Ufo: mass sighting on Florence
You say “Ufo sightings” and it comes spontaneous to think about the United States or Russia or to Great Britain, but even in Italy took place over the years important sightings, which remain still a mystery despite the attempt from the sceptics to paint them as cases of collective hallucinations or just military exercises.
1954: Firentina-Pistoiese suspended because of ufos
Perhaps the more glaring case occurred October 27, 1954, above the football stadium Comunale in Florence. It was disputing the match Fiorentina-Pistoiese of the Cadets Championship (suppresssed in 1962), a one-way match since for the Fiorentina where playing 8 out of 11 players who would have won the title of Championship A Series 1955/1956, while the Pistoiese played in fourth division, nevertheless the match enshrined forever in the memories of around 10,000 spectators.
During the second half, from around 14.20, people began to bluster not for the match but for something that was flying over the field of game: a Ufo fleet (it was written that it dealt with 15-20 flying saucers) of different shape remained for many minutes suspended above the stadium. Suddenly from the vehicles it began to fall a rain of silvered filaments, that into contact with the hands dissolved. A fragment, that an engineering student present at the stadium, Alfredo Jacopozzi, succeeded in preserving and in making it to analyze, revealed to contain Boron, Silicon, Calcium and Magnesium.
The mysterious angels hair
In a few time the filaments covered the ground of game and the match had to be interrupted. In the following days the Italian and foreign press described broadly the event but the sceptics tried soon to get off what happened,first sustaining that could treat him of filaments produced by “flying”spiders, then that it could have been of a military exercise that foresaw the release of “chaffs”, i.e small aluminum filaments dispersed in air to deceive the radars. Excepped that none of these two theories is standing.
As for the spiders, apart that it doesn’t result in nature that exist “flying spiders”, the spider-silk contains Calcium, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen, i.e. elements totally different from those discovered in the sample of the “angels hair”. As for the hypothesis of a military exercise to the use of chaffs, such exercises always been taken or over the sea, or in military shooting ranges, or near military bases and surely the football stadium Comunale in Florence didn’t fall within any of these cases being far both to the sea, both from shooting ranges, and from military bases (the nearest in Tuscany are in Livorno, Pisa, Talamone and in Poggio Ballone). In short: the mystery related to the mass ufo sightings over Florence of October 27, 1954 withstands even after 60 years.