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Italian UFO Newsflash No. 371

From: Edoardo Russo <edoardo.russo.nul>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:35:22 +0100
Archived: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:07:27 -0500
Subject: Italian UFO Newsflash No. 371


ISSUE NO. 371 -  18 OCTOBER 2002

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


- September Sightings In Italy
- The Mysteria Exhibit In Rome
- CISU Congress In Florence


The usual monthly (and annual) recap of UFO sighting reports in
Italy, gathered by the Italian Center for UFO Studies, has been
data-assembled by the special telematic working group on the
case log.

There are a good 82 Italian sightings for September, but this
data has been heavily influenced by the double "flap" caused by
the passage of the French stratospheric balloon that crossed
Northern Italy between the 20th and the 21st: in fact, a good
44% of the month's observations (a percentage without precedent
for this year) is attributable to this. Filtering out this
factor, the number of sightings for September is comparable to
that for the months of May and June. Meanwhile, August remains
the leader: thanks to new reports which surfaced in the
following month, the cases for August saw an almost 50% increase
and, overall, surpassed the 100 number  while the provisory
total for the year has already climbed above the 500 mark.

At the regional level, the areas most greatly affected by the
September "flap" were Liguria and Emilia-Romagna.

Compared with the preceding annual statistics, there was a
slight increase in the percentage of identified cases (this also
a consequence of the "temporary waves" of sightings). Meanwhile,
the hourly distribution does not offer anything particular in
the way of surprises: only 10% of the observations occurred
during the daytime.

As usual, tables, statistics, graphics and case lists have
already been made public on the CISU Internet site, at:


[UFO-Italia, 17 October; data reports by Giorgio Abraini]


"Mysteria: The First International Exhibit on the Boundaries of
Reality," opened on 12 October in Rome.

Conceived or organized by Michele Montereali with artistic
direction by Maurizio Baiata, Mysteria
(www.mysteriainternational.com) is being presented as the "First
International Exhibit on the Boundaries of Reality" and
comprises a wide overview linked to various mystery and occult
themes. There are UFOs, but also: ghosts, archaeological
enigmas, prophecies, miracles, unexplainable phenomena,
extraordinary events, and the entire usual hodgepodge of
mysterious subjects. There are also special effects;
reconstructions of extraterrestrials, paranormal phenomena and
archaeological findings; and the assistance of films, photos and
multimedia contributions.

Mysteria is located at the Warner Village, and will be open to
the public through 19 January, with hours from 9 am to 11 pm
(admission is 8 Euro).

[Corriere Della Sera, Il Messaggero, La Repubblica, Il Tempo,
12 October; UFO-Italia, 12 to 15 October; collaboration by
Gildo Person=E8]


On 23 November, the XVII National Congress of Ufology, organized
as in every year by the Italian Center for UFO Studies  (CISU)
will be held in Florence.

The theme of the conference will be: "CISU 2002: Projects,
Investigations and Ongoing Activities." The conference will not
be open to the public, but UFO students and enthusiasts
(including those who are not CISU members) may attend the works,
pending previous arrangement.

Greater details will be communicated in the coming weeks. All
members of the Italian Center for UFO Studies will receive in
the mail a detailed invitation, which will also include
notification of the annual Members' Meeting (taking place on
Sunday the 24th).

[Collaboration by Fabrizio Dividi and Alessandro Fedi]

Collaborators on this edition were:
Giorgio Abraini, Fabrizio Dividi,
Alessandro Fedi and Gildo Person=E8.

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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: gpresto.nul
Webpage: http://www.proz.com/translator/723

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

This newsletter (as a whole or in part) may be freely copied,
photocopied, reproduced, stored, distributed and retrieved, at
the only condition that Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici is
reported as the source.

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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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