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Anomaly Archives eNews – March 2006

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS

January / February / March 2006

Podcast Returns!!

 

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWSLETTER – Jan / Feb / March, 2006

New Hours of Operation & On-Site Volunteer

Greetings fellow Anomalists. It’s been a while since we sent out an issue of the Anomaly Archives eNewsletter. We apologize for the delay.

We’d like you to welcome our New Volunteer On-Site Assistant Curator, JP Smith. “JP“, as he likes to be called, is a producer and writer (and a founder of SONAV Productions) who recently successfully presented his play, Among The Sand And Smog, at this year’s Frontera Fest.

I was lucky enough to see the last showing at The Blue Theatre where it played to a sell out crowd. By the end of the show there wasn’t a dry eye in the packed house.

“One of the  world’s darkest secrets is hiding right next door.  Since the early 1990’s, factory workers and other  young women of the city of Juarez have been  disappearing off the streets, to be discovered later  lifeless in the desert, or sometimes not at all. Now, more than 13 years later, over 300 women have  been brutally raped and murdered, the culprits  remain at large and unknown, and a city mourns while  a nation and the world ignores it. Told in three  acts, and starring some of the finest talent in  Austin, Among the Sand and Smog is sure to move and  shock you as it explores one of this hemisphere’s  most forgotten tragedies.”

“JP” now resides on-site and can help you access the Anomaly Archives lending library Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm plus extended hours of operation from 5 to 9 pm Tuesday nights and from 1 to 5 pm Saturday afternoons. You can also usually find the library open Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.

If you want to come by the Anomaly Archives during the weekday hours of 11 am to 4 pm you should call ahead and speak with JP at the Human Potential Center at …

(512) 441-8988 or email him.

Now to hear from JP in his own words …

To the Membership of the Anomaly Archives lending library:

I wanted to write a letter to all of the library members so I can introduce myself and let you know about where the library wants to head in the following months. My name is J. P. Smith and I am thoroughly enjoying my position as volunteer assistant curator. I also work at The Human Potential Center as the marketing and development director. My true love is writing, I have been training to be a professional writer for over 10 years, focusing mainly on theatrical and cinematic works. I run a small production company that recently participated in Fronterafest’s Long Fringe Festival, and the show I wrote, Among the Sand and Smog, sold out the Blue Theater. I hope to use my talents to help the library in as many ways as possible. One future work that I will be doing is a stage work based on the inventions and life of Nikola Tesla, a work that I would very much like to come out of my times at the library.

One thing that I wanted to talk about is the current needs of the library. We are looking to acquire some new equipment so that we can continue growing, becoming an even better center for research and development of our respective fields of interest. Here is a list of the things that we want to see added to our collection:

Bookshelves: Preferable size is about 5′ x 5′ x 1″ to match what we already have, although any size will do.

Filing Cabinets: A lot of materials we house are documents, photos, etc that do not fit well on shelves, we want to add these to our collections and house them in filing cabinets.

Magazine Holders: Similarly, we need to find a good way to store and organize the many periodicals that we have in the collections. Magazine racks and/or cardboard magazine holders would be perfect.

Labeling Materials: For labeling and categorizing the collections.

If anyone has access to these, we would very much appreciate the donations. Feel free to think “out of the box” on these as well. Miles told me that our current bookshelves were actually racks from a shoe store that went out of business, I think that is great! This type of thinking will be most crucial in the following months, as we try to grow and increase our membership of readers.

I look forward to meeting the various organizations, their leaders and members. Please feel free to contact me at my contact info below, f.y.i. email is the best.

Sincerely,

JP Smith

Assistant Curator

The Anomaly Archives – Lending Library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute

(512) 441-8988 email

Anomaly Headlines

Investigators Keen to Present Bigfoot’s Footprint Cast Channel News Asia

Investigators who found what they believe is a clear footprint of Malaysia’s own ‘Bigfoot’ are waiting to meet the Johor Chief Minister. Via The Anomalist

Explaining The Jack ‘LeMonde’ Photograph – Jerome Beau, via UFO UpDates

Farewell to Flying Saucers Charlotte Observer – George Fawcett says a UFO museum in Charlotte is a great idea. After all, North Carolina ranks fifth in the U.S. for flying saucer sightings. Sightings are up worldwide. So is interest. Fawcett: “Now skeptics are in the minority.”

British MOD Magazine UFO Article – Nick Pope, via UFO UpDates

Ghost Story Texarkana Gazette – Amanda Powell, 16: “I was freaked. I felt something come up behind me. It was like he wrapped an arm around my neck and one around my mouth. It was the most weirdest thing I ever felt. I started freaking out because I couldn’t breathe. I was trembling, I was so scared.” Via The Anomalist

 

New Monthly Meetings

Beginning next month, the Anomaly Archives will hold monthly meetings to talk about all things anomalous with focus groups forming to explore specific anomalistic avenues of investigation, including those areas that are the territories of our various partnered organizations; like the UFO investigations of Austin MUFON, psychology research and lectures of the Jung Society of Austin, consciousness research of INACS and the explorations of the Human Potential Center and Austin Noetic Sciences groups.

We’ll also be watching new video documentaries on UFOs, the Paranormal and other Earth Mysteries.

Meeting dates and times to be announced soon.

 

Event Announcements

Austin Noetic Sciences – Merging Mind and Matter: A New Model: A presentation by Katya Walker, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

6:30p-8:30p

Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe Street

Visitors are welcome, the meeting is free – book donations are welcome.

The present model of the universe in physics leaves much to be desired. The relationship between physical reality and mind is also a big conundrum. This talk uses a slide show to pinpoint flaws  in the current model of cosmology for physics and the current  inability of physics to account for mind.

Katya Walter, Ph.D., presents a new model of cosmology that merges mind and matter and offers a new way to view the universe. Come prepared to be stimulated, offended, delighted, and amused.

Katya Walter has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and studied for five years at the Jung Institute in Zurich and in China for a year. She taught in colleges and universities in the United States and China for sixteen years. She has published in scientific, social, and literary analysis, African cosmology, poetry, and short fiction. She has written two books, Tao of Chaos and Dream Mail, and is featured on The Oracle of Changes computer disk by Visionary Networks. Dr. Walter currently writes, lectures, does workshops, and sees clients in dream interpretation work in Austin, Texas.

<www.IONS-Austin.org>

AND…

Developments in Consciousness Studies

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Capt. USN Apollo 14 Astronaut

Sunday March 19, 2006 2 – 4 pm

Unity Church in Dallas

Cost: $30 / For tickets call the Unity Church Bookstore (972) 233-7106 ext. 220

On Jan. 31, 1971, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, then a U.S. Navy captain, embarked on a journey through outer space of some 500,000 miles. That historical journey ended safely nine days later on Feb. 9, and resulted in his becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon. Admiral Alan Sheppard and Colonel Stuart Roosa were the other two men of valor, accompanying him to make the journey possible.

On Sunday Dr. Mitchell will provide an overview of his work in consciousness research, including results of frontier experiments at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and in Europe. Audience participation and questions will be a significant part of the workshop.

He is the author of Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science and The Way of the Explorer. As a lecturer, he! delivers 25-30 addresses annually on cosmology, human potential and topics relating to the evolving future of the species on planet Earth. His most current lecture series discusses the implications of recent discoveries in science as they affect our individual lives in the home, workplace and society-at-large. Dr. Mitchell’s honors and awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USN Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Group Achievement Award (three times), Explorers Club Man of the Year, Legion of Goodwill, Hors Concours Award and an induction to the Space Hall of Fame.

“Suddenly from behind the rim of the moon, long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky blue sphere laced with slow swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery—It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth—home.”

