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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/26/1978 02:00 (Entered as : 12/26/1978 2:00)
Reported: 8/4/2004 11:00:32 PM 23:00
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Naples (Italy),
Shape: Oval
Duration: 1 hour
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, The object made a sound
UFO Observation

I was about 8 1/2 years old, suddently in the middle of the night I awake (around 2:00), I feel like going to open the "persiana" (an italian blind) of our 8th floor balcony window (never done that before, being just 8, so I step outside on the balcony and then I notice on my left behind a building something moving gently: a weird object. Because I used to look at the pics of a mistery book my mom had, I knew what I was looking at, a space ship floating in the distance but close enough to see its light structures. With curiosity I keep observing and notice the object is getting closer to me, infact the whole structure of it is visible; so, neive as I am I wave with a hand to say "Hi". Because it was big and getting closer and lower to our building, I start to feel less confortable and a little worried, so I decide not to be alone. I go in to wake my little brother whom slept in my same room and then we go back outside; the object keeps getting closer to us and from curiosity I realize maybe it is a good idea to wake up mom. I run to wake up my parents, but feeling guilty for leaving alone my 7 year old brother ((name deleted)); when I tell mom "mom there is a UFO!", at first she looks at me funny, then she decides to follow me to see what's going on, while my dad did not care, no matter how much I insist.

We run back outside after turning on the lights in the house.

With mom, maybe also for turning the lights on, the UFO keeps coming closer a little more, then it slows down its pace until it stops and just floats in the air as if it wants to be admired. It is about 300 yards straight in front of us but slightly higher, we can see its lights, like windows, or engines? After a while ( and to mee it seemed a very long time) it gradually but really slowly (as if it does not want to intimidate us) moves away from us, while we keep admiring towards the right side.

It does that until it is not visible anymore for it disappears in the distance behind our building.

When it was gone we went back inside and before going back to bed I looked at the clock 2 am, wishing never to forget this event, so I believe it was around that time it occured.

The next morning my parents fearing unknown consequences, not knowing whom to contact either, decided not to mention what happened; but after such a long time, with my mom, we decided at least to mention this just to let you have a record of the occurrance, because in our opinion telepathic ability on their part was possible ? Thank you, ((name deleted)).

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))