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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 Batzendorf, on December 22, 2014:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2014-12-22-BATZEMFORF-1

Summary:

An 18-year-old young man from Batzendorf in the Bas-Rhin, who describes himself as having the hobby of "observing UFOs", regularly sends his observations of what he considers to be UFOs to the ufology web board "Les Mystères des OVNI" ("The UFO mysteries").

Thus, on December 25, 2017, he wrote to have experienced his second UFO sighting, that of "parallel flashing luminous balls", making no noise, of "yellow/white" color, on December 22, 2014 at 10:45 p.m.

He wrote that he was star gazing and being thoughtful, then saw "appear before my eyes, a luminous formation in the form of a rhombus, I could not really distinguish its contours, but I estimate its size at more than 1 meters." He estimates the altitude at more than 100 meters and the distance at about 2 km. He wrote that the luminous object moved in straight line, with a trajectory of the North-East at 20° to the northwest at 20°.

He told he was the only witness, that he did not file an official report, that the sky was cloudy.

He told that the sighting lasted 4 minutes, ending at 10:49 p.m.: which would be the jour of the photograph he took. On web board, an observation analyst said he asked him twice to communicate the photo he told of, but there has never been an answer.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: December 22, 2014
Time: 10:45 p.m.
Duration: 5 minutes.
First known report date: December 25, 2014
Reporting delay: 3 days.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Batzendorf
Place: From home in village, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.785
Longitude: 7.703
Uncertainty ratio: 200 m

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 1
Witness(es) ages: 18
Witness(es) types: Young man, UFO buff.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: To the ufology web board "Les Mystères des OVNIS".
Type of location: From home in village, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: Yes, unavailable.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: UFO.

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information, no strangeness.

Sources:

[Ref. my1:] "LES MYSTERES DES OVNIS" WEB BOARD:

aurelien wolff
Good participation
Male Age : 18
Number of messages : 57
Registered on: 11/15/2014
Localization : alsace
Hob: none
Hobbies: model kits, to observe ufos

2014: on 12/22 at 10:45 p.m. - flashing parallel luminous balls - Ufos in batzendorf - Bas-Rhin (dep.67)

on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 08:08 p.m.

Ufo observation 2014: on 12/22 at 10:45 p.m. - flashing parallel luminous balls - Ufos in batzendorf - Bas-Rhin (drp.67)

Firstname of alias: Aurelien wolff

City: batzendorf
Department: Bas-Rhin (dep.67)
Region: Alsace launch a call for witness: http://www.lalsace.fr
Country: France
Date: 12/22/2014
Hour of the start of observation: 10:45 p.m.
Duration of the observation: 5 minutes

Weather conditions: cloudy sky
Number of witnesses: 1
Type of phenomenon: parallel flashing luminous balls
Official report: No

Complete story of the observation:

Hello , my name is aurélien ; and i will tell of my seconf ufo observation , the observation took place on 12/22/14 at 10:45 p.m. , and it ended at 10:49 p.m. ( hour of the taking of the photograph ) ; i was watching the stars ; thinking , then i see appear under my eyes , a luminous formation in the shape of a rhombus , i did not distinguish its contours , but i estimated its size at more than 1 meter . The observation lastd 4 minutes . The luminous object movd in straight line , and i estimate that the object must have flown at more than 100 metere of altitudes , and must have been ditant of about 2 km .

Sketch of the observation:

Precise description: luminous balls , a light stronger than the moon
Color: yellow/white
Size of the phenomenon: More than one meter
Behavior: It travelled in straight line ; and made no noise ; it did not make any turns
Trajectory: North-east 20° - north-westt20°
Specific noise: No
Specific odor: No
Direction of the object relative to the wind: independent/controlled move
Presence of installations: Industrial area Dwellings , as well as fields .
Similar photo: D1
Table: triangle D3

Attachments (photos, videos, map):

https://www.google.com/maps?q=batzendor&hl=fr&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=47.37735,107.138672&hnear=Batzendorf,+Bas-Rhin,+Alsace,+France&t=m&z=13

Field investigation requested:

Investigator in charge of the file:

Keywords: Ufo, Ufology, Testimony luminous balls flashing parallel, Alsace launch a call for witness: http://www.lalsace.fr, France, 10:45 p.m., 10, flashing parallel luminous balls,

I certify on my honor the truthfulness of of the information given and attached documents. I do not know how to identify the phenomenon thank you in advance for your answers.

Best regards Aurelien wolff

wacapou
Observations Analyst
Male Age : 70
Number of messages : 4395
Registered on: 08/07/2012
Localization : Nantes
Job: retired
Hobbies: informatics ufos

2014: on 12/22 at 10:45 p.m. - flashing parallel luminous balls - Ufos in batzendorf - Bas-Rhin (dep.67)

on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 12:59

Hello Aurélien

I sent a personal message to you so that you can send the original of the picture published above in the thread. [The picture is nowhere to see.]

Good afternoon.

wacapou
Observations Analyst
Male Age : 70
Number of messages : 4395
Registered on: 08/07/2012
Localization : Nantes
Job: retired
Hobbies: informatics ufos

2014: on 12/22 at 10:45 p.m. - flashing parallel luminous balls - Ufos in batzendorf - Bas-Rhin (dep.67)

on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 11:48

Second personal message sent to get the original shot.

Good day.

Discussion:

This second story by this witness (and there will be more) can have several trivial explanations, such as that of Chinese lanterns, LED balloons, an airplane or a formation of planes or helicopters, even headlights of distant cars. The testimony is not precise enough, the photo was not provided, the sizes, distances and elevations are rather useless estimates, it would have been fit to communicate this data in angular values.

Week later, the same witness reported even more poorly another sighting he claimed to have been one day before this one...

Evaluation:

Totally insufficient information, no 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
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross July 9, 2018 Creation, [my1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 9, 2018 First published.

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