Anomaly Archives eNews – September 27th, 2023

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The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

September 27th, 2023 – Austin, Texas

Greetings everyone. There are a ton of links I want to share so let’s dive in…

Recent local paranormal activities…


We’ve told you about Ryan Sprague’s free “Anomacon” online event before and it went forward as scheduled and was a great achievement with a ton of fantastic presentations. If you missed the event’s premiere you can watch the entire day’s recordings. Ryan says he’ll likely be subdividing the presentations and uploading them individually but for now, you can surf through each day’s 11-plus hours of lectures. Check em out at the links above.

At the end of last month I recorded a podcast episode with longtime friend Russell Dowden, for his new Paranoid America podcast series. My appearance marked his eleventh episode and you can watch that HERE. I really enjoyed chatting with Russ and reminiscing with him. One of the things we talked about was the history of how his publishing career started – you can watch an excerpt from the show wherein I describe the Origins of Russell’s Weird Publishing Career.

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of seeing Greg and Dana Newkirk present their storytelling approach to the paranormal worlds of haunted objects at the Stateside theater that is part of the historic Paramount theater on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. This was one of three stops on the Texas leg of their current tour promoting their Haunted Objects podcast, Museum of the Paranormal, and their new movie, The Unbinding, which is a documentary about a mysterious statue allegedly found in the Catskill mountains.

The Newkirks have been part of a movement of paranormal investigators using something called the Estes Method (see link for background on this intriguing technique pioneered by some of the Newkirk’s closest creative cocreators). Local paranormal performance artists known as The Austin Séance, publish the Journal of Séance and Spiritualist History whose Summer 2023 issue features an article in its “History and How-To” column titled, “The Estes Method & the Modern Séance – Combining radio scanning and sensory deprivation for surprising results.” Therein you can see a photo of local Weird ATX / Beyond Weird Paranormal podcaster Megan experimenting with the Estes Method.

“A. Lucio and Jake Cordero of The Austin Séance demonstrate tools used by working mediums and then employ those tools in a modern recreation of an old-time séance.”

  • Second Summer Rock / Saucer Skipping … Song/Music-Of-The-Week

In the ongoing experiencing of our Second Summer following our False Fall seasonal transition we present to you another Saucerian Summer Song. In recent  issues of this newsletter, I’ve joked about the Summertime activity of “skipping rocks” that reminds one of the description generating the classic Flying Saucers phrase, that described the motion of a rock or saucer skipping across the water. Well, this week’s musical video interlude certainly stirs some paranormal waters with its imagery. We hope you enjoy the video.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of legendary conspiracy researcher and zine publisher, Kenn Thomas. We’ve known Kenn since the 1990s. He was to be one of our honored speakers at the ill-fated 2001 National UFO Conference. In the photo above, I finally had the chance to meet Kenn in-person at the 2018 ParaMania party aboard the Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans. Kenn will be greatly missed.

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Check out the rest of this issue’s content:

  • Anomaly News Headlines Links: UFOs, Cryptozoology, Fringe Science, Paranormal Phenomena News
  • Audio-of-the-Week: ParaPeculiar & Weird ATX / Beyond Weird Paranormal podcasts
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  • Book-of-the-Week: El Arte Pictorico De Los Antiguos Mayas “The Pictorial Art of the Ancient Mayans” by Manuel Cirerol Sansores
  • Music-of-the-Week: Flying Saucers / Skipping Like a Stone
  • Video-of-the-Week: The Emilcin, Poland, UFO encounter and alien abduction of farmer Jan Wolski, May 10, 1978

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SMiles Lewis / Founder




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The Emilcin, Poland, UFO encounter and alien abduction
of farmer Jan Wolski, May 10, 1978


Eyes On Cinema (YouTube Archive Channel)

Original title: “Odwiedziny, czyli u progu tajemnicy” (1978).
(IMDb: )
Original video in Polish:  • Odwiedziny, czyli u progu tajemnicy  


Some other fun videos we think you might enjoy:


Watch On YouTube


El Arte Pictorico De Los Antiguos Mayas

“The Pictorial Art of the Ancient Mayans”

by Manuel Cirerol Sansores


Book Page at Anomaly Archives

Anomaly News Headlines

Check out more news links at the

Anomaly Archives Flipboard

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational

and does not indicate endorsement.]



ParaPeculiar Museum & Podcast

ParaPeculiar Podcast #45 Brittany and Megan of Weird ATX – Paranormal experimenters and hosts of Beyond Weird Paranormal Podcast.


Check Out Megan’s & Brittany’s Beyond Weird Paranormal Podcast


The Chemical Brothers – Skipping Like A Stone ft. Beck

Some of the lyrics…

When you feel like nothing really matters
When you feel alone
When you feel like all your life is shattered
And you can’t go home

I’ll come skipping like a stone

More Lyrics Here

Watch on YouTube


About SMiles Lewis

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. In 2003, SMiles founded the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). Radio talk show host Robert Larson described Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” SMiles has been streaming his ANOMALY RADIO Network since last century and podcasting since before the term existed. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio production department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.

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