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ISSUE NO. 345 - 28 FEBRUARY 2002

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


  • A Thousand Encounters Of The Third Kind In Italy
  • Project Sassalbo
  • Photo Satellite Of The UFO Over Monselice?

A Thousand Encounters Of The Third Kind In Italy

The number of close encounters of the third kind in Italy has surpassed the 1,000 mark.

In fact, "Project Italy 3," which archives and catalogues all the UFO cases involving humanoids that took place in our country, conducted by Paolo Fiorino for the Italian Center for UFO Studies, this week communicated that it has logged in the thousandth episode of this type, out of the over 15,000 UFO sightings gathered and filed up to the present by the C.I.S.U.

[Communication by Paolo Fiorino]

Project Sassalbo

Last 24 February at Scandicci (Florence), the first meeting was held between the promoters of "Project Sassalbo," having as its scope the studying of recurring luminous phenomena in the area of Sassalbo, the small Apennine town in the province of Massa e Carrara, which events came to light in the news following last summer's sightings.

The meeting, at which there were present representatives of the various ufological associations (CUN, C.I.S.U.) and of the Italian Committee for Project Hessdalen, had the purpose of defining the means by which to organize existing material, the methodology to be adopted in investigations, and the possibility and procedure for utilizing external collaborations.

[Communication by Andrea Bovo]

Satellite Photo Of The UFO Over Monselice?

According to the statement made to the press by Antonello Lupino of the International UFO Center, the object sighted at very low altitude by two women in Monselice (Padua) on the evening of last 3 August was gigantic and was even photographed by a meteorological satellite.

There was in fact visible, in a Meteosat image captured at 10 p.m. that evening relative to the geographic coordinates for Monselice, a solid object having the enormous dimensions of approximately two square kilometers, which was not present in the subsequent scan at 10:30 p.m.

[I] Mattino di Padova, 24 February; Ufo-Italia, 25 February; collaboration by Gildo Persone]

Collaborators on this edition were: Andrea Bovo, Paolo Fiorino and Gildo Persone'.

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: Webpage:

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

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  • 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.

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