Go Back Report # 460
10-19-1973

10-19-1973                           Professional Translation       

CISU Case: 034

Location: Sea along Genova (Genoa)

Category: D (Navigation aids, or objects standing still on the water surface)

Evaluation: Insufficient information

Original Source: "Il Giornale dei Misteri" n. 70 pp. 4-7; "Il Giornale dei Misteri" n. 177 pp. 17-18.           

Sighting Description: Il dott. Da Pozzo, che stava partecipando alla una regata Genova-Minorca-Genova, rimase coinvolto in una burrasca con onde alte e vento maestrale di oltre 50 nodi. Verso le ore 18:30, quando ormai era stanco per la fatica di governare la barca con il mare mosso, vide a circa un miglio di distanza da lui che, in un determinato punto, le onde frangevano in modo anomalo. Era come se si fosse formata una risacca per la presenza di un grosso ostacolo. Pensando ad un sommergibile si avvicinò e notò un lungo oggetto, di circa cento metri, senza alcuna sovrastruttura. Mentre cercava di virare per avvicinarsi all’oggetto, vide due oggetti discoidali luminosi fermi nel cielo. Non avendo il coraggio di passare sotto di loro, il testimone virò nuovamente, accorgendosi che l’oggetto galleggiante era scomparso. Ebbe poi l’impressione di essere seguito dalle due luci cosicché manovrò per alcuni minuti, fin quando, alzando lo sguardo al cielo, non vide più nulla. Dopo alcuni minuti i due oggetti ricomparvero e sembrarono davvero seguire la barca. Uno era di colore bianco, mentre l’altro era verde ed accompagnarono sottovento, a circa un miglio di distanza, il natante per circa un’ore, dopo di che sparirono improvvisamente, così come era comparsi.      

Sighting Description: Dr. Da Pozzo, who was participating in a boat race from Genova to Minorca and then back to Genova, was involved in a storm with mistral wind of over 50 knots. Around 6:30 p.m., when he was tired from the effort of steering the boat in rough sea, he saw that about a mile distance the waves, in one point, had an abnormal motion. It was as if an undertow, due to the presence of a large obstacle, had formed. Thinking that it was a submarine, he came closer and he noticed a large object, of about one hundred meters, without any structure above it. While he was trying to steer to get closer to the object, he saw two shining disk-like objects still in the sky. Since he had no courage to go under them, the witness steered again and he realized that the floating object had disappeared. He later had the impression that he was being followed by the two lights; consequently he maneuvered the boat for a few minutes until he did not see anything. After a few minutes the two objects reappeared and they seemed to follow the boat. One was white and the other one was green. They followed the boat leeward, at a distance of about a mile, for an hour and then they suddenly disappeared in the same way they had appeared.                                                                                                                                     

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

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy

Genova - Latitude 44-25 N, Longitude 8-57 E (D-M) [Genoa]

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


 



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