Go Back Report # 1589
08-13-1999               ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS ITALIAN TEXT

CISU Case: 289           
Location: San Foca (Lecce)     
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: Possible military practice  
Original Source: Giornale dei Misteri” n. 430 del agosto-settembre 2007; documento S.U.F. n.
         8018.    

Sighting Description: Numerosi bagnanti che si trovavano in spiaggia, videro un oggetto sferico di colore rosso che si abbassò velocemente verso il mare.
Quando tutti pensavano che l’oggetto ormai precipitando, questi si fermò d’improvviso quasi a pelo d’acqua e sganciò un secondo oggetto più piccolo che si immerse nel mare. Subito dopo si alzò una colonna d’acqua con un intenso fumo. L’oggetto principale, a quel punto, ripartì immediatamente alzandosi in verticale e scomparendo a forte velocità. I carabinieri del posto effettuarono un’indagine, interrogando i testimoni presenti.         

Sighting Description: Many swimmers who were at the beach saw a red spherical object that was quickly going down towards the sea. While everyone was thinking, the object, which was now falling, stopped suddenly almost at the surface of the water and dropped a second smaller object which plunged into the sea. Immediately after, a column of water rose up with an intense smoke. The main object, at that point, immediately left again, rising vertically and disappearing at high speed. The Italian military police from the location carried out an investigation, questioning any witnesses present.           

Reference for the above text is: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), © 1996 by Marco Bianchini: http://www.cisu.org/   

UFOCAT PRN – NONE

Europe – Italy, Lecce. The body of water is the Strait of Otranto.       
San Foca     Latitude 40-18-00 N, Longitude 018-24-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place]
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    





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