A coastal vessel in the
Mediterranean only a few miles off southern Italy, carrying a load of passengers,
reported seeing a disc-shaped thing rising from the water in 1953.
This reference: Flying Saucers-Serious Business by
Frank Edwards, p. 129, © 1966.
CISU Case: 161
Location: To the south of Sicilia (Sicily)
Category: C (Objects that surface out the water)
Original Source: Edwards,
Frank, “La verità sui dischi volanti” ed. Longanesi, pag. 225.
Description: Addirittura uno dei più
famosi ufologi dell’intera storia dell’ufologia mondiale racconta, nel suo
celebre e raro volume, di un oggetto enorme, a forma di disco, che sarebbe
emerso dal mare a poche miglia dalla costa italiana. Testimone
dell’avvistamento sarebbe stata una nave che faceva servizio costiero, carica
Sighting Description: Even one of the most famous ufologists in the
entire history of the world of this science tells, in his well-known and rare
volume, about an enormous object, shaped like a disk, which would have
emerged from the sea a few miles from the Italian coast. Witness to the
sighting would have been a ship full of passengers, which transported people
up and down the coast.
This reference: USOCAT by The
Italian Center for
UFO Studies (CISU), © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/
UFOCAT PRN – 19946
UFOCAT URN – 19946 Flying Saucers-Serious
Business by Frank Edwards, p. 237, © 1966.
NOTE: UFOCAT PRN 129571, dated 03-16-1953, about
the ship SS Meir Dizengoff
in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy, location 39.57 N, 12.40 E (D.%), sounds very
much like the above except there no mention of the disc coming out of the
water. “Small metallic disc flies >> ESE very fast.” Reference for this
was UFOs: A History. 1953:
March-July by Loren Gross, # 053, p. 13. -CF-
Unnamed location in the
Mediterranean off southern Italy