Anomaly Archives eNews 3/1/2016


Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 3/1/2016

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

March 1st, 2016 – This week we’ve got a great bunch of News Links for you plus the usual Book-of-the-Week, and we introduce you to our online Directory of Anomalous Library Collections while also providing links to individual Digitally Archived Editions of some cool books and magazines from the classic flying saucer age. We’ve also got information about some interesting Upcoming Events from San Antonio to Michigan.

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Book of the Week:
Time-Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown (series)


“The Mysteries of the Unknown phenomenon began in 1987 when Time-Life Books began to test the waters for a series of books on the paranormal. Time-Life Books, a conglomeration of the two titular magazines, sold books via monthly subscriptions. Their series and titles usually focused on broad historical or utilitarian subjects like The Old West or Home Repair and Improvement, and were mainly sold directly to the consumer via television ads that blanketed the cable and broadcast airwaves. They were the kinds of books one’s dad or grandparents might buy.

Even within Time-Life, the series was nicknamed, “books as furniture,” says Tom Corry, former Product Manager for Time-Life Books, who helped develop the paranormal series and the ad campaign that saw it take off. According to Corry, who is now CEO of his own company, Healthcare Data Insights & Analytics, the roots of the Mysteries series are actually pretty mundane. “We already had a book series called the Enchanted World, and it was elves and fairies,” he says. “It was a pretty popular series.” Having found an audience for these books, Time-Life decided to see what other left-field topics readers might be interested in.”
Source: The 1980s Book Series That Literally Claimed It Had To Be Read To Be Believed – Atlas Obscura

Watch actress Julianne Moore talk about an Out-of-Body-Experience in this vintage television commercial for the Time-Life series

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From the Archives…

Anomaly Collections Directory: Other Archives
Featuring UFO, Paranormal & Related Specialized Collections

An ongoing international index of UFO & Paranormal oriented repositories for books, magazines, newsclippings, and especially personal collections of historic phenomena researchers.

Thanks to Isaac Koi and others who continue to inspire this Directory / Index effort. See the 1999 Proceedings of the Sign Historical Group for an attempt to outline the content of various UFO archives in several universities and in the hands of private UFO groups/researchers. See also the Resources at Sign Historical Group.

PLUS: Links to specific archived works available online including…

Check out the Anomaly Archives’ Global Directory of Other Anomalous Archives.

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Here are some headlines of note for this week:

Follow-up to recent headlines…

Featured Audio / Video Podcasts –


[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

See also… other spotlighted news & event links below!

2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference

Saturday, March 19th

Ann Arbor Wyndham Garden Hotel

Presented by…
Michigan MUFON

“Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Michigan’s historic UFO flap that prompted the USAF to infamously declare that what hundreds of credible witnesses were reporting at that time was nothing but swamp gas.”

Click here for more about the infamous 1966 sightings!

Source: 2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference – Home

INACS Nerve Center 12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302 Austin, Texas 78759
INACS Nerve Center

12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302

Austin, Texas 78759

Anomaly Archives
Monthly Public Meetings

Monthly discussion on the latest news and research into the fields of inquiry covered within our anomalous collections including: UFOs and Ufology, Consciousness, Parapsychology, Fortean and Paranormal Phenomena, Cryptozoology, Parapolitics and Conspiracy, Human Potential … and MORE!
The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)


Charles Hall

San Antonio
Hilton Garden Inn

Thursday April 28th

Charles Hall claims many up close & personal contacts with extraterrestrial beings he calls “The Tall Whites” when he was stationed at an AFB in Nevada between 1965 and 1967.

Click Here for PDF Flyer with Contact Information.



Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 3/1/2016

About Scientific Anomaly Institute

The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks: Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena Research and analysis of accumulated collections Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena Purposes of the Institute: * Managing and developing an archive and library for documents and literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous phenomena, * Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased knowledge about anomalous phenomena, and * Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and sharing among researchers while, Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar interests. Our collection houses over about 5,000 books as well as research materials such as, videos, documents, magazines, and personal correspondence. Along with the S.A.I. collection, we also curate the collections of "Rare UFO & Paranormal Book Collector/Seller" Robert C. Girard, INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies), and others. And previously those of Austin MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), Austin IONS (Institute Of Noetic Sciences) and JSA (Jung Society of Austin). We house many great books that discuss a wide range of scientific subjects including: -UFOs and Ufology -Consciousness -Parapsychology -Fortean Phenomena -Cryptozoology -ParaPolitical Science -Human Potential Please come pay us a visit!

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