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Spanish 'Anomaly Foundation' Rewards UFO

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@get2net.dk>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 02:46:03 +0100 (MET)
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:35 -0500
Subject: Spanish 'Anomaly Foundation' Rewards UFO

Source: "swnet.sci.ufo" (Swedish UFO newsgroup).



From: Mikael_Sjoberg@online.idg.se
Newsgroups: swnet.sci.ufo
Subject: Hessdalenprojektet
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 22:38:52 +0100


Santander (Spain), December 1998. The Board of Directors of
Anomaly Foundation has granted Mr. Erling Strand (Norway),
director of the Hessdalen Project, the 1998 International Zurich
Prize, sponsored by Zurich Insurance Company with 250,000
pesetas (US $ 1,670). Mr. Strand heads a scientific research
team that has developed high-tech equipment for the optical
recording on real time and spectrographic analysis of unusual
aerial phenomena occured in the Norwegian region of Hessdalen.

Also, the "Ricardo Caruncho" Prize of 100,000 pesetas (US & 670)
has been granted to engineer Mr. Juan A. Fern=E1ndez Peris from
Valencia (Spain) for his outstanding report solving the mystery
of November 11, 1979 UFO encounter in the Mediterranean sea, of
international fame. On that date, the crew of a commercial
airplane flying en route from Majorca to Tenerife sighted two
strange lights in the sky. The unexpected, weird event provoked
an emergency landing in the Manises airport, Valencia. This
occurrence brought a Parliament question to the Government from
the Socialist party in the opposition.

The "Universitas" Fellowship (150,000 pesetas or US $ 1,000),
which is partially sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Fund
for UFO Research, went to Mr. J.M. Gonz=E1lez to compile and
catalog the massive, life-long letter exchange legacy from
Manuel Osuna, pionner Spanish ufologist. The "Cuadernos de
Ufolog=EDa" Award was granted to Mr. Pedro Red=F3n, president of
Centro de Estudios Interplanetarios (Barcelona), in recognition
for having devoted three decades to the serious study of
unidentified flying objects.

The Anomaly Foundation is a not-for-profit organization approved
in 1997 by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. It was
established to promote mainstream scientific investigation of
anomalous aerial phenomena or UFOs.

For 1999, in addition to normal activities of the Foundation
aimed to tracing and managing archives, publishing the
influential jounal Cuadernos de Ufolog=EDa, books, etc., it has
been created a 100,000 pesetas Research Fund to provide aids to
field investigations of UFO sightings. There will be 1999
editions for the international Zurich prize and the Universitas
fellowship as well.

Amongst the research in progress presently promoted by the
Foundation it is worth noting the assignment to Mr. Mart=ED Fl=F2,
from Barcelona Univesity, to develop a computer data base
applied to bibliography citations on UFO phenomena in the
scientific literature.

By-laws of grants for UFO research are available from Anomaly
Foundation, Apartado 5.041, 39080 Santander, Spain. Public is
invited to consult the Foundation=B4s web page in the Internet


Donations are kindly requested in order to improve the number
and amounts of financial aids to research granted by the Anomaly

For further information, contact our Press Office


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