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Anomaly Archives Streamathon Fundraiser Series Starts Tomorrow

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

November 20th, 2020 – Austin, Texas

The Anomaly Archives presents…
STREAMATHON-2020
Emergency Fundraiser Event Series

Streaming-Live
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IT’S FINALLY HERE… the Anomaly Archives is launching a marathon series of FREE streaming “Virtual-Conference” fundraisers Beginning Tomorrow Afternoon, Saturday, November 21st, at 1pm CST. This FREE STREAMATHON EVENT SERIES will be held every Saturday until the end of 2020. We are raising funds (our $20k annual budget) to ensure our continued survival and residence at our current location, into 2021 and beyond. We’re drawing together researchers from all corners of the Esoterica realms: Anomalistics, Cryptozoology, Forteana, Parapsychology, and Ufology. We’ll be streaming many hours of great content covering these and other fields of inquiry. We’ll be sharing a sort of “Fabulous Fortean Film Festival” evening, Plus Music and MORE! All in an effort to raise funds for our 501(c)3 nonprofit community organization to survive the circumstances created by this terrible Covid-Crisis.

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In this edition of the weekly Anomaly Archives eNewsletter, we have information on tomorrow’s Saturday-Streamathon Event-Schedule and Speaker-Bios and MORE!

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PRESENTER LINEUP:

Matthew Alford, Tim Binnall, Greg Bishop, Walter Bosley, Loren Coleman, Joshua Cutchin, Susan Demeter, Zelia Edgar, Ken Gerhard, Robbie Graham, Joseph Green, Aaron Gulyas, Micah Hanks, Michael Hughes, Daniel Alan Jones, Paul Kimball, Steve Kohlhase, NK Kranda, Susan Lepselter, Dr. Greg Little, David Perkins, Stephanie Quick, Saul Ravencraft, Brent Raynes, Miguel Romero, Chris Rutkowski, Paul Smith, Tui Snider, Professor WHAM, Don Webb, Naomi & Richie West, Craig Woolheater
… and Special Guests.

 

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

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SCHEDULE:

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Part-One
Events of November 21st, 2020 
ALL TIMES CST (Central Standard Time)

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  • 01:00 pm – SMiles Lewis: Welcomes You…
  • 01:05 pm – Ed Conroy: Keynote Introduction
  • 01:30 pm – Zelia Edgar:  “Orb Phenomenon As A Cross-Field Anomaly”
  • 02:45 pm – Ken Gerhard: “Loch Ness Monster and other Aquatic Cryptids”
  • 03:45 pm – Walter Bosley: “Dellschau, the Airship Mystery and The NYMZA Legacy”
  • 04:45 pm – Paul Kimball: “Ghosts, Shadow Beings, Demons, and other High Strangeness on Canada’s East Coast”
  • 06:30 pm – Special Screening: Episodes of Paul Kimball’s HAUNTED tv series

 

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Walter Bosley – “Dellschau, the Airship Mystery and The NYMZA Legacy”

Websites: Lost Continent LibraryEmpire of the WheelBooks / YouTube

“Investigator of historical occult mysteries, author of pulp fiction novels and a screenwriter who has appeared on History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’.

After nineteen years in national security, Walter Bosley is a licensed private investigator in California where he also runs his small press publishing company, Lost Continent Library, founded in 2002. Bosley has traveled much of the world, both on the job and off, including trips through Mexico and South America with David Hatcher Childress whose WEX Magazine has published articles by Bosley.

Walter Bosley was born in San Diego, California, and attended SDSU where he earned a B.A. in Journalism. He has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is an inactive reserve officer in the US Air Force for which he served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI while on active duty, and then worked as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following military service.

Bosley spends his time writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as investigating strange mysteries, in between PI assignments.”

 

Ed Conroy – Keynote Speech &  “What’s it all about, Alfie? Reflections on five decades of anomalies–local and global.”

Articles / Report On Communion: An independent investigation of and commentary on Whitley Strieber’s Communion

ed-conroy“Ed Conroy is the author of “Report on ‘Communion,’” (Morrow, 1989; Avon, 1990; published as “Informe Comunión” by Reediciones Anómalas, 2020), the result of his investigation into the life and work of Whitley Strieber, author of “Communion: A True Story” (Morrow, 1987) his account of experiences with non-human beings he called his “visitors.” He has reported on UFO investigations and the crop circle phenomenon for “Más Allá de la Ciencia” of Barcelona, Spain. Educated at California Institute of the Art’s School of Critical Studies, the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he was in those years a student at the San Francisco Zen Center and member of an esoteric studies community centered around The Philosopher’s Stone Bookstore, where he became familiar with the literature of anthroposophy and both classical and humanistic astrology. He was also a student of the later Albert Riedel (Frater Albertus) at the Paracelsus College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ed is a former arts reporter and columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. For the past 30 years he has been a student of the Western Hermetic Tradition in the Builders of the Adytum. Since 1998, he has served as Director of Development for Southwest School of Art in his native San Antonio, Texas.”

