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Original Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 391
Original Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 13:45:19 +0000
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ITALIAN UFO NEWSFLASH
ISSUE NO. 391 - 17 APRIL 2003
by the Italian Center for UFO Studies
(Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, CISU)
- First-Quarter 2003 Sightings in Italy
- New Issue of European Journal
FIRST-QUARTER 2003 SIGHTINGS IN ITALY
The number of reports of sightings of UFO phenomena, occurring in Italy
during the month of March and collected to date by the Internet working
group for the caselog of the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), has
As a result, last month saw the number of gathered reports cut in half,
with respect to the previous month, bringing in the month of March at its
usual average and the first quarter at the same levels of preceding years
(with the exception of 2002, which was "richer" by 50%): i.e. 177 cases.
The quarter's reports were concentrated more than usual in the northern
regions, which alone account for two-thirds of the total, with a further
concentration in Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia, as opposed to Piedmont and
On the contrary, there was nothing anomalous about the type distribution:
70% were nocturnal lights and 8% daytime objects. As of special
characteristics, there occurred three cases involving effects on the
surrounding environment; three featuring photographs; thirteen involving
filmed sequences; and a good six objects observed as falling to Earth.
The complete list of cases along with the update of tables for the last
three years, the related statistical re-downloads and graphs are already
available, as always, on the CISU Website.
[Reports by Giorgio Abraini]
NEW ISSUE OF EUROPEAN JOURNAL
The eighth issue (and the first of its fourth year-in-print) has come out
of the "European Journal of UFO and Abduction Studies" (EJUFOAS), published
in Great Britain by Totton College, having as its mission statement to
offer the European Continent of a shared tool for scientific ufology.
The overview of this issue features six articles, penned by English,
Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian and United States authors, who passed the
filter of a referee board, rendering this publication unique: a critique on
and a response to the investigation of a "close encounter of the third
kind" in Romania; an analysis of the differences in aggressiveness between
the drawings of aliens made by boys and girls; the worldwide project of the
UFO photos cataloguing; the real official dossier on Roswell; and the
presentation of the "academic, international network of multicultural
research on apparitions" promoted by a Portuguese university.
Each issue costs 5 Pounds Sterling, the subscription to two issues running
at 10 Pounds Sterling. Discounts are available for members of the CISU and
others affiliated associations.
[Report by Craig Roberts; www.cisu.org/ejufoas.htm]
Collaborators on this edition were:
Giorgio Abraini and Craig Roberts.
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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
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 Italian>English Translator & Proofreader
44 Bickford Ave., Apt. 2
Revere, MA 02151
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108, 10121 Torino, Italia
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