At Rohrschollen, on the Rhine, near
Neuhof, 3km South-South-East of Strasbourg, in January 1983 or 1984 at about 00h40, the witnesses
(Mr. P. and Mr. K remained anonymous) are on board a boat of a cruising
company. The boat was going to make an unexpected meeting.
Customers dine quietly on board. Mr P.,
member of the crew, and Commandant K are on the bridge. They look at the
starry night which shows through a snowy sky. At about midnight, at the
steering wheel, they observe "a kind of star" which slowly grows
bigger during 2 to 3 minutes. It continues to grow bigger, approaching so
close that it arrived at the vertical of the ship at an altitude ranging between 50 and 100 meters.
What seemed a star when it was far away is actually a cigar shape of
approximately 100 meters length and larger than the boat (approximately 70
m). Mr. S gets very anxious. He does not want "to be alone" and
goes down into the ship to alert the forty passengers. They will also observe
Because the date of event is not precise
and it happened quite a long time ago, it has not been possible so far for
investigators to find the boat's passengers. The cigar was described as
"an enormous machine as in the movies" and of white-blue pastel
colors like neon lights. The phenomenon remained stationary and very close to
the ship. It lasted between 10 minutes and 1/4 of hour, however like Mr. P said,
"even if we had a camera, we would not have had the idea to take
pictures." Moreover, this very impressive phenomenon emitted a headlight
sweeping the whole sky. Following this paralleled shaped beam, a flotilla of 7 or 8 smaller
machines penetrated (it is not known how) inside the luminous cigar.
The cigar became transparent and disappeared instantly to the great amazement
of the witnesses."
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 Feb. 28, 2007)
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Europe – France, Alsace
Rohrschollen All I could find, and that was through “Google”, was
that it is an island in the Rhine River, Ile
du Rohrschollen, and no coordinates.-CF-
Neuhof Latitude 48-31-60 N, Longitude 07-46-00 E (D-M-S)
Strasbourg Latitude 48-35-00 N, Longitude 07-45-00