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SCU Announces Partnership with Project Hessdalen


March 9 – The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a data-driven organization of scientists, academics, and research professionals dedicated to conducting and supporting open scientific research into unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), released the following announcement:

The SCU is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Project Hessdalen, the longest continuously running multi-instrumented field research program on UAP. This international project, located in Hessdalen Valley, Norway, began in 1983. Our partnership gives Project Hessdalen formal access to SCU’s scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. In turn, the agreement enables SCU instrument developers to gain from Project Hessdalen’s enormous experience in field research of anomalous nocturnal lights and UAP.

Robert Powell, SCU Executive Board Member: “Unidentified aerial phenomena are witnessed on a global scale. Partnering with Project Hessdalen demonstrates the international interest in exploring the science of UAP.”

Richard Hoffman, SCU Executive Board Member: “Since the early 1980s, UAP have made repeatable appearances in Hessdalen, Norway. Erling Strand, one of our SCU Contributing Members, has engaged in long-term instrumented scientific studies of this phenomenon in conjunction with numerous other scientists around the world. The late Dr. J. Allen Hynek, during a visit in 1985, considered Hessdalen a ‘UFO Laboratory’ and was impressed with the phenomenon. SCU and Project Hessdalen share the same scientific interests and goals, namely the scientific study of UAP. We look forward to this partnership.”

Erling Strand, Project Hessdalen Project Manager: “Together, we can learn a lot about UAP on an international scale. Our collaborative efforts with the SCU will hopefully one day lead to greater scientific understanding of anomalous activities.”


SCU promotes and encourages the rigorous scientific examination of UAP, commonly known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). SCU comprises scientists, members of the high tech and defense industries, former military, and other professionals, utilizing scientific principles, methodologies, and practices to advance the study of UAP observed and reported around the globe.

The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to SCU are tax-deductible.

Project Hessdalen, named after a small Norwegian valley in the middle of Norway, is dedicated to the scientific understanding and validation of UAP as a real phenomenon. Project Hessdalen was established in 1983 and cooperates with institutions and universities to investigate and understand UAP.


SCU Announces Partnership with Project Hessdalen
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