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    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: Edoardo Russo Original Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 341 Original
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      Originally from: Edoardo Russo <e.russo@...>
      Original Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 341
      Original Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:13:19 +0100

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      ISSUE NO. 341 - 24 JANUARY 2002

      by the Italian Center for UFO Studies
      (Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, CISU)


      - Recent Sightings In Italy
      - The Town Refutes The Data, But The C.I.S.U. Wins The Appeal
      - Stilo's New Book on the 1952 Wave is Coming
      - C.I.S.U. Old Headquarters Closes


      The new year opened with several sightings of alleged UFOs,
      in various regions of Italy.

      The number of reports and news items on observations of
      unusual aerial phenomena, gathered by the Italian Center
      for UFO Studies during the first fifteen days of January from
      Lombardy, Trentino, Emilia, Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria and
      Sardinia, has already reached fifteen: such numbers are
      in line with the trend reflecting the last months, which an
      average of 20-25 cases monthly.

      [Communication by Giorgio Abraini.]


      Following the fall of whitish filaments (the so-called "angel
      hair") during last October over some communities in the
      province of Arezzo, the Italian Center for UFO Studies asked
      for a copy of the transcripts of the findings and the analyses
      carried out; however, one of the towns denied the request,
      claiming that the C.I.S.U. did not possess the requirements
      necessary for obtaining the right to access the documents.

      Following consultations with our attorneys and professional
      archivists, the Center's executive board decided to file an
      administrative appeal in response to such refusal, and (after
      having rejected the hypothesis of appealing to the Regional
      Administrative Court as too slow and costly) the local
      C.I.S.U. representative therefore turned to the district attorney
      of the province to request a re-examination.

      In a successful move having no precedent as of Italian ufology,
      on last 14 December, the District Attorney's Office decided for
      the Italian Center for UFO Studies, based on the law regarding
      the administrative transparency of public entities: after citing
      Art. 9 of the Italian Constitution concerning the promotion of
      scientific research, the attorney retained "as legally relevant"
      the C.I.S.U.'s interest in obtaining the documents and contrarily
      as "illegitimate" the Town's expressed refusal to access.

      In the face of such a firm stance on the position, the Town did
      an about-face and, last 20 January, relinquished the requested
      documents to Dr. Massimiliano Grandi, C.I.S.U. representative
      for the province of Arezzo, thus consolidating a precedent which
      may be invoked in the future at any such time that an
      administrative public entity has no grounds to oppose the
      release of ufologically-relevant documentation.

      [Communication by Massimiliano Grandi.]


      On the Internet site of the ufological e-bookstore www.upiar.com
      (which through 28 February is offering a 10% discount
      promotion), the new book by Giuseppe Stilo about the great
      1952 worldwide wave of UFO sightings is already available for a
      pre-publication offer.

      "Ultimatum alla Terra" ("Ultimatum to Earth") actually represents
      the second volume in the series, as a result from CISU "Operazione
      Origini" ("Operation Origins", the archival project on the early years
      of ufology Stilo is the coordinator of), and is a follow-up to the
      previous book "Scrutate i cieli!" ("Watch the Skies!"), dedicated to
      "1950: The Great Flying Saucers Wave and the Globalization
      of the UFO Phenomena" (still available from UPIAR Publications).

      As with that volume, this one also centers the attention on the Italian
      scene, gathering from the ground-up an enormous (and in parts,
      heretofore unknown) amount of documentary material on that page
      of ufological history in our country. Suffice it to say that the number
      of documented (and analyzed) Italian sightings in the book totals
      218, compared with the 120 which had previously been catalogued.
      But the author did not stop at our nation's borders, and as previously
      for 1950, also offers an expansive, international overview of that
      formidable year dwelling in some depth on specific arguments,
      with data and information never-before published in Italy.

      Not by accident, the new book is still more voluminous than the
      preceding one: 520 pages, at a cover price of Euro 21.69 (17.35 for
      members of C.I.S.U. and of other affiliated associations). It is also
      possible to order the book on a pre-publication 10% discount price.

      [Communication by Maurizio Verga.]


      The final meeting of the C.I.S.U.'s Turin working group at
      the historic headquarters at Via Briccarello took place on
      Tuesday, 15 January.

      With the completion of the relocation of all the archives,
      the storehouse, the shelving and the furnishings, there will
      take place beginning next week in the new office at Via Rubino
      the gatherings which have marked, for over 22 years, the
      continuing activity of the group which had hosted the secretary
      of CUN (Centro Ufologico Nazionale), and then, since 1985,
      of CISU (the Italian Center for UFO Studies).

      During these years, there were hosted in these old office, either in
      a visiting or a consultative capacity, almost all the Italian active
      ufologists and a good number of foreign colleagues (eg.
      J. Allen Hynek from the USA, Bertrand Meheust from France;
      Hilary Evans from the UK, Alejandro Agostinelli from Argentina;
      Ion Hobana from Romania, Javier Sierra from Spain), and there
      were staged television programs for the principal national networks
      (from RAI to Mediaset).

      The new, much wider headquarters will allow, among other things,
      a better management of and accessibility to the C.I.S.U.'s books and
      journals library, the newsclipping collections, case and thematic
      archives, which (thanks also to donations and recoveris of several
      private collections) are not only the largest in Italy, but among the
      greatest in Europe.

      The reordering and the reorganization of the hundreds of boxes,
      in which everything was packed for the relocation, will occupy the
      coming weeks, and also still cause some backup and interruptions
      in the normal activity of CISU secretary. For the inauguration of the
      new headquarters, there is planned a weekend-long "Open House,"
      of which timely notice will be provided.

      [Communication by Gian Paolo Grassino.]

      Collaborators on this edition were:
      Giorgio Abraini, Massimiliano Grandi,
      Gian Paolo Grassino and Maurizio Verga.

      - - -

      This is the English translation of UFOTEL, a free
      phone/Internet information service on UFOs edited
      weekly by Edoardo Russo for the Italian Center for
      UFO Studies (Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici),
      available in Italian by calling +39-011-545294,
      or by e-mail subscription, or on CISU website
      at http://www.arpnet.it/ufo/ultime.htm

      UFOTEL is a supplement to "UFO - Rivista di
      informazione ufologica", published by the Italian
      Center for UFO Studies, registered at Tribunale
      di Torino, No. 3670, on 19 June 1986.
      Director: Giovanni Settimo.
      Publisher: Cooperativa UPIAR, Corso Vittorio
      Emanuele 108, 10121 Turin, Italy

      Translated from Italian to English by:
      Gary J. Presto, Freelance IT-EN Translator/Proofreader
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      ICQ: 110502923, E-mail: gjpresto@...
      Webpage: http://profiles.yahoo.com/italoman9

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      (c) 2002 by: CISU,
      Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108, 10121 Torino, Italia

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      - to promote the scientific study of UFO phenomena in Italy;
      - to help circulate information about UFO phenomena and studies;
      - to coordinate national activities of data collecting and studying.

      You may reach Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici:
      - by mail: CISU, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108, 10121 Torino, Italia
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