 

Austin Mufon monthly meeting, Sunday, March 26th. www.AustinMufon.org

You are invited to join us at the meeting of the Austin chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, (MUFON). Bring your experiences, questions, and shared interest in UFOs, and the wider world of paranormal phenomena. It’s fun, bring a friend, and attendance is absolutely free! Austin MUFON Meets the Last Sunday of Each Month. Please Contact Mike DeGroff for Invitation Details regarding Time and Place. MUFON SSD for Travis & Williamson Counties. <www.AustinMufon.org>

Austin Bleepers Connection

Austin BleePers Connection – Monthly Meetings last Sunday of each month at the Human Potential Center starting at 4 pm.

The Austin BleePers Connection is a non profit support group promoting a paradigm shift in our consciousness. Centering on the movie: What the BleeP do we Know!?, our group focuses on the concepts and ideas expressed by the film and is centered on discussion activities.

Mission statement and intention: Be at peace with ourselves and the universe. Broaden our awareness and deepen our connection to our own truth. Realize happiness and harmony each day. Take action to transform negativity, transcend suffering and eradicate erroneous views of ourselves and others. Believe in our dreams and create a reality of world peace!

The Austin BleePers Connection meets on the last Sunday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. Our meeting place is currently sponsored by the Human Potential Center located in South Austin 2007 Bert Avenue Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 441-8988 Human Potential Center. The next A.B.C. meeting will take place Sunday March 26 2006 4pm.

 

Retro UFO Symposium April – May Revisit the UFO Phenomena of the 1950’s and 60’s

in the hi-desert of California!

<www.RetroUFO.com>

 

Collections Update

With the help of

More Dennis Stacy Donated Collections

Former long-time Editor of the MUFON UFO Journal, Co-Editor of The Anomalist and fellow San Antonion, Dennis Stacy, has continued donating several more boxes of materials from his personal historical ufo collection. More UFO books, vintage UFO zines and more. Thanks Dennis!

<www.Anomalist.com> and <www.AnomalistBooks.com>

The Scientific Anomaly Institute Needs Your Donations of …

Funds, Books, Magazines, Subscriptions to Periodicals,Time, Energy and Input.

Help Support our Efforts – Donate Now to the Scientific Anomaly Institute. Send Checks Payable to: Anomaly Archives, 2007 Bert Ave, Austin, Texas 78704.

Or, if you would like to support the expansion of our collections, please consider book and magazine donations? We also accept give subscriptions to periodicals with similar interests to those of the Anomaly Archives lending library and Scientific Anomaly Institute’s mission statement.

Also, the Anomaly Archives Needs Your Volunteer Help To:

Staff the Library from Noon to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays,

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For More Information About Volunteering with the Anomaly Archives Please

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Anomaly Archives lending library members, besides having lending privileges for the entire collections (including those of partnered organizations) get first look at the quarterly printed issues of the Anomaly Archivist Newsletter before it’s posted online for the general public here:

Anomaly Archivist Newsletter <AnomalyArchives.org/docs/archivist/>

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Join us in exploring anomalous paradigms online via our web presence and research portals at www.AnomalyArchives.org and www.AnomalyInstitute.com

 

 

Anomaly Archives eNews – July 2005

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS

–  July 2005

” ‘Realing’ from Roswell

Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast via XMLPodcast Now Available Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast via XML Direct MP3 Download of Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast

ARCHIVE NEWS:

Hello and welcome to another Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast. I’m your eNewsletter Host and News Correspondant SMiles Lewis.

Podcast News – There was no podcast for June’s newsletter. This month’s podcast version of the newsletter will also be an “abridged” version, so if you are listening to this and not reading it online, you’ll want to check out the full version online at www.AnomalyArchives.org

Hours of Operation – Starting this Summer, the Scientific Anomaly Institute will be stretching its wings and extending the lending library’s Hours of Operation. Beginning this month, the library will begin opening for limited weekday hours in the early evening from 6 – 8 pm, Mondays through Fridays. But to do this we need more help from YOU! We need more help from the Austin Anomalies Community to volunteer to staff these hours. Please contact me, about volunteering at the Anomaly Archives by emailing volunteer at elfis dot net.

Onward, into this anomalous Summertime Saucer Fest!

ANOMALY HEADLINES :

  • Roswell Bombshell? Nick Redfern’s Ufological Expose!

BodySnatchers in the Desert – The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story by Nick Redfern / Paraview Pocket Books 2005

On the heels of Nick Redfern’s appearance at the Texas Ghost Lights conference and subsequent research expedition to the East Texas Ghost Road, Nick has rekindled the debate about what exactly crashed at Roswell, New Mexico and other nearby sites, that strange summer of 1947.

UFO Review, Issue 11 – Special Edition: “Roswell – The End”

From Stuart Miller – Editor UFO Review online magazine

It’s a bit difficult to know how to start this but, put simply, Nick Redfern has a new book out called “Body Snatchers In The Desert” and in it, he offers without question the most plausible explanation offered so far about what occurred at Roswell. We were fortunate to be granted an exclusive (yes a scoop!) pre-publication interview with Nick and it is an exhaustive, thorough, long and very detailed run through, with additional pieces of information not found in the book. Because the interview is so long and of such great significance, it was decided to dedicate the whole of this issue to it. You will not have read this material anywhere else before. You may not read it in such depth afterwards.

Nick’s book is a quite brilliant piece of research and there can be little doubt left that he has finally nailed this case and that what we get here is a full explanation. If you have not heard anything about it before reading this then I will not spoil it for you by giving “it” away, but you need to prepare yourself for a mixture of emotions. The consequences of Nick’s work have enormous implications for Ufology, simply immense, and a period of reappraisal will be needed.

This is a significant moment in the history of this subject. Good luck. <www.UfoReview.net>

Meanwhile, the UFO UpDates eList moderator and “Strange Days … Indeed” Radio Show host, Errol Bruce Knapp, hosted a pre-recorded interview with Nick Redfern that you can listen to online here:

Here is what the publishers have to say … IT WAS A CONSPIRACY TO HIDE A SECRET EXPERIMENT!

“RAAF captures flying saucer on ranch in Roswell region.” Ever since this provocative headline appeared on July 8, 1947, conspiracy theorists have sincerely believed that the U.S. government has maintained an extensive operation of cover-up-and-denial regarding its knowledge of alien life. But there was, in fact, no UFO crash with dead alien bodies. What really happened on that fateful day is much more sinister. The persistent rumors surrounding the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico, are part of a bigger conspiracy — one orchestrated and fostered by the government itself as a smokescreen to bury a truth that is much darker, and disturbingly, far more believable.

Now, through never-before-revealed testimony from military whistleblowers, eyewitness intelligence reports, and an astonishing body of corroborative evidence, Nick Redfern lays out a shockingly plausible new theory on the Roswell incident: that the crash-site discovery of prototype military aircraft would expose a damning secret — a highly confidential, U.S. government-sanctioned program to conduct medical experiments on deformed, handicapped, disfigured, and diseased Japanese POWs, exploited as “expendable” victims by their captors.

An important account that forces us to take a closer look at both the Roswell story and post-war American history, BODY SNATCHERS IN THE DESERT casts a startling, new light on a shocking conspiracy more than half a century in the making.

<www.SimonSays.com>
and <www.ParaView.com/redfern/> and <www.NickRedfern.com>

Also check out this month’s mini feature about the history of the Roswell Fugo balloon theory.

Dog Days of Summer almost here … Researchers in California and in Cambridge, England, are successfully training man’s best friend to smell out one of his worst enemies.

Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer? Jun 26, 2005

(CBS) A dog’s nose is 2,000 times more sensitive than a human’s. It’s a true wonder of nature. A dog’s nose can differentiate thousands of odors.

In a sense, a dog sees with its nose. And for centuries, they’ve been our hunters and trackers, our rescuers and guards, and warm and fuzzy pets.

But, as medical researchers in England have begun to discover, that may just be the tip of their talent. As Correspondent Morley Safer first reported last January, thanks to a dog’s nose, man’s best friend may be his newest ally in the battle against his worst enemy: cancer.

Read the complete article online at <cbsNewYork.com>

 

Boffins create zombie dogs by Nick Buchan of NEWS.com.au / June 27, 2005

SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.

US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.

Pittsburgh’s Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject’s veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution.

The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity.

But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs are brought back to life with an electric shock.

Read this entire article online at <News.com.au>

NETWORK:

  • The Black Vault Approaches 300,000 Government Documents

NORTHRIDGE (BlackVault) – Saturday, June 25, 2005 – The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) closed on September 29, 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. The public has rarely seen these reports – until now!

The Black Vault completed the transfer of the entire OTA collection, from the beginning of the agency in 1972, to it’s shut down in 1995. The 104th Congress voted to withdraw funding for OTA and its full-time staff of 143, and cover only enough to provide a skeleton staff and the amount needed for the agency’s final closeout.

The reports range from defense issues to critical environmental issues.

Some of the more interesting documents include:

  • Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Assessing the Risks (1993)
  • A History of the Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (1995)
  • The Effects of Nuclear War (1979)
  • The Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Psychotherapy (1980)
  • U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Space (1995)
  • NASA’s Office of Space Science and Applications: Process, Priorities and Goals (1992)
  • Orbiting Debris: A Space Environmental Problem (1990)
  • Round Trip to Orbit: Human Spaceflight Alternatives (1989)

There are hundreds of reports that will spark interest in almost anyone. These records were sold by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) at one time, but during attempts of The Black Vault to purchase the collection, the GPO had no idea where to find it – and believed it was no longer in their catalog, despite there own website reference: <www.gpo.gov/ota/>

This collection takes The Black Vault to a total of nearly 300,000 pages of government material. This archive remains, by far, the largest of it’s kind anywhere in the world.

To reach the collection, log on to The Black Vault at: <www.bvalphaserver.com/article14438.html>

The Black Vault is an online archive which specializes in the archiving and preservation of thousands of documents from the U.S. Government. Subjects range from Defense Issues, Nuclear / Biological / Chemical weapons, UFOs, and much more!

John Greenewald, Jr. founded The Black Vault in 1996 at the age of fifteen. Now twenty-four, Greenewald continues the pursuit of government secrecy and the declassification of thousands of documents.

Logon to: <www.BlackVault.com> to take advantage of this FREE archive

COLLECTIONS:The Anomaly Archives needs some extra volunteer help to catch up on the cataloging of recent large donations. We have nearly ten boxes of donated materials that still need to be cataloged and processed into the collection.Also, we need your help to start on the renovation of the new location so that we may move into our new location as soon as possible.Your donated time, money, materials, and/or energy on this upgrading of the new location is a pressing need. Please inquire with SMiles Lewis about volunteering for this monumental task.

Email SMiles about Volunteering Today! Volunteer at Elfis dot net.

Popular Mechanics magazine, July 1997 Roswell issueeNEWS FEATURE:

  • ROSWELL <never> AGAIN

“Popular Mechanics suspects the craft that crashed at Roswell will eventually be identified as either a U.S. attempt to re-engineer a second-generation Fugo, or a hybrid craft which uses both Fugo lifting technology and a Horten-inspired lifting body. In either case, Japanese engineers and pilots brought to the U.S. after the war to work on the project could have been the dead “alien” bodies recovered at the crash site.”

—From an Online Forum on the July1997 Popular Mechanics magazine article on Roswell 1947. <http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=364>

I’ve assembled below the initial results of a web trawling / archiving project revolving around what is by now obviously a RE-emergence of the idea that the 1947 Roswell and related crash saucers / pickled aliens mythology relates to sub-projects of the infamous Japanese Unit 731 human experimentation programs and Fugo balloons with Horton Brother inspired gliders. It appears that links began making their way onto the early internet in the mid 1990s linking the infamous Roswell crash case with the John Keel appears to have been the first to link the Japanese FUGO balloons with Roswell.Japanese Fugo balloon theory and eventually it’s connection to the Japanese human experimentation atrocities committed under the heading of Unit 731.

The biggest irony about this re-emergence of the Fugo Roswell hypothesis is that it comes on the heels of a recent raucous debate on the UFO UpDates eList Fate magazine, March 1990 issue featured an article by John Keel linking Japanese Fugo balloons and Roswellabout the value of journalist John Keel‘s contribution to UFO research. Many of the field’s best known writers and researchers were lambasting Keel who has been known for quite some time as “not being afraid to invent evidence”. Yet it appears that it was he who first wrote of the possibility that the 1947 Roswell crash was in fact a Fugo balloon. John Keel wrote about this theory in the March 1990 issue of FATE magazine.

<www.fatemag.com/archives_1990.html>

Both pre-existing periodicals dealing with this nexus of data, FATE March 1990 and Popular Mechanics July 1997, are available in the Anomaly Archives periodicals collection. Below you will find reproductions on the resultant ufological debate regarding both these magazines and other resources that have been floating around since the 1990s.

NEW ROSWELL REPORT CASE SOLVED? by Bill Hamilton – 6/20/97

Newest Roswell “Story” From The Air Force !

Well known investigator Joe Stefula reports the Air Force is coming out with another version of the 1947 Roswell alien crash. The new book being released from the Government Printing Office is called, “Roswell Report Case Solved” and is authored by Captain Jim Mc Andrew, ISBN 99791156. Jim after the diligent searching of hundreds of thousands of documents has apparently found fifty year old records that point to the real cause of the crash.

Joe has obtained information that an article will be published in the July Popular Mechanics Magazine, that provides the final Air Force explanation. Our government has always denied that an extraterrestrial crash occurred at Roswell. They claim our biggest concern at the beginning of the Cold War was to determine if the Soviet Union had the atomic bomb. Key scientists from the US, Japan and Germany were brought in to develop a new reconnaissance system. Allegedly new and improved Japanese Fugo balloons were designed using advanced materials. Horton a German engineer developed a special lifting body design for a long range experimental glider that was carried aloft by the Fugo balloon.

This craft was probably a rounded triangular design or heal shaped lifting body. The glider or lifting body was carried aloft by the balloon and fitted with cameras and instruments to detect nuclear explosions. This recce unit would float over the Soviet Union gathering information. At a key point near friendly territory, the pilot would release his experimental glider aircraft from the balloon and fly to safety with its precious cargo. New and light weight metals were used that may have included foreign markings. If a small Japanese pilot was involved in the crash, we may have a plausible explanation for the description of an alien body.

Source of this report – George Filer. Archived at UFO Folklore Center online.

And another article with reporting from Joe Stefula, this time via CNI News

AIR FORCE TO ISSUE YET ANOTHER ROSWELL EXPLANATION

Is This One Impressive Enough to Rain on the Anniversary?

CNI News thanks Rebecca Keith, Joe Stefula and Steve Kaeser for assistance with this story, dated June 16, 1997.

