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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 Woerth, on August 22, 2011:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2011-08-22-WOERTH-1

Summary:

Someone reported to the Alsatian association of ufology and astronomy SPICA, by the web, an observation of August 22, 2011 in Woerth-Reischshoffen.

The person said that at about 5:20 a.m., from his or her garden, smoking a cigarette as usual before leaving for work, he or she was watching his or her garden when suddenly all his or her body was chilled. He or she looked to the sky and a big light of a diameter bigger than the moon appeared.

Then this strange thing disappeared vertically in a split second.

The person confesses having been frightened, and would like to know if other people saw this phenomenon.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: August 22, 2011
Time: ~05:20 a.m.
Duration: Split second or more.
First known report date: January 2012
Reporting delay: Day, 6 months.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Woerth
Place: From home garden, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.938
Longitude: 7.745
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: Adult.
Witness(es) types: Resident, worker.

Ufology data:

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

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Unidentified.

Sources:

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

Woerth (67) 08/22/2011

Title : strange light

Message : this morning at about 5:20, I was in my backyard smoking a cigarette as usual before leaving for work. I watched my garden when suddenly, my whole body was taken with chills. I looked to the sky and a big light of a larger diameter than the moon appeared. Then this strange thing disappeared at the vertical in a split second. I do not hide that I was afraid! I wonder if other people saw this phenomenon. This morning of 22 August 2011. WOERTH Reischoffen. THANKS

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

08/22/2011 - 05h20 - Bas-Rhin (67) - Big light

Date: 08/22/2011

Hour: 05:20

Place: Woerth (Bas-Rhin - 67)

Observer: Not communicated

Source: http://www.spica.org/faq.php

Reported on: 08/22/2011

REPORT:

Quote:

This morning at about 5:20, I was in my backyard smoking a cigarette as usual before leaving for work. I watched my garden when suddenly, my whole body was taken with chills. I looked to the sky and a big light of a larger diameter than the moon appeared. Then this strange thing disappeared at the vertical in a split second. I do not hide that I was afraid! I wonder if other people saw this phenomenon. This morning of 22 August 2011. WOERTH Reischoffen. THANKS

Discussion:

I see here a story of high strangeness, at least at first glance, to which I find no obvious ordinary explanation.

It should be noted that at this place, this date and this hour, the night was coming to an end but it was still quite dark; the moon was at the azimuth of 147 ° 55, an elevation of 60 ° 4 '. It had risen at 11:10 p.m. the day before and set at 02:34 p.m. It was in its first quarter with 47.5% of its surface illuminated.

Unfortunately, I did not find any more information or any sign that any investigation or verification was conducted.

Evaluation:

Unidentified.

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 Marc h 24, 2018 Creation, [sp1], [rn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross Marc h 24, 2018 First published.

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