Go Back Report # 123
08-23-1955

08-23-1955               MISIDENTIFICATION - PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION    

CISU Case: 014

Location: Stromboli (ME)

Category B: Objects that enter the water or they dive down after making some additional

            maneuvers or they dive down and then re-emerge to disappear in the sky (the way

            that the first contact with the water happens is most important).

Evaluation: I.S.O. meteor

Original Source: "Il Mattino" del 24/08/1955; “Gazzetta del Sud” del 24 e 25/08/1955; “Tribuna del Mezzogiorno” del 24/08/1955; “Giornale di Sicilia” del 24/08/195; “Giornale del Mattino” del 24/0/1955; Torre Pietro “Misteriosi fenomeni nel cielo della provincia di Messina” Oreste Ragusi Editore, seconda parte, pag. 22-23;  CrashCat caso n. 089; scheda SUF n. 5628.    

Sighting Description: Molte persone videro un grosso bolide cadere in mare alle ore 19:22, ad una distanza dalla costa valutata tra i 10 ed i 20 Km. Alcune barche avvertirono un sussulto. L’oggetto lasciava dietro di sé una vistosa scia e volava ad altissima velocitŕ. Dopo circa 50 secondi e secondo altre versioni dopo quattro minuti dall’osservazione, venne udito anche un forte boato.    

Sighting Description: At 7:22 p.m., a number of people saw a large fireball fall into the sea at a distance from the coast calculated to be between 10 km and 20 km. Some boats felt a vibration.  The object traveled extremely fast and left a sizeable trail of smoke. After about 50 seconds, and according to other versions after about 4 minutes, a loud rumbling was also heard.             

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/          

UFOCAT PRN – NONE

Note: possibly PRN & URN 25712 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #2019 by Jacques Vallee. Trouble is the time on this one is 0508 on 08-22-1955. -CF-  

Europe – Italy, Messina

Stromboli         Latitude 38-47 N, Longitude 15-13 E (D-M) [Isola Stromboli]

This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board on Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1956.       


 



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