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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. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST Tonight for THURSTY THURSDAY at 8pm CST!

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews – March 9th, 2022

The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

March 9, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

UFO Garage Podcast “Doing our part” – Supporting Anomaly Archives

SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST

This THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th at 8pm CST!

Watch LIVE Tonight – Thursday, March 10th @8pm CST

Anomaly Archives founder, SMiles Lewis, will be the guest of Ben & Joe on their UFO Garage Podcast, for THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th @8:pm CST. Joe & Ben are donating 20% of their merch sales for this quarter to the Anomaly Archives, 501c3 nonprofit:

“Doing our part: Every quarter we donate 20% of all merch sales towards a UFO Research or Experiencer Support Group.

This quarter we chose to help out Anomaly Archives in Austin Texas find it’s new home!

You may recall that they posted a video of the tour I gave them of the Anomaly Archives previous location, in February of 2020, just before the pandemic lockdowns changed everything…

Check em out at …

UfoGaragePodcast.com

YouTube Channel

Merch Store

We hope you all will tune in to the Live-Streaming March 10th (“Thursty Thursday“) episode of Ben & Joe’s UFO GARAGE PODCAST!

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 


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Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

Folklore in the Archives


Folklore in the ArchivesJoin archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America as they share their collections and research in a two-part virtual showcase taking place on Friday, August 27, and Friday, September 3, from 11am-1:30pm CST.

Participants will learn about topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more through examples of archival materials and special collections.

This is one event you don’t want to miss, so register today at: https://bit.ly/3BILXpv.

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This is a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference on Friday 8/27 & Friday 9/03.
Find out more at this Facebook page for the event.

August 27 speakers:

  • Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Christine Blythe, Folklore Archives Specialist, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives, Austin, Texas
  • Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
  • Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian, Occidental College Library
  • Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library
  • Matina Newsom, Stacks Management and Evening Supervisor, and Bobby Griffith, Lead Government Information Reference Specialist, Sycamore Library, University of North Texas
  • Louise LoBello, Research & Collections Management Specialist, Franklin & Marshall College

 

September 3 speakers:

  • Samantha Dodd, Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
  • April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
  • Joshua Youngblood, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Services Unit Head, History Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
  • Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services, Whitman College and Northwest Archives
  • Stephanie Khattak, Independent Folklorist, Pine Curtain Project
  • Sara Butler-Tongate, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
  • Tiffany Cole, Special Collections Archivist, James Madison University Libraries
  • Jennifer Daugherty, Head, North Carolina Collection, Special Collections Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Anomaly Archives!

It’s been many months since we last sent out an installment of this email newsletter. Despite the few short months of a seeming return to the “old normal,” the situation has reverted back to pre-vaccine lockdown conditions given the current Covid Delta variant surge here in Austin. Our collections are still in storage and we are continuing our search for a new affordable location. Meanwhile, we are hard at work behind the scenes as time allows.

We are excited to announce our participation in the above linked FOLKLORE IN THE ARCHIVES event being put on by the University of North Texas. Our presentation is scheduled for this Friday, August 27th, at 11:35 am. This event’s presentations feature short folklore talks from archivists working at many different institutions presenting materials and information on “cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more”! This is a free virtual event and we hope you’ll consider attending.

We hope to have updates on the status of our efforts to obtain a new physical space and to resume our regular YouTube live streaming show (Anomaly-NOW!) soon. Stay tuned!