 

Zelia Edgar – “Orb Phenomenon As A Cross-Field Anomaly” – High strangeness slipping into John Keel territory, just what are the orbs on your camera roll?

Website / YouTube / Radio-Show (On-Hiatus)

“A lifelong Wisconsin resident, I was born in Green Bay, the state’s first city. My family is from Southwestern Wisconsin, and the folklore of that region was a strong influence on my upbringing. I was brought up with a deep regard for the history and mythology, not only of Wisconsin, but the world over.

Starting with an interest in flesh and blood cryptozoology, my research moved through spectrology and UFOlogy into its current scope. Every aspect of the paranormal is equally intriguing to me, and cases that transcend the boundaries of seemingly separate types of phenomena are of special interest. Seeking out the patterns that underlie these many manifestations in an attempt to pin down some unifying quality is my goal as a paranormal researcher, and my YouTube channel, JustAnotherTinFoilHat, is an expression of this goal.”

 

Ken Gerhard – “Loch Ness Monster and other Aquatic Cryptids”

Website / YouTube / Books 

Ken Gerhard is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field investigator for The Centre for Fortean Zoology, as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for several research organizations. He has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and werewolves. In addition to co-hosting the History Channel TV series Missing in Alaska, Ken has appeared in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest and is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as other series including Ancient Aliens (History Channel), True Monsters (History Channel), Unexplained Files (Science Channel), Legend Hunters(Travel Channel), Paranatural (National Geographic), Weird or What? with William Shatner (Syfy),Monsters and Mysteries in America (Animal Planet), True Supernatural (Destination America),Ultimate Encounters (TruTV), Monster Project (Nat Geo Wild) and Shipping Wars (A&E). His credits include appearances on numerous news broadcasts and radio programs like Coast to Coast AM, as well as being featured in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is an author and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine. He currently lectures and exhibits at various conferences and events across the United States. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot footage was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and has visited virtually all of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.

 

Paul Kimball – “Ghosts, Shadow Beings, Demons, and other High Strangeness on Canada’s East Coast”

Websites: The Other Side of TruthWinter Light ProductionsPaulAndrewKimball.com / YouTubeGhost Cases / Books 

“Writer / Producer / Director of the feature films The Cuckoo in the Clock (2014), Roundabout (2015) and Exit Thread (2016), the television series The Classical Now (2004-2006), Haunted (2017-present), Stand & Deliver (2018), Citizen K (2018) and High Road Low Road (2018), and a number of documentaries. I used to rock and roll during the Halifax Pop Explosion era. Progressive, author, TV ghost investigator, law talking dude, outlaw for love, historian, former politician, citizen.”

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William Gibson: Fortean!

Cyberpunk Fortean William Gibson

 “I’m Totally a Fortean!” (Audio)

“It’s always a pleasure to return to Austin, which in some weird way was definitely the epicenter of my literary career, such as it’s been.”

On Thursday, September 6th, I had the pleasure of finally seeing William Gibson in-the-flesh. Despite his being sick with a cold (he offered to infect any attendees with it who might’ve had such a Cronenbergian desire) Gibson read an interesting piece from his new book, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and regaled the audience with his observations on a few subjects including fashion.

It’s weird, really weird reading any of this stuff because I never read any of it before. I never read it to an audience. These were written for magazine publication. The weirdest of these, I think, the one that is most mysterious to me is an essay called Dead Man Sings that I wrote in 1998 for ASAP, which is a Forbes magazine giveaway or something. … they got in touch with me and said ‘we’d like you to write something’ and I said ‘what’ and they said ‘it doesn’t matter … [write] what you feel like.’ I’d never really gotten that before … so I really took it to heart and I sat down and sort of channeled this thing I’m about to read you and with no idea where it was coming from or really what it was about. I realized, when I was going through all these pieces, this is the one I’ve gone back to more in my writing and as sometimes happens, I think that this thing which I wrote without understanding – I wrote it in a weird kind of trance – because it didn’t matter and it had given me permission to say whatever I wanted to say, which I had never had before in non-fiction. … So this thing just came out, what I’m about to read to you, and its probably the one thing in this book that I discovered more in, over the years, since I wrote it, I suspect in some way its been the program for a lot of the fiction I’ve written since.

The essay Dead Man Sings (published as “Dead Man Speaks apparently) that Gibson read for us that evening is certainly evocative of much of what makes Gibson’s writings so telling and important. Distrust That Particular Flavor coverThey grapple with the effects of technology on our culture and our experiencing of memory and history. It reminded me of a video I’d recently seen of him (filmed many years ago inside a moving car) in which he reflects on one of the details he mentioned in the essay, that is the invention of the sound recording and that period of time when there were still humans (backwoods Appalachian Americans in his example) who were being recorded for the first time and the fundamental difference (to his hears) of those recordings to everything since.

