Go Back Report # 1059

Sighting date is based on the text which says it occurred on “Saturday” night which was the 18th.-CF-          


       TARANTO, Sicily1, June 20

(UPI) -- Three Taranto fisherman reported yesterday that they were chased ashore by a "flaming saucer."

       Nicola Millarte and the Conte brothers--Cosimo and Pasquale--said the saucer appeared suddenly near their boat Saturday night, seemingly bobbing on the waters of the Mediterranean.

       Twice the “flaming saucer" zoomed over the wave tops toward them, stopped a few yards away, then zoomed off again, they said. The fishermen said they became frightened and had started for shore when the mysterious object zoomed close a third time.

       It pursued them until the boat reached shore, then flashed back out to sea and disappeared, leaving a wake of churning froth.

       Taranto port authorities said they could offer no explanation of what the fishermen reported.

This reference: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 20 1966. With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/       

Note 1: The story may have come out of Sicily, but Táranto is not in Sicily.-CF-         

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy, Táranto. Body of water is the Golfo di Táranto

Táranto            Latitude 40-28-34 N, Longitude 17-13-47 E (D-M-S)

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


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