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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.

NOVEMBER 1978, RIMINI, RIMINI, ITALIE, ANTONIO F.:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In 2004, Italian ufologist Antonio Chiumiento reported that in November 1978, Antonio F., born on October 16, 1942, resident of Rimini, at about 11:30 p.m., awaited the broadcasting of a boxing games on the television when he heard his dog bark in a particularly insistent manner.

The evening, particularly cold, was dominated by fog and a tight and continuous drizzle. The dog, a Maremme shepherd of giant race, was rather aggressive and barked in different manner depending whether it confronted a man or an animal. That night, around 11:25 p.m., it barked furiously as if it were in the presence of a person.

Antonio F. thus thought that it was about some petty thief and went to the window to look in direction of the entry gate. At forty meters from there, he saw a completely unusualdazzling light. He first thought it was the headlights of an accidented car; but being given the position and the fact that the road in front of the house was straight, he had to change his mind.

What surprised him more was the type of emitted light, which extended on 10 to 20 square meters and was "in small parts...", i.e. completely segmented. Its prevalent color was orange but it gleamed and varied from orange to purple then silver.

He thus yelled at his relatives: "Come here, there is a UFO!" Pronouncing these words, he looked towards the inside of the house and when he looked outside again, everything was gone.

His wife, her mother and his sister had arrived just in time to very briefly see the light but all had then fallen out in the darkness, drizzle and fog. He went back to watch TV, still hearing the dog barking furiously and in an insistent manner.

In alarm, he remained slightly apprehensive because he continued to think that there was somebody malevolent outside. The times were particularly difficult politically; his extremist right wing ideas and his bodyguard occupation gave him continual fears for his life and the lives of his relatives.

Thus, slightly anxious, he walked towards the entry, he opened the door while having the light ou, and took a flashlight. He stared from the door, came out, looked in front of him towards the gate, without making a connection with the strange light which he had seen one moment earlier.

Suddenly, he heard on his left a rustle sound coming from wild grasses of the nearby field. He instinctively lit the flashlight and pointed it at the area from where he had heard the noise coming.

At approximately six or seven meters, he saw two "chaps", one much taller than the other, 1m80 to 1m90 for the first and approximately 1m50 for the second. They were creatures of an extremely thin and long aspect, they had an oval head, broader in the higher part, posed on a particularly thin neck.

These beings made him think of the women painter Modigliani used to paint, or as he noticed later from a documentary, the "little man of Roswell".

The eyes were large, big, almond-shaped, i.e. broader towards the outside and thinner towards the center of the head. The body was covered with a very tight-fitting outfit of gray color. What struck him the most was their broad belt, of approximately five centimetres, decorated of a rectangular silver plated "buckle" which measured 5 cm by 15 cm, which shone very intensely. He could not establish if this shining were due to an internal source of light or due to the reflection of his own flashlight.

He looked at them and they looked at him, there was perplexity and surprise on the two sides. Taken in the light, the two beings remained motionless and amazed during a split second then, when the witness called his family by shouting "Come see this! Come see this!", they disappeared with a gentle rustle.

He went back home. The next day he went to the place where he had seen the strange segmented light and found on the naked ground, freshly plowed, a burned zone of circular form of approximately 1m50 of radius.

He then walked towards the left part of the dwelling and there he understood why the humanoids had appeared to him with so different sizes: one of them had been on a small bump of the ground and the other in a hole. The rustle which he had heard was probably due to wild grasses which were there, he noted that it had been disturbed.

That night, Antonio F, who decribed himself as not easily impressionable person, had not fallen asleep before the dog stopped barking in such furious and vehementmanner.

He ensured that he had felt no fear when seeing these creatures but on the contrary had been pleased by what happened to him.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001020
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: 2004?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Ufology book Chiumiento.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: November 10, 2011
This file last updated on: November 10, 2011
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Rimini
Type of location: Near home.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 36
Witnesses types: Man, married, bodyguard.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: Maybe.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Between 1.60 and 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece very tight fitting, large silver belt with large shining buckle.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Extremely thin.
Entities head: Oval, larger at the top, thin neck.
Entities eyes: Large, big, almond shaped, larger at the outside, thing at the inside.
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: Stood, saw witness, stared a split second, went away.
Entities/witness interactions: Stared.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Pleased.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ac1] ANTONIO CHIUMIENTO:

This ufologist indicates that in November 1978, Antonio F., born on October 16, 1942, resident of Rimini, at about 11:30 p.m., awaited the broadcasting of a boxing games on the television when he heard his dog bark in a particularly insistent manner.

