At Rorhschollen, on the Rhine, near Neuhof, 3km South-South-East of Strasbourg, in January 1983 or 1984 at about 00h40, the witnesses (Mr. P. and Mr. K remained anonymous) are on board a boat of a cruising company. The boat was going to make an unexpected meeting.
Customers dine quietly on board. Mr P., member of the crew, and Commandant K are on the bridge. They look at the starry night which shows through through a snowy sky. At about midnight, at the steering wheel, they observe "a kind of star" which slowly grows bigger during 2 to 3 minutes. It continues to grows bigger, approaching so close that it arrived at the vertical of the ship at an altitude ranging between 50 and 100 meters. What seemed a star when it was far away is actually a cigar shape of approximately 100 meters length and larger than the boat (approximately 70 m). Mr. S gets very anxious. He does not want "to be alone" and goes down into the ship to alert the forty passengers. They will also observe the phenomenon.
Because the the date of event is not precise and it happened quite a long time ago, it has not been possible so far for investigators to find the boat's passengers. The cigar was described as "an enormous machine as in the movies" and of white-blue pastel colors like neons lights. The phenomenon remained stationary and very close to the ship. It lasted between 10 minutes and 1/4 of hour, however like Mr. P sayd, "even if we had a camera, we would not have had the idea to take pictures." Moreover, this very impressive phenomenon emitted a headlight sweeping the whole sky. Following this paralleleled shaped beam, a flotilla of 7 or 8 smaller machines penetrated (it is not known how) inside the luminous cigar. The cigar became transparent and disappeared instantly to the great amazement of the witnesses.