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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 in Alsace, maybe in 2010:

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On September 3, 2010, Christian Macé published on his "UFO Paranormal" blog two photographs said to have been taken in Alsace in a church, on two dates different unspecified dates; which according to Christian Macé are "orbs UFO".

He had received them by e-mail from one "Baron Rouge", who indicated that when he took pictures - visible below in this file - he had seen nothing and that when he took the second picture, he had "tried on the spot not to lift dust remaining in the stairway leading to the underside of the roof."


Temporal data:

Date: 2010?
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: September 3, 2003?
Reporting delay: Days, years?

Geographical data:

Department: ?
City: ?
Place: In the attic of a Church in Alsace.
Latitude: 48.228
Longitude: 7.411
Uncertainty ratio: 100 km

Witnesses data:

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

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: By email to Christian Macé.
Type of location: In the attic of a Church in Alsace.
Visibility conditions: ?
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: ?
Witnesses interpretation: A mystery.


Hynek: N/A
ALSACAT: Photographic artefact.


[Ref. cme1:] CHRISTIAN MACE:

September 3, 2010

These pictires of ORBS ufos taken in a church in Alsace

These photos of ORBS ufos taken in a church in Alsace, on different dates. The Friend Baron Rouge has just sent us these two pictures of ORBS he has taken, and to whom we send our warmest thanks...:

Here the two pictures at different dates of the ORBS taken by Baron Rouge. From the top, the 1st and the 2nd photo

Here is an excerpt from the email of Baron Rouge:

"... When taking photos nothing apparent. Regarding the 2nd, I tried on the spot not to lift dust remaining in the stairs leading to the underside of the roof. One can distinguish like an iridescent reflection.

The mystery remains, Regards.

We did not mention here the dates, the exact place and the name of the person to remain discreet.


This is obviously neither extraterrestrial craft nor anything paranormal. There is no mystery that remains here.

The photos are taken with the flash on, the flash illuminates either dust, water droplet, insects, or portions of cobwebs, and the light is diffracted into these photographic artefacts called "orbs". The photographer seems half aware of the nature of these things since he ensures that when taking the second image, he tried to avoid lifting dust. Thi was rather vain, the dust floats naturally and easily in the air without anyone's action.

This so-called "orbs" phenomenon is perfectly explained for more than a decase, for example in my page about it. Such photos are easy to reproduce on your own, in an attic, or using a vaporizer, and using the flash of the digital camera.


Photographic artefact.

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 19 mars 2018 Creation, [cme1].
1.0 Patrick Gross 19 mars 2018 First published.

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