Go Back Report # 210


[Note: Although there are four different dates associated with this case, all four have the witness “Rossi” in common. Only one has a date of 04-25-1952, others, 07-24-1952, in the “evening,” and 07-25-1952, timed at 0300 “early morning.” There is also one for 09-15-1952 which I believe might be a typo as it’s from the same source as the 07-25 URN. However, I’ve selected the 07-25 date as I’ve known fishermen who get up early to fish but none that go out late at night. I, of course, could be wrong. –CF-         

July 24, 1952


Vico (Italy). A man who was fishing in the Serchio River saw a disk hovering for 10 min. From it hung a hose that plunged into the water. The object was 20m in diameter with five propellers in the rear and a dome with something like blades on top. An orange glow could be seen through slits along the deck. A man wearing a diving helmet looked at the witness through a window, and he [the witness] received a kind of electric shock as a "green ray" hit him. He looked up with difficulty in time to see the object fly away toward the east. Six days later a stranger with a foreign accent contacted the witness and intimidated him. (FSR 69, 1)                                            

This reference: Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 199, # 95, © 1969

UFOCAT PRN – 94316 [DOS: 04-25-1952]

UFOCAT URN – 094316 Flying Saucer Review, June 1977, p. 31 [On-site investigation]         

UFOCAT PRN – 77688 [DOS: 07-24-1952]

UFOCAT URN – 017859 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee, # 095, © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 071048 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0244 by Peter Rogerson,
                                        no © date   

UFOCAT PRN – 77688 [DOS: 07-25-1952]

UFOCAT URN – 097068 Newspaper clipping, September 25, 1952

UFOCAT URN – 077688 UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953) by Solas Boncompagni,

                                        p. 137, © 1974

UFOCAT URN – 086950 Flying Saucer Review, February 1976, p. 25

UFOCAT URN – 081711 Ted Bloecher investigation files

UFOCAT URN – 115303 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0190 by D. Webb, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 125596 Italian UFO Catalog (ITACAT) by Maurizio Verga, no © date  
UFOCAT URN – 017858 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0396 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 065026 Computer Catalog of Type 9 Cases (N=150) by Brad Sparks, #025,
                                        no © date

UFOCAT URN – 175108 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 02465 ©, 2002      

UFOCAT PRN – 86951 [DOS: 09-15-1952]

UFOCAT URN – 086951 Flying Saucer Review, February 1976, p. 25  

Europe – Italy, Tuscany, Lucca

Serchio River                Latitude 43-47 N, Longitude 10-16 E (D-M)

Vicopisano                   Latitude 43-42 N, Longitude 10-35 E   [From other UFOCAT URNs]

Vico                              Latitude 45-45 N, Longitude 10-32 E

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

San Pietro a Vico          Is a few miles north of the city of Lucca, which is:

Lucca                           Latitude 43-50-00 N, Longitude 10-29-00 E [From other UFOCAT URNs]

Reference: http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.83 N, Longitude 10.52 E (D.%)   


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