60 Years Later, The Events That Took Place At This Soccer Game Still Remain Unexplained
May 25th, 2015
In 1954 on a cool March afternoon, at the Artemi Franchi in Florence, Italy, the normally chaotic stadium fell completely silent after halftime. Even the soccer players stopped to gaze up at the bizarre spectacle in the sky that was upstaging the game. What ten thousand people saw that day was never truly explained by modern science, even 61 years later.
Everyone in attendance believed that one or two UFO entities were ominously soaring over the field. One player on the field, Ardico Magini, described them as “shaped like an egg” emitting strange “silver glitter.”
“I think they were extra-terrestrial. That’s what I believe, and there’s no other explanation I can give myself.” –Ardico Magini
On that exact same day and several days later, similar sightings were reported in other Italian towns near Tuscany. Newspapers headlines caused mass hysteria amongst the public. Some reporters were even writing that the mysterious shapes were aliens and that they were from Mars. Could Magini and the newspapers have been right? Why would so many people lie?
Some scientists think this phenomenon occurred due to the migration of spiders. Some species of spiders use their webs to “balloon” to warmer climates. When entangled, these “balloons” can create some bizarre shapes. It would also explain the glittery substance.
Around the time of the “invasion” it was, in fact, the spiders’ migration season. But when the glittery substance was tested, it was composed of boron, silicon, magnesium, and calcium. These are not elements typically found in the silk “balloons” the spiders travel in.