Just in time to dampen spirits at the upcoming 50th Anniversary UFO bash in Roswell, rumors are rampant that the Air Force is about to issue yet another “final” explanation of what “really” happened near that fabled New Mexico town in early July, 1947. This time, if the rumors are true, the explanation could really be a bummer for UFO enthusiasts. <snip>

One set of clues can be gleaned from the cover story in the current (July) issue of “Popular Mechanics” magazine, which discusses a number of post-World War II super-secret projects involving former Nazi rocket scientists brought to work in the United States. Among these were the brothers Horten, renowned in esoteric circles for their highly exotic, but sometimes successful, aircraft designs, including variations on “flying wings,” “lifting bodies,” and even “discs.”

It has long been rumored, though never definitively proven (as far as CNI News knows), that the Hortens and their colleagues created one or more high-performance, jet-powered “saucer”-like craft in the last days of the Reich. Some saucer-conspiracy theorists have argued on this basis that the entire post-war UFO phenomenon can thus be traced to Nazi science, captured and imported by ambitious but morally bankrupt American Cold Warriors. While the “Nazi UFO” theory is regarded by most ufologists as implausible at best, it might contain a shred of truth — and that shred might have been recovered from a crash near Roswell in 1947. Or so the Air Force may be about to tell you. <snip>

“Popular Mechanics” hints that captured Japanese Fugo balloon bombs, coupled with Horten aircraft designs, could have inspired such an experimental program. Bigger, better Fugos than the Japanese deployed during the war — perhaps created with assistance from captured Japanese scientists — might have carried the theoretical reconnaissance glider aloft.

If such a device was launched from, say, White Sands (where the Mogul launches reportedly occurred) and crashed shortly after liftoff at a location north or northwest of Roswell — and if a pilot (dare we suggest a small Japanese pilot?) was in the aircraft — this could theoretically account for balloon-like wreckage, metallic wreckage, a damaged but recognizable aircraft of some kind, and at least one body.

Read entire archived article here … <http://anomalies.net/archive/cni-news/CNI.0758.html>

Here are some contemporaneous posts from the UFO UpDates eList discussion on the 1997 Popular Mechanics “expose” of the Roswell Fugo Balloon Nexus…

New Roswell Explanation – follow-up

… will be published in the July Popular Mechanics Magazine, that … that an extraterrestrial crash occurred at Roswell. … new and improved Japanese Fugo balloons were … http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m06-027.shtml

Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved’

… because both Fugo Balloons and the Horton Brothers are mentioned in the July issue of Popular Mechanics, which has learned that articles on Roswell (and Area 51 …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m09-011.shtml

Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved’

… information is included in July 1997 Popular Mechanics issue, which … 1994 Air Force report on Roswell, which had … would suggest that this new “FUGO” theory will … http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m09-015.shtml

Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved’

… shortly >and they have finally solved the Roswell mystery … It was >a Fugo balloon that carried a Horten … a copy of the latest issue of Popular Mechanics which has …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m10-014.shtml

Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved’

… com (Drew Williamson) >Subject: Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved … The story about the Fugo balloon and Horton … body is in the current issue of Popular Mechanics. …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m11-014.shtml

Re: Roswell Crash – ‘Solved’

… The Roswell Report- Solved” by James McAndrew published by the GPO in hard cover for $52.00. I read the article in Popular Mechanics concerning the new Fugo/ …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/jun/m13-007.shtml

Re: Popular Mechanics denies Air Force influence

… denies Air Force influence Dave wrote: >As many of you know, the July issue of Popular Mechanics has an … Roswell was a re-engineered “Fugo” carrying a Horten …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1997/aug/m05-007.shtml

Arnold, Roswell and US/Nazi/Japanese Tech

In this connection I came across some articles regarding the Roswell incident … a second-generation Fugo, or a hybrid craft which uses both Fugo lifting …

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/1998/oct/m23-030.shtml

Ten years ago, I myself didn’t think much of John Keel’s Fugo Balloon hypothesis as you can read from this off remark of mine back in the Summer of 1995 …

Grand Illusions by Dr. Gregory L. Little – Reviewed by S. Miles Lewis

-Firstly, Little holds to John Keel’s humorous explanation of the Roswell debris as the remains of a Japanese Fugo balloon. While I admit to having no clue as to the “true” nature of the wreckage I feel safe in keeping the fugo explanation far down on the list of probabilities.

– E.L.F. Infested Spaces – Journal of Possible Paradigms, Issue 3 / Summer ’95 <www.elfis.net/elfol3/girev.html>

Several issues of James Moseley’s Saucer Smear have featured references to Keel’s Fugo Balloon musings, including issues going back as far as 1995.

Saucer Smear, January 5th, 1995

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v42/ss950105.htm>

Then, we have an interesting monograph by one Gene Maron called “Roswell … almost ready to give serious consideration to John Keel’s Fugo Balloon theory.

Saucer Smear, Sept. 1st, 1995

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v42/ss950901.htm>

We have now actually read (most of) John Keel’s classic book Disneyland of the Gods … in the book) was caused by a World War Two Japanese “Fugo Balloon”!

Saucer Smear, June 20th, 1997

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v44/ss970620.htm>

This Fugo story will also be in the July issue of “Popular Mechanics”, … landed near Roswell in June/July 1947 was merely a then-classified Mogul Balloon.

Saucer Smear, June 5th, 1999

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v46/ss990605.htm>

… the idea that the Roswell Incident was actually a Fu-go (or Fugo) balloon … by John Keel in Fate Magazine, and also by Dr. Greg Little in a 1994 book.

Saucer Smear, September 5th, 2000

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v47/ss000905.htm>

Regarding John Keel’s absurd theory that the Roswell crash involved a World War II Japanese Fugo Balloon, Randle states: “Keel ignored what he couldn’t …

Saucer Smear, September 1st, 2001

<http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v48/ss010901.htm>

… the Japanese for Roswell”, in which the author bashes John Keel’s absurd notion that the Roswell wreckage was from a Japanese World War II Fugo Balloon.

Similar to the skepticism of Moseley, myself and others, the always skeptical British Fortean Ufologist John Rimmer had this to say when reviewing the work of Fortean Anomalist Patrick Huyghe and his dissection of Keel’s Fugo hypothesis for Roswell …

Swamp Gas Times: My Two Decades on the UFO Beat

Patrick Huyghe / Paraview Press, 2001

In the 1970s, Patrick Huyghe (pronounced “weege”) edited and published a little stencil-duplicated magazine called UFO Commentary. Subtitled ‘A Journal of Progressive Ufology’ it carried a mixture of direct investigative reports of cases, intelligent comment and speculation, and critical views of the great American UFO circus and its leading acts. <snip>

An essential book for anyone who wants a rational guide through the UFO jungle, and a welcome reminder that not all American ufology is dominated by Roswell, which gets just four pages out of 340 – and those, in Huyghe’s characteristically undogmatic manner, are an effective demolition of John Keel’s ‘fugo balloon’ theory.

John Rimmer – A refreshingly balanced approach to ufology.

<http://www.forteantimes.com/review/swampgas.shtml>

Jumping back again to 1995 there is this post to one of the earliest incarnations of the UFO UpDates eList (or as it was back then, a BBS bulletin board system):

1995 Post To UpDates BBS – Roswell & 731

… and tape a show on Dateline (NBC) last week on a subject that was disturbing … My feelings in relation to the Roswell film and Unit 731 are they are …

<http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2005/jun/m21-012.shtml>

Roswell vs. Unit 731 / August 25, 1995

I happened to catch and tape a show on Dateline (NBC) last week on a subject that was disturbing not only to those interviewed but to myself. It focused on a 50 year secret held by the US government on a place called Unit 731 during WWII. Human experimentation (biological warfare, live autopsies, injections, etc.) were carried out on prisoners of war. These prisoners were British and Americans and what they described seemed parallel to that of good old Adolph. We have seen what Hitler’s prisoners looked like but do we really know to what extent these lives were interfered with?

