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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 Strasbourg, on November 13, 2005:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2005-11-13-STRASBOURG-1

Summary:

In a listing of UFO sighting reports in the Haut-Rhin on their website, the Alsatian ufology association SPICA noted that on Sunday, November 13, 2005, at 05:30 p.m., a "weird luminosity" of blue color was seen from Strasbourg, it remained unidentified but the SPICA issues the "strong hypothesis" of a "natural reentry."

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: November 13, 2005
Time: 05:30 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2015
Reporting delay: Day, 10 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Strasbourg
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.573
Longitude: 7.752
Uncertainty ratio: 5 km

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Listing of sightings by the regional ufology group SPICA.
Type of location: ?
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: Meteor.

Sources:

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
STRASBOURG Sunday 13 November 2005 at 05:30 p.m. Unusual luminosity
Unidentified
blue
Natural reentry
Strong hypothesis

Discussion:

There is very little information on this observation, but since the SPICA thinks of a meteor, I just checked if there were other observations.

Indeed, during the day, a meteor has little chance to be seen and reported by only one person.

In fact, I find, for example on the website of the Swiss ufology group UFO GREPI (www.ovni.ch/temoign/temoig80.htm) two stories that leave little doubt about this sighting:

Today November 13, 2005, between 05:00 p.m. and 06:30 p.m., I looked towards the Salève from the rue du Lièvre aux Acacias in Geneva and saw an egg-shaped object, blue, surrounded by an aura of orange red color with a long trail of the same color, which moved quickly (much faster than a plane) and disappeared from my sight.

Christian (Geneva - Switzerland)

On Sunday, November 13, 2005, around 08:30 p.m. I was wandering with my friend in the car when suddenly he exclaimed "LOOK !!!". I looked up and saw a green light heading from east to west at breakneck speed, horizontally !! Its shape? I can not describe because the phenomenon was much too fast... It was like a shooting star but green that disappeared suddenly on the earth.

What remains of this experience it is a big question, a discovery. I need your testimonies...

I'm only nineteen years old and I still have much to discover apparently...

Thank you.

Julie (Vosges - France)

Evaluation:

Meteor.

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
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 29, 2015 Creation, [sp4].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 29, 2015 First published.

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