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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 Ungersheim, on October 5, 2014:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2014-10-05-UNGERSHEIM-1

Summary:

"OVNI-France.fr" is a French UFO website that essentially publishes UFO sighting reports they receive. Among those, I found this one in May 2015:

"flanelle68" reports that on October 5, 2014, at 01:45 a.m., she was in the area of Ungersheim in the Haut-Rhin, driving on the "Florival" road between Mulhouse and Guebwiller at the level of the park of The Little Prince, when she saw in the sky four white / orange luminous dots moving to the direction of Mulhouse.

Looking in her rearview mirror she found that the luminous dots were gone "even before they had time to make a U-turn."

She regrets not having been able to stop to film the scene.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: October 5, 2014
Time: 01:45 a.m.
Duration: 2 minutes.
First known report date: May 2015
Reporting delay: Hours, months.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Ungersheim
Place: From car travelling on the D340 at the level of Ungersheim, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 47.863
Longitude: 7.287
Uncertainty ratio: 1 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: Female.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Reported by the web to UFO website "OVNI-France".
Type of location: From car travelling on a road near an amusement park, 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): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Probable Chinese lanterns or park's balloons.

Sources:

[Ref. of1:] WITNESS REPORT TO THE "OVNI-FRANCE" WEBSITE:

05-10-2014 - (Dep.68) - 4 luminous white / orange dots

Date : 05-10-2014

Department : 68 (Haut-Rhin)

Localization : Ungersheim

Hour : 01:45

Numbers [sic] of witnesses : 1 people

Type of observation : NL : Nocturnal Lights

Approximate duration of the observation : 2 minutes

What was seen : 4 luminous white / orange dots

Description of the facts :

I was driving on the Florival (between Mulhouse - Guebwiller) at the height of the park of The Little Prince i saw in the sky 4 dots of light that were moving to Mulhouse. I did not stop unFortunatly [sic] to film the scene. Looking in my rear mirror I found that thise [sic] bright spots had disappeared even before they had time to make a U-turn.

flanelle68

Discussion:

Opened near Ungersheim since Summer 2014 like by chance, so not well-known yet, the Parc du Petit Prince (www.parcdupetitprince.com) is used to launching multicolored balloons:

Evaluation:

Probable Chinese lanterns or park's balloons.

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 May 11, 2015 Creation, [of1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 11, 2015 First published.

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