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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 Mittlach, on June 29, 2017:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2017-06-29-MITTLACH-1

Summary:

On July 1, 2017, Christian Macé, on his blog about "UFOs and the paranormal", published a story of a "Possible UFO photo in Mittlach in the Haut-Rhin in France on June 29, 2017."

A man had sent him by e-mail the previous day, June 30, 2017, a digital photo and a message saying that the day before, thus on June 29, 2017, around 2 p.m., he had taken a picture of the village of Mittlach with his cell phone and after viewing it, he realized that it shows a black dot.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: June 29, 2017
Time: ~02:00 p.m.
Duration: N/A
First known report date: June 30, 2017
Reporting delay: 1 day.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Mittlach
Place: From street, UFO on photo.
Latitude: 48.005
Longitude: 7.027
Uncertainty ratio: 100 m

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: By email to Christian Macé.
Type of location: From village street, UFO on photo.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
Entities: No
Photographs: Yes.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: BLURFO
ALSACAT: Probable insect.

Sources:

[Ref. cm1:] CHRISTIAN MACE:

July 1, 2017

Possible UFO photo at Mittlach in the Haut-Rhin in France on June 29, 2017

Photo: I circled in red the possible UFO. In Mittlach, the 29th of June 2017...

Thanks to this gentleman who sent me by email last night June 30, 2017, the following message with his attached photo:

"Good evening sir,

I just saw your email just after validating my message in your blog, so I summarize yesterday at 02:00 p.m. in Mittlach (Alsace) I took a picture with my cell phone from the village of Mittlach and after watching it I just noticed that we see a black dot on this one. I join this picture to you (the quality is not fantastic if you enlarge it) You tell me what you think?

Thank you for your reply

Cordially".

I enlarged this part of the photo where we see this possible UFO:

The original photo:

Location of Mittlach:

https://www.google.fr/maps/place/68380+Mittlach/@47.9946576,6.9863152,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4793d0ed9c96bd4f:0x654fcf5f106d8ff9!8m2!3d48.00285!4d7.032197

Discussion:

And we have another "BLURFO", i.e. a "blurred UFO" on a photograph; which was not seen with the naked eye. Some French ufologistscall this a "surprise photo", as the "witness" is suprised to discover a UFO on a picture he/she took whereas he/she did not see any UFO when taking the picture.

Faut-il le dire encore? Il s'agit d'oiseaux, d'insectes, et autres. Il ny' a absolument aucune raison du tout de suggérer qu'il s'agirait d'un OVNI.

Evaluation:

Probable insect.

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 February 13, 2018 Creation, [cm1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 13, 2018 First published.

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