Find here all research reports from works done in UFO Science lab. Research main themes can be found by following the link New Research in the “Presentation” section.

The “Biochemistry Group” is dedicated to studies on HF radiations effects on living organism and more especially to the analysis of biochemical changes in plants exposed to pulsed microwaves.
In order to perform high quality analysis, several UFO-Science investigation teams are ready to act in order to collect sample in good conditions.

Intervention protocol / pre-investigation, plants sampling and preserving methods, cooler design guide

Update from April 13th, 2009

  • The PowerPoint file describes the plants sampling protocol.
  • The second document (25 pages) is the pre-investigation form to fill in by investigators during fieldwork.
  • The third document (8 pages) is the sampling data form.
  • The last document (13 pages) is a step-by-step guide showing how to turn a standard cooler box in a -80 °C dry ice cooler in order to store/transport samples until their final storage in an analysis laboratory

Thanks to all CIT active members for their concrete help !

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Plant Sampling Protocol
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Pre-investigation form
Sampling Data Form
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Dry ice cooler design

Cytohistologic study project of living plants around UFO landing spots

March 29th 2008

As a complement to biochemical studies of plant samples around a UFO-type landing site, it seems important to us to lead a study on tissue and cells of these plants.

The overall method is the systematic comparison between plants various organs and cellular types of a same species collected close and several meters far from the epicenter.

We are looking for any detectable differences – either macroscopic or microscopic – regarding the plants growth and behavior. Several technics are considered.

CRAS 1975
Cyto-histologic study

Dosing protocol

March 10th, 2008

Themes addressed in this video (click on picture for viewing) :

  • Optimizing photosynthetic pigment extraction in a given solvent volume.
  • Solution to avoid solvent evaporation loss by extraction time optimization.
  • Designing a micro-dosing device.

The surface integral ratio for quantities from one to twice the value is around 1,4 to 1,5.

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10 mars 2008
Videos : Dosing

Conclusion :

The extraction efficiency that was the weak point of the method until then has been highly improved. Despite it does not allow a sharp dosing, it can be used to reveal major pigments depletion.

Thin Layer Chromatography and Densitometry

December 31st, 2007

Photosynthetic pigments dosing by TLC and densitometry. Experimentation protocol inspired from Pr Bounias’ method (from INRA) for the Trans-en-Provence case :

CRAS 1975
31 déc 2007
Video : TLC Protocol et densitometry

Post HF irradiation Chromatography

December 2nd, 2007

There are in France three proven cases of witnessed UFO landing, with ground scares and measurable effects on plants which reports have been later on published :

  1. The Landévennec case in 1976, analyzed by chromatography and reported in the magazine Lumières dans la Nuit1.
  2. The Trans-en-Provence ase in1981, precise analysis from Michel Bounias (INRA).
  3. The “Amarante” case in 1982, showing plant drying effects.

In order to build a behavior model of the phenomenon, preliminary experiences (chromatography) have been done on plants first submitted to HF irradiation (micro-waves).

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CRAS 1975
2 déc 2007
Video : Chlorophyll chromatography
CRAS 1975
6 déc 2007
Video : chlorophyll chromatography after HF irradiation
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CRAS 1975
Chlorophyll pigments Chromatography and
plant traumatology linked to UFO phenomenon

1 Lumières dans la Nuit (Lights in the nigh) is a bimonthly review focused on the UFO phenomenon since 1960. For any additional information (more especially subscriptions) you can write a mail to LDLN, BP 3, 86800 Saint-Julien-l’Ars or visit the website