09-09-2006 ENGLISH TRANSATION FOLLOWS ITALIAN TEXT
CISU Case: 284
Location: Metaponto (MT)
Category C: Objects that come out of the water (it does not matter if they subsequently go back into the water)
Evaluation: Insufficient information
Original Source: e-mail di Maurizio Verga a Marco Bianchini del 07/09/2007; e-mail del testimone del 10/08/2007. Translation: e-mail from Maurizio Verga to Marco Bianchini on 09/07/2007; e-mail from the witness on 08/10/2007.
Sighting Description: Il Sig. Antonio Napoletano, di anni 33, mentre si trovava in spiaggia insieme ad un’amica alle ore 22:00, all'improvviso notava quattro fasci di luce bianca che uscivano dal mare e pian piano si avvicinavano verso di loro. La luce usciva dall'acqua e formava quattro colonne; più si avvicinavano e più emettevano un suono stridente, per poi ridursi e scomparire improvvisamente. I due testimoni sono rimasti fermi a guardare, terrorizzati ed affascinati. La cosa strana era un tipo di luce che sembrava avesse un inizio dal basso ed una fine. L’oggetto era ad un’altezza di circa due metri ed a una distanza dai due testimoni di circa dieci metri.
Sighting Description: While he was on the beach with a friend at 22:00 (10:00 p.m.), Mr. Antonio Napoletano, 33 years old, suddenly noticed four beams of white light that were coming out of the sea and were slowly approaching them. The light was coming out of the water and was forming four columns; the closer they came, the more they emitted a shrill sound, then decreased and disappeared suddenly. The two witnesses remained motionless, frightened and fascinated. The strange thing was a type of light that seemed to have a beginning at the bottom and an end [See note #1 below]. The object was at a height of about two meters and at a distance of about ten meters from the two witnesses.
Reference for the above text is: Personal communication from Marco Bianchini of the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), dated June 16, 2008.
Note 1: I believe the witness is trying to express what very few people have seen; a truncated beam of light which originates from the UFO and terminates short of its apparent destination. (CF)
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Europe – Italy, Matera. Body of water is the Golfo di Taranto (Gulf of Taranto).
Metaponto Latitude 40-22-00 N, Longitude 016-48-00 E (D-M-S )
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