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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

July or August 1976, Weyersheim, Bas-Rhin, France, three women:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

This case has no clear primary source, web catalogues giving Denys Breysse and CNEGU's catalogues as sources; CNEGU indicating that their possible or probable explanation is that it was the Moon.

In July or August 1976, at 8 p.m. in Weyersheim, Bas-Rhin, "Three women were taking a stroll when they noticed a red sphere of light in the sky just west of their location. It then hovered not too far from the ground and it seemed to have numerous luminous filaments or beams of light shining towards the ground. There also appeared to be numerous little “men” milling about on the ground under the object. Soon the truncated beams of light appeared to retract inside the object and the little figures vanished. The craft then also disappeared."

CNEGU provides another summary, dating the case in summer, July or August. Three women from Weyersheim in the Bas-Rhin going to church for the 8 p.m. mass saw a red glow in the sky in the direction of Bietlenheim in the West. A motionless irregular shape let "strings" hang down, fitted with "little guys", to the ground. The "strings" go up back in the shape one after the other and the phenomenon disappeared on the spot after two minutes.

The source given by CNEGU is a "report of G. Koeberle, LDLN investigator in 1977" in the "ONA Archive".

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001624
Date of event: July or August 1976
Earliest report of event: 1977
Delay of report: 1 year.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Investigator G. Koeberle.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Investigation report.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 9, 2018
This file last updated on: August 9, 2018
Country of event: France
State/Department: Bas-Rhin
Type of location: Outdoors, at or near Weyersheim.
Lighting conditions: Daylight.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 3
Witnesses ages: Adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. 3 women.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Numerous
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: UFO lands, busy under UFO, UFO departs.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unidentified, possible helicopter and crew, insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

281.

Location. Weyersheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

Date: August 1976

Time: 2000

Three women were taking a stroll when they noticed a red sphere of light in the sky just west of their location. It then hovered not too far from the ground and it seemed to have numerous luminous filaments or beams of light shining towards the ground. There also appeared to be numerous little “men” milling about on the ground under the object. Soon the truncated beams of light appeared to retract inside the object and the little figures vanished. The craft then also disappeared.

HC addendum

Source: Catalog CNEGU, Denys Breysse Project Becassine

Type: C

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

August 1976 20:00

Weyersheim, Alsace, France

Three women were taking a stroll when...

Three women were taking a stroll when they noticed a red sphere of light in the sky just west of their location. It then hovered not to far from the ground and it seemed to have numerous luminous filaments or beams of light shining towards the ground. There also appeared to be numerous little "men" milling about on the ground under the object. Soon the truncated beams of light appeared to retract inside the object and the little figures vanished. The craft then also disappeared.

Hynek rating: CE3

The sources are indicated as: "Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database."

[Ref. cn1:] "CNEGU" UFOLOGY GROUP:

Soit:

Explanation validated by CNEGU
CNEGU order numer Place Prob / Poss Certain
F/00/67 76 07 00 (01) Weyersheim. Moon

And:

F/00/67/760700 (01)

IQ : 0,1,1,1,0 (3)

IE : 1,0,0,0,0 (1)

In Summer (July or August), three inhabitants of Weyersheim (67) going to church for mass at 8 p.m. (GMT: 6 p.m.) perceive a red glow in the sky towards Bietlenheim (West). A motionless irregular shape leaves "ropes" hang fitted with "little guys" to the ground. The "threads" tract one after the other and the phenomenon disappears there after two minutes.

Source : report of G. Koeberle, LDLN investigator in 1977 (ONA Archive).

For this case and some others, CNEGU also noted in the same document:

These 15 observations of the CNEGU 1976 Catalog are suspected to be "Moon mistakes" but for lack of information (no investigation, too succinct investigation), by unavailability for reconstitution in 1994 or due to unfavorable weather, these cases could not be verified.

[Ref. ta1:] SITE WEB "THINK ABOUT IT:

Date:

Location:

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Summary:

Source:

Location. Weyersheim, France

Date: August 1976

Time: 2000

Three women were taking a stroll when they noticed a red sphere of light in the sky just west of their location. It then hovered not to far from the ground and it seemed to have numerous luminous filaments or beams of light shining towards the ground. There also appeared to be numerous little “men” milling about on the ground under the object. Soon the truncated beams of light appeared to retract inside the object and the little figures vanished. The craft then also disappeared.

Source: Catalog CNEGU, Denys Breysse Project Becassine

Points to consider:

French ufologist Denis Breysse had undertaken between 1978 and 1985 a project of paper cards and computer encoded catalog, on Amstrad CPC464 and then on a PC, of close encounters of the 3rd kind, explained or not, "Project Bécassine", "to try to better understand the phenomenon of CE3 through further mathematical studies." A computer case record was limited to 128 characters. This work is not published.

The CNEGU ("Northeast Committee of Ufology Groups") catalog, partially published in LDLN, is about sighting reports in the northeast of France, explained or not. They write the case off as "probable or possible" Moon.

How could CNEGU decide the "Moon" was as "probable or possible" explanation for a case that does not even have a date? What about the explanation for the "little men" hanging on "strings"? Why could it not rather be a "probable or possible" helicopter?

The Haguenau airfield has its strip at 7.5 km from Weyersheim. At 8 p.m. in the Summer, it is daylight. Did the ladies see a helicopter and its crew? A helicopter that landed its crew there due to a technical problem? Or was this a military or police drill, landing officers with cables? At face value, the story seems too strange for that, but how reliable is the documentation, is it credible?

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 9, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source [gk1] not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Unidentified, possible helicopter and crew, insufficient data.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

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

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 9, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [cn1], [ta1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 9, 2018 First published.

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