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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 Mollau, on September 26, 2020:

Case number:



In a current context of more than a hundred horse mutilation cases in France, an Alsatian case was reported in the regional press, and taken up with wise precautions on a Lorraine ufology blog; the case took place in Mollau on September 26, 2020.

From the previews of press articles on the web, it appears that Luna, a 7-year-old mare, was found "Saturday" around 4 p.m. by her owner, injured under the nostrils and also suffering from two cuts.

The mare seems to have been taken out of her enclosure because the owner had walked around the meadow four times and took an hour and a half to find it.

The ufological source speaks of a large wound under its nostrils, a 4 cm deep hole, and also a superficial gash of 30 cm at the level of the abdomen and another, deep, at the level of the foreleg.


Temporal data:

Date: September 26, 2020
Time: 04:00 p.m.
Duration: N/A
First known report date: September 30, 2020
Reporting delay: Day, 3 days.

Geographical data:

Department: Haut-Rhin
City: Mollau
Place: Meadow.
Latitude: 47.871
Longitude: 6.973
Uncertainty radius: 2 km.

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 1
Witness(es) ages: Adult.
Witness(es) types: Horse farmer.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: The regional Press.
Type of location: Meadow.
Visibility conditions: N/A.
UFO observed: No.
UFO arrival observed: N/A.
UFO departure observed: N/A.
Entities: No.
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Hynek: N/A
ALSACAT: Probably not UFO-related.



Mollau - Human or animal attack?

A mare found injured

Luna, a 7-year-old mare, was found on Saturday by her owner, injured under the nose. She also suffers from two cuts.

Laura Domeniconi is still shaken by it. Last Saturday, this horse lover - she owns six - found one of her mares, Luna, seriously injured. "Around 4 p.m., I went to see my horses, in their paddock in Mollau. I haven't found Luna. I walked around the meadow four times, it took me an hour and a half to find her. I was worried, because this...

Isabelle BOLLÈNE - Sep 30, 2020 at 06:00 - Reading time: 2 min


Mollau (68), night from Friday 25 to Saturday 26 September?

Luna, a mare, was found with a large wound under her nostrils, a hole 4 cm deep. She also had a superficial gash of 30 cm in the abdomen and another, deep, in the front leg.

[...other case...]

No suspect could be arrested on the territory, apart from a man in the Haut-Rhin who was finally exonerated, as well as a crank who had been surprised in Ligny-en-Barrois (55) with "the arm engaged in the vagina of a mare". Only two individuals were taken to task with an animal owner, a robot portrait had been released and the two men conversing between them seemed to have a strong accent from Eastern countries, which seems to be an interesting lead.

[...other case...]

At no time do the media dare to put forward "exogenous" theses, which we can understand, the climate is sufficiently anxiety-provoking for it to be necessary to add to it. [...]



Newbies might wonder what such a story would have to do with the issue of UFO sightings.

In 1967, in Colorado, USA, UFOs were reported; and on September 9, a farmer announces that he found his mare dead on his pasture. He was surprised to find no human footprints or tire tracks, and that the mare's tracks stopped about a 100 feet from the place where he finds the animal's corpse. All that remained of the animal's head were the bones. The cutout at the shoulders was so sharp and smooth that he felt it could not have been done in an ordinary manner. He found blood was gone in the carcass, and there was no blood on the ground either. The next day, with his sister, the farmer returned to the scene, perceived a smell that made him think of incense. When her sister picked up a piece of flesh from the mare, her hand burned and turned red. This was to be the first case mentioned in the UFO literature of what will become known as "cattle mutilations." Such cases would multiply, with or without UFOs, with more or less strangeness; ufologists and police officers investigated, and the controversy would rage, and still lasts, as to the idea that these mutilations are caused by extraterrestrials, by so-called "satanic sects", by predatory animals or otherwise "mysterious agencies with unknown agenda." One will of course find that such cases had already taken place before 1967, and one will note "waves" of such mutilations elsewhere than in the USA.

During the period of the case documented here, there were numerous cases of mutilation of horses, among other animals, particularly in the North-East of France, with two cases reported in Alsace, including this one.

In this case, no UFO appearance is linked to the case - at least, I found none - and its strangeness is very low compared to certain cases reported in the USA. It seems that all this subsequently fell into media oblivion, without a word of conclusion being communicated.


Probably not UFO-related.

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 February 24, 2023 Creation, [dan1], [pop1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 24, 2023 First published.

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