Go Back Report # 772
04-16-1980

04-16-1980   MISIDENTIFICATION - ONLINE TRANSLATION      

CISU Case: 188

Location: Lido di Venezia (Shore of Venezia “Venice”)

Category D: Objects in navigation or objects that stop on the surface of the water.

Evaluation: Probable algae

Original Source: “Il Gazzettino” del 17/04/1980         

Sighting Description: Le onde della battigia, durante la notte, risultarono essere improvvisamente di un colore intenso variabile dall’azzurro al rosastro. Durante il giorno le stesse apparivano di colore rosso. Inoltre qualcuno, avvicinatosi all’acqua, ha potuto notare la presenza di fiammelle, probabilmente causate dalla decomposizione di protozoi che si sarebbero prolificati improvvisamente nella zona. In particolare si tratterebbe della noctiluca scintillans oppure di qualche particolare alga.

Sighting Description: During the night, the waves of the shoreline suddenly turned from a variable bright color of blue to pink. During the day, the same waves appeared red. In addition, someone who went near the water was able to notice the presence of a glow, probably caused by the decomposition of protozoa that could suddenly have been proliferating in the area. In particular, it could be about the noctiluca scintillans1 or some particular algae.                     

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

NOTE 1: Noctiluca scintillans are little ocean creatures commonly known as the seasparkle. Floating in swarms of millions, these bioluminescent organisms cause the glowing of the sea. High concentrations of their plankton food source that likely result from environmental conditions are implicated in population blooms of Noctiluca scintillans known as "red tides.” –H J-

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctiluca_scintillans

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe - Italy

Lido di Venezia - No coordinates found so I will use Venezia –CF-:

Venezia - Latitude 45-26-19 N, Longitude 12-19-36 E (D-M-S) [Venezia = Venice]

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


 



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