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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 February 8, 2008:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2008-02-08-STRASBOURG-1

Summary:

The Alsatian ufology association SPICA published a report they received for a sighting in Strasbourg Hautepierre on Friday, February 8, 2008, at 01:55 p.p., made in the general direction of Oberhausbergen.

The witness said he saw a white craft trace a sign in the sky towards the North-North-West, and he attached a sketch of that "sign".

Once the sign was traced, he did not see the craft for a few seconds, then on the left, he saw a craft that he thinks was the same, in the direction of the Northwest.

The total duration of the observation was about 2 minutes.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: February 8, 2008
Time: 01:55 p.m.
Duration: ~2 minutes.
First known report date: May 2008
Reporting delay: 1 day.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Strasbourg
Place: From the Hautepierre district, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.595
Longitude: 7.699
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: Female.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: By the web to the Alsatian ufology association SPICA.
Type of location: From town, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): Yes.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: ?
ALSACAT: Probable plane producing a contrail.

Sources:

[Ref. sp1:] "SPICA" UFOLOGY ASSOCIATION:

Strasbourg Hautepierre (67) - Friday, February 8, 2008 at 01:55 p.m.

Source: SPICA

Places :HAUTEPIERRE (67) Suburb of Strasbourg.

General direction: OBERHAUSBERGEN (67) So, at 01:55 p.m. today February 8, I saw a white craft trace a sign in the sky direction N-N-W i did a sketch for you of this sign as attachment). Once the sign was traced, i did not see that craft anymore during a few seconds then, on my left i saw a craft again (which i think is the one of the sign) go away in the direction of the Northwest. Overall it must have lasted about 2 mn

[Ref. cu1:] "LA CENTRALE UFOLOGIQUE":

UFO witnesses

Map of the testimonies deposited on the network of La Centrale Ufologique to this day

Strasbourg-Hautepierre 02/08/08

I left a message on your answering machine today. I don't know if I explained correctly but a was a bit nervous.

General direction: OBERHAUSBERGEN (67) So, at 01:55 p.m. today February 8, I saw a white craft trace a sign in the sky direction N-N-W i did a sketch for you of this sign as attachment). Once the sign was traced, i did not see that craft anymore during a few seconds then, on my left i saw a craft again (which i think is the one of the sign) go away in the direction of the Northwest.

Overall it must have lasted about 2 mn

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
STRASBOURG-HAUTEPIERRE Friday 8 February 2008 at 13:45 ball, balloon or melon (3D)
Unidentified
white
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

I have a hard time figuring out what is strange in this event. Often, planes, such as jet fighter planes, leave contrails in the sky, sometimes forming what seems to be a "sign".

Evaluation:

Probable plane producing a contrail.

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 March 10, 2016 Creation, [sp1], [cu1], [sp4].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 10, 2016 First published.

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