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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.

Case of Dannemarie, in February 1996:

Case number:



On August 11, 2013, "Tony 25000", 49-year-old, a landscape gardener of Besançon, registered to web UFO forum to report his sighting of an unidentified craft in 1996.

He explains that he does this because similar occurrences had just been reported about, for the same sector.

In February 1996, going to work in the Jura, at 04:30 a.m., under a starry sky, he had arrived at Dannemarie on the 25410 crest, when in front of him, a dark mass coming against the direction of the road traffic hid the sky, to fly over his car.

He could see three intense "red microwave lights", and the craft was of triangular shape, moving noiselessly to the direction of Besancon.


Temporal data:

Date: February 1996
Time: 04:30 a.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: August 11, 2013
Reporting delay: 17 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Dannemarie
Place: Driving on the road on the 25410 crest, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 47.618
Longitude: 7.085
Uncertainty ratio: 1 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: ?
Witness(es) ages: 32
Witness(es) types: Male, gardener.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: By the web to the ufology forum "Les Mystères des OVNIS".
Type of location: Driving on the road, UFO in the sky.
Visibility conditions: Night, starry sky.
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: UFO, craft.


Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Insufficient information, possible plane or helicopter.


New memer
Male Age: 49
Number of messages: 1
Registere on : 08/11/2013
Localization: besançon
Job: landscape gardener
Hobbies: my job

Subject: my observation of an identified craft in 1996 Sun 11 Aug 2013, 09:45 a.m.

hello I would finally talk about what I saw in 1996, since now one tells of related facts similar to what I saw in the same area. I was going to my workplace in the jura in that winter 1996 it was in February 4:30 p.m. and the sky was starry i had arrived at the level of Dannemarie on Crest 25410 when in front of me a dark mass arriving against road traffic hid the sky to fly above my car; I was able to see 3 red lights micro _wave intense and the craft was of triangular shape moving without noise going in the direction of Besançon


Unfortunately there is not much description information, so that it might have been a very terrestrial flying craft. No strangeness is reported.

Besançon is at 241° from Dannemarie, at a 88 km distance.


Insufficient information, possible plane or helicopter.

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
Editeur: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 7, 2016 Creation, [myo1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 7, 2016 First published.

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