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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 Odratzheim, on July 24, 2014:

Case number:



On July 24, 2014, the airship of the Airship Paris company generated some UFO sighting reports as it was seen in the distance.

One of the reports is mentioned by the Alsatian ufology association SPICA, as having been seen on that date in Phalsbourg at 1 p.m. by two witnesses and then in Odratzheim by one witness, the balloon was registered "AIRSHIP PARIS".


Temporal data:

Date: July 24, 2014
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2014?
Reporting delay: Hour, months.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Odratzheim
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.601
Longitude: 7.484
Uncertainty ratio: 1 km

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Reported to the Alsatian ufology association SPICA.
Type of location: ?
Visibility conditions: ?
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: ?
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: ?
ALSACAT: Zeppelin airship of the "Airship Paris" company.



Axis Phalsbourg (57) Odratzheim (67) 07/24/2014

On 07/24/2014 seen in Phalsbourg at 1 p.m. by 2 witnesses and then in Odratzheim by one witness, marked "AIRSHIP PARIS"


Thanks to the potential witnesses to make themselves known we will be able thus to map its travel

Was seen in Louvigny (57)


Please refer to the previous case file in Sarre-Union, on July 11, 2014, for more information about the Zeppelin airship of the Airship-Paris company.

SPICA did not publish any map of the Zeppelin flight as far as I know. So we have three locations, without the times that would permit to establish a chronology:

There are 100 km from Louvigny to Phalsbourg in straight line.


Zeppelin airship of the "Airship Paris" company.

Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:


Main author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 26, 2018 Creation, [sp1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2018 First published.

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