Unit 731 was run by the Japanese and in the report the US government was accessory to the savage indignities to these innocent victims. They gave immunity to the leaders of these inhumane acts and actually hired some of them to work in the US to conduct experiments. Oh, what a Cold, Cold War indeed.

My feelings in relation to the Roswell film and Unit 731 are they are one report, there are crucial documents that have gone missing for reasons unknown, the Chinese stated they had already seen the footage from the Roswell film (when), injuries to the being on the footage are extraordinarily similar to those on the creature used in the movie – Roswell (Martin Sheen) which came out _last_ year. A weather balloon the government claimed – I think perhaps, but maybe one the Japanese had sent over carrying a possible biological threat to the US which the Dateline show reported was an ongoing event in the 40’s (termites infected with typhoid aimed at California). As Stephen Shiff stated on Larry King, the extent of military intervention leaves suspicion that this was not _just_ a weather balloon.

Russians were aiding Unit 731 also. In ‘The FBI’ (Kessler) it is noted that the Russians were in the habit of sending spy balloons over the US (made of material other than that used for normal weather balloons).

Perhaps the symbols identified on ‘wreckage of the craft’ were highly unusual to a farmer from the 40’s.

I am sure Russian and Japanese were not languages every good old down-to-earth American farmer could identify.

Read the rest of this archived post online at <http://virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2005/jun/m21-012.shtml>

Here are a couple of links to online references for the special from NBC Dateline “Factory of Death: Unit 731” from August 15, 1995:

The Other Holocaust : Nanjing Massacre, Sex Slaves, Opium, WMD

Japanese Dr. Kanisawa testified in NBC Dateline “Factory of Death: Unit 731” in Aug … training leader of Unit 731, Tomobuchi testified in NBC Dateline Aug. …

<http://www.skycitygallery.com/japan/japan.html>

Biochemical Warfare-Unit 731

(Information adopted from NBC Dateline “Factory of Death: Unit 731”, August 15, 1995). He described being frozen for twenty four hours and then taken to a …

<http://www.sjwar.org/htm/731-06.html> Archived at <http://web.archive.org/web/20040619010937/http://www.sjwar.org/htm/731-06.html>

Also, here is a web posted “Letter to the Editor” for the Crop Watcher newsletter circa 1994 that mentions the FUGO balloon issue…

The Crop Watcher / Editor: Paul Fuller / Number 21 – 1994

Dear Paul, You mention in CW20 that skeptical UFOlogists have dismissed the “UFO” debris at Roswell as a crashed Fugo balloon from Japan. As far as is known there were 9,300 launches from November 1944 to May 1945, with 300 reaching mainland America. And that one balloon bomb had somehow stayed airborne until July 1947, while a nation-wide surge of flying saucer sightings was occurring. We are led to believe that this bomb detonated, thereby scattering its debris and there was a need to gather all this up and keep it secret.

My contention is that exactly because flying saucers were newsworthy, there existed an opportunity to launch a hoax balloon. (I presume it drifted miles away from population centres for which it was presumably targeted). Two weeks after the Arnold report, on July 8th a press release stated the discovery of a disc that landed on a ranch in Roswell region. This disc, I believe, was the faked discoidal attachment from the balloon (who’s to say how odd that material was made to appear ?). The balloon device was of sufficient interest as to be one example responsible for the disc reports. Several hours later on the same day, General Ramey held up the explanation that it was a high-altitude weather balloon with a radar reflector. It was accepted as the answer because it could, while floating silently high, reflect light in the fashion of a silvery saucer, but not sufficiently convincing to explain how a grounded one could appear as such.

Most people don’t like ambiguity; they take available information and make sense of it. People are liable to believe in unsupported assertions because of a desire to understand and simplify complicated events that follow each other with bewildering speed as did occur on July 8th 1947. Are we not the better off for having the true version of the “facts” ? Regards, Peter Brazinskas, Rochdale, Lancashire.

<http://www.ufonet.it/archivio/crop.watcher.htm>

Finally, by far the earliest online reference I’ve been able to dredge up is this 1991 review linking the 1973 book by Robert C. Mikesh on Japanese bomb attacks and the previously noted article by John Keel’s FATE magazine article on a Roswell Fugo balloon connection.

Japan’s World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks of North America, by Robert C. Mikesh, Smithsonian Institution Press, City of Washington / 1973, 85 pages

From November 1944 to the summer of 1945 Japan in a desperate measure to prevent defeat launched over one thousand “fugo” high altitude balloons equipped with bombs that reached North America. Fortunately they did little damage, killing only six Americans and causing some forest fires. However its significant in that for the first time the U.S. was attacked from the air by weapons from another continent. At the time these attacks were kept secret from the American public to prevent loss of morale and also to prevent spies from learning of the effectiveness or lack thereof of the Japanese weapons.

However eventually the public was told of these weapons and how to avoid triggering off their explosive if one landed nearby.

How does this relate to UFOs? In a recent issue of FATE magazine, journalist John Keel speculated that it was a fugo balloon that crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, not a real “flying saucer.” This has caused UFO and aviation experts to research World War II secret weapons and consider alternatives to the popular theory that an extraterrestrial spacecraft crashed at Roswell. This reviewer doubts that a mere balloon crash two years after the end of the war would merit a massive cover-up. This book has dozens of photos of the Japanese weapons so the reader can judge for himself if this can be reconciled with the evidence collected by Roswell experts.

 

<http://www.RoundTownUFOSociety.com/Book%20Reviews/japans.htm>

Until next month … I’ll be reading Nick Redfern’s book.

EVENTS: 36th Annual International MUFON Symposium: “Unconventional Flying Objects: The Body of Technological Evidence, Pt. II”— July 22-24, 2005Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel, Denver, ColoradoPlease check the Colorado MUFON (www.comufon.org) website for pre symposium activities and join us in Denver early!

Speakers include: Master of Ceremonies is Tracie Austin-Peters

  • Panel Moderator: Ken Storch
  • Phyllis Budinger- UFOs-A Search for Physical Evidence: Abductions
  • Richard Dolan-How UFO Secrecy has Damaged American Intellectual Life and Society
  • Elaine Douglass-Invisible UFOs: Case Reports and Videos Suggest the Reality
  • Stanton T. Friedman- Government UFO Lies
  • Paola Harris-Connecting the Dots: An International Perspective
  • Lynne D. Kitei, M.D.-Mysterious Lights in the Sky Over Phoenix
  • Roger K. Leir-Alien Implants & Physical Evidence
  • Dr. Edgar Mitchell-The View from Space
  • Scott Ramsey-The Aztec UFO Crash
  • Esen Sekerkarar-The Best Evidence from Turkey
  • R. Leo Sprinkle-The ET Presence: Cons & Pros
  • Dr. Claude Swanson-When Science Looks Like Magic: The New Science of the Paranormal

Saturday, July 16th – Monthly Austin MUFON Meeting

  • Austin MUFON Meets the 3rd Saturday of Each Month. Please Contact Mike DeGroff for Invitation Details regarding Time and Place. MUFON SSD for Travis & Williamson CountiesMike DeGroff

Saturday – Sunday, AUGUST 5th & 6th – R2UFOs.com hosts Kenny & Virginia present

Texas UFO Conference in Round Top, Texas. Speakers Include: Travis Walton, Stan Friedman, Richard Dolan, Derrel Sims, Jim Hickman, Don Schmitt, Dennis Balthsayer, Charles Hall, Tom Carey, Paola Harriss, and Special Celebrity Guest Mr. Roy Thinnes who starred as David Vincent in the Invaders, and as Jeremiah Smith in the X-Files. www.R2UFOs.com

 

 

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A Special UFO Conference: UFOs – The Full Spectrum

Virginia Beach, VA – “The UFO phenomenon is one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time. We have assembled well-known ufology researchers and famous personalities to present the best evidence explaining the major UFO theories.” Featuring Brad & Sherry Steiger, Jacques Vallee, Stanton Friedman, Betty Andreasson Luca, Brent Raynes, Greg Little and John Van Auken.

