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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 Wittelsheim, in March 2017:

Case number:



On March 17, 2017, a video appeared on "Youtube", said to be of UFO, in Wittelsheim, in March 2017.

We learn that young people who were using a metal detector at "Caesar's Camp" filmed this.

The video is shot in an extremely shaky manner; it shows orange and whitish luminous spots.


Temporal data:

Date: YYY
Time: Night
Duration: 7 minutes or more.
First known report date: March 17, 2017
Reporting delay: Day, 2 weeks.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Wittelsheim
Place: Outside in fields.
Latitude: 47.804
Longitude: 7.214
Uncertainty radius: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: Several
Number of known witnesses: Several
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: Teenagers, young adults.
Witness(es) types: Teenagers, young adults.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Video published on Youtube.
Type of location: Fields.
Visibility conditions: Night
UFO observed: ?
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: UFO.


Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Probable Chinese lanterns.


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

Observation of UFO in WITTELSHEIM (68) March 2017

Added March 17, 2017

TOTAL FREAK-OUT! During a session of metal detection at * Caesar's Camp * it fell on us ,we didnt understand immediatly , NO FAKE !



Two images from the video.

[Ref. cme1:] CHRISTIAN MACE:


March 18, 2017

Ufo filmed in Wittelsheim in the Haut-Rhin in March 2017

The picture here is an old view, a frozen scene, at Wittelsheim, in the Haut-Rhin.

See the video published online here on March 17, 2017, on the website here. They day of the shooting is not indicated. I will better analyze this video, because all these lights, the camera shake not stopping, seems at first quite confused... :

Localization of Wittelsheim:,7.2104541,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x479183bb50279b97:0x1c0a5fbd0071ea70!8m2!3d47.8021693!4d7.247176



The video is extremely shaky, as if the person did not know the camera was recording. It is quite likely that the "UFOs" are Chinese lanterns.

In 58 BC, Caesar had decided to stop the invasion of the Germans, and it was thought that a battle had taken place. The opinion most generally accepted for the site of this battle is that it would have been between Cernay and Wittelsheim. This is what is evoked here by "Caesar's Camp" here.


Probable Chinese lanterns.

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 September 3, 2017 Creation, [you1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 3, 2017 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 20, 2018 Addition [cme1].

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