UFO lands on Abbiate Guazzone, Italy. Witness offers help but he is shot in the back by a light beam from UFO crew member. This is The Facchini Incident.
Italy has a rich UFO large list of incidents dating prior and after to the World War Era.
Annually numerous cases of night observation, daytime, filming, landings and close contact with UFO occur all over Italy.
On April 24, 1950, around 10pm in Abbiate Guazzone, Varese Province, Lombardy, in northern Italy, Bruno Facchini had a close encounter of the third kind that changed his life.
Who is Bruno Facchini?
Bruno Facchini, 40 years old at the time, was a mechanic, married and father of a young boy. He lived in the land where the event occurred near the highway that leads to Milan.
The Facchini Incident
Earlier that night in April, there was a violent storm over the region. This storm lasted for approximately 22 hours.
Facchini took advantage of the break and went to use the outhouse, located a few feet from the house.
After using the bathroom he lit a cigarette and went back to the house.
Bruno Facchini observed strange flashing lights that, at first, he thought it was lightning coming from the storm that had occurred earlier.
The light originated from a nearby power line to his house so he decided to see if there was any abnormality.
His concern was for the safety of his son who used to play around that area and could come across some power cable that may have fallen to the ground.
At the power line, he didn’t notice anything wrong.
Then he saw the same flashing lights but now it was coming from a dark object, like a ball, with a flattened top
Facchini’s description of the UFO
It was still a bit far away, so Facchini decided to get closer to have a better view
Then from about 200 yards (about 180 meters), he saw these huge dark shape, like a ball with a flattened top.
The estimated diameter of the object was about 30 feet (10 meters) long and 20 feet (7 meters) high.
In the middle of the UFO, he could see a small staircase, surrounded by a greenish light that came from a sort type of tube lamp been handled by a man on foot, who seemed to weld something.
The person was wearing something like a diving suit and a mask.
Driven by curiosity, Facchini approached and saw other two people with the same clothes, moving slowly around the object.
The three beings wore the same kind of costume, a one piece gray color diving suit. On the head, a helmet with a transparent mask with a tube.
These beings had about 5’6″ (1,70 m) tall. He believed that these suits were heavy and limited their movements.
Facchini Close Encounter
Believing the craft been an American prototype, damaged by the storm, Facchini decided to offer to help with the crew.
But in response Bruno Facchini received a few guttural sounds that were not understandable.
The one working in the fuselage turned waved to Facchini. He had the feeling that they were inviting him on board.
Suddenly he heard a noise similar to a beehive or a huge power generator.
Facchini realized it was not an airplane, and he panic, starting to run away in the other direction.
When he turned back to look, he saw one of the beings raised some kind of device that shoots a beam ray of light came towards him.
He felt like cut in half by cutting tool or a jet of compressed air and he fell to the ground.
Bruno Facchini describes that when struck by the light beam felt as if pushed by a few meters before falling, banging his head against a rock.
Wounded, frightened and dizzy, he was on the floor without moving, however, conscious.
The UFO crew finished the welding work and closed the hatch to the object took off emitting a strong buzzing sound.
Facchini remained motionless on the ground for some time. Everything was quiet.
When he regained movement went to his house where he tried to sleep.
Facchini Incident Investigation
The next day Facchini returned to the scene to search for the box of matches he left behind. Always good to remember this was 1950.
But at the site, he found four circular depressions on the ground of about 3 feet or (1 meter) in diameter each, arranged in a square pattern of 18 feet (6 m) long.
The burned grass around the area and had melted metal pieces on the ground.
He told his encounter at the local police headquarters, that sent officers to conduct an investigation at the local.
Local newspapers reported that military technicians were on site conducting analyses, however, nothing confirmed.
Metal samples from the site sent for analysis at the Istituto di Ricerche per lo Studio dei Metalli (The Research Institute for The Studies of Metals) in Novara.
This institute classified the material as resistant to friction and high temperature, ideal for use in space capsules.
Renato Vesco, a UFO researcher pioneer, conducted tests on the metal samples concluding that it was “lead bronze”, with a high content of tin.
Bruno Facchini received a physical exam. The doctor discovered a black spot on the exact are where the beam hit him.
During the 30 days after contact, this spot has expanded arriving to cover his back causing him pain during this time.
Thirty years later, in 1981, Ezio Bernardini, a ufo researcher interviewed Facchini one more time. After all these years he did not change a line on his UFO incident, now named “Facchini Incident”.
Italian UFO researchers visited Bruno Facchini with a certain frequency and its report remained unchanged until his death.
Facchini told him that when he saw the moon landings on TV, the astronauts’ suits reminded him to the suits of his visitors, surprising him.
He described their clothing as “diving suits” in 1950. But now he understood that they were “space suits” or earth-landing suits if you will.
In a meeting, a navy officer told him:
“You are really a lucky one! I would have given a lot to be able to admire what you saw, this technological marvel!”
Facchini’s answer was simple and clear, what give also him a lot of credibilities.
“Lucky, Me? If I had known how much trouble I would get from this experience, I would not have said one word about it, guaranteed!”