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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 Raedersheim, on August 8, 2010:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2010-08-07-RAEDERSHEIM-1

Summary:

In the rue des roses in Raedersheim, on August 7, 2010, there was a new Neighbours Day. Around 10:40 (datime or nightime not specified), these people were able to attend a "unique experience, the passage of a UFO just above the party"; which left an "unforgettable memory."

The thing moved for 2 minutes in the deepest silence, under the rare clouds.

But the next day, the partying neighbors had discovered that in the same village, at another neighbours party, a Chinese lantern has been released.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: August 8, 2010
Time: 10:40 a.m. or p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes.
First known report date: 2010
Reporting delay: 1 day, motnhs.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Raedersheim
Place: From the rue des roses, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 47.890
Longitude: 7.283
Uncertainty ratio: 50 m

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: Several.
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: Adults.
Witness(es) types: Neighborhood residents.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Thenmselves on neighborhood web page.
Type of location: From outside in village, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): Yes.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): Yes.
Witness(es) feelings: Amazed.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: ?
ALSACAT: Probable Chinese lantern.

Sources:

[Ref. ra1:] "FETES DES VOISINS" WEB PAGE IN RAEDERSHEIM:

Neighbours Day 2010

Once again a Neighbours Day party! Out of the ordinary!

And because there is no impediment to good neighborly agreement nor date of obligatory festivities, it is in the rue des roses that a new Neighbours Day took place this August 7th. Best of all, about 10:40, the happy team was able to attend, unique experience, the passage of a UFO just above the party. Unforgettable.

This reconstituted approximately what we saw moving for 2 minutes in the deepest silence, in the few clouds

The mystery seems cleared up!

Meanwhile, during another party (neighbors?) in the village a few blocks away, a strange custom from Asia was launched. A "Chinese Lantern" wandered in the sky with the hopes and best wishes of the guests. The Chinese lantern paraded through the sky of Raedersheim pushed by the breeze. The questioning of what was yesterday still a UFO appears lifted, even if the lights do not match perfectly. Pity perhaps.

Discussion:

Case cleared, so. To note that the location on the map is in error, the "rue des roses" is the next one further to the exit of the village.

Evaluation:

Probable Chinese lantern.

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
Editeur: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 6, 2015 Creation, [ra1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 6, 2015 First published.

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