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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 30, 1978, VIAREGGIO, LUCCA, ITALY, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The "Itacat" catalogue by Maurizio Verga reportedly says that in Viareggio, Italy, on December 30, 1978, at an unknown time, a man walked through Plaza Garibaldi when he suddenly heard a whistling sound and saw an object land close by.

The craft seemed metallic and was shaped like a missile.

A being described as metallic or robot like in appearance briefly stepped out, its body gave off an intense heat.

Moments later he reentered the object, which disappeared at high speed towards the sea.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001007
Date of event: December 30, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2002?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue Itacat.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology catalogue.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 31, 2009
This file last updated on: October 31, 2009
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Lucca
Type of location: City square.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or robot
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or hoax.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Viareggio, Italy, on December 30, 1978, at an unknown time, a man walking through the Plaza Garibaldi when suddenly he heard a whistling sound and saw an object land close by. The craft seemed metallic and was shaped like a missile. A being described as metallic or robot like in appearance briefly stepped out, its body gave off an intense heat. Moments later he re-entered the object, which disappeared at high speed towards the sea.

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

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

December 30

1978 - A man was walking through the Plaza Garibaldi in Viareggio, Italy on this night when suddenly he heard a whistling sound and saw an object land close by. The craft seemed metallic and was shaped like a missile. A being described as a metallic robot briefly stepped out, and its body gave off an intense heat. Moments later the creature re-entered the UFO, which disappeared at high speed towards the sea. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 1554, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13037, citing ITACAT).

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 30 December 1978 at night in Viareggio, Italy, "Hobo hears whistle, sees "missile" land. Metallic being emerges from object, emits heat."

And: "An object was observed. Physiological effects were noted. One missile-like object was observed by one witness in a town for over one minute. A whistling sound was heard. One robot, wearing a metallic suit, was seen."

And: "A man walking through the Plaza Garibaldi when suddenly he heard a whistling sound and saw an object land close by. The craft seemed metallic and was shaped like a missile. A being described as metallic or robot like in appearance briefly stepped out, its body gave off an intense heat. Moments later he re-entered the object, which disappeared at high speed towards the sea."

The sources are indicated as Verga, Maurizio, Italian UFO Catalogue; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

Points to consider:

How could a story of unknown origine and so little information be evaluated in a meaningfull manner? See the List of Issues.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report unknown: newspaper, anonymous letter, investigated case...?. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single, anonymous witness, no information on witness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient descriptions and data, no sizes, no distances, no hour etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or hoax.

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 31, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [dj1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 31, 2009 First published.

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