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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.

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Case in the Haut-Rhin, in July 1967:

Case number:



On May 22, 1977, the regional newspaper L'Alsace published an article on current UFO sightings, and added at the end of the article a list of UFO sightings in Alsace, from the ufology group G.R.E.I. based in Mulhouse. There was no source, no detail, and for the date only the month and year were given.

Among the cases that do not seem to have been documented elsewhere to my knowledge, there was an observation for the month of July, in 1967, in the Haut-Rhin department.


Temporal data:

Date: July 1967
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: May 22, 1977
Reporting delay:

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Haut-Rhin
Place: ?
Latitude: 47.857
Longitude: 7.242
Uncertainty radius: 50 km.

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Local ufology group GREI.
Type of location: ?
Visibility conditions: ?
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: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: ?
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information.


[Ref. lae1:] NEWSPAPER "L'ALSACE":


The flights and the landings

Here is the list of the observations compiled by the GREI, since 1954:


January: Trois-Epis.

September: Colmar, Mulhouse, Rixheim (à trois reprises), Willer.

October: Haut-Koenigsbourg, Grandvillars [Suisse], Strasbourg, Jettingen (landing), Forbach [Moselle] (landing), Heimersdorf (landing), Triembach-au-Val, Turquenstein [Moselle] (landing), Ohlungen, Niederhaslach, Sélestat, Strasbourg, Musau, Niffer, Andlau, Eguisheim, Lapoutroie, Battenheim, Grumbach, Strasbourg, Obersaasheim, Soultzmatt, Issenheim (landing), Guebwil1er, Feldbach, Wittenheim, Fortschwihr, Didenheim, Wittenheim, Ingenheim, Huningue, Les Métairies [Moselle], Epinal [Vosges], Giromagny [Territoire de Belfort], Colmar (le 29 et le 30).

December: Strasbourg.


May: Haut-Rhin

November: Brumath.


August: Haut-Rhin

February: Ballon de Servance [Haute-Saône]


March: Strasbourg

August: Strasbourg


April: Guebwiller

May: Bischwiller


May: Champ du Feu (twice, including a landing)

July: Haut-Rhin, Ensisheim

November: Haut-Rhin


April: Herbitzheim

July: Mulhouse

August: Mont Ste-Odile, Obernai

September: Neuf-Brisach


January: Schiltigheim

June: Strasbourg


May: Mulhouse

July: Strasbourg

August: Belfort [Territoire de Belfort]


June: Mulhouse Riedisheim (landing

July: Schiltigheim

August: Orbey

October: Wolschwiller, Mulhouse


February: Mulhouse

May: Chalampé, Morschwiller

June: Mulhouse

August: Bourtzwiller

October: Mulhouse


February: Reiningue, Robertsau

August: Haguenau, Strasbourg, Oberhausbergen, Graffenstaden, Strasbourg, Colmar, St-Pierre, Sewen

September: Bavilliers [Territoire de Belfort], Pfetterhouse (deux fois), Mulhouse, Forbach [Moselle]

October: Ruelisheim, Mulhouse

November: Manspach (landing), Masevaux, Brunstatt, Mulhouse, Colmar


January: Guewenheim, Froeningue

February: Houssen, Balgau

March: Mont-Jean [Territoire de Belfort]

May: Romanswiller

July: vallée de Munster

August: Lembach, Gerstheim, Petit Rederching [Moselle], Giromagny [Territoire de Belfort]

September: Rarnbourg [Rambourg]


March: Riedisheim

April: Est de la France

May: Eckwersheim

September: Colmar

November: Merxheim (landing)


April: St-Dié [Vosges], Robertsau, Rouffach

June: Oberhoffen-sur-Moder, Lubine [Vosges]

August: Bouxwiller, Jungholtz

September: Mulhouse

October: Mulhouse


January: Herrlisheim, Mulhouse

February: Alsace (le 6)

March: Thann, Mulhouse

April: Colmar (observation qu'il convient de retirer de la liste, L'objet volant étant identifié: il s'agissait d'un météorite)


I did not find anything else on this sighting so far.

But the G.R.E.I. being a local ufology group in Mulhouse, which did not publish a bulletin and was very little known, it is not excluded that this observation corresponds to a real observation.


Totally insufficient information.

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 11, 2023 Creation, [lae1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 11, 2023 First published.

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