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Italian UFO Newsflash No. 494

From: Edoardo Russo <e.russo.nul>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:32:22 +0100
Fwd Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:26:01 -0500
Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 494

Italian UFO Newsflash

Issue No. 494 - 20 January 2007

by the Italian Center for UFO Studies
Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici, CISU

- 600 Italian Sightings in 2006
- Only 3 Reports in the Air Force Statistics
- Issue 34 of CISU journal
- A UFO blog by "Focus" magazine


As with every month, data has been released for the updates on
UFO sightings reports in Italy that have been gathered by CISU
working group on the case histories, coordinated by Giorgio

The number of reports of observations and phenomena occurring in
December totaled only 17, one of the lowest figures since 2000.
No special interest report is worhy a mention (a few meteors,
some picture or videos, one angel hair case).

The provisional total for 2006 is 605 reports collected as of
January 10: seemingly a low figure, if compared to the recent
years, but even "rich" ones (eg. 2001 or 2003) had comparable
numbers of know cases, in the same first month of the following

20% of reports wew actually para-ufological (as many as 60 were
crop circles retrievals); more than 30% of reports (15% of
events) were explainable as meteors. About  half of the
observations came from Northern Italy, more than 25% from the
South, and a little less than that originated in Central Italy.
Nearly half of the total were
directly reported to UFO organizations.

Reporting by Giorgio Abraini; UFO-Italia, 19 January;


Only 3 Reports In The Air Force Statistics

Only three reports are claimed to have been reported for the
whole year 2006 to the General Security Staff of the Italian Air
Force, i.e. the only official service collecting and cataloguing
OVNI (UFO) reports in our country.

Such a low numer is nearly the same as previous years (never
more than 10 official reports for each year since 2002), while
private UFO organizations  have been collecting from 500 to
1,000 reports for each of those same years.

The only three reports come to the A.F. were: from an airliner
above Palermo on Sept. 3; from civilian cititens in the same
area a few hours later; a daylight object seen by another
civilian in Procida, on May 3rd.

I would thus seem that the Air Staff is no longer receiving
reports collected by Carabinieri, since the media reported
involvement of that Italian federal police in more sightings.

Info by Gildo Persone; Air Force web site at:


Issue 34 Of CISU Journal

The new issue of "UFO information review" has just been printed.

The cover story is on the recently released UK
Defence report; UFO sightings by astronomers;
alien abductions and false memories; the alien
autopsy hoax final confession. Other articles and
columns about Italian sightings in 2006, field
investigations, news, book reviews, meetings and
CISU activities.

The journal is sent to CISU members and to
subscribers, and may also be bought through the
online UFO bookshop "Upiar Store" (www.upiar.com).

Info by Gian Paolo Grassino


A UFO Blog By Focus Magazine

The popular science monthly magazine, Focus, has just launched a
UFO blog on its website.

On The Trail Of UFOs is edited by CISU member Paolo Toselli, who
has long been writing a regular column and occasional articles
on UFOs in that magazine.

Info by Paolo Toselli, Ufo-Italia, 18 January



This is the English translation of UFOTEL, a free phone/Internet
information service on UFOs edited twice per month 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 at:

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


(c) 2007 by: CISU,
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108,  10121 Torino, Italia

This newsletter (as a whole or in part) may be freely copied,
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the only condition that Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici is
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The CISU is a no-profit association whose aims are:
- to promote the scientific study of UFO phenomena in Italy;
- to help circulate information about UFO phenomena and studies;
- to coordinate national activities of data collecting and studying.

You may reach Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici:
- by mail: CISU, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108, 10121 Torino, Italia
- by phone: +39 (011) 30.78.63 (24 hours UFO Hotline)
- by fax: +39 (011) 54.50.33
- by Internet e-mail: cisu.nul
- at the World Wide Web URL: http://www.cisu.org

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