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UFOR: Research Institute on Anomalous Phenommena

From: Francisco Lopez <d005734c@dc.seflin.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:49:34 -0400 (EDT)
Fwd Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 19:09:53 -0400
Subject: UFOR: Research Institute on Anomalous Phenommena

From: riap777@chat.ru

Dear Colleague,

My name is Alexander Beletsky. I am Vice-Director of Research
Institute on Anomalous Phenomena (RIAP) - an independent
scientific- research body, established in Kharkov (Ukraine) a
few years ago. We aim at scientific studies in the fields of the
UFO problem and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence) question. The Institute makes its investigations
in close collaboration with the CIS Academy of Cosmonautics and
Russian Academy of Sciences. Please find here attached (as
Appendix I) a RIAP Information Leaflet, describing the
Institute's research programs in some detail.

To inform the international ufological community about the
results of investigations that are conducted by RIAP specialists
and other scientists in the territory of the former Soviet
Union, we started, in 1994, a special periodical: newsletter
RIAP Bulletin (RB). It is the ONLY serious anomalistic
periodical in the Commonwealth of Independent States published
IN ENGLISH. There appear in RB research articles, short
communications, book reviews, letters to the Editor, etc.

RB Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 - Vol. 4, Nos. 1-3 have been printed and
sent to subscribers. They contain, in particular, the papers
"Post-Soviet Ufology: a View from Inside" and "Alternative
Science?", by V.V.Rubtsov; "UFOs as Objects of Study by
Terrestrial Physics", by V.A.Buerakov; "Search for Alien
Artifacts on the Moon: A Justification", by A.V.Arkhipov; "UFOs:
a Possible Mechanism of Formation, Behavior and Environmental
Impact", by V.I.Mazhuga; "The Petrozavodsk Phenomenon", by
L.M.Gindilis & Y.K.Kolpakov; "The Black Ball: a Supposed
Extraterrestrial Artifact", by V.N.Fomenko; "A Second UFO
Landing on the River Mzha", by a group of RIAP scientists, and
others. We have also published the first really comprehensive
survey of anomalous features of the famous Tunguska explosion
("The Tunguska Meteorite: A Dead-Lock or the Start of a New
Stage of Inquiry?"), written by the leading Russian specialist
in this problem - Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Member of Academy.

RIAP Bulletin is published four times per year. Subscription
rates: a life-long subscription - $100; 12 issues (three years)
- $50; 8 issues (two years) - $35; 4 issues (one year) - $20.
Airmail postage included. Back issues are still available in
limited quantities ($5 per issue, $50 a whole set - ten issues).

If you are interested in subscribing to RIAP Bulletin, please
let me know. I and my colleagues would be happy to inform you
about advances and prospects of ufological studies in this part
of the world. There will appear in the next RB issues, in
particular, the following papers: "A Possible Genetic Trace of
the Tunguska Catastrophe of 1908", by Y.G.Rychkov; "UFOs: False
and Genuine", by the Russian academic UFO expert Y.V.Platov;
"Did the Maori Know About the Rings of Jupiter?", by
Y.N.Morozov, and many others.

With all my best wishes and warmest regards, I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Alexander V. Beletsky,
M.A., Vice-Director, RIAP


Appendix I


     The principal trends of researches of the institute in the
     UFO field are as follows: creation of an efficient system
     of reconstruction of a real anomalous event on the basis of
     witnesses' testimonies; formation of a unified CIS UFO data
     base (in collaboration with the Expert Group on Anomalous
     Atmospheric Phenomena of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
     and a computer expert system to identify genuine UFOs
     (GUFOs); development of physical models of GUFOs;
     monitoring of a place of recurrent UFO landings on the
     river Mzha, near Kharkov; studies in the hidden history of
     Soviet ufology.

     In the SETI field, there was realized, under the guidance
     of Alexey V. Arkhipov, phase I of the program "Search for
     Alien Artifacts on the Moon" (SAAM) and its results were
     presented on the pages of RIAP Bulletin. Besides, we have
     been examining some enigmatic finds that can be considered
     candidate extraterrestrial artifacts (ancient, or not so
     ancient). These are the so-called "Kassimov ball" - a small
     (diameter some 4.5 cm) black ball of unknown origin, found
     in Central Russia in 1983 on the depth 7 meters, in a layer
     of pure red clay, - and the remains of a strange object
     that obviously originated from space and fell down near
     Kharkov in 1994 (judging from its chemical composition, it
     is neither a meteorite, nor terrestrial space junk).

     The institute pays considerable attention to the problem of
     the Tunguska explosion of 1908. We are studying statistical
     parameters of the forest fall area, as well as the
     biogeochemical elemental and isotopic anomalies and
     population-genetic effects, revealed in the area of the
     catastrophe. A state-of-the-art collection of research
     papers on the Tunguska problem is now under preparation.

     The Scientific Council and Advisory Board of the Institute
     include such Russian and Ukrainian specialists in the UFO
     problem and SETI field as Dr. E.A.Ermilov (specialist in
     radio detection of aerial anomalous phenomena), Dr.
     V.N.Fomenko (investigator of the famous Vashka find, as
     well as other supposed ET artifacts), Y.A.Fomin (doyen of
     UFO studies in Russia), Dr. L.M.Gindilis (astronomer and
     SETI expert), Dr. Y.V.Platov (Vice-Chairman of the Academic
     UFO Study Group), Dr. V.K.Zhuravlev (investigator of the
     Tunguska explosion), and others. The Advisory Board
     comprehends also a group of well-known Western scientists,
     scholars and engineers - V.-J.Ballester Olmos (Spain), Dr.
     T.E.Bullard (USA), Dr. R.F.Haines (USA), Dr. A.Meessen
     (Belgium), et al. Dr. Vladimr V. Rubtsov, Full Member of
     the CIS Academy of Cosmonautics and one of pioneers of
     ufological studies in the former USSR, is Director of RIAP.

Institute mailing address:

RIAP, P.O.Box 4684, 310022 Kharkov-22, Ukraine.

Internet e-mail address:


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