Project FOTOCAT News, June 2002
- PROJECT FOTOCAT NEWS, June 2003
(For previous reports and citations of various forms of co-operation with
this project, see: <http://www.anomalia.org/fotocat1.htm>)
FOTOCAT is a world-wide catalogue of UFO photography reaching 3,400+
entries by end June 2003, and growing at a fast pace. As a project of the
not-for-profit Spanish association Anomaly Foundation
<http://www.anomalia.org>, it receives donations of files and materials
from investigators all over the world, and many UFO researchers are
contributing to the success of the program. The whole catalogue will be
posted free by the internet at a later stage.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO RECENT ASSISTANCE
Dr Donald Johnson, who is managing UFOCAT, the largest UFO database in the
world, is co-operating with us by submitting regional listings which are
checked with our own records. It feeds FOTOCAT with fresh new cases.
UFOCAT was originally devised and started by Dr Dave Saunders, who was a
scientific member of the Condon Committee, and I was one of the grand
Brasilian ufologist Claudier Covo has provided us with a set of scans of
the famous Barra da Tijuca photographs taken May 7, 1952.
Ray Stanford has taken the trouble to compile in an spreadsheet format
specially prepared for us, a chronological summary of the 40+ imagery
cases he has been involved from 1954 to the present.
From Switzerland, the experienced researcher Bruno Mancussi has
contributed a list of 108 explained and unexplained photographic cases
reported in his country in the last 50 years.
Albert Rosales (California) is adding useful tracks to the catalog by
providing urls of web sites which contain lots of UFO photos, to be stored
in our image archive and catalog.
Also we thank Monsieur Bernard Thouanel, the French editor-in-chief of the
magazine VSD Hors Series, for sending us specific valuable images.
PROJECT 1954 e-LIST
A very happy initiative of two remarkable Italian long-time UFO students,
Giuseppe Stilo and Edoardo Russo, from the major CISU organisation, has
materialised in the creation of a internet forum list uniquely devoted to
the 1954 wave. Some 60 experts from over 20 nations are present in this
dialogue gallery. In monthly instalments, the collection of FOTOCAT´s
photographic cases from the epoch was posted and discussed, and a number
of documentation improvements were produced as a consequence.
HOW CAN YOU ASSIST US?
The Project will gratefully receive references to internet links where UFO
photographs appear, as well as any class of documents on UFO photos, films
or videos, magazine articles, papers or reports, book sections, etc., both
as actual information or as bibliographical references. Every help will be
Prints of pictures, slides, disquettes, CD roms, any format containing UFO
(or IFO) images are welcomed. Any personal, isolated collection will find
its proper place in FOTOCAT, where any such material will be in its due
context and properly documented with other sources, giving shape to a
phenomenal record of photographic evidence of the UFO problem.
In addition to my email address <ballesterolmos@...>, my postal
address follows as well:
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
Apartado de Correos 12140
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