSERVATION IN ALSACE, FRANCE:

"In the first week of May (2003), a resident of the city of Andolsheim (Alsace) reports having observed an object of shiny white silver color. It flew at about 2000 meters of altitude without emitting any noise and did two passes in the sky at high speed. We are looking for possible additional witnesses. If you have witnessed a similar display during the same period, do not hesitate to contact us at: France.ovni@free.fr"

Note: Thanks for letting me know too ([my old email address]), I live 30 km from there.

[Ref. oi1:] "OVNI - INFO":

1st week May 2003: Call for witnesses, observation in Alsace

In the first week of May, a resident of the city of Andolsheim (Alsace) reports having observed an object of shiny white silver color. It flew at about 2000 meters of altitude without emitting any noise and did two passes in the sky at high speed. We are looking for possible additional witnesses. If you have witnessed a similar display during the same period, do not hesitate to contact us at: France.ovni@free.fr

Note: Thanks for letting me know too ([my old email address]), I live 30 km from there.

Source: ufos at close sight

[Ref. sp1:] "SPICA" UFOLOGY ASSOCIATION:

May 2003

In the beginning of this month, an inhabitant of the city of Andolsheim (68280) in Alsace observed a white-colored object, shiny, silver.

It was flying at about 2000 m altitude noiselessly and made two passes in the sky at high speed.

We are looking for additional information.

[Ref. cn1:] C.N.R.U. CATALOGUE:

Numbers 172
Dates 2003,05
Hours
Places Andolsheim
Dept or country 68
Archive ref of the file 20030500
Bried details of the observation Object of shiny white silvery color
Media
Consultation ARCADIA database

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
ANDOLSHEIM Thursday 1 May 2003 Information not communicated
Unidentified
White
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

In May 2003, I published in the "News" section of my website this call to witness by France-OVNI [of1], adding my email address and stating that I can also be contacted, being of the region. But it did not happen. The "News" was copied later by "OVNI-INFO" [oi1].

As there is no precise date, no observation hour, and with "Andolsheim" as supposed place of observation, it would be difficult for readers to know what other sighting would confirm this one.

The lack of information, the few details given, suggest that it could have been a high-flying plane.

Evaluation:

Insufficient information, possible plane.

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 December 13, 2014 Creation, [fo1], [pg1], [oi1], [cn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 13, 2014 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 11, 2015 Addition [sp4].

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