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According to the evening newspaper Il Giornale del Pomeriggio dated November 8-9, 1954 “many” people sighted a strange flying white-hot beam. It was around 5:00 am in Aversa (province of Naples) and the event was reported to the paper by a brother of a journalist. The phenomenon was about 4 meters in lenght and it landed “on” the parsonage of a local church, then it “disappeared”. Anyway the priest didn’t see anything.

This is just a rumor with very few details. Short or very short news like this were pretty common during the 1954 wave, just word of mouth circulating among people and then collected by avid journalists.


Il Giornale del Popolo 30 dicembre 1954

We have likely found the ultimate source for the famous Trussardi case happened on December 29, 1954 (case 5438.). We checked an obscure local newspaper named Il Giornale del Popolo and we found the most detailed source for the case.

The encounter took place about two kilometers off the village of Clusone, next to Rovetta, in the province of Bergamo (not Brescia). The witness, Mr. Pietro Trussardi heard a loud noise, like that produced by a very powerful engine. Then he saw the mysterious object just above the telegraph pole next where he was, about 10-15 meters above the ground. The unusual craft flew quickly from the church at Somma Prada towards the Borlezza valley. At first it looked to fall down to the small village of San Lorenzo, but then it nosed up and flew over the local mountains.

The sighting was short: this was different from the news from other (non local) dailies and from the investigation report happened 20 years later when the witness was very old. Mr. Trussardi reported the presence of two “heads” wearing an unusual helmet, behind a transparent pane on the visible side of the object.


 The daily “La patria” dated November 24, 1954 reported a given Mr. Giorgio Nissin had been claiming to have been on Mars by one of those “saucers” or “cigars” frequently seen in the region Toscana during the past weeks.

The man, living in Pisa, claimed to have seen the high level of civilization reached by the men from Mars, who were scheduling a landing on Earth in the near future. Their goal was to oblige the Earthlings to become more reasonable. Mr. Minin was even reported of lighting a bonfire in the garden behind his house in order to show the right path to the Martians coming to Earth. The man was sent to an asylum.

A similar even took place in a nearby town, Leghorn (Livorno), in early October 1954. The man was named Bruno Senesi, who was later sued. A few other similar episodes were reported even during the 1897 airship wave in the US and in Australia in 1929.