Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York (CSI-NY)

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Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York
Abbreviation CSI-NY
Formation 1954
Dissolution 1959
Purpose/focus Ufology
Headquarters New York City, New York
Main organ "CSI News Letter" (1956-'59)

Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York (CSINY, also known as Civilian Saucer Intelligence Group) was a New York-based ufology organisation, established in 1954 by Isabel Davis, Ted Bloecher, Lex Mebane, and others. The group published a membership periodical entitled "CSI News Letter" from 1956 to 1959 under Mebane's editorial direction.

C.S.I. of New York - despite sharing the name - was only loosely affiliated with Civilian Saucer Intelligence of Los Angeles; however, it was reportedly the recipient of the LA group's research files when they disbanded.[1]

Selected Publications

  • Mebane, Lex, ed. (1956-59), CSI News Letter (New York: Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York) (1-11)  — [11 issues of the newsletter, out of 27 overall CSI-NY publications, including meeting reports, etc.]


  1. Swords, Michael (2012), Powell, Robert, ed., UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry, San Antonio, Texas: Anomalist Books, p. 201,, "... when FSR associates Isabel Davis, Ted Bloecher, and Lex Mebane, split off to form Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York (CSI-NY), their organization ultimately received the files of CSI-LA when it collapsed."