Go Back Report # 558
12-01-1978

12-01-1978   Professional English translation follows French text          

Sighting Description:

66) Ier décembre 19788 (4 h 30)

       4 miles au large de Capo Mele (Impéria) -Des pêcheurs, parmi lesquels Mr Nicola Olivieri et Mr Calogero Portora, ont aperçu trois objets blancs allongés trés brillants, sortir de la mer à l’horizon. Cinq minutes plus tard, 3 autres objets "sortirent" de cette même zone ; cet étrange phénomène fut constaté à nouveau 10 minutes plus tard. L’équipage de plusieurs autres bateaux de pêche, qui se trouvaient au large de Arma di Taggia, observèrent également d’étranges lumière.

 ("II secolo XIX" 3/12/78)       

Sighting Description:

66) December 1, 1978 (0430)

       4 miles off Capo Mele (Imperia) – Some fishermen, among whom were Mr. Nicola Olivieri and Mr. Calogero Portora, saw three white very shiny oblong objects come out of the sea on the horizon.  Five minutes later, 3 other objects "came out" of this same area; this strange phenomenon was noticed again 10 minutes later. The crew of several other fishing boats, which were found off Arma di Taggia, also observed strange lights.

("Il secolo XIX"  3/12/78)                                                                                                        

This Reference: Lumières dans la Nuit, January/February 1982, Issue # 211-212, p. 41, case # 66

With Thanks to French researcher Jean-Luc Rivera for helping in locating, scanning and transmitting this case to me. –CF-      

UFOCAT PRN – 125418

UFOCAT URN – 125418 LDLN, January/February 1982, Issue # 211-212, p. 41, case # 67

UFOCAT URN – 175439 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12969 © 2002       

Europe – Italy, Imperia. Body of water is the Ligurian Sea

Capo Mele        Latitude 43-57 N, Longitude 8-10 E (D-M)

Arma di Taggia Latitude 43-50 N, Longitude 7-51 E

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

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.97 N, Longitude 8.20 E (D.%)     

 



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