Paul Stonehill



“The turbulent history of alien visitors to Russia and USSR: UFO and USO phenomena research before and after 1991”

Paul will speak to the following topics: Russian UFO phenomenon before 1917: from ancient Rus to the Tunguska 1908 explosion. The Bolsheviks and UFOs: State research  and purges of the 1930s. UFOs over the World War II battlefields: Soviet experience. The Cold War realities: espionage, cooperation, and rivalry between USSR and USA, from Europe to Central Asia to Antarctica.  Stalin and the Roswell documents. Soviet military, intelligence and KGB research of UFOs; the SETKA program, and the naval expeditions to solve the kvakeri mystery. Most important UFO and USO (unidentified submersible objects) cases from1917 to 1991, including Dalnegorsk, Monchegorsk, and “swimmers”.  The disclosure appeal on Soviet national TV in 1967. Underground UFOlogy and censorship.

The 1980s sanctioned public and scientific “anomalous aerial phenomenon” research in the USSR. Release of the KGB UFO documents and Andropov’s influence.  Disclosure of the 1990s. Discussion of the Kapustin Yar and other alleged shoot-down of unidentified flying objects. Sightings of UFOs by cosmonauts, and paranormal aspects of the Russian space program. Observations of UFOs by Soviet astronomers. UFOs of the Arctic Russia: from Stalin to Putin. Sightings of UFOs over Soviet Russian nuclear facilities from Chernobyl to Dimitrovgrad.  Recent revelations of the retired admirals and generals. Present-day UFO research in Russia and Ukraine.


Paul Stonehill is an international author and researcher of UFOs and USOs (Unidentified Flying Objects, Unidentified Submersible Objects), as well as Soviet/Russian and Eurasian paranormal phenomena.   Paul is fluent in Russian, and knows Ukrainian. He was born in Kiev, USSR, and emigrated to the U.S. He graduated from California State University with a BA in Political Science and wrote a thesis on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Paul is a researcher of warfare as well as anomalous phenomena. 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. In October of 1993, OMNI Magazine featured a story about Paul’s work, and the research center he had created back in 1991 (Russian Ufology Research Center). Paul has collected Soviet UFO information since 1970s. He has appeared in and contributed to such shows as Ancient Aliens, Sightings; U.S., German and Japanese productions. Paul is 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. The book is now translated into Portuguese and Russian. He has lectured about Soviet and Eurasian UFO phenomenon, in Brazil, China and the United States.