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ALSACAT:

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 Bruebach, on July 14, 2009:

Case number:

ALSACAT-2009-07-14-BRUEBACH-1

Summary:

In a listing of UFO sighting reports in the Haut-Rhin on their website, the Alsatian ufology association SPICA noted that on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 02:30 a.m. in Bruebach, one saw a "luminous dot"; which remained unidentified for lack of information.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: July 14, 2009
Time: 02:30 a.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2015
Reporting delay: Day, 6 years.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Bruebach
Place: ?
Latitude: 47.701
Longitude: 7.359
Uncertainty ratio: 2 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: ?
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: ?

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Probable Chinese lantern.

Sources:

[Ref. spa1:] SPICA UFOLOGY GROUP:

City Date and hour of observation General shape
Identification
General color
Hypothesis
Conclusion
BRUEBACH Tuesday 14 July 2009 at 0:h30 luminous dot
Unidentified
information not communicated
None
Unsolved -lack of info

Discussion:

Map.

At that time, most of the reported sightings were actually sightings of Chinese lanterns, which not everyone knew yet, launched at private or public parties.

This case is said to have occured on July 14, the National Day...

Above:

A Chinese lantern.

Evaluation:

Probable Chinese lantern.

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 June 17, 2021 Creation, [spa1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 17, 2021 First published.

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