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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 December 1, 2006:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2006-12-01-STRASBOURG-1

Summary:

The Alsatian ufology association SPICA published on December 5, 2006, a call to witnesses, about a phenomenon seen on Friday, December 1, 2006, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.:

A person in the railway station square in Strasbourg saw "a white light quite intense; which was falling straight down," at a speed comparable to that of a shooting star, in the direction of the Wilson Boulevard in the northeast.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: December 1, 2006
Time: Between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: December 5, 2006
Reporting delay: 4 days.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Strasbourg
Place: Railway station square in Strasbourg, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.584
Longitude: 7.773
Uncertainty ratio: 100 m

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: ?
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
ALSACAT: Probable shooting star.

Sources:

[Ref. rn1:] "RESEAU D'INVESTIGATION SUR LES OVNIS":

916call to witnesses

Spica.57

dec 7 05:18

Hello

The phenomenon was seen on Friday, December 1, 2006, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. - the person was on the railway station square in Strasbourg (67) and saw the phenomenon in the direction of the Wilson Boulevard approximately to the North East - it was a white light, quite bright; which was falling straight down. Its speed was about the same as a shooting star.

Thanks to the possible witnesses for contacting us

The website of the SPICA association
http://www.spica.org

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

12/01/2006 - 11:00 p.m. - Bas-Rhin (67) - White light

Quote:

The phenomenon was seen on Friday, December 1, 2006, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. - the person was on the railway station square in Strasbourg (67) and saw the phenomenon in the direction of the Wilson Boulevard approximately to the North East - it was a white light, quite bright; which was falling straight down. Its speed was about the same as a shooting star.

Thw website of the SPICA association

http://www.spica.org

Hypothesis that can be considered: re-entry in the atmosphere

Call to witnesses visible on the Onnouscachetout Forum and published on 12/07/2006 by Dam.

[Ref. sp1:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

Strasbourg (67) - Friday 1 December 2006 between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Source SPICA

Situated Place de la Gare, the witness observed a quite intense white light falling steeply to the ground. Its speed was identical to that of a shooting star.

High probability of a meteorite fall.

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
STRASBOURG Friday 1 December 2006 at 10:30 p.m. luminous dot
Unidentified
white
Natural reentry
Strong hypothesis

Discussion:

The Wilson Boulevard in Strabourg is pointing to the northeast, precisely to 36.46°.

This "call for witnesses" was also copied on these two websites:

http://www.jeuxvideo.com/forums/1-89-121928-1-0-1-0-0.htm
http://www.anakinovni.org/200612.htm

As for the observation, with the few available data, it is very appealing to think that it was indeed just a shooting star.

Evaluation:

Probable shooting star.

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 2, 2014 Creation, [ri1], [rn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 2, 2014 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross May 5, 2015 Addition [sp1].
1.1 Patrick Gross June 12, 2015 Addition [sp4].

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