Go Back Report # 751
11-17-1960

11-17-1960   MISIDENTIFICATION? - ONLINE TRANSLATION    

CISU Case: 133

Location: Al largo di Nicotera (CZ) [Along the coast off Nicotera]

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 meteorite

Original Source: “Gazzetta del Sud” del 18/11/1960 e “La Tribuna del Mezzogiorno” del 18/11/1960; CrashCat caso n. 190.   

Sighting Description: Il dirigente ed il capostazione di Nicotera udirono un prolungato ed acuto sibilo e contemporaneamente notarono nel cielo una scia di fumo che a forte velocità si dirigeva verso il mare, a circa cinque miglia dalla costa. Al momento del contatto con l’acqua si sollevò un’alta colonna di spuma. I due testimoni (ve ne furono comunque molti altri) avvertirono subito le autorità e le operazioni di salvataggio proseguirono fino all’imbrunire, dopo di che furono sospese poiché non era stato trovato nulla e non vi erano segnalazioni di aerei scomparsi. L’ipotesi principale fu quindi quella del meteorite.      

Sighting Description: The manager and the stationmaster of Nicotera heard a prolonged and acute hissing, and at the same time, in the sky, they noticed a trail of smoke that headed toward the sea at high speed about five miles from the coast. At the moment of contact with the water, a high column of foam was raised. Two witnesses (however, there were many others) immediately informed the authorities, and rescue operations continued until nightfall after which they were suspended since nothing had been found and there were no reports of missing airplanes. The main hypothesis was that it was a meteorite.                                                                        

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

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – Italy, Catanzaro

Nicotera           Latitude 38-32-60 N, Longitude 15-55-60 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            


 



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