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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 Brunstatt, on July 22, 1972:

Case number:

ALSACAT-1972-07-22-BRUNSTATT-1

Summary:

The ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit #135 of May 1974 published an observation in Brunstatt on July 22, 1972, at 09:15 p.m.:

In stormy weather and a light rain, there were two of us observing the sky that evening. A friend with his pocket telescope and myself with my atronomical telescope; a few cloud breakthroughs allowed some observations.

A bright spot moving from NW to SE passed over the city of Mulhouse and branched off to the S, but this time undulating. I could not follow the object with the telescope.

Observation by Mr. Drexler

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: July 22, 1972
Time: 09:15 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: May 1974.
Reporting delay: Days, 2 years?

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Brunstatt
Place: ?
Latitude: 47.720
Longitude: 7.317
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km.

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 2
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 1
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Ufology magazine LDLN.
Type of location: ?
Visibility conditions: Night, stormy, light rain.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: Yes
Entities: No
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Possible plane, low strangeness, insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. ldl1:] UFOLOGY MAGAZINE "LUMIERES DANS LA NUIT":

Scan.

69 HAUT-RHIN BRUNSTATT

July 22, 1972 at 09:15 p.m.

In stormy weather and a light rain, there were two of us observing the sky that evening. A friend with his pocket telescope and myself with my atronomical telescope; a few cloud breakthroughs allowed some observations.

A bright spot moving from NW to SE passed over the city of Mulhouse and branched off to the S, but this time undulating. I could not follow the object with the telescope.

Observation by Mr. Drexler

Discussion:

Map.

I have the impression that this is about two people "waiting for a UFO" - as one says - and who are just reporting a small nocturnal light in the sky, with no obvious strangeness; which could be a plane for example.

Mr. Drexler was actually a local correspondent of the Lumières Dans La Nuit magazine.

Evaluation:

Possible plane, low strangeness, insufficient information.

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 May 23, 2021 Creation, [1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 23, 2021 First published.

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