The Friendship Case
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The Friendship Case

2013, Mystery  -   84 Comments
Ratings: 7.32/10 from 110 users.

Newspapers talked about it, people wanted to know, but nobody could penetrate the mystery. What was going on? Strange flying machines were playing the skies of Italy. It was the fifties. Some people took incredible photos, others were frightened and shouted "They're here, they're among us," while still others believed that aliens came to help. But who were they; where were they from, and above all what did they want?

Until recently, the phenomenon of contactism, or the deliberate encounter, repeated over time, between man and evolved extraterrestrial entities, was believed to involve only a few chosen individuals, or contactees.

Many of them went down in history. George Adamski, Howard Menger, Eugenio Siragusa, just to name a few, all of them faithfully abided by this cliché. But in 2007, something happened that would change the cards on the table. Stefano Breccia, and engineer from Marche, living in Abruzzo, published some startling papers that seemed to reveal the story of repeated direct encounters between more than 100 people, and extraterrestrial beings living in numerous secret bases on our planet.

The main figure of the event told by Breccia is the writer Bruno Sammaciccia. The case is said to have taken place mainly in and around Pescara. It would all begin in 1956, and would last for many years. The film clips and photographs that have emerged so far are of considerable interest. But even more extraordinary are the testimonies of the individuals involved. Everyone called their story "friendship." And that is the name that has come down to us today. Thanks to Stefano Breccia's courage, one of the most awe-inspiring sagas in ufology has come to light. It wasn't an easy decision to decide to make it known.

It all started from an idea from Bruno Sammaciccia. He'd been thinking about writing down his experiences, and then asked Breccia to be the one to do it. And so he was at his house for a month to record his stories. Then he put everything together. Besides granting his dear friend's wishes, Breccia had set himself another objective. One reason is, he hoped that it might work as bait to encourage other people in the group to come forward.

Gaspare De Lama and his wife Mirella are among those still alive today who were involved in the "friendship" event, and who accepted Breccia's invitation to come forward. They now live on the shores of Lake Como. Gaspare admired Stefano's courage to expose himself so directly, despite being a well-known figure in science and academia. Gaspare De Lama became a fan of ufology in the late 40s and, together with his wife, sought a path to greater awareness. Even Gaspare's mother took part in the events.

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2 years ago

Stupid music!
This is not ancient aliens! You should have beautiful loving music evocative of heart centered friendship. Not the sensationalistic high drama fear frequency. Wake up Human This story is about love and trust. Your soundtrack should reflect it instead of trying to whip people into fear state. Just tell the story with love, wonder and humility.

4 years ago

The 1 tall Arnie and 1 short Danny,have scoped the planet and decided Lake Como is much nicer than the Nevada/Arizona area.

5 years ago

Some of the bonehead comments on here examplify why extraterrrestials don't land on the White House lawn. In their formative stages of spiritual evolution, human beings can be extremely dangerous to both themselves and others. Anyone with the attention span to absorb the information will understand that the protagonists in this case were highly respected professionals, including professors, journalists and even a diplomat, who kept their secrets for decades, well away from the simple-minded and fearful.

5 years ago

hmm..aliens that don't pay there debts..think my sister's an alien!

6 years ago

Italian should stick to inventing new types of Pizza and not this.. C'mon !

6 years ago

Soooo, if the information they had to share was so vital, why did they share it in such a convoluted manner, AND to people who had ABSOLUTELY ZERO stroke anywhere! Telling these "important" things to this group of people was akin to telling a bedtime story to a bunch of kids! LOL! What a bunch of HOGWASH!

6 years ago

These aliens let these people take umpteen photos and a short video of there craft but no photos of the 1 meter tall and 2.5 meter tall alien or the inside of their craft. Interesting. The aliens all have a message of hope or they want to conquer us. Why don't any aliens ever stop to just say hi and get a Starbucks coffee or a Big Mac?

