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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 of Obernai, on November 1, 1982:

Case number:



On the occasion of the affair of the pursuit of a motorist by a UFO in the Hardt forest on November 1, 1982 at 11:30 p.m., the regional newspaper L'Alsace for November 14, 1982, reporting again on that affair, announced that a Mr. Wissler, member of the ufological group "GLAIVE" in Meyenheim, who had intervened in this affair, noted that this case was to be linked with the observation of a luminous ball a few minutes later in the sky of Obernai.


Temporal data:

Date: November 1, 1982
Time: 11:35 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: November 14, 2022
Reporting delay: 2 weeks.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Obernai
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.461
Longitude: 7.482
Uncertainty radius: 2 km.

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: ?
Number of known witnesses: ?
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Ufology group GLAIVE to the regional Press.
Type of location: ?
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: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information.


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


The Hardt UFO

Put under hypnosis, the motorist is said to have confirmed!

The UFO case observed in the Hardt by a motorist from Zillisheim during the night of Monday November 1 to Tuesday November 2 (see our editions of November 3), had a continuation on Friday evening, indicated yesterday the "GLAIVE" (free group of unusual activities and views of the strange).

Friday evening in fact, "the young motorist who reported the sightings, Thierry StehlÚ, 18, was placed under hypnosis," said a member of GLAIVE, Mr. Wissler. "During this hypnosis session, the young man, put back in situation so to speak, asleep, confirmed point by point before several witnesses the statements he had made on the evening of November 1. Thierry thus revealed that a ball of blue light had followed him (while he was driving in his car on the road in the crossing of the Hardt towards Habsheim, coming from Petit-Landau), that the luminous ball "sent a kind of ray", and that other strange phenomena manifested themselves.

The GLAIVE makes the connection with the observation of a luminous ball a few minutes later in the sky of Obernai:

GLAIVE, 8, rue des Ecoles, 68890 Meyenheim. Phone. (89) 81.76.75.



Obviously, the information about this case is totally insufficient, so I cannot begin to cite any explanation.

This case can be compared to that of the pursuit of a car by a UFO temporally since the present case would follow the first by a few minutes; but geographically I must point out that the present case is located 80 kilometers north of the previous one.


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 August 22, 2022 Creation, [lae1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 22, 2022 First published.

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