Go Back Report # 859




UFO’s Over Nice, France      

       On the evening of August 5th, 1608, three luminous craft visited the sky over Baie des Anges in Nice, France, much to the dismay of its citizens. They watched the objects race errantly about for some time, when they suddenly stopped and hovered a few feet above the water. The craft were long, oval in shape and flattened along their lengths, each with a "strange mast" sitting on top of them. The bay waters began to froth underneath them, giving off a dense orange vapor, accompanied by a loud, unpleasant noise. From one of the craft two vaguely human looking beings appeared. They were described as being dressed in red clothes covered with silvery scales, with huge heads and luminous eyes. The two creatures, holding cables or tubes attached to the craft, jumped into the water and moved about their ship for around two hours. When they returned inside the object, all three left at a high rate of speed, leaving the terrified residents of Nice wondering at what this omen from God could possibly mean.

Source: www.subversiveelement.com/UfoNiceFrance.html,


Reference for the above text is: With thanks to researcher Albert S. Rosales of:

http://home.nycap.rr.com/iraap/rosales/index.htm for finding this case



Citizens of Nice, France saw UFOs in 1608


            At the beginning of the 17th century, the city of Nice in the South of France was going through one of its most prosperous periods. Early in the morning of August 5th, 1608, the inhabitants of Nice saw three strange luminous crafts revolving at great velocity in the skies above the city. The objects stopped above the fortress, hovering still above it for a while, then descending slowly towards the surface of the Mediterranean close to the Port. The Nicois were able to watch closely in full detail these objects which floated atop the sea. Water soon began boiling in a noisy manner like a roar. A reddish vapor resulted from this effect of heat on the sea.

            From one of the crafts, two humanlike figures came out; they were described as having "large heads and shiny eyes." They were dressed in some sort of red and silvery suits and were linked to the vessel by some sort of tube. The beings did some tasks during a few hours, and dived in the water to waist level while their arms were maintaining vertically two tubes linked to some kind of belt they were wearing.

            For two hours the three crafts maintained their position.

The entities came back around 10 PM and all crafts disappeared in a few seconds noisily to the east. (No details were given as to whether they departed via sea or air.)

            The Nicois believed God had send them a sign and spent all night till dawn of August 6th praying in all churches of the City.


Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, February 2009 , p. 7, “Citizens of Nice, France saw UFOs in 1608” by John Tomlinson. Retrieved February 2009

Original source: Library Louis Nucera, City of Nice, France. Written and translated from the French by John Tomlinson. Tomlinson is the MUFON Representative for France.


UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Europe – France. Body of water Baie des Anges

Nice                 Latitude 43-42-00 N, Longitude 7-15-00 E (D-M-S)

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


Baie des Anges   Latitude 43-39 N, Longitude 7-08 E (D-M) [Bay of the Angels]





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