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Re: The Chinese Roswell

From: Bruno Mancusi <Bruno.Mancusi@com.mcnet.ch>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 18:23:21 +0200
Fwd Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 15:46:18 -0400
Subject: Re: The Chinese Roswell

> From: Stig Agermose <Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk>
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 02:29:42 +0200
> Subject: The Chinese Roswell

> [Seems to me that the following has been discussed on UpDates
>  in the past and the consenus was that it was a pile of
>  'Dung Phooey' --ebk]

Hi Stig, Errol and list members,

This article from Hartwig Hausdorf don't give any new evidence on
the (in)famous Bayan-Kara-Ula affair.

I wrote a brief paper about the disks of Baian-Kara-Ula in
'Ovni-Presence' #48, August 1992, p. 33. It surprised me that no
one had checked the first ufological reference:
'UFO-Nachrichten' #95, July 1964, p. 3 (an English translation
appeared anonymously in 'Flying Saucers' #67, December 1969, p.
8. The original paper was erroneously dated "July 1969"). The
author was Reinhardt Wegemann, apparently Tokyo correspondent of
a DINA news agency.

It seems that this paper was printed in various German journals,
such as 'UFO-Nachrichten' and 'Das vegetarische Universum'.
Later, it was reprinted in French in the Belgian Adamski
newsletter 'BUFOI' #4, March-April 1965, and in 1967 in 'Soviet
Weekly' and 'Sputnik' (the Soviet 'Reader's Digest'). It was
these two articles by Viacheslav Zaitsev which made this story
famous.

Later, we can found the story in the usual archaeology fiction
books from Tomas, Charroux, Durrant, von Daniken,
Ostrander/Schroeder, Frederick, Kolosimo, etc.

Gordon Creighton published a skeptic article on the story in
'Flying Saucer Review' vol. 19, #1, January-February 1973, pp.
24-27.

It would be interesting to find DINA's original dispatch.
Perhaps it was simply another April Fool's trick?

BTW, a French author, Daniel Piret, wrote a novel based on this
affair : 'Les disques de Biem-Kara', Fleuve Noir, Paris 1973.

Regards
Bruno