Scandinavian UFO Information
SUFOI STARTED IN 1957
During the summer of 1946, the press started reporting sightings of “ghost rockets”. Hundreds of people all over Scandinavia saw these phenomena, which have been studied in detail since then by Scandinavian researchers.
Press coverage of UFO-sightings and statements from the US Air Force Project Blue Book as well as publication of books about “Flying Saucers” boomed in the 1950s.
This resulted in the start of the Danish group “Southern Jutland UFO-lnvestigation” on December 17th, 1957. Public reactions to the new UFO group were enormous. People were very interested in further information on UFOs and the group expanded rapidly. Soon the name of the UFO organisation was changed to “Scandinavian UFO Information”. A year after the initiation of SUFOI, the organisation started publication of the magazine UFO-Nyt (UFO News).
Today, SUFOI represents a serious and examining approach to UFO phenomena.
THE OBJECTIVE OF SUFOI
1) The objective of SUFOI is to identify and demystify UFO phenomena through gathering and researching primary data (sighting accounts, research results, books etc) as well as informing the public about both unknown as well as known sky phenomena.
2) SUFOI is of the opinion that primary UFO data constitutes an important foundation for research and public relations based on a serious and examining methodology.
3) SUFOI does not want to promote or reject any particular theory about the nature or origin of UFOs as the phenomenon until now has not been explained.
THE MEANING OF THE WORD UFO
Today, the word “UFO” is accepted as a proper Danish noun. However, originally it was an abbreviation for the English Unidentified Flying Object. SUFOI has defined the term UFO as a phenomenon in the sky with the key characteristics of being and remaining an inexplicable phenomenon even when investigated by competent researchers.
It is SUFOI’s vision
-to identify and demystify all sightings of sky phenomena
-to improve the familiarity with the sky so everybody can identify all known sky phenomena
-to ensure that all witnesses to unknown sky phenomena call SUFOI
-to be the society that people contact for information on UFOs.
MANAGEMENT OF SUFOI
SUFOI is a society managed by a board of directors. Counting 10 persons, the board meets twice a year to establish general guidelines for the activities of SUFOI.
All activities are carried out on an unpaid, spare time basis.
INVESTIGATION OF SIGHTINGS
As part of the investigation of reports, a special set of report forms is used.
These forms, developed by SUFOI, are also in use or have been used over the years in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Since 1957, SUFOI has investigated more than 15,000 reports, of which a significant part has turned out to be known phenomena. Today the percentage of explained sightings is between 90 and 95 %. The remaining 5-10 % cannot be explained and are archived as UFO reports.
All sighting reports were in 2004 handed over to Archives for UFO Research in Sweden for copying purpose.
UFO-NYT, UFO-MAIL AND WEBSITE
Results from sighting investigations and other activities are published quarterly in Danish in the magazine “UFO-Nyt” (UFO News), twice a month in our electronic newsmail service “ufo-mail”, and on our website www.ufo.dk.
GUIDE TO IDENTIFICATION OF PHENOMENA IN THE SKY
SUFOI is also publishing a number of books, booklets and special editions on UFOs and natural phenomena, e.g. “Når du ser et stjerneskud?” (When you see a shooting star?). This guide for identification of phenomena in the sky was edited and published by SUFOI in 2005 and paid for by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
SUFOI has several external activities. These include lectures, exhibitions and frequent appearances in the printed press and on Danish radio and TV.
Scandinavian UFO Information – P.O. Box 95 / DK-6200 Aabenraa, Denmark