Section 7 : Project Phoenix – GOING GLOBAL (Stage 1): Connecting with UFO groups around the world interested in scanning UFO material and
freely sharing it (where copyright and other restrictions allow…)
Section 7(a) : Existing connections:
Section 7(a)(i) : International/Sweden - The AFU
During the last couple of years, I have worked fairly closely with several people in Sweden at the AFU.
Details of the AFU can be found at the link below:
Some of the material scanned by the AFU (after obtaining relevant permissions) can be found here:
Section 7(a)(ii) : USA – CUFOS
Mary Castner (the webmaster for Allen J Hynek’s Center for UFO Studies – CUFOS) in the USA has scanned a considerable number of early UFO
periodicals and various care files.
That material can be found at the link below. See in particular the items under the menus on the left for “Classic UFO cases” (which includes
unusually large case files on several of the best known UFO cases), “UFO Case Files” and “Early UFO Periodicals”:
CUFOS works closely with veteran ufologist Barry Greenwood. Barry has had a longstanding interest in digitizing UFO source material, having
established the PREP project (or “Periodical Restoration Project”) in 2008. For about a year before my break from public participation in ufology,
we pushed forward the scanning of various periodicals which have been difficult for researchers to obtain. I should probably have bothered Barry
earlier, but I don’t like to impose on researchers that I know are very busy with various projects.
Section 7(a)(iii) : USA – NICAP
The NICAP website, operated by Francis Ridge is an excellent resource for scanned documents and articles relating to many UFO incidents (although it
is sometimes a bit light on skeptical material relating to those incidents). Fran Ridge operated the NICAP Research email List, which (like many UFO
email discussion Lists) has seen rather a down-turn in use since Facebook and UFO discussion forums like ATS started gaining ground. However, the
website (and the associated email List) remain useful resources for those seeking to obtain scanned UFO source materials.
Section 7(a)(iv) : USA – WISE
Dr John Reed of "WISE" (the "World Institute for Scientific Exploration") is seeking to develop a the "digital library” of material on various UFO,
Fortean and esoteric subjects. Dr Reed’s interests are rather wider than my own, but he has been a very useful contact in relation to the scanning
of UFO/Fortean material (particularly in relation to University archives)
Section 7(a)(v) : USA - To The Stars Academy (Tom DeLonge)
Well, I probably don’t need to say much about the “To The Stars Academy” at the moment given the publicity it has been receiving recently:
Several of those involved in this enterprise have an interest in the scanning of UFO material.
Section 7(a)(vi) : UK – BUFORA
British UFO group BUFORA
has been cooperating with the AFU in Sweden to get a large volume of case files scanned
(any a lot of audio material digitized as well).
BUFORA’s previous publications have (with very little fanfare) been made available at the link below:
Hopefully, more of BUFORA’s material (e.g. some of the audio recordings of its lectures over the last few decades by various UFO researchers,
contactees and others) can also be made freely available online.
Section 7(a)(vii) : Australia - UAP Scientific Research
Keith Basterfield and Pauline Wilson operate a blog/group called “Unidenfified Aerial Phenomea
– Scientific Research”
Keith Basterfield worked during 2016-2017 with me, the AFU and some others to get various Australian periodicals online (with the permissions of the
Pauline Wilson wrote before me about the further
Keith Basterfield works closely with another Australian researcher of UFO documents, Paul Dean, who has written
a blog post in July 2017
desirability of getting “movement” in relation to the further New Zealand files.
Section 7(a)(viii) : Australia - UFO Research (NSW)
Anthony Clarke of the Australian “UFO Research (NSW)” has worked to make various resources available online, including the Australian publication
“UFO Reporter” and various Australian newsclippings – see the “Archives” tab at the top of its website at:
Section 7(a)(ix) : New Zealand - UFOCUZ NZ
Suzy Hansen of UFOCUZ NZ has recently been in touch about working together on some scanning issues. I hope that (unless a member of ATS is
quicker…) that some of the remaining New Zealand files will be scanned during the Project Phoenix week by members of UFOCUZ NZ and that some New
Zealand publications will also be made available online.
Section 7(a)(x) : France – SCEAU
Venturing beyond the English-speaking countries, I have had some discussions with a French group very interested in scanning (www.sceau-archives-ovni.org...
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Section 7(a)(xi) : Germany - GEP etc
Similarly, I have recently been having promising discussions with various researchers in Germany (associated with a group known as GEP and others). It
sounds like progress may be made in relation to German scanning efforts and the sharing of material online in the near future (hopefully during the
Project Phoenix week in January…).
Section 7(a)(xii) : Italy – CISU
CISU has enviable archives in Italy (which I have had the pleasure of visiting). Several individuals associated with CISU, including Edoardo Russo,
are interested in scanning UFO source materials. They have scanned numerous Italian UFO newsclippings and created various databases.
Section 7(a)(xiii) : Russia/Ukraine – Global Archive UAP Study
Mikhail Gershtein and Igor Kalytyuk (in Russia and the Ukraine respectively) have amassed a huge quantity of scanned UFO literature and documentation.
Over the years I've found Mikhail to be a very well-informed researcher more willing than many within the UFO community to use his time to help other
researchers by finding and scanning UFO material. Their main project relating to scanning UFO material is the “Global UAP Archive Study”, which is
a huge resource.
Section 7(a)(xiv) : Northern Ireland - Niufos (Northern Ireland Ufo Society)
Patrick Allen of the Northern Ireland Ufo Society
has collated UFO publications from various sources. (There
appear to be copyright issues in relation to the sharing of some of that material). They are interested in UFO scanning projects.
Section 7(a)(xv) : Brazil – Portal Fenomenum
When I recently asked about Brazlian scanning efforts, I made contact with Portal Fenomenum. They have a website which includes various scanned files
and newspaper clippings. Significantly (to me at least…) they also speak English.
edit on 21-12-2017 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)