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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 Benfeld, on April 12, 2014:

Case number:



On April 13, 2014, a person informed me by email that he observed a UFO phenomenon on April 12, 2014 between 1:05 and 1:10 near Benfeld in the Bas-Rhin.


Temporal data:

Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 01:05 a.m.
Duration: ?
First known report date: April 13, 2014
Reporting delay: Hours, 1 day.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Benfeld
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.370
Longitude: 7.590
Uncertainty ratio: 4 km.

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: ?
Witness(es) types: ?

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Email sent to me.
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: ?


Hynek: ?
ALSACAT: Totally insufficient information.


[Ref. pgs1:] EMAIL TO ME:

Subject: no subject
Sent on: April 13, 2014, 11:59 PM
From: [email]


I observed a UFO phenomenon on 4/124/2014 between 1:05 and 1:10 near Benfeld (67).

By [l]ooking on the Internet to see if other people have observed the same phenomenon I came across your website that seems to list them.

Do you have a form to report my observation?

Have other people already reported this phenomenon?

Thank you in advance, best regards,

[Other partial name].



Having been particularly overwhelmed when I received the email [pgs1], I was unfortunately unable to follow up. I can just indicate that I did not received any corroborating testimony.


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 July 1, 2021 Creation, [pgs1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 1, 2021 First published.

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