The evening, particularly cold, was dominated by fog and a tight and continuous drizzle. The dog, a Maremme shepherd of giant race, was rather aggressive and barked in different manner depending whether it confronted a man or an animal. That night, around 11:25 p.m., it barked furiously as if it were in the presence of a person.

Antonio F. thus thought that it was about some petty thief and went to the window to look in direction of the entry gate. At forty meters from there, he saw a completely unusualdazzling light. He first thought it was the headlights of an accidented car; but being given the position and the fact that the road in front of the house was straight, he had to change his mind.

What surprised him more was the type of emitted light, which extended on 10 to 20 square meters and was "in small parts...", i.e. completely segmented. Its prevalent color was orange but it gleamed and varied from orange to purple then silver.

He thus yelled at his relatives: "Come here, there is a UFO!" Pronouncing these words, he looked towards the inside of the house and when he looked outside again, everything was gone.

His wife, her mother and his sister had arrived just in time to very briefly see the light but all had then fallen out in the darkness, drizzle and fog. He went back to watch TV, still hearing the dog barking furiously and in an insistent manner.

In alarm, he remained slightly apprehensive because he continued to think that there was somebody malevolent outside. The times were particularly difficult politically; his extremist right wing ideas and his bodyguard occupation gave him continual fears for his life and the lives of his relatives.

Thus, slightly anxious, he walked towards the entry, he opened the door while having the light ou, and took a flashlight. He stared from the door, came out, looked in front of him towards the gate, without making a connection with the strange light which he had seen one moment earlier.

Suddenly, he heard on his left a rustle sound coming from wild grasses of the nearby field. He instinctively lit the flashlight and pointed it at the area from where he had heard the noise coming.

At approximately six or seven meters, he saw two "chaps", one much taller than the other, 1m80 to 1m90 for the first and approximately 1m50 for the second. They were creatures of an extremely thin and long aspect, they had an oval head, broader in the higher part, posed on a particularly thin neck.

These beings made him think of the women painter Modigliani used to paint, or as he noticed later from a documentary, the "little man of Roswell".

The eyes were large, big, almond-shaped, i.e. broader towards the outside and thinner towards the center of the head. The body was covered with a very tight-fitting outfit of gray color. What struck him the most was their broad belt, of approximately five centimetres, decorated of a rectangular silver plated "buckle" which measured 5 cm by 15 cm, which shone very intensely. He could not establish if this shining were due to an internal source of light or due to the reflection of his own flashlight.

He looked at them and they looked at him, there was perplexity and surprise on the two sides. Taken in the light, the two beings remained motionless and amazed during a split second then, when the witness called his family by shouting "Come see this! Come see this!", they disappeared with a gentle rustle.

He went back home. The next day he went to the place where he had seen the strange segmented light and found on the naked ground, freshly plowed, a burned zone of circular form of approximately 1m50 of radius.

He then walked towards the left part of the dwelling and there he understood why the humanoids had appeared to him with so different sizes: one of them had been on a small bump of the ground and the other in a hole. The rustle which he had heard was probably due to wild grasses which were there, he noted that it had been disturbed.

That night, Antonio F, who decribed himself as not easily impressionable person, had not fallen asleep before the dog stopped barking in such furious and vehementmanner.

He ensured that he had felt no fear when seeing these creatures but on the contrary had been pleased by what happened to him.

Points to consider:

The context has some similarities with the encounter reported by Marius Dewilde in Quarouble, France in 1954: the barking fog, the exit of the house...

It is sad thet there seems to be only one source, without corroboration from other investigators, and that the file appears mor as a noted testimony than a proper investigation report.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe November 10, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case, at least for the CE3 part. - -
2 Ufology Severe November 10, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross It is more a rescorded testimony than an investigation report. - -

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.

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 10, 2011 Creation, [ac1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 10, 2011 First published.

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