"When Saucers Came to Earth" is the very first book in the English language entirely devoted to the story of UFO sightings that have occurred in Italy.

Sightings of a special kind. The landings of “flying saucers” in the 1940s and ‘50s - and even earlier, during the nineteenth century! These were extraordinary encounters involving ordinary people, in a world that has ceased to exist. Begin a fascinating journey back to distant 1912, when an Italian farmer met up with a ghostly light on a foggy night in the northern Italian flatlands; and travel to the early morning of New Year’s Eve 1954, when an odd-looking flying saucer with two “pilots” observed an old bell-ringer.

Over 100 amazing saucer landings are described in detail, all featuring sources and critiquing comments aimed at a better understanding of the follow-ups to - and the possible explanations for - every incident. Hundreds of maps, sketches, pieces of artwork, and newsclippings make this book a visual tour of the early years of the “flying saucer” phenomenon and myth.

Three extensive Appendices serve as an outstanding repository for Italian news reports and magazine covers dedicated to the landing cases covered in this book, and to the flying saucer craze of the era - plus, they offer an intriguing comparison between the images of saucers as reported by witnesses and those published in early science-fiction magazines and books.

"When Saucers Came to Earth" opens your eyes onto a time when Unidentified Flying Objects were still flying saucers manufactured by an advanced - yet terrestrial-like - technology.


260 pages printed on quality semi-glossy paper

Large A4 size

About 200 illustrations

The most comprehensive coverage of all early Italian UFO landings

Discover outstanding Italian saucer landings you never knew before because of the language barrier

UFO DVD multimediaEnjoy the PREMIUM COLLECTOR's Edition of "When Saucers came to Earth".

Available in 25 valuable copies only.

Printed in photo quality to offer even more vibrant illustrations.

Delivered with an exclusive companion video DVD (see below).

Signed by the Author.

UFO close encounters flying saucer landingsMore than 100 Italian UFO landings (mostly never published before in English language) are described in details. Each episode gets the most extensive coverage ever printed so far, including a full listing of all the avalable sources.

An exhaustive comment is devoted to each case. You can find additional information, collateral sightings and possible explanations, plus information and remarks about some classic cases you never found in the UFO books!

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Enjoy updates, new cases and additional material available at a special WEB site.

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UFO DVD on classic Italian UFO landings and science fiction movie posters
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The DVD features five videoclips:

  • The Facchini Encounter (1950)
  • The Monguzzi Photo Hoax (1952)
  • Encounter in Cennina (1954)
  • Mr. Pugina meets a Martian (1954)
  • Celluloid Saucers (Science Fiction Posters)



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The book has soon become a collectable item. All copies delivered by the author are signed and come with an exclusive bookmark.



Book about Italian UFO Landings and close encountersA new edition of the book is currently distributed by Amazon and Createspace for $ 29.99. We recommend you to buy at Createspace, it is even faster and simpler!





The Story of Italian UFO Landings

Appendix 1 -
A Sampling of Newsclippings

Appendix 2 -
Weekly Magazine Covers

Appendix 3 -

Appendix 4 -
Case Listings


Each copy comes with an exclusive color UFO bookmark !

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