FOTOCAT Project News
- FOTOCAT (acronym in Spanish for Catalog of Photographs) is an in-progress
project from the Anomaly Foundation <http:/www.anomalia.org>, a
not-for-profit organization set up in Spain in 1997 mainly to fund UFO
research, publish journals and books, and preserve from extintion
endangered UFO records.
Started initially with the objective to organize our 35-year photographic
UFO/IFO archives, when it acquired significant proportions it naturally
developed into a worldwide catalog with the purpose to integrate all UFO
reports published in the mainstream literature where photography, film or
video had been taken.
FOTOCAT has now 2,500 entries and it is rapidly expanding. We plan to
release it through the Foundation´s web site for public knowledge and
usage when its size its considered to be acceptably representative of the
"UFO photograph phenomenon" at world scale. At this stage, there are still
some regional or yearly weaknesses.
FOTOCAT accepts and looks for material donations in order to become a
comprehensive tally of this specific segment of UFO phenomenology. One of
our efforts centers in the acquisition of photographic records from
various sources. It is with satisfaction that we can report here that a
collection of 500 slides from the well-known ufologist from Argentina, Mr
Guillermo Roncoroni (unfortunately deceased) were donated to the Anomaly
Foundation thanks to the good services of his Argentinian colleagues and
noted researchers Mr Alejandro Agostinelli and Mr Roberto E Banchs. This
set splendidly documents such UFO cases in Latinamerica.
Very recently, Mr Philip Klass has generously donated his personal
collection of 300 slides to our Project, and we have to thank the
assistance provided by Mr Milton Hourcade. In this set we may find
extraordinary photographic coverage of outstanding UFO events like
Delphos, South Hill, or Socorro, as well as many other excellent
Finally, a noted figure in the UFO field in the United States, who has
collected an impressive amount of photographic material, has decided to
include the Anomaly Foundation in his Last Will as future beneficiary of
his UFO photo assets.
We request researchers from all corners of the world to submit us copy of
any list of UFO/IFO photocases produced or to exchange regional catalogs
with us. We will gladly submit what we have for a given country for
correction and improvement.
Thanks for your time and best regards,
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
Research Director, Anomaly Foundation
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