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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 Oberhaslach, on April 18, 2012:

Case number:



On April 19, 2012, Daniel Gaessler published a video on Youtube, indicating that this is what he saw in the sky on April 18, 2012, at 10 p.m. in Oberhaslach.

The video is visible below in this case file.


Temporal data:

Date: April 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 50 secondes or more.
First known report date:
Reporting delay: April 19, 2012

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Oberhaslach
Place: 48.550
Latitude: 7.330
Uncertainty ratio: 1.5 km

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Video published on Youtube.
Type of location: ?
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
Entities: No
Photographs: Yes.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: NL


[Ref. you1:] VIDEO ON "YOUTUBE":

seen in the sky 18042012.wmv

Daniel Gaessler


What i saw in the sky on 04/18/2012 10 p.m. in OBERHASLACH (67), France:


That's what happens when one shoots Venus on video using heavy zooming and with the camera focus going a but crazy...

For the record, here are some other images of Venusmistaken for a UFO from a video coming from Azerbaidjan:

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That night, at10 p.m., seen from Oberhaslach, Venus was at the azimut 294░ (~Northwest) and an elevation of 14░.



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 June 17, 2015 Creation, [you1], [sfh1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 17, 2015 First published.

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