We live in, have lived through, a strange time. I know this because when I was a child the flow of forgetting was relatively unimpeded. I know this because the dead were less of a constant presence, then. Because there was once no rewind button. Because the soldiers dying in the Somme were black and white, and did not run as the living run. Because the world’s attic was still untidy. Because there were old men in the mountain valleys of my Virginia childhood who remembered a time before recorded music.

Dead Man Speaks

After the reading (and towards the end of his face-time with us and before beginning the autographing line) there was an opening for me to ask him a question that had been on my mind for a while… But before I asked the question I wanted to show my sincere feelings for the words he’d written a couple of years ago when he posted the following to his twitter feed:

“Very sad to learn of the death of @mactonnies. Whip-smart young Fortean surrealist dudes are too thin on the ground to begin with.”
twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/5096995349

As I began expressing my thanks the look on his face gave me the impression that he hadn’t understood what I was saying – perhaps it was just the idea of someone thanking him for a “tweet” (let alone one from three years ago) that struck him as odd. Once I’d shifted my comment to a question he gave a not surprising to me reply which I’m happy to add to the public record:

SMiles Lewis: I’d like to thank you for your 2009 tweet which consisted of kind words on the passing of Mac Tonnies. There’s things in your book Pattern Recognition and other books that make me ask this question: Are you now or have you ever been a Fortean?

William Gibson: Oh, I’m totally a Fortean! I’ve been a Fortean since I was… actually I’d have to find out. I’ve been a Fortean ever since Ace Books republished Charles Fort’s three great weird philosophical books about strange shit that he’d found in old old newspapers. And I continue to be … That’s Charles Fort for those of you who don’t know him. If you wanna have a really strange experience go find The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort which was published in the 1920s and has two sequels. It’s kind of the mother of all X-Files stuff.

 

Summer Flying Saucer Cinema Series – Quatermass & The Pit

SUMMER FLYING-SAUCER CINEMA SERIES

NEXT EVENT DATE: Saturday June 12th

Begins Memorial Weekend / Saturday Night May 29th

(“Rain Day” Sunday the 30th)

This month we are launching an all new series of events:

SUMMER FLYING SAUCER CINEMA SERIES

This new monthly event will be a FREE showing of lesser known “Flying Saucer Films” with a focus on those that have important points to be made regarding the nature of paranormal, UFO and other anomalous phenomena, as well as society’s cultural reactions to UFO related phenomena.

UFO related phenomena and the Modern Wave of Flying Saucer sightings in the United States have had a lasting effect upon American Popular Culture. For that reason we feel it fitting to host this new event series at the South Austin Popular Culture Center (frmly the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture).

Beginning with … Quatermass & the Pit, aka Five Million Years to Earth!

Go HERE for links to info about the event.

After-Dark Saucer Culture Film-Fest

The ufo phenomenon exists in a synergistic cybernetic interface with humanity. Whatever the true nature of UFOs, they interact with us within several different milieus, all of which are influenced by the media and culture. This media and culture in turn feeds back into the phenonomenon in a continuous cycle.If the fantastic fictions of our television and print media can feedback upon and influence our images and ideas of the unknown then we will continue to have a harder and harder time of sorting the wheat from the chaff of non-human intelligences communicating through the ufo encounter.

Therefore it is very important that we look at some of the various ways the subject of UFOs and Aliens have been handled by the film and television industries. Each night’s selection of films delves into these issues areas especially as they relate to that day’s particular event theme.

SMiles Lewis (circa 2001) 38th annual National UFO Conference www.NUFOC.com

Five Million Years To Earth (1967)
aka Quatermass & The Pit

By Nigel Kneale

“Was the Devil really a Martian? Could our predatory nature be the result of a eugenics experiment performed on our ancestors by aliens millions of years ago? These are the questions raised after an ancient spaceship is unearthed in the London Underground, and Professor Quatermass must answer them before the world is torn apart in a Martian race war. Based on the popular BBC sci-fi t.v. series.”

For more information on Five Million Years To Earth

  • mappa.mundi.net
  • www.stomptokyo.com
  • Nigel Kneale, Young and Old.

    Quatermass & the Pit

    Prince of Darkness (1987)

    Carpenter’s script assembles elements of his earlier films in a kind of survey; especially Precinct 13’s siege setting and hordes from out of the demimonde, and The Thing’s shapeless, body-claiming alien force. The writing is good, littered with funny lines and highly imaginative contemporary twists on the tale’s origins in the works of Nigel Kneale, to whom Carpenter pays nod-wink homage by billing the screenplay as the work of “Martin Quatermass”.

    thisislandrod.blogspot.com/2009/05/prince-of-darkness-1987.html

    Quatermass & The Pit published by Penguin Books

    Stamp Dedicated to Nigel Kneale