Pier Fortunato Zanfretta’s is one of the best documented abduction cases ever recorded in Italy.
Zanfretta was born in 1952 in Nova Milanese and worked as private guard: between 1978 an 1981 he had close encounters with alien being 11 times.
The night between 6 and 7 december 1978 he was found on the ground in state of shock near Marzano di Torriglia (Genoa).
Let me present you this case with the words of Rino di Stefano, an Italian journalist who followed the case in first person and wrote a lot of
articles and one book about it:
Shortly after midnight on December 6th, 1978, Zanfretta was on duty in Torriglia, a village near Genoa. It was a dark and moonless night. It was also
very cold and snow had fallen during the day so that there was a dangerous film of ice on the roads. As Zanfretta approached a client's uninhabited
country-house (called "Our Home" by the owner, Dr. Ettore Righi), in the area of Marzano, his patrol car, a Fiat 126, mysteriously stopped dead. The
car engine, lights and radio all failed seemingly for no reason. At the same moment he saw four strange lights moving about in the garden of the house
and stepped outside of his car to investigate with gun and flashlight in hand. At first he thought that burglars were behind the house. So he walked
through the open gate and crept along a wall in an attempt to surprise them. But Zanfretta had underestimated the problem and ended being the one who
was surprised by what he had taken for thieves. Feeling himself touched from behind, the security guard whirled around and saw something that filled
him with terror: only inches away stood what he called: "An enormous green, ugly and frightful creature, with undulating skin, no less than ten feet
tall". When he directed the beam of his flashlight on the being's face, he was so frightened that he dropped it, but quickly it up again and run
away. While running, he became aware of a large and very bright light behind him. Turning around, he saw a huge, flat triangular form which was
blinding in its brilliance. Zanfretta shielded himself from the light with his arm. This thing which he assured was a flying saucer, ascended from the
back of the house. It was bigger than the house itself, and produced a hissing sound. Later, Zanfretta said that he felt an intense heat. He made it
back to his car and tried to call his security company's operations center in Genoa. It was 12:15 A.M. Carlo Toccalino, the radio operator, has
testified that Zanfretta was speaking in an excited and disconnected way. He kept saying: "My God, are they ugly!". The operator then asked if
"they" were human and if they were assaulting him. The answer was: "No, they aren't men, they aren't men". At that point, the communication were
abruptly broken off and Toccalino called the chief of the security service, Lt. Giovanni Cassiba. An hour later, a couple of other patrol guards,
Walter Lauria and Raimondo Mascia, found Zanfretta in front of the country-house, lying on the ground. It was 1:15 A.M.. When he saw them, he jumped
up, gun and flashlight at the ready. Eyes bulging, Zanfretta didn't seem to recognize them, nor to understand when they told him to lower his weapon.
The other patrolmen rushed and disarmed him. To their surprise, his clothes felt warm even though the December night air was quite cold. They also
noticed that the gate was closed as usual. The Carabinieri, the Italian military police, began an investigation on what happened that night and one of
the first thing they discovered were clear imprint that some large and heavy object had left on the ground in back of the country-house. There were
two of them in the frost covered grass, 9 feet in diameter and shaped like horseshoes. Antonio Nucchi, the commandant of the Torriglia station, has
stated that he was every confidence in the testimony given by Zanfretta. In fact, he has known the security guard for many years and, when I asked him
what he thought about him, he answered: "I can state with certainty that he is a clear thinking man with no strange fantasies in his head. When we
went to investigate the scene the next day, he almost didn't want to come, he was so scared. Only something exceptional could have frightened him
so." During the investigation Nucchi discovered that 52 residents of nearby Torriglia saw a bright glare in the direction of the country-house at the
same time Zanfretta reported seeing it ascending.
When the story was pubblicated on newspaper for the first time there was a lot of skeptical reactions.
But the case himself present some really misterious proof like strange marks on the ground, where Zanfretta said there was the aliens. There was also
52 witness that declared they have see strange light during the night. Zanfretta dont want to be famouse, he refuse the notoriety, because he was
warried for his job and his family.
But the news was covered from a local newspaper and in a short period of time he become famous. But the particularity of this case he was immediately
accused to be a liar and teased. He wa also invited to a national tv talk show and he accepted the interview. (On youtube there is the record of this
interview but, of course is all in italian, maybe late I'll search for an existing translation).
With the intervent of di Stefano, Zanfretta agreed to be hypnotized by Dr. Mauro Moretti, a psychotherapist and member of the Italian Association of
Medical Hypnosis, in Genoa on December 23.
During that occasion Zanfretta said that he was abducted by "monsters about 10 feet tall, with hairy green skin, yellow triangular eyes and red veins
across the forehead" who brought him to a hot, luminous place where they interrogated and examined him. During the same session, Zanfretta also
indicated that the creatures came from the "third galaxy" and that "they want to talk with us and that they will soon return in larger numbers."
The aliens did not speak Italian to the guard, but used a "luminous device" to translate what they were saying.
Recording of the ipnosis
The abductions dont stop here. Three nights later the ipnosis (23 december), Zanfretta was adbucted again, and...
At 11:45 PM on that night, Zanfretta was at work as usual, driving a Fiat 127 inside the Bargagli tunnel, near the Scoffera Pass. Suddenly he lost
control of the car. On the radio, he reported that the Fiat turned on its own and came out of the tunnel. Terrified, Zanfretta tried to work the
brakes and steering wheel, but the car continued on its own along the steep road uphill. Speaking with the radio operator, the guard said that he was
having difficulty with the patrol car, and couldn't see well because of the very thick fog. After going for about a mile, the car finally come to an
abrupt stop, throwing Zanfretta's head against the steering wheel. He called the radio operator and this time, in a very controlled voice, said:
"The car has stopped. I saw a bright light. Now I am getting out." Zanfretta and his car were found at 1:10 AM by other guards. The first to see
Zanfretta was sergeant Emanuele Travenzoli. Zanfretta was in a field near the road. His clothes were warm and dry, and so was his head, despite the
rain. The man was very scared, he was shaking and crying. "They say I must leave with them. What about my children? I don't want to, I don't want
to...". Again the Carabinieri were called. During their investigation they found that, though the car had been in the cold and rain for a long time,
the roof of the Fiat was as hot as if it had spent an entire day in the sun. The interior of the car was also said to be as hot as an oven. All around
the car were disproportionately large footprints. As measured by the Carabinieri, the tracks proved were 20 inches long by 8 inches wide, with a
distinct empty spot between sole and heel. In addition, the Carabinieri found that Zanfretta's gun, a Smith & Wesson 38 Special, had been fired five
times. But theguard couldn't recall at whom he had fired the weapon.
to be continued...