Project Titan

Update of January 12, 2022

THIS ARTICLE HAS AN ITALIAN VERSION  

Paolo Guizzardifoto di Paolo

Project Titan's logo
The Guaita tower in San Marino city, the NYC UN building and a UFO appear together with the flag of San Marino and the logos of ICER and CUN in Project Titanís logo. (Authorís document)

After the date of September 13, 2021 that I reported on in the previous article, the date of January 12, 2022 could represent another moment of great importance for the study of UAP/UFO phenomenology.
On January 12, 2022, in fact, an important meeting took place in San Marino. Dr. Roberto Pinotti and Dr. Augusto Casali were received by the Most Excellent Captains Regent [Capitani Reggenti], the Heads of State of the Republic of San Marino. The object of the cordial meeting, which lasted over an hour, was the presentation of the Titano Project to the highest authorities of the Republic.

I Capitani Reggenti di San Marino
The Most Excellent Captains Regent of San Marino (from www.reggenzadellarepubblica.sm/)

Dr. Roberto Pinotti is President of the CUN, the Centro Ufologico Nazionale of Italy, as well as of ICER, the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research, the two driving forces behind the Titan Project initiative.
Dr. Agusto Casali, a long-time San Marino politician, is the person who is credited with having had over thirty years ago, when he was Minister of Tourism, the foresight that allowed the start of the successful series of International Symposia on Unidentified Flying Objects organized by the Centro Ufologico Nazionale under the auspices of the San Marino government.

Il Dr. Augusto Casali
Dr. Augusto Casali (from http://www.lavocedelmontesm.altervista.org/)

The meeting began with an extensive historical review in which Dr. Casali provided a retrospective of the events leading up to the establishment of the CUN Symposia in San Marino. Dr. Casali remarked how, in spite of his initial perplexities, the seriousness of the organization has allowed the decades-long duration of the event and constituted an important occasion to attract a vast public to Mount Titano.

Locandina del 30mo Simposio CUN
Poster for the 2021 edition of the International Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects/UAP and related phenomena, a successful series of events made possible thanks to the farsightedness of Dr. Casali (photo by author)

Dr. Pinotti then proceeded to illustrate the Titan Project to the Captains Regent, first of all reviewing the historical initiative of the Prime Minister of Grenada, Sir Eric Gairy, who in 1978 brought the subject of UFOs to the attention of the UN, stressing how the Titan Project ideally intends to take up the baton of Sir Gairy's initiative.

Il Palazzo Pubblico di San Marino
The 'Palazzo Pubblico' of San Marino, seat of the government, where the meeting was held (author's photo)

Dr. Pinotti then gave a clear picture of the latest developments of the situation in the USA that sees the full "clearance" of the UAP phenomenon, making it clear that the only reasonably foreseeable obstacle that could have had negative repercussions for San Marino was now overcome.
He then proceeded to illustrate in detail the Project and the benefits that the Republic could draw from it in terms of spreading knowledge of San Marino in the world, of international prestige for the Republic, of increasing and diversifying tourist flows and of the possibility of creating a specific induced activity.
The attention of the Heads of State was also drawn to the fact that San Marino's centuries-old neutrality is a valuable asset that would allow an international forum such as the one envisaged by the Project to be connoted and enhanced.
During the long meeting there were many pertinent questions that the Captains Regent asked the two interlocutors, a sign of concrete interest.
At the end of the meeting the Captains Regent assured that they will report to the Government on this meeting, expressing a favorable opinion on ProjectTitan. In fact, the San Marino Constitution excludes that the Heads of State have the possibility of making political decisions, a function that is reserved for the Government.

Comment

The fact that the Heads of State report to the Government expressing a favorable opinion on the Titan Project is a step of great importance for the Project, because it constitutes that 'push' that can have the effect of significantly shifting the needle of the scales towards the side of acceptance of the Project by the Government of San Marino.
Of course, the final decision on San Marino's adhesion to Project Titan is up to its executive, but after this morning's meeting, reasonable optimism is warranted.

        Il Progetto Titano           La presentazione del Progetto Titano           Il Protocollo d'Intesa del Progetto Titano          
The three documents that compose Project Titan: Project, Presentation and Memorandum of Understanding for the Implemetation (author's documents)

Finally, I am pleased to conclude this brief update article by thinking that, in light of the developments I have reported on, the fact that "the enchanting, neutral setting of the city of San Marino and its Mount Titan could truly become the new "Geneva of UFOs", as I concluded the previous article, does not seem so hypothetical today.

Veduta di Torra Guaita
A view of the Guaita Tower in San Marino City, one of the symbols of San Marino (Photo by Matteo Panara on Unsplash)

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