April 10, 1962
Location: San Casciano, Italy
tailor Mario Zuccala, who was walking home through a wood,
watched as an object like an inverted bowl passed overhead
and came close to the ground. From its underside came
a cylinder, which opened up, and two beings emerged. They
took hold of the witness gently under his armpits and
led him into the empty interior of the object. The only
part Zuccala could remember was a message that they would
return to give him a message for humanity.
Drawing of the beings, done by investigator Ceccarelli
Silvano with the help of the witness.
The UFO, which had an extending central column. (credit:
Peter Rogerson, Magonia 50, September 1994
from the article]
tale is that of the Florentine tailor Mario Zuccala, who
in the twilight of nine o'clock on an April evening was
walking home through a wood when, at a crossroad clearing
where the path crossed a small canal, he felt himself
struck by a sharp gust of wind. An object like an inverted
bowl passed overhead and came close to the ground about
6-7 m. away. From its underside came a cylinder which
opened up, revealing a diffuse white light from which
two beings emerged. They were 1.5 m. tall, dressed in
metallic suits, wearing helmets surmounted by antennae.
They took hold of the witness gently under his armpits
and led him into the empty interior of the object, which
was lit by the same diffuse light. He was unable to make
out any details of the interior.
then let go of him, as a voice "... from the inner
part of the object ... like one amplified by a microphone
and as if resounding in a vast space" spoke to
him in Italian. The only part Zuccala could remember was
a message that at the fourth moon, they would return at
one in the morning to give him a message for humanity.
He was then escorted out of the object and somehow found
himself outside his own door. His wife heard four loud
knocks which he does not remember making, and found him
terrified on the front porch. He was very nervy that night.
No traces were found at the site. Zuccala later claimed
to have been contacted again and to have been given half
a massage which he kept in a locked case, the other half
being given to someone in another European country.