Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:28:43 -0500
Subject: Nov. 8, 1978; San Benedetto del Tronto

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11-08-1978                           Professional Translation

CISU Case: 069

Location: San Benedetto del Tronto (AP)

Category: C (Objects that surface out the water)

Evaluation: Insufficient information

Sighting Description: While fishing on board of the “Exodus”, three fishermen (Flaviano Mattiucci, Gennaro Mattiucci and Dino Focaracci) saw, at 5:30p.m., at low altitude and for a few seconds, a red and yellow spherical light. After emerging from the sea it seemed to return into it, after rising and falling from the sky. About one hour later, the radar of another fishing boat, the “Andrea Padre”, reported a moving submerged object, which appeared to follow the vessel.

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. <>

UFOCAT PRN ­ 111317 [DOS: LL-??-1978]

UFOCAT URN ­ APRO Bulletin, December 1978, p. 4

UFOCAT PRN ­ 125405 [DOS: 11-08-1978]

UFOCAT URN ­ 125405 Lumières dans la Nuit, October 1981 [Porto d'Ascoli, (AP)]

UFOCAT URN ­ 175426 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12923 © 2002

Europe ­ Italy, Ascoli Piceno. Body of water is the Adriatic Sea

Note: San Benedetto Del Tronto and Porto d'Ascoli are less than 3 miles apart ­CF-.

San Benedetto Del Tronto       Latitude 42-57 N, Longitude 13-53 E (D-M)

Porto d'Ascoli                           Latitude 42-55 N, Longitude 13-53 E

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.93 N, Longitude 14.00 E (D.%) [Porto d'Ascoli]