On August 14, 1947 in the municipality of Villa Santina, Italy, Italian artist R. L. Johannis was out painting when he noticed a 30 ft. disc-shaped object landing nearby. Johannis soon after witnessed two child-sized beings standing alongside the object. The artist hailed the creatures. It is possible that this was interpreted as a hostile gesture, for one of the beings touched the center of its belt and projected a thin vapor which caused the artist to fall dazed onto his back. The creatures approached, picked up the artist's easel, then returned to the craft. The object then rose, hovered, and disappeared.