Go Back Report # 1029
01-31-2007

01-31-2007  
Note – small date error in the first text.

This photo of the general area, from Filers Files #6 - 2007

Hi,

Here I am to tell something weird happened a couple of days ago just in the place where I live:           

I read that in a small article on local newspaper (see GAZZETTA DEL SUD daily newspaper of the February 2, 2007) and people talked about it. [I have the clip and it is translated below-CF-]    

The morning of February 1 2007 at 4.45 in the morning while he was driving near the sea in CICERATA a small place in Barcellona-Pozzo di Gotto (Messina Sicily Italy) a man saw a round object moving fast on a surface of the sea at a distance of about 1 km from the beach.

It was very strange as he describe it. It was sailing a bit under the sea with only a small part over the waves...what took his attention is that, it was full of lights. The man said at most they were red lights but also white ones. It just didn't look as a submarine (or something from the navy) as it had such a different shape and it was too big.     

While the man was watching, other people came and stopped as they saw the same weird thing. The object was visible for other 5 minutes then it disappeared underwater.   

Looking at your site I just discovered that it happened just in the same place described in Report # 658 [08-09-1950 Tyrrhenian Sea off Milazzo, Italy-CF-]. Very curios, don't you think so? Now I will not feel anymore so safe sailing in these waters....    

If you want to know more (but I don't have more to tell I think), just contact me...

Please let me know what to think about it and if you mean to publish this news.

Thanks Carmelo P.                                                                                                                  

This reference: E-mail sent to WaterUFO website, dated 02-03-2007           

PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION FOLLOWS ITALIAN TEXT

Venerdì 2 Febbraio 2007 Gazzetta del Sud    

Messina Tirrenica      

Barcellona Apparso alle 4.45, dopo cinque minuti si è inabissato      

Oggetto misterioso avvistato da un operaio nel mare di Cicerata  

Franco Mlano

Barcellona       

Un oggdtto rni.ster»oso (un sommeigibile?) è stato avvistato l'altro ieri mattina sul mare di Cicerata. È stato un operaio di Barcellona, Domenico Giarrotta, 51 anni, coniugato, abitante a Barcellona in via Torquato Tasso a vedere lo strano oggetto che emanava una forte luce rossa. Erano circa le 4,45. L’uomo, di ritorno da Milazzo, viaggiava al volante della sua auto,sul lungomare di Barcellona, Subito dopo il ponte sul torrente Idria, giunto quasi all’altezza della Catili, è stato attirato della luce proveniente dal mare. Parcheggiata l'auto, è sceso e guardando attentamente ha notato.a circa un chilometro dalla spiaggia, un oggetto di forma circolare, con un diametro di circa venti, venticinque metri, color bianco sporco,che emanava una. forte luce rossa.

       In quel momento nella zona è arrivata un'altra auto. Anche l'automobilista in transito (che risiede a Novara di Sicilia), ha fermato la vettua ed è sceso, chiedendo al Giarrotta cosa fosse. Ma chiaramenta nessuno dei due ha saputo dare una spiegazione allo strano evento. L'immensa palla bianca con riflessi rossi che irradiava una luce lucciante, cosi come hanno riferito i testimoni, è rimasta immobile sull'acqua. Dopo cinque milnuti è andata lentamente scomparendo in fondo al mare. Tutta la zona è piombata nel buio. Domenico Giarrotta el’altro automobilista sconvolti e increduli, sono tornati a casa.

       I fatti sono stati denunciati alla capitaneria di porto di Milazzo. A raccontarci l’incredibile visione lo stesso Domenico Giarrotta “Stavo tornando da Milazzo, erano circa le 4,45 – ha detto – quando sul mare, a circa un chilometro dalla battigia, ho notato una grossa palla bianca che è diventata rosso fuoco. Mi sembrava una motrice di una camion – aggiunto l’operaio barcelloncse - di forma rotonda, un rosso intenso emanava una luce molto forte. Ad assistere a questo evento, anche un altro automobilista che si è avvicinato a me. Abbiamo guardato, incuriositi e sbalorditi. Ma man che parlavamo e guardavamo, lo strano oggetto si è inabissato ed è sparito. Il mare era calmo ed è rimasto calmo, Questa visione è duratata quattro, cinque minuti, poi l’immensa palla di fuoco è sparita nel mare. Non avevo mai visto una cosa del genere. Quello che mi ha colpito è stata la luce rossa che emanava questa palla che illuminava una vasta area di mare. Inizitalmente mi sembrava una illusione ottica. Ma poi assieme all'altro automobilista, ci siamo resi conto che era tutto vero. Non so, forse era un sommergibile. Anche se erano strani il formato, la luce rossa che irradiava e la sua grandezza.

Friday 2nd February 2007. Publication: Gazette of the South

Tyrrhenian Messina   

Barcellona, appeared at 4:45 am, sinking after 5 minutes.

Workman sees mysterious object above the sea near Cicerata

By Franco Milano

Barcellona

Two days ago a mysterious object, possibly a submersible craft, was seen in the early hours of the morning over the sea near Cicerata. At around 4:45 am Domenico Giarrotta, a 51-year-old married workman from Via Torquato in Barcellona, was driving home from Milazzo along the Barcellona coastal road when a light coming from the direction of the sea caught his attention. He parked his car and around a kilometer from the shore he saw an off-white circular object that was around twenty meters in diameter and emitting a bright red light.

       At that moment another car arrived on the scene. The driver, from Novara di Sicilia, stepped out of his car and asked Giarrotta what he thought was happening, but neither one of them could come up with a satisfactory explanation for the strange circumstances. According to the description given by the two witnesses, the immense white ball had red lights that glowed and sparkled, and it remained immobile above the water. After around five minutes it started moving and slowly disappeared under the water, after which the whole area was plunged into darkness. Domenico Giarrotta and the other driver went home, puzzled and shocked.

       They reported the event to the Port Authority in Milazzo. Domenico Giarrotta told us:

“I was returning from Milazzo at around 4:45 am, when about a kilometre away from the shore I saw a huge white ball that turned flame red”

The motorist from Barcellona added:

“It looked like a truck engine; it was round, a fiery red color and gave off an intensely bright light. There was another driver who was there and saw it too. We watched, intrigued and amazed, and as we were watching and talking the strange object lowered and disappeared into the sea. The sea was calm and remained calm. The sighting lasted around four or five minutes, then the huge white ball disappeared into the sea. I had never seen anything like it. The thing that amazed me was that a vast area of sea was illuminated by the red light that the object was giving off. Initially it seemed like an optical illusion. But then the other motorist and I realized it was all really happening. I don’t know, maybe it was a submarine, even if it was a strange shape and size and gave off a bright red light”.                                                                                                       

This reference: Italian newspaper clip from the Gazzetta del Sud of February 02, 2007, p. 36

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

UFOCAT URN – NONE Italian newspaper clip from the Gazzetta del Sud of Feb. 02, 2007, p. 36

Europe – Italy, Sicilia (Sicily), Messina. Body of water is the Tyrrhenian Sea

Cicerata           Unable to locate coordinates, but as was said to be, “a small place.”-CF-

Barcellona-Pozzo di Gotto        Latitude 38-08-60 N, Longitude 15-13-00 E (D-M-S)

Milazzo                                     Latitude 38-13-00 N, Longitude 15-13-60 E

Novara di Sicilia                        Latitude 38-01-00 N, Longitude 15-07-60 E

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


 



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