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Re: talian UFO Newsflash No. 355

From: Edoardo Russo <edoardo.russo@tiscali.it>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 14:09:46 +0200
Fwd Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 21:54:48 -0400
Subject: Re: talian UFO Newsflash No. 355


ISSUE NO. 355 -  24 MAY 2002

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


- The Mothman in Theaters & Bookstores
- A Book on UFO Religions
- C.I.S.U. On-Line: New Layout & a Record
- Italian UFO Music at Roswell


Twenty-five years after "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" by
Steven Spielberg, UFO-themed jargon is popping up once again on
the big screen: currently showing in all movie houses is the
American film "The Mothman Prophecies", which its Italian
distributors chose not to translate from English (if not under
the subtitle "Voci dall=92ombra": Voices From The Shadow).

On the other hand, even in France the film found a (slightly
more faithful) title as =93Prophecies Of The Shadows=94 and these
same wrong titles were thence given to the Italian and French
new editions of the book which was the source for the film: the
diary which the journalist, writer and ufologist John Keel
published in 1975 about the mysterious series of events which
rocked a town in West Virginia over the two-year period of 1966-
67, following the recurring (and mostly nocturnal) apparitions
of a kind of man-bird ultimately christened the =93Mothman.=94

And  just as Spielberg had Francois Truffaut to impersonate the
French-American scientist/ufologist Jacques Vallee,  Keel is now
portrayed here by Richard Gere as the protagonist of the fiction
version of "The Mothman Prophecies".

While in French bookstores, "Les propheties des ombres" is being
released in a revised edition, with a foreword written by
sociologist and ufologist Pierre Lagrange, the Italian
publishing house Sonzogno is shipping it to bookstores in an
unadulterated and simple translation (labeled =93A True Story=94):
290 pages, 15 Euro.

[Collaboration by Paolo Toselli]


Edisud, the Salerno-based university publishing house, has just
issued an interesting book by Giovanni Pellegrino, entitled "I
credenti degli UFO  - Le nuove religioni ufologiche e UFO-
  correlate" (=93UFO Believers - The New UFO & UFO-Related
Religions=94) (159 pages, 14 Euro), which represents the latest
Italian contribution to a long line of studies on the extensive
annals of UFO-based cultism.

The same author had already covered the argument in a previous
book in 2000, "Il neopaganesimo nella societ=E0 moderna  - La
crisi della visione cristiana del mondo" (=93Neopaganism in Modern
Society - The Crisis of the Christian Worldview=94), with a
chapter on =93Elementi eretici e neopagani presenti nelle
religioni ufologiche=94 (=93Heretic & Neopagan Elements In UFO
Religions=94), and an appendix devoted to the =93Cause sociologiche
dell=92interesse per il mistero degli UFO=94 (=93Sociological Causes
for the Interest in the UFO Mystery=94).

As usual for books not easily accessible on the market, the
UPIAR Book Service (www.upiar.com) has acquired a certain
quantity of both titles, which are available for purchase by
subscribers to the Italian Center for UFO Studies.

[Collaboration by Roberto Labanti]


On the heels of the unreacheable half-million mark for visitors
registered with Maurizio Verga's UFO On-Line (www.ufo.it), the
Internet site of the Italian Center for UFO Studies (C.I.S.U.
On-Line, www.cisu.org) last week surpassed the 250,000-hits
total, confirming its second- place popularity ranking among
Italian UFO Websites.

The result was achieved despite a few days=92 blackout caused by
the relocation of the site to a new service provider, which was
accompanied by a revamping of the homepage now boasting a new
graphic layout, as well as characterized by simplicity and easy

[Collaboration by Maurizio Verga]

Moreover, today marks the inauguration in Viterbo of a new local
Internet site,  "Ufotuscia" (www.ufotuscia.it)  which is
maintained by the provincial branch of the C.I.S.U.: it features
an introduction to the group, its headquarters and its
activities, a detailed catalog of over 110 local sightings, and
a history of Viterbo UFO groups.

[Collaboration by Andrea Bovo, Angelo Ferlicca]


The local press has given a nod to and finally recognized the
performance by the Cremona pianist Siro Saracino, who last 18
March garnered great public and critical acclaim in Roswell, at
the UFO International Museum housed in the New Mexico town, with
his concert of pieces inspired by UFOs and the mysteries of the
cosmos organized by the local university.

In addition to his own composition, a toccata precisely entitled
"Roswell 1947", Saracino debuted a "UFO Sonata" composed
expressly for the occasion by another Italian, the composer
Roberto Solci from Ravenna.

[La Provincia di Cremona, 22 May]

Collaborators on this edition were:
Andrea Bovo, Angelo Ferlicca, Roberto Labanti,
Paolo Toselli and Maurizio Verga.

- - -

This is the English translation of UFOTEL, a free phone/Internet
information service on UFOs edited weekly 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

Translated from Italian to English by:
Gary J. Presto, Freelance IT-EN Translator/Proofreader
1123 Revere Beach Pky., # 12
Revere, MA 02151 USA
Tel.: ++ 1.781.485.1683, Fax: ++ 1.781.485.1684
ICQ: 110502923, E-mail: gjpresto@mediaone.net
Webpage: http://profiles.yahoo.com/italoman9

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(c) 2002  by: CISU,
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 108,  10121 Torino, Italia

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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) 329.02.79 (24 hours UFO Hotline)
- by fax: +39 (011) 54.50.33
- by Internet e-mail: cisu@ufo.it
- at the World Wide Web URL: http://www.cisu.org

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