7 years ago

Well well, lots of crappy comments about people that just like to open their mouth without even try to understand what happened....i live right in the place where the facts happened and now a days nobody can explain what happened...the amount of proof trough the years is absolutely ridiculously big as the number of witnesses that after the end of the friendship have seen flying saucers and ufos flying on top of that mountains or the adriatic see...of course anybody can have their own opinion, but just say that these guys made up everything just to publish some books is even more ridiculous...the pro are there and all their material was and is still being analyzed..yet nobody gave a "normal" explanation...please know the facts before talk and inform the only way to really get a free opinion...cheers

8 years ago

This also happened in Argentina and other people have spoken about these friendship aliens . There is many stories all you have to do is research it also have more than one investigation in to this.

huh ?
8 years ago

If a case of this magnitude has any validity, then why hasn't it been headlined by any of the serious researchers or received any mention in any of the 'Ancient Aliens' episodes yet as I've been researching UFO cases for years and this is the first I've ever even heard of it ?

Dave Vanderstraeten
9 years ago

I haven't watched this documentary since I'm already a long term
believer,but based on the commentaries below I would like to state some things. It's not my intention to convince anyone, frankly I don't care if you believe or not. If you analyse all past meesages concerning other life forms: it all comes down to this: either you've had a personal experience (not necessarily shaking E.T's.
hand) or you haven't. You're either convinced that there's more to life, or you don't. If you're open to it and really want to see, you will encounter, just patient and keep your eyes open. I've only been in touch with Sirius, but the universe is filled with life, and yes many are here to help. I've been sceptical for like 6 years
reading their messages, but they are truth when you deeply consider up till today. And it will only get better....In short: science is spirit and spirit is science. You're primordial spine evokes an energy from the universe during meditation (see all mythology, ancient scripts, religion); it's all pointing at the same thing. As for science: we've discovered that our smallest particles are of pure light and form patterns (i.e. flower of life, mathematical complex patterns => see Large Hadron Collider) . Light? God is light, written all over religion, texts, on Earth...Consider a new emerging / manifesting reality, which will be pure and love-based. Einstein foretold that the new religion would be a cosmic religion:
one that unites us all. Well, I see where we're heading, hopefully. It's
happening gradually, when all negativity breaks down (war, chaos, dominance and so on), definititly.

9 years ago

This is really too much. Aliens that visited the earth ok, aliens that might still be here ok, but this story could be written by a 5 yr old child. Not one piece of evidence these people were able to show. Only a video of an alleged flying saucer flown by a completely drunken alien and some photos. Hillarious that the alleged alien friend paid for the merchandise. This kind of documentary has the same credibility as those who claim they saw the madonna.

Richard Neva
9 years ago

Fantastic and believable!

jbeckham360 .
9 years ago

Did you notice the supposed aliens were Giants? I wonder how they fit in those tiny ships lol. E.T. are demons people! They do not come from some crazy far off planet light years away. Hitler was the first to build these UFO Machines. Did you notice that these UFOs advance in design about the same as our cars have? From the nice and shinny saucer's to massive triangle shaped craft! Just like our first jet fighters to our now stealth fighters and B-2 bombers! The balls of light are the real deal demonic invaders as it says in the good book that Lucifer was a light being who could take any shape he wanted to fool the masses. Every abduction sounds just like they are creating the Giants again, their offspring! In every case woman and men have been sexually raped to get mans sperm and then impregnate the women just long enough to start the egg off growing and then they come back and take the woman's baby and in most cases their ovaries as well. Most women have been shown these crossbred babies. Wake up people! The fake alien invasion is coming to grab total control over you!

9 years ago

Yes they are here. I've been in contact with them and they have been here for a long long time. Influencing us, helping us to grow more caring for the world, for the universe, and for all living things.

9 years ago

I don't think people should form an opinion on the content of the stories and argue over things like 'why are they using money, story must be fake' etc.

