Bio: Paul Stonehill was born in Kiev, USSR, in 1959 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1972. In his youth, Paul helped smuggle people out from behind the iron curtain, aided dissidents, and smuggled banned literature into the USSR. He graduated from California State University with a BA in Political Science and wrote a thesis on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Paul has worked as journalist covering warfare as well as freelancing on stories about UFO and Anomalous Phenomena. In October of 1993, OMNI Magazine featured a story about Paul’s work, and the Russian Ufology Research Center, which he created back in 1991.
After the fall of Communism, his articles were published throughout Russia and the Ukraine. Since 1989, Paul has consulted for American television and motion picture production companies, as well as corporate entities. His areas of expertise are: Russian history; Soviet covert operations; corporate security issues for expatriate workers; warfare in the former USSR; cross-cultural training; anomalous phenomena in the Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and China.
The topics of his published writing include: Soviet and Russian military research of paranormal phenomena, underwater unidentified phenomena, mysteries of the Soviet space program, mysteries of ancient history (Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Mongol Empire, Siberia), Time Travel experiments in Russia, ghost trains of Eurasia, Soviet mind control programs, and UFO phenomena in Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltics.
Paul Stonehill is a contributing writer to OpenMinds.tv, and the author of The Soviet UFO Files (1998), Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia (2010), and co-author of several books with Philip Mantle, including the recently released Russia’s USO Secrets: Unidentified Submersible Objects in Russian and International Waters.
Lecture: UFOs of Russia/USSR and Eurasia
This lecture includes Ancient Astronauts of Eurasia, the Russian space program and UFOs, Russian military research of UFOs and USOs (unidentified submersible objects), and strange discoveries and uncanny cases.
UFOs in the oceans and space: from the secret files of the Soviet Union and Russia: heretofore unavailable information regarding USOs; and sightings of UFOs by Russian cosmonauts.
During the presentation, Paul will go through a visual history of Russian UFOlogy, including the main cases, such as the Dalnegorsk 1986 case (Russian Far East); military encounters, and a Soviet government-sanctioned scientific-military UFO research until called SETKA (1978-1991). Paul will also cover Russian research into USOs (unidentified submersible objects, aka underwater UFOs). Many cases are from Far East; the North, and Arctic territories. One particular USO mystery, the “kvakeri” phenomenon, warranted a special Soviet Navy research program and is still a state secret.