Go Back Report # 1231



Case No. 132


Date: 75-?-?

Local lime: unknown

Duration: estimated 10+ minutes

Location: Sardinia Island, Mediterranean Sea

No. Witnesses: several

DB: cc   CB: e   PB-1: a   PB-2: X   UFOD: c


Abstract: The soldiers of a missile battery of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were on duty on the island of Sardinia when they sighted an UFO hovering out over the sea at an unspecified distance from land. Subsequent motion pictures obtained at the missile launch site showed the object to be very large, disc-shaped with a dome on top, and emitting light of some unspecified type and color. Orders were given to fire missiles at the object. When the missiles reached a certain distance they suddenly exploded as if they hit “an invisible bulwark.” The report seems to imply that more than two missiles were fired, all destroyed in the same manner. The movie allegedly showed the UFO emitting a “laser-like ray, which disintegrated the missile.” The controlled missile launch was said to be “flawless” implying that the disintegration of the missiles was not due to some malfunction from the ground.


Comments: Retired Major Colman VonKeviczky received this remarkable report, dated November 3, 1976, from a captain in the NATO offices in Brussels, Belgium. When Maj. VonKeviczky requested a copy of the film from Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe as suggested by the Italian Ministry of Defense, the Air Attaché informed him that, “the film is not available on account of the 'national security policy of Italy.’” The letter was signed by Brig. Gen. Fernando Buttelli.


Reference: Anonymous to Maj. Colman VonKeviczky, 3 November 1976.

NATO Headquarters, Bruxelles, Belgium.


Reference for the above text is: CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., pp. 225-226, © 1999.


UFOCAT PRN - 122554

UFOCAT URN – 122554 CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., pp. 225-226, © 1999


Europe – Italy, Sardinia. Body of water is the Mediterranean Sea.

Sardinia Latitude 40-00-00 N, Longitude 009-00-00 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/



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