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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 Schirmeck, on October 15, 2007:

Case number:



In a listing of UFO sighting reports in the Haut-Rhin on their website, the Alsatian ufology association SPICA noted that on Monday, October 15, 2007, at 09:15 p.m. at Le Champ du Feu, city of Schirmeck, a "luminous spot" of white color was seen; which remained unidentified for lack of information.


Temporal data:

Date: October 15, 2007
Time: 09:15 p.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2015
Reporting delay: Day, 8 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Schirmeck
Place: From le Champ du Feu.
Latitude: 48.406
Longitude: 7.259
Uncertainty ratio: 1 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: Listing of sightings by the regional ufology group SPICA.
Type of location: Meadow in mountain.
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.



City Date and hour of observation General shape
General color
SCHIRMECK / CHAMP-DU-FEU Monday 15 October 2007 at 09:15 p.m. luminous dot
Unsolved -lack of info


The information is totally insufficient for now, no strangeness is known.

The Champ du Feu at 1000 meters in altitude gives a good view to the Alsace plain, it has a ski lift. It is frequented regularly by amateur astronomers associations because of its lower luminous polution.


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 March 13, 2016 Creation, [spa1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 13, 2016 First published.

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