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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 Mulhouse, on September 2, 2012:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2012-09-02-MULHOUSE-1

Summary:

According to an observations list in the ufology magazine "Lumières Dans La Nuit" for December 2012, there would have been "luminous objects moving in the Alsatian sky", "in combat formation", with numerous witnesses, on September 2, 2012, at 00:30 a.m. in Mulhouse in the Haut-Rhin.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: September 2, 2012
Time: 00:30 a.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: December 2012
Reporting delay: Hour, 3 months.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Mulhouse
Place: ?
Latitude: 47.751
Longitude: 7.336
Uncertainty ratio: 15 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: Many.
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: UFO sightings list in ufology magazine LDLN.
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: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Possible date error, possible Chinese lanterns.

Sources:

[Ref. ld1:] "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT" MAGAZINE:

05/02/12 00:30 MULHOUSE (68) Luminous objects move in the Alsatian sky "in combat formation". Numerous witnesses.

Discussion:

I found no other trace of this case.

It is possible that this is actually a date error, the case then being the one of the previous day. The latter apparently did not have "numerous witnesses" but was also given as having occurred at 00:30 a.m.

Otherwise, if this is an observation of its own at the given date, it is so poorly documented for the moment that there is not much more to say than: "probably Chinese lanterns again."

Evaluation:

Possible date error, possible Chinese lanterns.

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 20, 2014 Creation, [ld1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 20, 2014 First published.

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