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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 Lixhausen, on November 8, 2005:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2005-11-08-LIXHAUSEN-1

Summary:

Several websites, in 2005 and later, republished a witness testimony apparently received by the Alsatian ufology group SPICA, about a sighting report in Lixhausen, Bas-Rhin, on November 8, 2005, at 05:00 p.m.

Reportedly, between Lixhausen and Bossendorf, the witness observed a cylindrical object with a big projector at the front and four other projectors that lit up one after the other along the body of the object.

It was stationary for 5 minutes, then headed to Strasbourg at low speed.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: November 8, 2005
Time: 05:00 p.m.
Duration: 5 minutes.
First known report date: 2005
Reporting delay: Day, months.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Lixhausen, Bossendorf
Place: Between Lixhausen and Bossendorf.
Latitude: 47.188
Longitude: 7.557
Uncertainty ratio: 1 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: Email to the Alsatian ufology association SPICA.
Type of location: Between two villages.
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: Insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. lc1:] LUC CHASTAN - "BASE OVNI FRANCE":

Lixhausen (67) on 08 November 2005

General features

Num Base: 2599
Department: Bas Rhin (67)
Place of observation: Lixhausen
Latitude: 48.8
Longitude: +7.55
Date of observation: 08 November 2005
Hour: 17:00 hours
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:05:00
Weather: No weather indication
Type of observation: Visual: Distant
Nbr of witness(es): 1
Official investigation: No

Features of the object

Nbr of object: 1
Type of object: Cylinder
Size: Not specified
Color: not defined
Luminosity: Not specified
Visual characteristics: Projector
Speed: Motionless then slow
Movement/Displacement: Bumpy (immobility then d
Object on the ground: No
Instantaneous disappearance: No

Observation

Between Lixhausen and Bossendorf, a witness observed a cylindrical object with a big projector at the front and 4 others that light up one after the other along the body of the object. It was stationary for 5 minutes then headed to Strasbourg at low speed.

Sources

R.I.O. ** http://rio.lejdu.com

[Ref. rn1:] "RNCSC" WEBSITE:

Message 11/08/2005 - 05:00 p.m. - Bas-Rhin (67) - Cylindrical object

Witness report gathered [sic] on Baseovnifrance:
http://baseovnifrance.free.fr/listereq.php?req=where%20annee%20LIKE%202005%20AND%20f

Quote:

11/08/2005 - 05:00 p.m. - Lixhausen (67)

Between Lixhausen and Bossendorf, a witness observed a cylindrical object with a big projector at the front and 4 others that light up one after the other along the body of the object. It was stationary for 5 minutes then headed to Strasbourg at low speed.

Source: R.I.O. by ** http://rio.lejdu.com

Witness report also published on the website of the SPICA association.

[Ref. oc1:] "LES OVNIS COMMENT NE PAS Y CROIRE?" WEBSITE:

Lixhausen Bas Rhin (67)

Date of observation: November 08, 2005 Hour: 05:00 p.m.

Type of observation: Visual: Distant Nbr of Witnesses: 1

Between Lixhausen and Bossendorf, a witness observed a cylindrical object with a big projector at the front and 4 others that light up one after the other along the body of the object. It was stationary for 5 minutes then headed to Strasbourg at low speed.

[Ref. sp2:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

LIXHAUSEN (67) Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Source: MOLIERE 57

It was 5 o'clock p.m., when a witness noticed in the sky of Alsace a cylindrical object with a large projector in the front then 4 others who light up in succession along the body of the object.

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
LIXHAUSEN Tuesday 8 November 2005 at 05:00 p.m. elongated (cigar)
Unidentified
information not communicated
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

26 km almost to the south, we have the Strasbourg - Entzheim airport, 17 km to the east, the Haguenau airfield.

Airliner(s), Ultralights, helicopter(s), Chinese lanterns, vehicle queue on a distant road, or "real" UFO ... It is hard for em to say: there is no angular size, for example, no estimate of the viewing distance. I do not know if "cylindrical object" means that the cylinder shape was really observed or if this was given as "implied" form the row of lights.

Evaluation:

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 December 5, 2014 Creation, [rn1], [lc1], [oc1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 5, 2014 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 5, 2015 Addition [sp3].
1.2 Patrick Gross June 13, 2015 Addition [sp4].

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