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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.

AUGUST 28, 1978, CHIETI, CHIETI, ITALY, AMERIGO ROCCI:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The SUF ufology group reportedly recorded that on August 28, 1978, at 02:15 a.m., in Chieti in the Abruzzi, Italy, Mr. Amerigo Rocci went to his work at his furnace, when his new car broke down. He all the same succeeded to reach destination because the road was in slope.

As soon as he arrived he went out to control the engine, and saw behind a church an enormous very dense light that lighted the surrounding area. Ahead, he observed five strange beings who advanced as in a procession. They were high like eight-years-old "children", they walked in a synchronized manner and seemed to have bound feet, not posed on the ground but as if they slipped on an invisible strip within approximately 25 centimetres of the asphalt.

They were wearing a tight-fitted diving outfit of gray color which entirely covered them, they had a large hood with a kind of "antenna" looking like a funnel. The last of the procession carried as a kind of "shovel". Their face appeared to be uncovered but the witness could not observe the details as he was approximately 50 meters away. The five passed in front of Rocci and disappeared behind the church wall.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001079
Date of event: August 28, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1996?
Delay of report: Day, 18 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group SUF.
First certain record by: Ufology book Tambellini.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: November 30, 2009
This file last updated on: November 30, 2009
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Chieti
Type of location: Near church.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male, baker.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 5
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 1.30 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting outfit, hood.
Entities outfit color: Grey.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported. Funnel-shaped antenna, uncovered face too far for details.
Entities eyes: Not visible.
Entities mouth: Not visible.
Entities nose: Not visible.
Entities feet: Bound. Floated above ground.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not visible.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Advanced in sychronized procession, floating above ground, one carried a "shovel".
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. mt1:] MORENO TAMBELLINI:

The author indicates that on August 28, 1978, at 02:15, in Chieti in the Abruzzi, according to the S.U.F. archive, Mr Amerigo Rocci went to his work at his furnace, and his new car broke down, but he all the same succeeded to reach destination because the road was in slope. As soon as he arrived he went out to control the engine, and saw behind a church an enormous very dense light that lighted the surrounding area. Ahead, he even observed five strange beings who advanced as in a procession. They were high like eight-years-old "children", they walked in a synchronized manner and seemed to have bound feet, not posed on the ground but as if they slipped on an invisible floor within approximately 25 centimetres of the asphalt. They wore a tight-fitted diving outfit of gray color which entirely covered them, they had a large hood with a kind of "antenna" looking like a funnel. Their face appeared to be uncovered but the witness could not observe the details, considering the distance of approximately fifty meters which separated them. The last of the procession carried as a kind of "shovel". The five passed in front of Rocci and disappeared behind the church wall.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Chieti, Italy, on August 28, 1978, at 0230 a.m., Amerigo Rocci, a baker, was on his way to work when he experienced total engine failure in his vehicle. While checking under the hood, a powerful bright light illuminated the area around him. Approaching the light he noticed five strange figures, the height of an eight-year-old child. The figures moved in unison in "synchronized" movements and appear to float 25 cm above the road. The figures wore a dark gray tight fitting diver's suits that covered them from head to toe. They had thick necks and from the top of their heads protruded an "antenna" like device resembling a funnel. The beings were about 500 meters away and Rocci was not able to see any facial features. The beings glided away in single file from the witness, who noticed that the last figure was carrying something resembling a "shovel" like apparatus.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Archivio S.U.F."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 August 1978 at 02:30 in Chieti, Italy, "Amerigo Rocci, a baker, was on his way to work when he experienced total engine failure in his vehicle. While checking under the hood, a powerful bright light illuminated the area around him. Approaching the light he noticed five strange figures, the height of an eight-year-old child. The figures moved in unison in "synchronized" movements and appear to float 25 cm above the road. The figures wore a dark gray tight fitting diver's suits that covered them from head to toe. They had thick necks and from the top of their heads protruded an "antenna" like device resembling a funnel. The beings were about 500 meters away and Rocci was not able to see any facial features. The beings glided away in single file from the witness, who noticed that the last figure was carrying something resembling a "shovel" like apparatus."

The source is a broken link.

[Ref. pn1:] "PRIMA DA NOI" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on Monday 28 August 1978, in Chieti, Amerigo Rocci observed a strong light near a church and the apparition of five beings looking like children.

Points to consider:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin and nature of report not know: letter, newspaper, investigation...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Date of report not known, between hour and 18 years. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Case possibly not investigated. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe November 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Story of summary type, few details, no situation map etc.. 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 November 30, 2009 Creation, [mt1], [ar1], [ud1], [pn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 30, 2009 First published.

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