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Anomaly Archives eNews – May 2005

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May 2005 – “UFO or NO?”

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  • Hello and welcome to another Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast. Last month I made the trek to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the annual Ozark UFO Conference. I’d been wanting to attend this legendary event for some time and finally made it. The lectures and people rejuvinated my love of UFO conferences and anomalous studies. (See this issue’s Features section for a brief review of the lectures.)

But what warmed my heart even more about the conference was that it became a sort of Austin MUFON Reunion for me and others. Austin MUFON alumni Monte and Ellen Stuart were in attendance – as I should have expected since they had always talked of attending so many of the past Ozark conferences. They moved to Illinois over four years ago and I’d not really interacted much with them since they left. Also present was Houston, Texas MUFONite Andy Abercrombie whose company is always entertaining. All of these old friends said they will likely be visiting Austin in June for the upcoming Anomaly Archives event, the Texas Ghost Lights Conference featuring Paul Devereux and other spook light researchers.

So don’t forget to check out this issue’s Events section to get the details on the June 11th Ghost Lights event PLUS next week’s Consciousness Community Picnic with Silent Auction and Fun in the Sun. Last year’s picnic was wonderful and we’ve no doubt that this year’s will be even better.

Enjoy the rest of this month’s Anomaly Archives eNewsletter.

 

ANOMALY HEADLINES:

  • Mexican Air Force FLIR Lights Case ‘Closed’? by Capt. Alejandro Franz
    Sun, 17 Apr 2005.

Remember the media flap over the Mexican Air Force FLIR footage of seemingly anomalous lights videotaped back in March? Well, some time ago a theory emerged suggesting that they might be misinterpreted images of oil well fires on off-shore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. As you might imagine, this theory, while being accepted by the very reputable NARCAP (or National Aviation Reporting Center for Anomalous Phenomena), has been flatly rejected by many in the UFO community. Here is some of Captain Alejandro’s recent announcement:

NARCAP - National Aviation Reporting Center for Anomalous PhenomenaI waited many months for the opportunity to provide new evidence on the Mexican Air Force UFO case from march 05, 2004.

My theory, at least for me, is finally confirmed and the Mexican Air Force UFO case of march 05, 2004 is closed. In april 14, 2005 I was lucky enough to record a video that shows the Cantarell oil flames group that matches the same lights as those in the Mexican Air Force FLIR video regardless that it was recorded in a different route, altitude and angle of view.

There is enough evidence and data for me to conclude that the Mexican Air Force FLIR video lights are not UFO’s.

Best regards to all,

Capt. Alejandro Franz

<Alcione.org>

<VirtuallyStrange.net/ufo/updates/>

And now from the heart of North Texas we hear of the University of Texas at Arlington’s hosting of a lecture by veteran paranormal investigator Loyd Auerbach.

  • Guest Speaker – Ghost hunter visits campus The paranormal expert shared anecdotes about hauntings and poltergeists. By Jordan Taylor – The Shorthorn Staff

    Loyd Auerbach, paranormal psychologist and self-proclaimed “Ghost hunter,” relates a story about strange sounds in a young couple’s new house during his presentation Wednesday in the Lone Star Auditorium. Auerbach’s research was later used as the basis for a story in Playgirl magazine. After his speech, Auerbach visited campus locations to check for paranormal activity.

    And later in the article we read …

    Auerbach told several stories about victims of paranormal activities and his experiences with them. One story, “Lois of Livermore,” told about a boy who said he saw and talked to the ghost of a recently deceased past resident of his home. The boy said the woman would tell him aspects about her life. Auerbach then checked these facts and all of them were correct.

    Hauntings, which Auerbach said were different from poltergeist activity, were discussed in detail. He said hauntings are like an historical imprint on an environment.

    Auerbach told a story to illustrate this fact called “The Sexorcist.” The incident involved a couple that had just moved into a house. Every morning at 3 a.m. they would hear loud sexual noises in the room next door. Auerbach thought the noises were imprinted in the room due to the intense activities. He called the couple that had lived in the house and verified that they in fact would have “passionate” sex every morning at 3.

Read the rest of this article online at … <TheShortHorn.com>

Meanwhile, across the pond in England we read of Postgraduate studies in the Occult.

  • Postgraduate Lives: Occult fascinationDavid Foster, PhD student at the University of LiverpoolInterview by Caitlin Davies – April 21, 2005

    David Foster is in his fifties and is about to start a PhD at Liverpool University on the occult

    I get a mixed reaction when I tell people what I do. I usually have to go into a long explanation of the occult tradition and how it has been marginalised because of prejudice and fear. The popular perception of the occult is ghosties and ghoulies, which is a caricature. But the occult has influenced a whole body of scholarly thought, from Newton’s involvement with alchemy and Pythagorean thought, to Jung’s work on the unconscious. My aim is to use a scholarly perspective to look at contemporary perceptions and interpretations of the occult.

    The occult is a controversial subject that has been grossly sensationalised, and the media doesn’t help. Look at Channel 4’s recent series Masters of Darkness. From a scholarly point of view, it was superficial, gratuitously salacious and misleading.

Read the rest of the article online …<Education.Independent.co.uk>

  • NASA Scientist: ‘Mars Could be Biologically Alive’ By Leonard David – Senior Space Writer – April 19, 2005 – Space.com

BOULDER, Colorado – Evidence for intense local enhancements in methane on Mars has been bolstered by ground-based observations. The methane, as well as water on Mars, was detected using state-of-the-art infrared spectrometers stationed atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii and in Cerro Pachón, Chile.

Scientific teams around the globe are on the trail of methane seeping out of Mars. And for good reason: The methane could be the result of biological processes. It could also be an “abiotic” geochemical process, however, or the result of volcanic or hydrothermal activity on the red planet.

Many types of microbes here on Earth produce a signature of methane. Indeed, the tiny fraction of atmospheric carbon found as methane on our planet is churned out almost entirely biologically with only a very small contribution from abiotic processes, scientists say.

Read the rest of this article online at … <Space.com>

 

NETWORK:

We find so many great resource links each month. Here are just a few I found recently.

The first is from a great new online resource The Book of Thoth and is near and dear to the Anomaly Archivist in me as it involves the preservation and dissemination of UFOlogical history.

  • Thirty Years of UFO Newspaper archivesOnline at The Book of Thoth dot com Posted by Isis

The Book of Thoth has just completed a project that involved transcribing over 130 press clippings dating back to 1945, creating a lengthy research document that will be of interest to all UFO researchers.

Is there really insufficient reporting of UFO phenomena by the popular press? The Internet means that today sightings are easily accessible to most researchers within hours of their happening.

We thought it would be interesting to review some of the older sightings from around the world starting in the 1940’s when the first wave of sightings began and the public’s fascination with unidentified flying objects really started.

<The-Book-of-Thoth.com>

I once heard someone in the UFO community say that, “the United States Navy has forgotten more about UFOs than the Air Force ever knew.” I’ve always been fascinated by reports of USOs or Unidentified Submarine Objects. Since most of the planet is covered by water, it’s no wonder that so many UFO encounters happen on, near and within bodies of water. In fact, since the phenomena have been with us on the planet for so long this may be the best place to posit as their kingdom of origin.

