date is based on the text which says it occurred on “Saturday” night which
was the 18th.-CF-
FISHERMEN SAY FLAMING SAUCER CHASED THEM
(UPI) -- Three Taranto fisherman
reported yesterday that they were chased ashore by a "flaming
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
them until the boat reached shore, then flashed back out to sea and
disappeared, leaving a
wake of churning froth.
authorities said they could offer no explanation of what the fishermen
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