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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

DECEMBER 16, 1978, FRANCAVILLA AL MARE, CHIETI, ITALY, DANIELA BALDASSARE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Italian ufology source tells that in Francavilla, the Abruzzi, Italy, on December 16, 1978, at 02:30 a.m., Miss Daniela Baldassarre saw from the window of her home a strange luminous object or light of white color which slowly landed on the sea near the beach right in front of her eyes.

The girl tried to awake her sleeping parents in vain, and went back to the window. She then saw coming out from behind a greenhouse between her home and the beach two strange figures who walked almost as if they were limping.

The girl yelled, but her parents did not answer and she continued to observe. The two beings were very small, approximately one meter tell, with long feet like clowns, squarish head, small shoulders and a dark blue-gray-green outfit, the light of the moon allowing her to see that.

The two beings walked along the greenhouse one behind the other, but always with their backs at the witness who, amazed and frightened, tried to stay calm.

The beings exceeded the side of the building and moved towards the beach, without being seen by when they crossed the beach. After a while the UFO light turned off suddenly and that was it.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000991
Date of event: December 16, 1978
Earliest report of event:
Delay of report:
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 27, 2009
This file last updated on: December 19, 2011
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Chieti
Type of location: Outside from inside behind window.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Uncertain
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Teenager or young.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Coed, student, living with her parents.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: Maybe.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 1.0 meter
Entities outfit type: Uncertain, one piece tight fitting.
Entities outfit color: Dark.
Entities skin color: Not visible.
Entities body: Slim.
Entities head: Large, squarish.
Entities eyes: Not seen.
Entities mouth: Not seen.
Entities nose: Not seen.
Entities feet: Long.
Entities arms: Slim.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not visible.
Entities hair: Not visible.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Walked.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went, observed again.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. mt1:] MORENO TAMBELLINI:

The author indicates that in Francavilla (CH) in the Abruzzi, December 16, 1978, in the morning at 02:30, Miss Daniela Baldassarre saw from window of her home a strange luminous object which slowly landed on the sea near the beach right in front of her eyes. The girl tried to awake her sleeping parents in vain, and seen the uselessness of her attempts she went back to the window.

She thus managed to see coming out from behind a greenhouse between her home and the beach two strange figures who walked almost as if they were limping. Baldassarre yelled, but her parents did not answer and she continued to observe: the two beings were very small, approximately one meter, had long feet of the clown type and small shoulders and a dark blue-gray-green outfit, the light of the moon allowing Daniela to watch the display.

The two beings walked along the greenhouse one behind the other, but always with their backs at the witness who, amazed and frightened, tried to stay calm.

Meanwhile the beings exceeded the profile of the building and moved towards the beach, without being seen by when they coressed the beach. After a while the light of the UFO turned off suddenly and all was like before.

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

1978 (1) – At 2:30 a.m. in Francavilla, Italy a college coed saw an ovoid UFO surrounded by a white mist. She was standing in her living room by a balcony overlooking the sea when she noticed a gaseous form, white in color with two pulsating lights, a red one at one end, a green one at the other end. It descended onto the surface of the sea and became a very bright flourescent white light that reflected off the surface of the water. She attempted to wake her parents but they continued to sleep. She next noticed two short figures standing in the garden at the adjacent apartment. They were very thin with large squarish heads and large feet. Both were wearing dark gray tight-fitting uniforms. They turned a corner moving as if in slow motion and in a limping manner, disappearing down an alleyway. Moments later the bright white light, now very near the breakwater, vanished. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 218; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT - Italian UFO Catalogue).

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Francavilla, Italy, on December 16, 1978, at 0230 a.m., a university student was standing in her living room by a balcony overlooking the sea when she noticed to the right of the balcony a gaseous form, white in color with two pulsating lights, one at each end, one red the other green. It descended onto the surface of the water and became a very bright large neon like white light, that reflected on the surface of the water. The witness attempted to wake her parents but they continued to sleep. Then she noticed two short figures standing in the garden at the adjacent apartment. Both were wearing dark gray tight fitting outfits, were very thin with large squarish heads. They turned a corner moving as if in slow motion and in a limping manner, disappearing down an alleyway. Moments later the bright white light that by now was very near the breakwater, vanished.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Maurizio Verga, "Itacat"."

