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ALSACAT:

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.

Previous case

Case of Brumath, on July 14, 2022:

Case number:

ALSACAT-BRUMATH-2022-07-14-1

Summary:

On July 14, 2022, "Professor Djack", a Bas-Rhin resident with a local news blog, published on Dailymotion a 37-second video titled "Unidentified Flying Object", dated July 14, 2002, indicated to have been taken in Brumath.

The video shows a white dot, 11 pixels in diameter, on a black background. The soundtrack indicates that the witness wondered what it is and expressed that it did not appear to be an airplane.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: July 14, 2022
Time: Night.
Duration: 37 seconds.
First known report date: July 14, 2022
Reporting delay: Hour.

Geographical data:

Department: Bas-Rhin
City: Brumath
Place: ?
Latitude: 48.734
Longitude: 7.710
Uncertainty ratio: 2 km

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 0
Witness(es) ages: Adult.
Witness(es) types: Man.

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Video pubilshed on Dailymotion,
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: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: Not an airplane.

Classifications:

Hynek: NL
ALSACAT: Probable LED balloon.

Sources:

[Ref. dmn1:] "DAILY MOTION":

Brumath Unidentified Flying Object in the Sky July 14, 2022

Professor Djack Alsace

Discussion:

Map.

The luminous dot seems to keep a constant brightness, whereas Chinese lanterns usually show some twinkling as their flame flickers. The luminous dot appears totally white, whereas Chinese lanterns show - most often - an orange coloring.

This is why I think it was probably a LED balloon.

Obviously July 14, the national day, is a good time to release this kind of thing.

LED balloons.

Evaluation:

Probable LED balloon.

Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:

Authoring:

Main author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 6, 2022 Creation, [dmn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 6, 2022 First published.

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