Go Back Report # 235

06-03-1961                           Professional Translation       

Note: I have included two texts of this event since it portrays several effects of the UFO on water that are only mentioned as single events in other cases. What I considered important is highlighted in yellow– CF-       

CISU Case: 019

Location: Savona

Category C: Objects that come out of the water (it does not matter if they subsequently go

                   back into the water)

Evaluation: Insufficient information

Original Source: "Settimana Incom" del 06/01/1963; R. Pinotti "Ufo: missione uomo" ed. Armenia, pp. 137-138; "ItaCat" caso n. 6101; R. Pinotti "Ufo: scacchiere Italia" ed. Oscar Mondadori, pag. 102; AAVV "Ufo in Italia", vol. 3, ed. Upiar, pag. 72; R. Pinotti “Oggetti Volanti non Identificati” ed. Oscar Mondadori, pp. 97-98; R. Pinotti “Oggetti Sommersi non Identificati” ed. Olimpia, pag. 69.


Sighting Description: Quattro persone che stavano facendo una gita in barca su di un piccolo motoscafo, mentre erano fermi al largo con il motore spento, videro improvvisamente che stava aumentando il moto ondoso. Temendo che si trattasse di una petroliera, si alzarono e notarono a circa un chilometro da loro il mare che si rigonfiava come una grossa bolla, mentre lunghe ondate si allargavano a cerchio. Dopo pochi secondi i quattro testimoni videro che dal centro della bolla stava emergendo un oggetto con la parte inferiore simile ad un piatto rovesciato e quella superiore che terminava a cono. Nell’uscire dall’acqua l’oggetto sembrava respingere l’acqua stessa come se vi fosse un cuscino d’aria. Subito dopo essere emerso completamente, l’oggetto si fermò per alcuni secondi nell’aria a circa 10 metri di quota e, dopo alcuni ondeggiamenti, si formò un alone attorno alla base e si allontanò velocemente e con traiettoria obliqua rispetto alla superficie del mare, scomparendo a nord-est.   

Sighting Description: While they were stopped offshore, four people who were taking a ride on a small motorboat noticed that suddenly the waves were getting bigger. Fearing that it was an oil tanker, they stood up and noticed that about a kilometer away, the sea was swelling like a big bubble, while large waves were widening in a circle. A few seconds later, the four witnesses saw that from the center of the bubble was emerging an object whose lower part was similar to an upside-down plate and the upper part was shaped like a cone. As it was emerging from the water, the object seemed to push back the water as if there was a cushion of air. After it had emerged completely, the object stopped for a few seconds in the air at about 10 meters above the surface. After some swaying, a halo formed around the base, and the object rapidly departed following a trajectory oblique to the sea surface, disappearing towards the north-east.           

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


The Italian Scene-Part 4 by Gordon W. Creighton  

       The literature of our subject is full of references to UFOs that are seen to enter the sea or to emerge from it. An Italian paper recently published a photograph of a huge disc above the sea off the coast of Brazil. The Brazilian doctor who had taken the picture said that a moment later the disc slipped silently into the sea. Similarly, passengers on a ship crossing the North Sea two or three years ago saw a large "submarine" type of craft plunge into the water. Here, then, is the third report, which was sent to the Turin Study Centre by a Signor Giacomo Barra, of 9 Via Fratelli Canepa, Savona:            

     "I went out in a motorboat with Giuseppe Pordoi, businessman, Filippo Marin, office employee, and Silvano Guardinfante, owner of the boat. When quite a good distance out to sea, we shut off the engine and sat there chatting and enjoying the morning breeze. It was 6:35 a.m. on June 3, 1961.

     "Suddenly the rocking motion of the waves increased, and the boat began to roll badly. We looked around, thinking it must be due to the proximity of one of the many tankers that put into our port. But nothing of the sort. At a distance of a kilometre from us, the surface of the sea was bulging like an enormous ball, with long billows going out from it on all sides. Dumbfounded, we were still wondering what it was when, suddenly, a strange contraption rose up from the bulge of water. Perhaps it was one of the celebrated 'flying saucers,' for the lower part of it looked like a plate upside down, and the upper part ended in a cone. While it was emerging from the sea, the water was thrust away all round it, as by a cushion of air. After it had emerged completely from the sea, it stopped still for a few seconds, at a height of 10 metres or so, and then rocked slightly a few times. Then a halo formed round the base of it, and the thing shot away very fast across the sea and vanished towards the north-west."                                                                          

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 11-12, July/August 1963
Original Ref: Settimana Incom.
Jan. 6, 1963          


UFOCAT URN – NONE    Settimana Incom. Jan. 6, 1963

UFOCAT URN – NONE    R. Pinotti, Ufo: missione uomo, ed. 5 Armenia, pp. 137-138

UFOCAT URN – NONE    ItaCat, caso n. 6101

UFOCAT URN – NONE    R. Pinotti, Ufo: scacchiere Italia, ed. Oscar Mondadori, pag. 102

UFOCAT URN – NONE    AAVV, Ufo in Italia, vol. 3, ed. Upiar, pag. 72

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 11-12, July/August 1963

UFOCAT URN – 034356 The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports by
                                        Thomas Olsen, #122, © UFOIRC 1966

UFOCAT URN – 077595 What We Really Know About Flying Saucers by Otto Binder, p. 153,

                                        © 1967

UFOCAT URN – 034357 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee # 519, © 1969

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, Mysteries of the

                                        Deep by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, pp. 41 & 52, 1977

UFOCAT URN – 034358 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1433 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 125644 Italian UFO Catalog by Maurizio Verga, # 167, no © date     
UFOCAT URN – 175198 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002    

Europe – Italy. Body of water is the Ligurian Sea

Savona             Latitude 44-17 N, Longitude 8-30 E (D-M)

Ligurian Sea     Latitude-43.30 N, Longitude 9-00 E

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 44.30 N, Longitude 8.47 E (D.%)  


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