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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 Ferme-Auberge Musmiss, on February 15, 2017:

Case number:



On February 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. two people were filming the landscape at the Ferme-Auberge du Musmiss. They saw nothing weird.

The next day, watching one of the videos in slow motion, one of them thought to have filmed something odd and reported about it on the web, publishing the video on Youtube as a "UFO video", asking what it could be.

This is once more case of the BLURFO type: birds or insects taken on pictures or videos.


Temporal data:

Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 03:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 second.
First known report date: February 16, 2017
Reporting delay: 1 day.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Soultzeren
Place: Near the Ferme-Auberge du Musmiss.
Latitude: 48.088
Longitude: 7.111
Uncertainty ratio: 100 m.

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: On the web by Youtube and "OVNI-France" UFO website.
Type of location: Mountain.
Visibility conditions: Day.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
Entities: No
Photographs: Yes.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: UFO.


Hynek: DD



02/15/2017 - (Dep.68) - An unidentified object appears on a video at the Col de Wettstein (Haut-Rhin)

Date: 02/15/2017

Department: 68 (Haut-Rhin)

Location: Wettstein Pass

Time: 3 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 2 people

Observation type: DD:

Approximate duration of observation: 1 seconds [sic]

What was seen: An unidentified object appears on a video at the Col de Wettstein (Haut-Rhin)

Description of the facts:


Yesterday, Wednesday 15th February 2017, I was hiking with my companion at the Col de Wettstein.

Around 3 p.m., we were in front of the Ferme-Auberge du Musmiss, on the Crest line.

I filmed the landscape that stood before us: between the left of the Grand Ballon and the right of the Hohneck.

Weather conditions: sun + clouds, no wind. The videos are taken with a Nikon Coolpix S8000.

When watching the videos on a computer, we saw on a 51-second video that something dark moved from left to right, at a very high speed between seconds 17 and 18 (upper part of the screen) .

At the second 22, we find something in the upper right corner of the screen.

We made screenshots and kept the video. What is it?

February 16, 2017. M.G

Two comments were published:

On 12 March 2017, by Dom


Indeed it is very strange, we see this move from left to right from the second 17

To see with the GEIPAN ... if they want to get their feet wet ...



On February 23, 2017, by Seb

Hello, and thank you very much for this testimony.

However the first thing I thought about watching your video is to a bird (martinet, swallow, ...), indeed I do a bit of amateur video in nature and it is common that birds appear in the landscape that I film.

This is just my opinion, but I wanted to send it to you to help you find an answer.


[Ref. you1:] "YOUTUBE":


On February 15, 2017, the witness was on a hike with his companion at the Col de Wettstein (68).

At around 3 p.m., in front of Ferme-Auberge du Musmiss, he filmed the landscape before him.

When viewing the videos on a computer, he noticed that something dark moved from left to right of the screen, at very high speed between seconds 17 and 18.

To properly see this "object", it is necessary to put the video in full screen mode and watch in slow motion.




Accustomed to hiking in these places and also taking videos and photos, I know perfectly that birds and insects appear like that there. I photographed and filmed various birds and insects several times, on purpose, in this area (because there are many) to precisely see what results is obtained in digital photo and video.

Since the appearance of digital cameras, such photos and videos of "UFOs", not seen, "discovered" later on computer screens, now count at least by hundreds each year.



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 23, 2017 Creation, [ofe1], [you1], [spa1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 23, 2017 First published.

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