Center for Scientific Anomalies Research(CSAR)

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Center for Scientific Anomalies Research(CSAR)

Founded by sociologist Dr. Marcello Truzzi in 1981 to bring together scholars and researchers concerned with the responsible, skeptical, and scientific inquiry into claims concerning anomaliesincluding UFO s, cryptozoology, and other similar phenomena originally cataloged by Charles Fort. Truzzi had earlier broken with the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal because he had come to reject its hardline debunking stance as opposed to the scientific inquiry he proposed. For a decade he edited the Zetetic Scholar (1978-87); CSAR grew out of the response to the journal. CSAR promotes an open and fair-minded inquiry that is also constructively skeptical, although with the discontinuance of the Zetetic Scholar its activity level has been greatly reduced. Much emphasis in the 1990s has been focused on the Institute for Anomalistic Criminology, one division of CSAR. Address: Center for Scientific Anomalies Research, P.O. Box 105, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.


Clark, Jerome. Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Phenomena. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.

"CSAR: Statement of Goals." Zetetic Scholar 12/13 (1987): 205-06.