Go Back Report # 1025
09-02-1997

09-02-1997   MISIDENTIFICATION???        PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION       

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2. September 1997, auf dem Bodensee zwischen Romanshorn und Friedrichshafen.            

2 September 1997, on Lake Constance between Romanshorn and Friedrichshafen.

Occurred: 9/2/1997 15:00...

Location: Zurich (Switzerland)

Shape: Disk

Duration: unknown

Fast moving object merged from behind a Swiss clock tower at train station from Zurich to Rinsehorn Switzerland. Object moves real fast.

Family of 3 and 1 friend took trip to Germany. Landed in Zurich Switzerland took train from air port to take a ferry from Rinsehorn to Fedrickshaven (sic) Germany to meet with Family's relitives (sic) Armed with a Sharp HI 8 view cam took video every step of the way and durring (sic) entier (sic-entire) durration (sic) of 2 week trip in Europe. I took video out train window while at a station in Switzerland. Seen in video: birds flying about a Swis (sic) Clock tower... Then some object (metalic (sic) looking) emerges from in back of the Swis (sic) Tower and stopps (sic) for one half second then dipps (sic) down at a 45 degree slope.... and disapeares! (sic) I did not see object durring (sic) the video taping... but after playing it back on TV I saw something strange so I rewoned (sic) the tape and played it back in slow motion and frame by frame, and it apeares (sic) to have reflective properties suggesting it might be metallic (sic). Under further amature (sic) alalisis (sic-analysis) I ran it through my computer using SNAPY 3.0 Delux and enlarged it, and it appears to be a somewhat oval disk shape matalic (sic) and blueish (sic) in color and white glare on top, and a super dark (black) shadow on bottom. I played the rest of the tape and saw some other strange fast flying objects flying in the sky including one emearging (sic) from Lake Constance, near an old Cassel. That is all. PS please excuse my spelling“

(http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/004/S04364.html ).       

[Zusätzlicher Text von Ulrich Magin –CF-]       

Ich habe den Text erst einmal im Original stehen lassen, um einen Eindruck von seinem Autor zu vermitteln. Der anonyme (amerikanische?) Zeuge fuhr mit seiner Familie am 2. September 1997mit dem Zug vom Flughafen Kloten bei Zürich nach Rinsehorn – das ist wohl Romanshorn – und von dort mit der Fähre nach Fredrickshaven – also Friedrichshafen in Deutschland.

Der Zeuge dokumentiert die ganze Reise auf seinem Sharp HI8-Videorekorder. Später, nach seiner Heimkehr in die Staaten, bemerkt er etwas Unheimliches, dass er zufällig aufgenommen hat. Zuerst filmt er einen Schweizer Glockenturm, um den Vögel fliegen, mittendrin ist „ein metallisches Objekt“. Aber damit nicht genug: „Beim Abspielen des Bandes sah ich weitere seltsame, schnell fliegende Objekte am Himmel, darunter eines, das in der Nähe einer alten Burg (Meersburg?) aus dem Bodensee auftauchte.“

Ohne das Band gesehen zu haben spricht dich die Beschreibung des „UFOs“ dem optischen Bild eines Vogels. Das würde auch erklären, warum es aus dem See kam.          

[Supplemental text by Ulrich Magin –CF-]       

I have not corrected the text in order to give an impression of its author. The anonymous, (American?), witness traveled with his family on September 2, 1997 with the train of the airport Kloten at Zurich to Rinsehorn - that is probably Romanshorn - and from there with the ferry after Friedrichshafen – most likely Friedrichshafen harbor in Germany.

The witness documents the whole trip on his Sharp HI8-Videorekorder. Later, after his homecoming into the states, he notices something uncanny that he has filmed by chance. First he filmed a Swiss belfry around which birds were flying and in the middle of the birds was "a metallic object". But that wasn’t enough: "while playing the tape I saw further strange sight, fast flying objects in the sky, one of which entered Lake Constance in the vicinity of a nearby old castle (Meersburg?).

Without having seen the tape, the description of the "UFO” gives you the impression of a bird. That would also explain why it came out of the lake.                                                             

This reference: USO-reports from Germany by Ulrich Magin published in JUFOF (Journal für UFO-Forschung [Journal for UFO Research] published by GEP, Lüenscheid) dated May 2006.

With thanks to Mr. Magin for forwarding me a copy, and permission for use on my website (E-mail dated Jan. 17, 2007)       

UFOCAT PRN - 137243

UFOCAT URN – 137243 National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle by Peter Davenport.

Europe – Switzerland, Kanton Aargau

Zurich               Latitude 47-22-00 N, Longitude 08-33-00 E (D-M-S)

Romanshorn     Latitude 47-34-00 N, Longitude 09-22-60 E

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

Europe - Germany

Unable to locate Rinsehorn. -CF-

Friedrichshafen Latitude 47-39-00 N, Longitude 09-29-00 E (D-M-S) [is correct spelling-CF-]

Bodensee         Latitude 49-04-01 N, Longitude 08-21-10 E (D-M-S) [Lake Constance]

Reference: http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp            

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 47.38 N, Longitude 8.55 E (D.%)    


 



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