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Italian UFO Newsflash No. 358

From: Edoardo Russo <edoardo.russo@libero.it>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 15:34:43 +0200
Fwd Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 10:24:40 -0400
Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 358


ISSUE NO. 358 -14 JUNE 2002

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


- Italian Sightings in May
- Two New UFO Books
- "Journal Of Mysteries" Changes Publisher

Italian Sightings in May

The number of reports of sightings of UFO phenomena in our
country remains steady.

In the last month, the Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) has
received or gathered 68 new cases, counting solely those cases
related to last year and to the first part of 2002.

To be precise, the total observations relative to the remarkable
"Wave" of 2001 has jumped to 762; the number of sightings
recorded over these first five months of 2002 by the Italian UFO
cases log working group has already totaled 179, as compared
with the 136 in the same period last year. The most "visited"
regions of 2002 are as usual: Lombardy and Emilia, followed by
Tuscany and Piedmont.

Thirty-one cases refer to the month of May, the first month of
this year not  affected by some "flap" (that is, a series of
sightings occurring simultaneously in more than one place).
Almost all of the month's sightings involved nocturnal lights,
only one was a possible close encounter having effects.
Meanwhile, a good five reports involved strange traces found on
the ground, though without any direct correlation to UFO

[Communication and reporting by Giorgio Abraini.]

Two New UFO Books

In bookstores are two new UFO books which are actually new

The first one, entitled "Incontri ravvicinati  - Avvistamenti,
contatti e persone di mondi lontani" ("Close Encounters  -
  Sightings, Contacts & People From Distant Worlds"), is
published  by the Giunti Publ. Co. in their collection "Atlanti
del sapere" ("Atlases Of Knowledge") with no indication of its
author and apparently constitutes an updated and expanded
edition of a volume previously published in 1997 under the same
title, by the publishing house Demetra (edited by Pier Giorgio
Viberti): it totals 127 illustrated pages and costs 6.50 Euro.

The second one is entitled "Oltre  - Dal SETI agli UFO  -
  Viaggio tra i fenomeni non classificati alla ricerca del
pensiero alieno" ("Beyond  - From SETI To UFOs  - Journey
Through Unclassified Phenomena in Search of Alien Thought
Processes") and is penned by Roberto Pinotti with journalist
Maurizio Blondet. It is published by the Olimpia Publ. and is an
expanded and updated edition of the historic text "Intelligenze
extraterrestri" ("Extraterrestrial Intelligences"), published in
1981 by the same publisher as a book-format version of a series
of articles having appeared in the illustrated weekly "Gente"
("People") in 1979 (also re-published in '98 by Mondadori). It
costs 17.20 Euro and totals 320 pages.

[Reports by Paolo Fiorino and Maurizio Morini.]

  "Journal Of Mysteries" Changes Publisher

The June issue of  "Il giornale dei misteri" ("Journal Of
Mysteries") is the final one to be published by Corrado Tedeschi
Editore: the progenitor of all Italian commercial journals
dealing with the mysteries and the unknown, it was sold to a
small publishing house in Siena, "I libri del Casato", which
plans to continue its publication using more or less the same
collaborators, but under a new editor.

After seven years, indeed, Fulvia Cariglia is thus departing
from the helm of "G.d.M.", which she had inherited from Giulio
Brunner, who had been the editor since the journal was created
in 1971 by aged Corrado Tedeschi, a publisher of puzzles-based

Expecially thanks to the writings by the Sezione Ufologica
Fiorentina (SUF and, in particular, to Solas Boncompagni and
Pier Luigi Sani), the pages of "Il giornale dei misteri" have
been for a serious and moderated UFO culture of at least three
generations of UFO buffs; and over these past 31 years, G.d.M.
was the training ground for not a few students and writers of
our argument.

It now remains to be seen where the new management and ownership
will proceed  as of the UFO subject.

[Collaboration by Matteo Leone]

Collaborators on this edition were: Giorgio Abraini, Paolo Fiorino,
Matteo Leone and Maurizio Morini.

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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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