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ACUFO is my comprehensive catalog of cases of encounters between aircraft and UFOs, whether they are "explained" or "unexplained".

The ACUFO catalog is made of case files with a case number, summary, quantitative information (date, location, number of witnesses...), classifications, all sources mentioning the case with their references, a discussion of the case in order to evaluate its causes, and a history of the changes made to the file.

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Friuli, Italy, in March 1945:

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In their 2014 book "Luci nel Cielo" ("Lights in the Sky"), Italian ufologists Roberto Pinotti and Alfredo Lissoni said that "ufologists" reported that the English pilot Eric Anderson saw six fireballs over Friuli in March 1945.

They gave no source about this, and I found nothing more about this so far.


Temporal data:

Date: March 1945
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 2014
Reporting delay: 6 decades.

Geographical data:

Country: Italy
State/Department: Friuli

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 1
Number of known witnesses: 1
Number of named witnesses: 1

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Italian ufology book in 2014.
Visibility conditions: ?
UFO observed: Yes.
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: ?
UFO action: ?
Witnesses action:
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: ?
Witnesses interpretation: ?


Sensors: [X] Visual: 1
[ ] Airborne radar:
[ ] Directional ground radar:
[ ] Height finder ground radar:
[ ] Photo:
[ ] Film/video:
[ ] EM Effects:
[ ] Failures:
[ ] Damages:
Hynek: ?
Armed / unarmed: Probably armed.
Reliability 1-3: 1
Strangeness 1-3: 3
ACUFO: Insufficient information.



These Italian ufologists indicate that during the Second World War, according to case studies collected "by ufologists", mysterious foofighters have been seen on several occasions by military pilots, including one case in which English pilot Eric Anderson saw six fireballs over Friuli in March 1945.

Aircraft information:

No information is known to me at this time.


Friuli is a region in the North-East of Italy.


There were many "Eric Anderson" in the Royal Air Force at the time. I found no other source about this so far.


Insufficient information.

Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:


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

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross December 18, 2023 Creation, [rpl1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 18, 2023 First published.

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