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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 Brumath, on March 3, 2008:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2008-03-03-BRUMATH-1

Summary:

The Alsatian ufology association SPICA reported on the web that in Brumath in the Bas-Rhin on Monday, March 3, 2008, at 09:00 p.m., a UFO was allegedly observed by a child and the mayor of Brumath.

The craft was round and luminous with its lights on the periphery and they were rotating.

The SPICA indicated that they do not have more information, and that this comes from a colleague of the wife of one Thierry Van de Leur; who lives in Brumath.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: March 3, 2008
Time: 09:00 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: March 5, 2008
Reporting delay: 2 days.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Brumath
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.734
Longitude: 7.712
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 2
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: 1 adult, 1 child.
Witness(es) types: The city mayor and a child.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Thirs hand on the SPICA ufology web forum.
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: Totally insufficient information.

Sources:

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

Brumath (67) - Monday, March 3, 2008, at 09:00 p.m.

Source SPICA

A UFO was allegedly observed in Brumath on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 2 l h by a child and the mayor of Brumath. The craft was round and bright with its lights on the periphery and they rotated. We have no further information. The information comes from a colleague of my wife who lives in Brumath.

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

03/03/2008 - 09:00 p.m. - Bas-Rhin (67) - Round craft with lights

Witness report given by Thierry Van de Leur on 03/05/2008 on the SPICA Forum.

Direct link: http://www.spica.org/sujet-ovni-ufo-274474.php

Citation:

A UFO was allegedly observed in Brumath on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 2 l h by a child and the mayor of Brumath. The craft was round and bright with its lights on the periphery and they rotated. We have no further information.

The information comes from a colleague of my wife who lives in Brumath.

Thanks for chcking and lettin me know of the follow-up of this observation.

Friendly ufologival thoughts,

Thierry Van de Leur

A comment was published:

nothing to report on the radar set that day....Brumath is not overflown by helos or drones....om the other end that town is located right in the middle of an important military combat drill area...the fighters can fly very low...but no fighter has this shape!!! LOL
without more info,it's not easy to investigate...

RNCSC aeronautical consultant

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
BRUMATH Monday 3 March 2008 at 09:00 p.m. Circular, round or disc (2D)
Unidentified
information not communicated
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

The link to the source given by [rn1] does not lead anymore to the cited report.

In 2002, I and a colleague ufologist had been called by the mother of a young man saying her son and other young people had seen a UFO.

On site, the mother, that we interviewed alone, explained that the young people saw a "great light that illuminated the whole sky."

But the witnesses then told us on location they saw in the sky a "small gray oval object" which had not emitted any light.

This is to explain that as far as I am concerned, second or third hand reports can be completely distorted.

So I can not give any explanation for this case: this could have been various things, aircraft, helicopters, Chinese lanterns...

Evaluation:

Totally 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
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 10, 2016 Creation, [sp2], [rn1], [sp4].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 10, 2016 First published.

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