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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 Souffelweyersheim, on August 6, 2013:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2013-08-06-SOUFFELWEYERSHEIM-1

Summary:

The SPICA Alsatian ufology group published on their website this witness report for a sighting in on Souffelweyersheim, on August 6, 2013:

"Last night around 11:30 p.m. I heard a fighter plane pass by (I live in souffelweyersheim) , I went outside and after 5 minutes I could see a white point identical to a satellite looping on 90 degrees, quite far, and I still saw it despite the turn. The aircraft went away and I heard it turn.All of a sudden and not very far (almost above my head),this white pint is back but more intense make a turn fast enough and go off all of a sudden.The aircraft was always circling with all lights off and I could see it when he switched on its pst-combustion (flames of the jet engine.) The carousel had lasted at least half an hour or even three quarters of an hour, I called my friend and could observe 1 to 2 minutes again this white point far enough on a straight line again and make a turn and dissapear.The plane on his side continued over our heads for at least 5 minutes and finished. Maneuvers with 2 planes or not? What intrigues me is really that fixed white point not blinking (just like a satellite), so it if it was a navigation flight, once it started the turn that light would not stay fixed?,and I would maybe have seen the orange color of the jet engine.Well if you have an explanation or other witnesses from the same place... Anyways, congratulations for your organization and your website, see you soon maybe."

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: August 6, 2013
Time: ~11:30p.m.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes.
First known report date: 2014?
Reporting delay: Day, months?

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Souffelweyersheim
Place: Outside.
Latitude: 48.635
Longitude: 7.739
Uncertainty ratio: 5 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 2
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Email to regional ufology group.
Type of location: Outside.
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: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Insufficient data, low strangeness.

Sources:

[Ref. sp1:] WITNESS REPORT ON THE S.P.I.C.A. WEBSITE:

Souffelweyersheim (67) 08/06/2013

Source : email

I also have a small observation to share:

Last night around 11:30 p.m. I heard a fighter plane pass by (I live in souffelweyersheim) , I went outside and after 5 minutes I could see a white point identical to a satellite looping on 90 degrees, quite far, and I still saw it despite the turn. The aircraft went away and I heard it turn.All of a sudden and not very far (almost above my head),this white pint is back but more intense make a turn fast enough and go off all of a sudden.The aircraft was always circling with all lights off and I could see it when he switched on its pst-combustion (flames of the jet engine.) The carousel had lasted at least half an hour or even three quarters of an hour, I called my friend and could observe 1 to 2 minutes again this white point far enough on a straight line again and make a turn and dissapear.The plane on his side continued over our heads for at least 5 minutes and finished. Maneuvers with 2 planes or not? What intrigues me is really that fixed white point not blinking (just like a satellite), so it if it was a navigation flight, once it started the turn that light would not stay fixed?,and I would maybe have seen the orange color of the jet engine.Well if you have an explanation or other witnesses from the same place... Anyways, congratulations for your organization and your website, see you soon maybe.

[Ref. sp4:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
SOUFFELWEYERSHEIM Tuesday 6 August 2013 at 11:35 p.m. luminous dot
Unidentified
white
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

An helicopter? One or more Chinese lanterns? Something else? It is quite impossible for now to assess what it could have been, as there is no quantitative information such as headings, bearings, elevations, angular speeds, etc.

Evaluation:

Insufficient data, low strangeness.

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 March 16, 2014 Creation, [sp1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2014 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross June 12, 2015 Addition [sp4].

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