  • Flying SubmarineWATER UFO dot Net – A RESEARCH ENDEAVOR by Carl

Why is this Web page necessary?

In 1971 Ivan T. Sanderson published the book “Invisible Residents”. This is as far as I know the only book exclusively devoted to UFOs entering or exiting bodies of water. But the end result of his investigation was his conclusion that UFOs had bases underwater. My interest in this aspect of the UFO phenomenon lies in its physical manifestation. Just as ground traces such as broken tree limbs, swirled grasses, ground imprints and burned plant roots can give us some fleeting clues to the “operation/field,” of these craft; I feel that the observed reaction between the envelope surrounding this craft, and the water, might further our understanding of the principles behind it. (See “Samples”)

Some of the great resource files you can find online at WaterUFO.net include …

Blue Book UFO Reports By Ships At Sea – A Research Paper by A. F. Rullán in PDF format

Download the Blue Book Database File (Excel Format 86 KB) Zipped

Online Blue Book Database File (Large File 1.18 MB)

LIST OF
WATER RELATED SIGHTINGS:
After selecting the date group you are interested in
(e.g.”1067-1946” or “Master List”), a list for that group will appear.

The dates on that list that are in blue are hyper linked and will take you to the
text for the date selected.

[ 1067-1946
][
1947-1959 ][ 1960-1965
][
1966-1972 ][ 1973-1979
][
1980-Present ][ Undated
] and
THE
MASTER LIST

<WaterUfo.net>

Back when I was publishing my zine, ELF Infested Spaces, I discovered the wealth of learned research being done by Tennesseans Dr. Greg Little and Brent Raynes and documented in their then print publication Alternate Perceptions. They’ve since migrated this fantastic periodical to the web where you can read fact filled UFO related articles month after month. In the latest issue we learn of an exciting UFO conference to be held by the Edgar Cayce organization, ARE, or Association for Research and Enlightenment. This intrigueing event is titled UFOs – The Full Spectrum and is supposed to feature not only Greg Little and Brent Raynes but also Jacques Vallee, Brad Steiger, Stan Friedman and more. See our Events section coming up shortly. And be sure to check out …

  • Alternate Perceptions Magazine OnlineAlternate Perceptions Magazine Online — Number 90 / May 2005

Inside the latest issue you’ll find:

  • Reality Checking with Brent Raynes — Crystal UFO & UFO Blue Light experiences
  • Interview with Marguerite McCall by Brent Raynes
  • Syncronicity and UFOs by Alexander Zikas
  • Classic UFO Cases by Brent Raynes — 1965 Sid Padrick UFO Case
  • Encounters with the Unknown: Strange 1994 Aliquiu, New Mexico case by by Leneesa Garoutte
  • X-Sightings… May 2005 UFO Reports
  • Book Reviews–Voyages of the Pyramid Builders by Robert Schoch; The Midnight Sun by Alan Alford—reviewed by Dr. Greg Little

<Mysterious-America.net>

 

COLLECTIONS:

  • Anomaly Archives’ Paul Devereux Collection

Since the Anomaly Archives is helping present the upcoming Texas Ghost Lights Conference in June, we thought you’d like to know what resources the Anomaly Archives has on the various presenters scheduled to appear at this six hour workshop. Legendary British Earth Mysteries researcher Paul Devereux is our keynote speaker for this event. Paul’s works occupy a special place within the Anomaly Archives and my own personal take on UFOs and related phenomena. Here are a few of his books that we have available for check out from the Archives collection. Check out Paul’s website for more information on his many areas of research. <PaulDevereux.co.uk>

Earth Lights Revelation: Ufo’s and Mystery Lightform Phenomena

The Earth’s Secret Energy Force

This is the book that I first found after learning about earth generated luminous phenomena. It’s a great starting place for anyone interested in the convergance of place and anomalous aerial phenomena.

Earth Memory:

Sacred Sites, Doorways into Earth’s Mysteries

This is a comprehensive analysis of ancient sacred sites and their help in our understanding our the life of our ancestors.

Earthmind:

Communicating With the Living World of Gaia

With EarthMind, Devereux “explores ways of interfacing with the earth for planetary healing.”

And according to Yoga Journal, “Devereux builds the foundation for his case carefully, on the basis of solid research and defensible reasoning.”

For me, this book helped the exploration of my own Gaian UFO hypothesis synthesized from the research of Michael Persinger, Jenny Randles, Greg Little, Albert Budden and others.

Shamanism and the Mystery Lines:

Ley Lines, Spirit Paths, Shape-Shifting & Out-Of-Body Travel

I’ve not yet read this book of Devereux’s but have no doubt it is a valuable resource for those seeking grounded research from which to astrally launch themselves.

Ufo’s and Ufology: The First 50 Years – This is a great coffee-table formatted introduction to the important research on UFOs that goes beyond mere interpretation of UFOs as extraterrestrial craft.

From School Library Journal YA

“While keeping most references to UFOs within the last 50 years, the authors mention unusual sightings as far back as the time of the caveman. These ties to the earliest days of humans become important later on. Incidents and explanations are painstakingly detailed, as Devereux goes to great lengths to prove his logical answers, to present the scientific reasons for the final analysis of the situation, and to make certain that both sides of the story are told. While all of this may be extremely important to serious ufologists, for casual readers it may become overwhelming in some sections.”

eNEWS FEATURE:

  • Micro Review – Annual Ozark UFO Conference 2005, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

It had been years since I’d attended a classic UFO conference such as this legendary Ozark event. The last anomaly conference I attended, besides the multiple Texas cryptozoology conferences was the SSI Society for Scientific Exploration event held in La Jolla, California back in pre 911, 2001.

FOREST CRAWFORD, “Mean Mr. Gravity: An Obituary” – Mr. Crawford talked about Mr. Gravity and how there is much research to suggest that the fascinating subject of ElectroGravitics research indicates that technology to negate or manipulate the impact of gravity went underground. I enjoyed his talk and it seemed to bode well for the conference. Check out this link to find out more about his views on various aspects of ufology.

SCOTT & SUZANNE RAMSEY – Aztec 1948: Recovery at Hart Canyon?” – While generally considered to be a hoax, the alleged Aztec, New Mexico UFO crash has generated a town festival and now a book and documentary called, what else but Aztec 1948 UFO Crash – Hoax or Hidden Truth. I missed this one but my friends who saw it said that the most interesting aspect of the talk was the presentation style wherein husband and wife Scott and Suzanne enacted a sort of interview style dialogue on stage. Though they have documented a purported 60 plus witnesses associated with this alleged event, most of the people who heard this lecture told me they felt incredulous.

DAVID MARLER, “Triangular UFOs: A Detailed Analysis of the Historical Record” – I thoroughly enjoyed this retrospective analysis of the huge and expanding catalog of triangular and delta form UFO reports. This sort of research effort always tickles my archivist bones. Check out this version of David’s talk as well as a fascinating modern triangle sighting by active UFO UpDates eList member Greg Boone.

