ALSACAT -> Home 

Cette page en françaisCliquez!


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.

Previous case Next case >

Case of Lièpvre, on Winter 1941 or 1942:

Case number:



In his 2012 book about UFOs in Alsace, Christian Valentin told that local ufologist Eric Antoine, in 1987, collected the following account:

One evening in the winter of 1941 or 1942, around 11 p.m., a 45-year-old lady, in the company of five other people, had witnessed from her home in Lièpvre, the complex maneuvers of a red ball or sphere a few centimeters above the snow-covered ground, at a distance of 250 meters from their dwelling, in a westerly direction.

Christian Valentin noted that these memories were old, but nevertheless strongly moved the witness.


Temporal data:

Date: Winter 1941 or 1942
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: 1987
Reporting delay: 45 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Lièpvre
Place: From home.
Latitude: 48.270
Longitude: 7.282
Uncertainty radius: 2 km.

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 6
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: 45
Witness(es) types: Adult.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: To local ufologist.
Type of location: From home, UFO on snow-covered country.
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: Puzzled, moved.
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Unidentified.



The author indicates that a luminous ball manifestation was reported during WWII, from civilian sources and from the ground.

This comes from memories whose date is imprecise because collected long after the events, by Eric Antoine, in 1987, but which nevertheless strongly marked the witnesses.

One evening in the winter of 1941 or 1942, around 11 p.m., a 45-year-old lady in the company of 5 other people, watched from her home in Lièpvre the complex moves of a red ball or sphere a few centimeters above snow-covered ground, at a distance of 250 m from their dwelling, in a westerly direction.





Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:


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

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 22, 2023 Creation, [cvn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 22, 2023 First published.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

 Feedback  |  Top  |  Back  |  Forward  |  Map  |  List |  Home
This page was last updated on February 22, 2023.