Go Back Report # 1373


     On Saturday evening, October 3, 1998, a 50-year-old policeman in Rieti, a city in Italy's Lazio province, spotted "a metallic discoidal object with a diameter of five meters (16 feet) flying at a low altitude over the valley of the river Tevere."
Rieti is 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Rome.    
     The UFO descended to the river, "brushed the top of the water," and took off in a southwesterly direction. The object was later seen flying over the Ponte Marconi Bridge in Rome. (See the newspaper Il Giornale for October 4, 1998. Grazie a Simone Luccarini, Massimiliano Teso e Edoardo Russo di Centro Italiano di Studi Ufologici per questo rapporto. [Thanks to Simone Luccarini, Massimiliano Teso, and Edoardo Russo from the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) for this report.]

Reference for the above text is: Website: ufoinfo.  
Retrieved: September 03, 2011         

UFOCAT PRN – 128367        
UFOCAT URN – 128367 UFO Roundup website by Joseph Trainor, Vol. 3, No. 41, October 12, 1998   
UFOCAT URN – 175590 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 18065, © 2002        

Europe – Italy, Lazio   
Rieti      Latitude 42-24-00 N, Longitude 012-51-00 E (D-M-S) [populated place]       
Tevere  Latitude 41-44-00 N, Longitude 012-54-00 E [stream mouth(s)] - Tiber – variant]  
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

Europe – Italy (general)          
Roma (Rome)   Latitude 41-50-00 N, Longitude 012-35-00 E (D-M-S) [region]          
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

Ponte Marconi   Latitude 41-51-36 N, Longitude 012-28-13 E [bridge]          
Reference: http://wikimapia.org/855322/Ponte-Marconi        

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