If you're approaching this in a non-biased way, then I think you should consider the fact that the evidence presented in this video although cannot ever be successfully proven to be real alien photos and stories etc. it cannot also be proven to be false and just an elaborate hoax. Therefore, its open to you whether you want to believe it or not.

Bad Conduct
10 years ago

Oh.. wow. Those aren't obviously small man made objects close to the camera. Of course, there's no pictures of the inside of the ship of the aliens. Of course not. That would be absurd. I'm convinced.

10 years ago

People should keep an open mind when it comes to this kind of things. Before making conclusions, maybe one should read a couple of books and make further researchs in that field. Otherwise you're going to get things twisted and everything will definitely sounds absurd to yall. No doubt.

I would suggest a couple of readings that as to do with Alien/ufo abduction. Because those are the ones who tend to answer most of the questions people ask themselves regarding to UFOs and alien contacts. You do that and come back. I'll suggest book written by Budd Hopkins. Well written and revealing.

Oh and there's critical differences between contectee and abductees** to take in consideration.

10 years ago

Never believed in ufo and stuff, and this doc proves me right.

10 years ago

aha..Ufo TV I'll skip this nonsense ..

Nada nada
10 years ago

16:35 LOL What? The aliens pay in cash? What was that? Were they counterfeit bills? If not they run a real business over here? Anyway... If they had been around for centuries (if not millennia) and had perfect knowledge of the geopolitical, economic and social status of this planet where would they go to sound alarm over nuclear weapons threatening the Earth? To a bunch of ordinary Italians??? Hell no. Plus they were in contact for quite a long time with a super-advanced civilization (they even did some business!!) and what they got? Absolutely nothing??

10 years ago

Ahh, the famous fruit smuggling incident of '59, I remember it well.

10 years ago

Was this a Mel Brooks production?

These people are as a nutty as L. Ron Hubbard but only half as wacky & deluded as his followers, all those creepy, kooky scientologists.

Firas Lami
10 years ago

Minute: 45:10

In Arabic, A’qree, is pronounced: Abqree; which also means a
Genius. It does not mean: “A group of friends, or something like that…”

Taylor Ryen
10 years ago

I'm angry for having watched this... bunch of old Italian guys making up a whole range of pure crap for what? So they can see their names in the news paper? Just awful

Paul Gloor
10 years ago

Considering the abundance of cheap photography equipment of
increasing quality and ease of use these days, you would think by now someone would have some definitive proof of alien beings visiting the earth and making contact, whether intentional or not.
Everyone with a cellphone these days has at least 1 megapixel quality camera and, quite often, video capability available at a moments notice.

Some clean, in focus shots and non shaky video isn't too much to ask for these days.

Harry Nutzack
10 years ago

typical ufo tv fare, only this time with a special guest appearance by a german shepherd named "dick". underground and sea bases that conveniently can be returned to their original conditions without evidence of ever existing. aliens that panhandle provisions. "experts" digitally examining B&W photos of flying hubcaps. yes, even a mutt and jeff team of aliens that work parlor tricks james randi would facepalm over. why do i watch these? how does anybody buy into such a story?

10 years ago

They must be angels! No...gods!

It could be the two ufologists in town were good magicians. Some of that stuff sounded like it was right out of the seance industry - messages appearing on paper and disappearing again - it seems very familiar.

10 years ago

I truly want to believe in alien contact, but if it was that ubiquitous as many make it seem, where's all the cellphone video of UFOs and aliens?

It seems odd to me that it suddenly dried up just as camera phones became popular

10 years ago

Lol...this film reminds me of Galexyquest...that film where the aliens see the sci-fi TV episodes and think it's all real.

the video sequences at 21:00 are the fakest bit of fakery i've ever seen in my life...that saucer is clearly the size of an airfix model, and also bouncing about like it's on a string...The photos that follow immidiately after confirm this, you can see by the photo of the 'craft' in perspective in front of the trees at 21:13 where the thing clearly only measures about a foot across if that...It's a toy on a string.