“REPORTS OF and ABOUT TRIANGULAR-SHAPED UFO and SIMILAR UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECTS DATING FROM 1871 TO THE PRESENT”

And Greg Boone’s triangular ufo sighting … More Proof of Media UFO Coverup

NANCY TALBOTT, “Crop Circles: Evidence and Seduction” – Yet again I was reminded of how warm and fuzzy hardcore scientific anomalies research makes me. Nancy Talbott is one of the leading scientific investigators into the mystery of AgriGlyphs or Crop Circles. It was at that same La Jolla SSI anomaly conference I mentioned earlier that I last saw anyone present evidence related to the scientific investigation of this strange phenomenon. The SSI conference in 2001 included a talk by William C. Levengood who was then working with Nancy Talbott. They have since parted ways. Most of the research Nancy has coordinated through the BLT Research group is available online at their official website, BLTresearch.com

Since that time Nancy has gone on to co-witness the creation of a crop circle made by a seemingly intelligently controlled BOL or Ball Of Light phenomenon. This and even stranger BOL and anomalous luminous phenomena seem to be the hallmark of a young man named Robert van den Broeke whom Nancy has become entangled with. The photo above right (at the beginning of this section) is but one of the many now infamous photographs coming out of modern spirit photographer and spooklight contactee Robert van den Broeke. Robert appears to have become a sort of crop circle contactee when he encountered several balls of light that were circling around a nearby tree. Since then Robert has become the focus of a variety poltergeist-like phenomena, BOL activity, spirit photography type effects and other strangeness. Nancy Talbott says we are going to be hearing a lot more about Robert van den Broeke very soon and she wishes us to prepare ourselves. Check out these links to learn more.

 

Grant CameronGRANT CAMERON, “Is The Government Disclosing or Covering Up?” – I thoroughly enjoyed Grant’s presentation which argued that, far from trying to unilaterally cover-up “the truth” about UFO’s, the United States government, across partisan divisions, has tried to bring out the government’s secrets about UFOs. According to Grant Cameron the difference between Democratic Presidential Administrations and Republican Presidential Administrations approaches to getting the truth out into the public is a matter of mass declassifications by the Dems and the use of “back door” channels by the Republicans. Grant believes that the Republican Administrations approach has, so far, been the more successful strategy. In Mr. Cameron’s presentation he played much audio from researcher Greg Bishop’s radio shows and Greg Bishopinterviews with radio host Art Bell, Air Force disinformationalist Richard Doty and ufologist disinformationalist Bill Moore. Despite his focus on this disinformation campaign, Grant details the apparent ongoing efforts of various military officials using what Vallee and others have referred to as the “dangling carrot” scenario, wherein the military offer to give rare UFO / ET footage to film producers Excluded Middleincluding first Walt Disney in the mid 1950s, then Robert Emenegger and Bob Sadler in 1973, then Jacques Vallee and J. Allen Hynek and later Linda Moulton Howe who was trying to produce a show for HBO. In all of these instances, military officials were offering to release previously classified, highly significant UFO footage that often focused on an alleged controlled landing of a craft at Holomon Air Force Base whereupon humanoid occupants are alleged to have disembarked and interacted with Air Force personnel. For more on all of these arenas see the following links.

<PresidentialUFO.com>

LINDA MOULTON HOWE, “UFO Crash Retrievals–U.S. Government Policy of Denial in the Interest of National Security” – Linda Howe’s presentation was very educational for me. She spoke in great detail about the work of former New Mexico State Representative Andrew Kissner alleging a connection between the military’s shoot down order against flying saucers and the subsequent airplane crash wave of 1947. She also dealt with crashed saucers and the possibility of an early discovery by the government of evidence suggesting the saucer pilots were abducting and mutilating not just livestock but humans as well. She also discussed her own research of course, which you can read about at her website, EarthFiles.com

TED PHILLIPS, “UFOs: The Physical Evidence” – As a long time admirer of Ted Phillips’ career of documenting UFO physical trace evidence I was not disappointed by his information packed presentation. Nearly all of what he covered is included in the four CD Rom discs I purchased for the Archives.

Physical Traces – 147 pages, 138 images, ten cases including Delphos, Langenburg, Cennina and 7 others

Strange Days in the Marley Woods – 68 pages, 133 images, an active site in Missouri I’ve been investigating since 1998

Ghost Lights – 62 pages, 79 images, research into six long term lights from 1964 to the present

Project Tatra – 55 pages, 49 images, the search for an ancient artifact in Slovakia/Ukraine. Project Tatra

My favorite of his presentations was the “Secrets of the Tatra Cave” – the tale of mining engineer Tony Horak, a Czech who escaped from Nazi Labor Camps, joined the guerilla resistance, survived WWII, endured persecution by Communists, and ultimately immigrated to America in the early 1950s. Oh and he also survived an assault by the Nazi army that killed everyone in his battalion but he and two others only to be saved by a local sheep herder who took them to a cave to hide, wherein Tony discovered a strange giant ancient black artifact, prehistoric cave bear bones and teeth and underneath that … a metal grating through which Tony heard distant machinery and felt heat coming up from below. Tony eventually told the story to someone other than his wife and this person happened to be interested in UFOs and passed the lead on to Ted Philips. Ted and mentor J. Allen Hynek planned an expedition to Czechoslovakia but the political climate prevented it. Then in the late 1990s Ted asked then UFOlogical darling Joe Firmage to help fund an expedition. He did and on the second visit Ted Philips located the cave.

There is much much more to this amazing research and we suggest you try this link to “Secrets of the Tatra Cave” at UFOarea.com to read more. Or go directly to Ted’s own page on his investigation. Or just come check out the CD Rom research at the Anomaly Archives.

For more on Ted Phillips Research go to his website, Center for Physical Trace Research <CPTR.us>

There were of course more speakers and much more could be said about all the lectures. But we have to start wrapping up this eNews Feature sooner rather than later.

Oh yeah! And of course, I was unable to restrain myself from spending money in the Vendor Room on rare UFO books to add to the Anomaly Archives collections.

For more on past and future events, check out OzarkUFO.com

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EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 10th – The Jung Society of Austin, cosponsored by IONS Austin, and INACS presents …

This paper was presented at the 10th Biennial Convention of the Association for Psychological Type in Newport Beach, California, 1993. Starts at 6:30pm at the Austin History Center located at 810 Guadalupe Street. Free Event. For more information call 478-6461 or visit the website at <www.JungSociety.org>.

Sunday, May 15th – The Human Potential Center presents the …

  • Consciousness Community Picnic at the Human Potential Campus 2007 Bert Avenue, Manchaca Road between South Lamar and Ben White (Hwy 71 / 290).

On hand at the event will be members of the Human Potential Center, Anomaly Archives, Institute of Noetic Science, Austin’s Jung Society, plus the Institute of Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies. Please join us from 2 – 6 pm, Sunday, May 15th.

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  • Texas Ghost Lights Conference in Austin, Texas. A six hour conference featuring British consciousness and earth mysteries researcher Paul Devereux, plus Nick Redfern (Phenomena magazine editor), James Bunnell (Marfa Lights researcher and author of Night Orbs), and Rob Riggs (Ghostlights researcher and author of In the Big Thicket:
    On the Trail of the Wild Man
    – Exploring Nature’s Mysterious Dimension
    ) with SMiles Lewis as MC and panel moderator. Natural Awakenings magazine is also offering an Overnight In-the-Field Research Workshop / Expedition into the Big Thicket and Bragg Road, aka the Ghost Road. See website for details.

Friday, September 30th – IONS Austin / INACS / Human Potential Center Presentation and Workshop …

  • “Some Science Adventures with Real Magic: Magic as any experimental data that can’t be explained via the prevailing paradigm of science” by William Tiller

FREE EVENT at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. <ETTSS.edu>

December 1st through 3rd – Edgar Cayce’s Association For Research & Enlightenment Announces …

A Special UFO Conference: UFOs – The Full Spectrum

Virginia Beach, VA –

“The UFO phenomenon is one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time. We have assembled well-known ufology researchers and famous personalities to present the best evidence explaining the major UFO theories.” Featuring Brad & Sherry Steiger, Jacques Vallee, Stanton Friedman, Betty Andreasson Luca, Brent Raynes, Greg Little and John Van Auken.

See Mysterious-America.net or EdgarCayce.org for more information on this exciting event.

 

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