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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 Strasbourg, on January 2, 2000:

Case number:



On April 11, 2017, a lady from Strasbourg informed me by email that she had seen in the Meinau district as she was 12-year-old, three luminous balls that let show a triangle.

She explains that she saw my file on the testimony of a woman from January 3, 2000, who saw a UFO in Strasbourg on January 2, 2000.

She said:

"I am happy to see a concordant testimony, nobody believed me at the time when I had spoken about it."


Temporal data:

Date: January 2, 2000
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: April 11, 2017
Reporting delay: 17 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Strasbourg
Place: La Meinau district, UFO in the sky.
Latitude: 48.549
Longitude: 7.751
Uncertainty radius: 1 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 1
Witness(es) ages: 12
Witness(es) types: Fille.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Email to me.
Type of location: City, UFO in the sky.
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.
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Unidentified, insufficient information.


[Ref. pgs1:] EMAIL TO ME:

Subject: Concordant testimony Nr ALSACAT-2000-01-02-STRASBOURG-1
Sent: April 11, 2017
From: [Female firstname] [Name] ([female]


I wanted to contact you about the testimony of a woman who had seen a ufo on January 3, 2000, in Strasbourg ( ).

I was a child then (12-year-old), but I saw exactly the same thing: 3 luminous balls that let show a triangle, in the district of the meinau.

I am happy to find a concordant testimony ; nobody believed me at the time when I spoke about it.

Best regards,

[Female firstname] [Name]



There is some uncertainty about the date. The other witness referred to her observation of January 2, 2000 and reported it on January 3, 2000. This witness writes on this subject, "a woman who saw an UFO on January 3, 2000": which is the date of that woman's report.


Unidentified, 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 March 16, 2018 Creation, [pgs1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 16, 2018 First published.

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