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

The website indicates that on December 16, 1978, in Francavilla, Italy, at 2:30 a.m., a college coed saw an ovoid UFO surrounded by a white mist. She was standing in her living room by a balcony overlooking the sea when she noticed a gaseous form, white in color with two pulsating lights, a red one at one end, a green one at the other end. It descended onto the surface of the sea and became a very bright fluorescent white light that reflected off the surface of the water. She attempted to wake her parents but they continued to sleep. She next noticed two short figures standing in the garden at the adjacent apartment. They were very thin with large squarish heads and large feet. Both were wearing dark gray tight-fitting uniforms. They turned a corner moving as if in slow motion and in a limping manner, disappearing down an alleyway. Moments later the bright white light, now very near the breakwater, vanished.

The source is indicated as Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 218; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT - Italian UFO Catalogue.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on December 16, 1978 at 02:30, in Francavilla, Italy, there were wo small humanoids with large feet who exited a white ovoid shaped object, observed by one female witness on the shore for over three minutes. Two 3.5-foot-tall dwarves were seen.

The website adds that a "university student was standing in her living room by a balcony overlooking the sea when she noticed to the right of the balcony a gaseous form, white in color with two pulsating lights, one at each end, one red the other green. It descended onto the surface of the water and became a very bright large neon like white light, that reflected on the surface of the water. The witness attempted to wake her parents but they continued to sleep. Then she noticed two short figures standing in the garden at the adjacent apartment. Both were wearing dark gray tight fitting outfits, were very thin with large squarish heads. They turned a corner moving as if in slow motion and in a limping manner, disappearing down an alleyway. Moments later the bright white light that by now was very near the breakwater, vanished."

The website adds that at 16:00 "Alfredo D'Aviero was cycling home on a deserted and isolated dirt road riddled with holes when as he rounded a bend he spotted two strange figures standing on the road ahead. Ashe approached he noted that the two figures were two thin humanoids with human like features and pointed chins wearing white silvery uniforms, with loose fitting pants and jackets. Both wore large black helmets with what appeared to be a small white "feather" on top. From the knee down the legs were like two black "batons", no feet were visible. The witness stopped and approached the two strangers offering them a cigarette, he was either refused or ignored, and he then decided to turn back to town, possibly to obtain additional witnesses. Then there was a sudden flash that made him stop, turning around he noticed that the two strange figures were now gone."

The sources are indicated as Lumieres dans la Nuit, by Lumieres dans la Nuit; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert; Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

[Ref. pm1:] PINO MORELLI:

Two distinct cases, recorded both in Francavilla la Mare (CH) on December 16. Witnesses of the events: (Miss at the time) Daniela Baldassarre who saw from her house a luminous object and then two beings with long feet and quadrangular heads. [... other case ...]

[Ref. cu1:] C.U.N.:

SATURDAY DECEMBER 16 1978 PLACE NOT SPECIFIED FRANCAVILLA (TE).

[Ref. su1:] S.U.F.:

Points to consider:

Many Italian cases are investigated case, and this one might have been; however I do not have enough documentation to be sure it was, and its origin and nature remains unknown to me.

There is a certain amount of strangeness in the case, but I wish I'd be sure the figures were related to the UFO and the UFO was better described. Other important data is missing, such as the distance of observation.

Note that [ud1] mixes two different cases of the same day and place. The other case is Francavilla has its own file here.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not determined. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No available investigation report. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case, young witness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No size, distance, for the UFO. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No distance of observation for the entities. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe October 27, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Discontinuities in the observation, relation between UFO and entities uncertain. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 27, 2009 Creation, [mt1], [dj1], [ar1], [ni1], [ud1], [pm1], [cu1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 27, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross December 19, 2011 In the Points to consider, addition of the paragraph starting with "Note that [ud1] mixes...".

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