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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 Illkirch-Graffenstaden, on November 24, 2006:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2006-11-24-ILLKIRCHGRAFFENSTADEN-1

Summary:

There was, reportedly, on the website of the Alsatian ufology association SPICA, in the UFO sightings section, a report saying that on November 26, 2006, Mr. "M", going early in the morning to work, saw appearing in the sky a big bright spot, white, with a halo, followed by a slight trail.

The light disappeared and then reappeared but slightly lower than where he expected it to reappear. Its color had turned green and then changeed to a darker green, then it disappeared.

The total duration of the observation was about 4 seconds.

It is possible that there was a hissing noise, but not certain, becauser "M" was wearing a helmet. He did not hear any other noise.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: November 24, 2006
Time: Early in the morning.
Duration: About 4 seconds.
First known report date: February 18, 2007
Reporting delay: Hours, months.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Place: Going to work, probably on motorbike or bike, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.528
Longitude: 7.711
Uncertainty ratio: 5 km

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Regional ufology association SPICA.
Type of location: Going to work, probably on motorbike or bike, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
Entities: No
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Possible meteor or shooting star or fireworks.

Sources:

[Ref. rn1:] "RESEAU NATIONAL CIVIL DE SURVEILLANCE DU CIEL":

11/24/2006 - morning - Bas-Rhin (67) - Light halo trail

Witness report published on the SPICA association website in the UFO Observations section:

Quote:

11/24/2006, Illkirch-Graffenstaden (67)

Very early this morning on his way to work, M. saw appearing in the sky a big bright white spot, with halo, followed by a slight trail.

The light disappeared and then reappeared but slightly lower than where it was expected to reappear. Its color had turned green and then switched to a darker green, then disappeared. Total length of the observation period about 4 seconds in all. It is possible that there was a hissing noise but not certain, since M was wearing a helmet. He did not hear any other noise.

Hypothesis: space reentry

[Ref. sp2:] "SPICA" UFOLOGY ASSOCIATION:

11/4/2006, Illkirch-Graffenstaden (67)

Very early this morning, on his way to his work, M saw appear in the sky a big bright white spot, with halo, followed by a slight drag.

The light disappeared and then reappeared but slightly lower than where he expected it to reappear. Its color had turned green, then switched to a darker green, then disappeared. Total observation time approximately 4 seconds in all. It is possible that there was a hissing noise, but not certain, since M was wearing a helmet. He did not hear any other noise.

[Ref. sp1:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

Illkirch Graffenstaden (67) - Friday, November 24, 2006 at - SPICA investigation

On his way to work, Mr. M. saw emerging in the sky a big bright spot, with a halo, followed by a slight trail. The light disappeared and reappeared lower, then it became green and a few moments later it became of a darker green, and then it disappeared. The sighting lasted about 4 seconds. The witness did not hear anything,

Discussion:

The [rn1] source was published again on http://anakinovni.org/20061111.htm

This could have been several things, such as a meteor, a shooting star, fireworks...

Evaluation:

Possible meteor or shooting star or fireworks.

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 December 3, 2014 Creation, [rn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 3, 2014 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 5, 2015 Addition [sp1].
1.2 Patrick Gross March 21, 2016 Addition [sp2].

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