Poher Report


1. Basic Information Concerning Minot AFB and the UFO Event

2. Descriptions of the Radarscope Photographs

3. 2-D Analysis of the Radarscope Photographs

4. 3-D Analysis of the Radarscope Photographs

5. The Ionized Cloud Surrounding the UFO

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Claude Poher biography

Claude Poher

Claude Poher holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He began his career as an Electronics Engineer, instructor with Air France, and astronomical researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Following, he worked for 30 years in the domain of Space Research and Aeronautics with the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Poher contributed to scientific experiments in space at the time of the NASA lunar explorations, in the various USSR and U.S. space stations, and planetary exploration missions. He has led numerous sessions of international congresses of astronautics in the fields of astronomical research, and advanced technical studies concerning the future feasibility of interstellar missions.

In 1977, Poher created and directed (1977-79) the Groupe d'Etudes des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés (GEPAN), a government-funded research group that examines unidentified aerospace phenomena. GEPAN is still the only civilian research group devoted to the analysis of UFO reports, which continues to this day as Groupe d'Etudes et d'Information des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés (GEIPAN). In 1996, Poher retired from CNES, and continues personal research began in 1979 into the physics of gravitation. He is the author of the "Universons theory," a new quantum theory of gravitation, which is detailed on his website and in his book, Gravitation: Les Universons, énergie du future (Editions du Rocher, October 2003). This theory has recently allowed him to develop a series of patented devices with potential applications in various fields.

Claude Poher lives in Toulouse in the south of France, a city devoted to Aeronautics and Astronautics research and development, where he is presently focused on the experimental demonstration of his inventions. Dr. Poher's accomplishments have been awarded the "National Order of Merit Medal," AAAF Astronautical Prize, and the CNES Medal. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Based on his early statistical studies of UFO sighting reports, a paper presented in 1975 at the AIAA's 13th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, titled, "Basic Patterns in UFO Observations," is available online at: http://www.jacquesvallee.net/bookdocs/AIAA.pdf.

Dr. Poher can be contacted through his website at: http://www.universons.com.

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