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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.

END AUGUST 1978, TORTORETO, TERMANO, ITALY, FOUR YOUNG WOMEN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Italian ufology source indicate that in Tortoreto, in the Abruzzi, Italy, at the end of August 1978, at 01:00 in the night, four young women of San Egidio were returning home by car. While two slept in the back seat the two in the front saw a luminous white sphere which went down quickly on a hillock close to an abandoned colonial house.

The two realized that the phenomenon was strange. Awakening the other two women, they stopped the vehicle, quickly came out and the four managed to observe close to the sphere - or inside the sphere in a later version - three characters dressed in diving-suits of white color, like that of the astronauts, and white helmets.

The three beings had the same size than the witnesses. They moved with small steps close to the sphere, holding the arms a bit detached from the bust, they seemed interested by the ground and acted independently from each other.

During nearly one hour the UFO lit the hill, one source specifying that it emitted a a revolving light that changed from white to red then green. Later the object took off emitting a bright flash, "apparently" leaving the three occupants on the ground.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001168
Date of event: End August 1978
Earliest report of event: 1996?
Delay of report: Day, 18 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue Itacat.
First certain record by: Ufology book Tambellini.
First alleged record type: Ufology catalogue.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: November 2, 2009
This file last updated on: November 2, 2009
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Termano
Type of location: From road, on a hillock close to an abandoned colonial house.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 4
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Female.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Average
Entities outfit type: Astronaut-like outfit, helmet.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Walked around, seemed interested by the ground, UFO took off.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, approached.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. mt1:] MORENO TAMBELLINI:

The author indicates that in Tortoreto, in the Abruzzi, at the end of August 1978, at 01:00 in the night, four young people of S. Egidio, while they returned home, saw a luminous sphere which went down quickly on a hillock close to an abandoned colonial house. The four, realizing that the phenomenon was strange, quickly came out of the car and managed to observe close to the sphere three characters dressed in diving-suits of white color, like that of the astronauts.

The three beings moved with small steps close to the sphere, holding the arms a bit detached from the bust, they seemed interested by the ground and acted independently from each other.

They had the same size than the witnesses and had helmets on the head. During nearly one hour the UFO lit the hill, then it went away, "apparently" leaving the three occupants on the ground.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Tortoreto, Italy, on August 1978, at 0100 a.m., four women were returning home in a car and while two slept in the back seat the two in the front watched a brilliant white globe shaped object land on a nearby hill. Awakening the other two women, the witnesses stopped the vehicle. Stepping out of the car they observed three figures moving inside the object. The figures wore white coveralls and helmets and seemed to move in small jumps. The area around the object was illuminated in a revolving light that changed from white to red then green. Later the object took off emitting a bright flash.

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

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in August 1978, 01:00, at Tortoreto, Italy, a white globe descended over a abandoned house. Three figures of silhouetted beings were seen inside. There were four witnesses in a residential area for over 60 minutes.

The sources are indicated as Verga, Maurizio, Italian UFO Catalogue; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

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

An article indicates that four young people from S. Egidio saw in 1978 in Tortoreto a UFO close to a small hill and three beings in diving-suits.

Points to consider:

See the List of Issues.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not known. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: anonymous letter, newspaper, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No named witnesses. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Few details, no duration, no situation, no distances 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 2, 2009 Creation, [mt1], [ar1], [ud1], [pn1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 2, 2009 First published.

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