 

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 

 

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Source: Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

 

Anomaly Archives Streamathon Fundraiser Finale Tomorrow

Source: Anomaly Archives Streamathon Fundraiser Finale Tomorrow

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

December 25th, 2020 – Austin, Texas

STREAMATHON-2020 FINALE
THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th @ 1 PM CST

Streaming-Live
You can watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

See all the details at our website: www.AnomalyArchives.org

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

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The Anomaly Archives marathon series of FREE streaming “Virtual-Conference” fundraisers is coming to an end TOMORROW. This is our final Saturday Streamathon session scheduled tomorrow, December 26th, beginning at 1pm CST.  You can watch all of our past streamathons at these links directly below…

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Archives 

YouTube Archives / Playlists / Past Event Pages…
Playlist – Link: Streamathon Fundraiser Series (ALL VIDEOS)

Further below is information on this coming Saturday’s scheduled presenters and special double-feature screenings of visual artist Ken Adams’ IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience and SMiles’ never before shown publicly, low-budget Sci-Fi / Horror film THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!  [NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

  • 08:00 pm – Ken Adams – Special Screenings of… 
IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience
THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!
[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]
[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

Back in about 1990 – when I was fresh out of high school – I had a decent amount of money burning a hole in my wallet. I spent it on an idea floated to me by one of my most creative filmmaker friends. He wrote and directed the script that we’ve often referred to as Austin’s SciFi-Horror SLACKER – a sort of Kentucky Fried Movie meets Amazon Women On The Moon. Our low budget short was intended as a demo reel we’d shop around as a sample of what we could do with almost no money – hoping someone would give us MORE money to produce an actually good film. It didn’t work – the film was rejected by everybody we sent it to. We never had an official public showing of it – having only small private gathering screenings with various groups from the cast. So this is an extremely rare opportunity to witness a strange anomalous artifact from the vaults of SMiles Lewis’ personal video collection. Like some mysterious VHS tape discovered in an old VCR bought at a random pawn shop. Through the haze and static of a low-res “copy-of-a-copy” videotape, one can almost make out the weird visage of many old Austin haunts now long gone.

[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

Join us at 10pm CST this Saturday night to witness…
THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!
Tune in at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

WE NEED A NEW HOME!

Recently our landlord informed us that they are not extending an invitation to renew our lease at our current location. We had hoped to be able to stay at the current location for as long as possible, or at least another year. However, the landlord, itself a nonprofit, has also been hit hard by the pandemic and is having to make its own tough decisions and that has included not renewing leases when its tenants’ current lease terms expire; this includes another nonprofit that has been there for 20 years.

Three years ago, our current location was recommended to us by one of our email newsletter subscribers. We hope that perhaps one of you reading this now might have another good location opportunity you are aware of and that you will share it with us. We’d prefer something with its own entrance, with good parking, centrally located (but preferably in South or East Austin / south of Koenig Lane aka 2222), 800-1200 square feet for no more than about $1,200 per month total. Even better are locations with utilities included in that pricing. If you have leads on good inexpensive location options for lease, please reach out to us via email at Contact@AnomalyArchives.org or leave the information in a voicemail at (512) 842-9046.

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SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 


Watch the Next Streamathon LIVE on YouTube 12/26/2020 @1pm CST

SCHEDULE:

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Part-Four
Events of December 26th, 2020 
ALL TIMES CST (Central Standard Time)

Watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

Tune in for Part-One at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

  • 01:00 pm – SMiles Lewis welcomes you to the FINAL of Streamathon-2020
  • 01:15 pm – Tim Binnall – “People of Flat Earth: The History of a Very Odd Conspiracy Theory”
  • 02:15 pm – David Perkins and SMiles Lewis – “UFOs, Cattle Mutilations and the Gaian Mind”
  • 03:30 pm – Susan Lepselter – “Dreaming Across Cultures”
  • 04:30 pm – Susan Demeter – “Spook Lights as Places of Paranormal Pilgrimage”
  • 05:15 pm – Daniel Alan Jones – “Myth.OS – Mythical Operating System: Investigating Simulation Theory, Non-Human Intelligence, and Unexplained Phenomena”
  • 06:30 pm – Stephanie Quick – “Interrogating My Near Death Experience: The Aftermath of Mystical Awakening”
  • 07:30 pm – Nikita Kranda – “I Saw Something Weird: A conversation about regular people experiencing something they couldn’t explain”

 

After Dark Virtual Drive-In Theater…

Tune in for Part-Two at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

  • @ 08:00 pm – Ken Adams – Special Screening of… 

IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

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