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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 Mulhouse, on June 23, 2005:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2005-06-23-MULHOUSE-1

Summary:

In the beginning of 2005, an old friend of College whom hosts philosophical discussion meetings had asked me to come to speak about UFOs, which I did. One of the people who attended this lecture called me by phone on July 2, 2005, to report on the observation of one of his friends. This friend does not intend to make himself known nor to give a public testimony, but his friend thought he should tell me about it all the same.

In substance: the sighting took place on June 23 2005, at 01:15 p.m.. The witness is interested in UFO matters, and this is why he thought of looking at his watch for the exact time of the sighting and therefore he was sure that the time of the observation was 01:15 p.m..

The place of observation is in France, in the sector of Mulhouse in Alsace, on the motorway at the junction towards the direction of Thann.

There, the witness has seen in the sky a gray cloud of normal appearance, and below this cloud, a gray tube of the same color as the cloud. The observation was short. The witness is certain that it was not a conventional aircraft, there was no wings or rudder.

Back then. my correspondent told me he will see this witness soon and ask him for details about this observation and tell me about it; bit it didn't happen.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: June 23, 2005
Time: 01:15 p.m.
Duration: Short.
First known report date: July 2, 2005
Reporting delay: 10 days.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Mulhouse
Place: Near Mulhouse at the highway exchanger to Thann, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 47.747
Longitude: 7.275
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: Adult.
Witness(es) types: Male.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: A friend, friend of the witness also, told be about it by phone.
Type of location: Near city at a highway exchanger to Thann, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Day.
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: DD
ALSACAT: Insufficient information, Possible captive advertising blimp,

Sources:

[Ref. pg1:] REPORT TOLD TO ME:

Basic indications:

Number:FR0023
Date written:July 2, 2005
Date received:July 2, 2005
Date published:July 3, 2005
Date of sighting:June 23, 2005
Place of sighting:France, Mulhouse, Motorway at junction to Thann
Original language of report:French
Reported using:Phone call by third party
Unreleased information:Third party name and firstname
Investigation, additional information:None
Explanation:Not looked for

The report:

By this website's author.

In the beginning of 2005, an old friend of College whom hosts philosophical discussion meetings had asked me to come to speak about UFOs, which I did. One of the people who attended this lecture called me by phone on July 2 to report on the observation of one of his friends. This friend does not intend to make himself known nor to give a public testimony, but his friend thought he should tell me about it all the same.

In substance: the sighting took place on June 23 2005, at 01:15 p.m.. The witness is interested in UFO matters, and this is why he thought of looking at his watch for the exact time of the sighting and therefore he was sure that the time of the observation was 01:15 p.m..

The place of observation is in France, in the sector of Mulhouse in Alsace, on the motorway at the junction towards the direction of Thann.

There, the witness has seen in the sky a gray cloud of normal appearance, and below this cloud, a gray tube of the same color as the cloud. The observation was short. The witness is certain that it was not a conventional aircraft, there was no wings or rudder.

My correspondent will see this witness soon and told me that he will ask him for details concerning this observation and tell me about it.

Discussion:

One of the ring roads that could be the place of observation is surrounded by large variety of malls, a commercial area. An captive advertising balloon could have been used there, I have already observed some myself there, my home being 3 km from this area.

I do not know if "the observation was short" refers to the duration the witness was able to watch the thing, or the time during which the thing had been there. Who knows, I may learn more about it in the future...

Evaluation:

Insufficient information, possible captive advertising blimp,

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 2, 2014 Creation, [pg1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 2, 2014 First published.

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