As a result of repeated and documented
sights of anomalous lights by the staff of the Astronomical
Observatory N. Copernico in Saludecio (RN), not leaded to null
of known, from January 1997 a systematic monitoring in the optical
and photographic field has begun. Such luminous phenomenon has
been noticed on the vertical line of our observatory and on
the coast of Romagna and Marche more times.
The phenomenon of the lights in
Adriatic is not historically datable, but many testimonies of
the past exist, that induce to us to enclose all the events
in one typological classification not too much extended; substantially
constituted by apparitions of " lights " of varied
shapes, brightness and duration. These events have fed always
one sure casuistry, ufological too, without however succeeding
to reduce the phenomenon under a unique denominator.
CROSS PROJECT, (Copernico Radio
and Optical Skywatching System), is the research program that
resolves to catalogue and study the phenomenon. The target is
to document and study from a physical point of view the anomalous
lights that introduce numerous analogies with great part of
the casuistry documented in Norway and in other parts of the
The plan elaborated into the Observatory, supported by the technical
collaboration of the Astrophysical Teodorani Massimo and Ing.
Stelio Montebugnoli of the Dep. of RadioAstronomy of the CNR
based in Medicina (BO), was born as a result of several contacts
during which it has been put to comparison our luminous phenomenon
with that most famous one of the lights of Hessdalen, inquired
and studied by them during missions EMBLA 2000,2001 and 2002.
photographic material and video collected during the sessions
of monitoring carried out from 2000 to 2002 constitute the physical
evidence of the apparitions of the anomalous lights in Adriatic
sea, and it's protected from Copyright.
sky in the North-East, view from our place of observation.
In the summer the red light apparitions generally occur
around the constellation of Perseus while in winter
such an astral position is occupied from the constellation
of Ursa Major and the Leo Minor
responsibles of the plan, Gian Franco Lollino and Fabiana
Fiatti, during the numerous sessions of monitoring carried
from 2000 to 2002, have found two good places for the observation
of the lights: the cape of Gabicce (PU) and the bay of Portonovo
of Ancona. Places that in both cases point out on the sea
with essential characteristics of darkness and altitude
for a better observation.
Coordinates of the Place
Lat N 43°57'46"-Long E 012°46'52"
of the Gabicce Mount (PU) in a Natural Park of the San
Bartolo Mount. The point indicates the place used since
2001 till now by the Cross Project astronomers. The
place is situated to 129m slm with the peak over the
port of Vallugola.
Coordinates of the Place
N 43°33'55-Long E 013°34'33"
of Portonovo (AN), on the background: the headland of
Conero. The red point indicates the square situated
close to a provincial road of Conero, to 135m slm. From
this place there were observed the same types of lights
seen at Gabicce Mount.