In 1996, a certain Senor X carried out a massive injection of entire collections of documents into various research institutes and other organizations
in Italy on the same topic - UFOs in pre-war Italy. The documents included both copies and originals.
At first, few people took all these messages seriously. The turning point came when Senor X got to Dr. Roberto Pinotti - chairman of Centro Ufologico
Nazionale - CUN (National Ufological Center) and publisher of the magazine "Chronicle of the UFO". He, wanting to be sure of the authenticity of the
documents sent, handed them over for analysis to the chemical laboratory to Professor Antonio Garavagla, a specialist from the city of Como. The
latter's conclusions were that it was not a fake. The "age" of the papers was dated around 1936. One of the envelopes bore the inscription: "In
person in Ciano's hands."
Perhaps we are talking about Galeazzo Ciano, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the fascist government of Mussolini. He was one of the main confidants of
the dictator. Duce's son-in-law, married to his daughter Elsa. The denouement of the family idyll became tragic: after the failed conspiracy against
Mussolini, in which Ciano was also involved, the latter was executed on the personal orders of Duce.
It was the record of the first meeting of Cabinet RS / 33, a secret government body. As follows from the content of the report, the very need for the
establishment of such a body was associated with the increasing incidence of the appearance in the skies over Italy of all kinds of inexplicable
phenomena and unknown aircraft. The letter also reported that on August 17, 1936, a "cigar-shaped" flying object was observed in the sky between
Venice and Mestre. A drawing was attached to the letter, and also, which is especially valuable, the names of three eyewitnesses to the incident were
given. The information also turned out to be genuine, however, unfortunately, none of these three have survived to this day. Nevertheless, in Venice
they managed to find a certain Faustino, who confirmed that he saw with his own eyes a huge object in the form of a cigar, accompanied by two
translucent balls, above his hometown.
Modern researchers have been able to establish that "Cabinet RS / 33" existed for about seven years. He was supervised by the country's top
leaders, including Mussolini personally. Among the members of this structure was the famous Guglielmo Marconi, one of the inventors of the radio. The
final document was a 34-page dossier containing eyewitness accounts, pilot reports, drawings, photographs and even films. The members of the Committee
understood that they were dealing with something unusual, but in the conditions of the impending war, they brought to the fore the hypothesis of
testing a new top-secret weapon by the leading Western powers. It was not about the possible extraterrestrial origin of the observed objects. The term
UFO itself will appear much later. Italian scientists used another - velivolvi sconoscuti ("unknown aircraft").
Interestingly, shortly after the UFO landing (or crash) was recorded in 1933, there were significant personnel changes in major Italian cities.
Hundreds of Mussolini's personal guards were dispatched to the field. Newspapers suddenly, amicably, as if by agreement, began to discuss the topic
of the possibility of life on other planets. It was even mentioned about establishing communication with the Martians by radio. Perhaps, in this way,
the ground was prepared for the official announcement of the strange find. However, neither the Italians nor the world did not wait for it then. But
where did the UFO found by the Italians go? Most likely, he was safely hidden in one of the hangars at the airbase in Verigat. It is curious that at
the end of the war these hangars were hastily destroyed.
In 1936, the Berlin-Rome Axis Pact was signed between Italy and Germany. Soon the materials of the Cabinet were transferred in full to the leadership
of the Third Reich. So German discoplanes are hardly an invention of science fiction writers - rather, an engineering idea in the image and likeness
of Italian ones.
Back in the winter of 1941, speaking to like-minded people, Mussolini threatened the United States with an invasion not so much of Axis soldiers as
Martians from outer space, armed with the latest technology. Maybe the Italian dictator was not joking at all?