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Anomaly Archives eNews – April 2005

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS

April 2005 / “UFOlogy or uFOOLogy”

 

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS

– April 2005 –

“UFOlogy or uFOOLogy”

Podcast Now Available

ARCHIVE NEWS:

Welcome to the April 2005 issue of the Anomaly Archives eNewsletter. We’ve got big news and a lot of ground to cover so I’ll try to keep things brief.

  • New Anomaly Archives Podcast

Beginning with this issue the monthly Anomaly Archives eNews that you subscribe to via email is now available as a free audio based Podcast. Don’t know what podcasting is? Well you will soon. It’s basically a way of subscribing to free audio content that is automatically downloaded to your computer and / or portable media player (such as an iPod or other PDA) whenever there is a new episode or installment of the podcast uploaded to the web. It’s really just a new twist on existing computer scripts that enable the distribution of up-to-the-minute data across the internet, only instead of just giving you the latest headline and link to your favorite news headline provider, it retrieves the latest audio or video content that you’ve chosen to “subscribe” to by inputing a web url (the podcast’s XML or RSS file address on the internet) into one of the many free NewsReader or Podcast software applications available. For more on how to get started listening to or making your own podcasts, check out some of these links below.

There you will find links to the Archives of this Podcast as well as links to information about getting started in the exciting new way of getting the latest audio content on your favorite subjects.

Before recording the audio for this latest podcast I recorded all three past issues of the eNews UpDates. So you can now listen to these past podcasts as well as this latest one. If you want to listen to these archived podcasts click the links below or just go to the the Podcast or eNews pages at our websites.

January Anomaly Archives eNews Update – mp3 podcast

February Anomaly Archives eNews Update – mp3 podcast

March Anomaly Archives eNews Update – mp3 podcast

April Anomaly Archives eNews Update – mp3 podcast

The URL of the RSS file for the Anomaly Archives eNews Podcast is …

<AnomalyArchives.org/rss/anomalyenewspodcast.xml>

With more information on accessing podcasts to be posted soon at …

<AnomalyArchives.org/podcast/>

Podcast Now Available

  • June Texas Ghostlights Conference – Saturday, June 11th, 2005 in Austin, Texas

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce to you … Austin’s Natural Awakenings magazine, in association with the Anomaly Archives, is bringing together a phenomenal lineup of speakers to dialogue on the worldwide ghostlights phenomenon and to discuss these earth mysteries, especially in light of research into the West Texas Marfa Lights and the lights and other strange phenomena reported deep in the Big Thicket of East Texas along Bragg Road (aka the Ghost Road). For more details keep reading (and listening) to this installment of the Anomaly Archives eNewsletter and Podcast.

  • April Workshop on Extraordinary Experiences and Possible Paradigms

This month, on Friday April 15th, Pamela Latham, LPC and SMiles Lewis will be giving a joint workshop on the transformative potentials inherent in a wide variety of exceptional human experiences of a spiritual emergance / spiritual emergency variety. More information follows in this issues’ Events section.

For more about my take on these transformative encounters and experiences you can READ or LISTEN TO my past presentation to the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness titled, Encounters with the Fantastic – The Transformative UFO Paradigm.

 

  • Bigger Anomaly Archives Spaces Coming Soon!

The Anomaly Archives is working with the Human Potential Center to move our collections and start a new office in the two-story garage apartment onsite at the Human Potential Campus. This garage apartment was the originally intended birthing space for the Anomaly Archives and is three to four times the size of the library’s current location within the main house of the Human Potential Center.

The space requires much work to bring it up to the needs of the Anomaly Archives lending library but I have no doubt that we can, with your help, upgrade this great new space for the Scientific Anomaly Institute to grow into its next phase.

Once completed this new space will allow for our collections to continue to grow while also providing upstairs and outdoors meeting spaces, a bathroom and kitchen of its own and much more.

The Human Potential Center and Anomaly Archives will be holding a Garage Clean-Out Yard Sale very soon to make way for the two organizations to begin the necessary upgrades required before the Archives collections can officially move in.

If you’d like to help with the Garage Cleaning / Yard Sale contact SMiles Lewis by email via ARCHIVES [at] ELFIS.NET

  • Website Improvements Coming Soon

Several upgrades and reorganizations are planned for the AnomalyArchives.org and AnomalyInstitute.com websites. We are going to make them much more easy to navigate and more useful for you and others to visit on a regular basis. Look for a renovation of the digital collections listsings and much more coming soon.

  • Anomaly Archives Amazon.com Wish List

Check out the links below that will take you to the Official Amazon.com WishList for the Anomaly Archives. Or just goto Amazon.com and search for Anomaly Archives in their wishlist section. Once there you can find a huge list of books and magazines we are hoping will be donated to the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute.

Please support the Anomaly Archives and consider donating books and magazine subscriptions you will find at the at the Amazon.com Wish List website.

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ANOMALY HEADLINES:

  • Creating Black Holes in the Lab? BBC news Reports.

Lab fireball ‘may be black hole’

Creating the conditions for the formation of black holes is one of the aims of particle physics.

A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said.

It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds.

Horatiu Nastase says his calculations show that the core of the fireball has a striking similarity to a black hole.

His work has been published on the pre-print website arxiv.org and is reported in New Scientist magazine.

Read more here at News.BBC.co.uk

“The Rooftop Madman” Appears in Santa Fe Argentina

INEXPLICATAThe Journal of Hispanic Ufology

March 6, 2005 – translated by Scott Corales

A Mysterious Character Harasses Santa Fe Residents – 03.04.05

Local residents say it jumps from house to house, is dressed in black and has red eyes. After hundreds of complaints, police is looking for it. Listen to the Sheriff’s story on Radio 10.

Santa Fe is jumping. Residents of the southern area are frightened by the appearance of a strange entity they’ve dubbed “the rooftop madman” and who – according to their accounts – leaps from roof to roof engaging in acrobatics.

Witness claim it stands two meters tall, is entirely clad inblack and wears a balaclava; it sports a cape and its eyes shine red according to the information received by researchers. This character is able to cross the streets by leaping from one rooftop to the next, taking acrobatic leaps that can be of up to five meters high and ten meters long.

“He looks like the cat man,” say some locals. “His outline is barely visible, his figure. He never showed his face, but they say they’ve seen his eyes and that they have a reddish cast.”

In an interview with Radio 10, Sheriff Gabriel Legstra acknowledged that “there is a widespread psychosis. In recent days we have received hundred of reports at our radio command center.”

“On Tuesday I dispatched 18 units to assuage people’s fears. But ultimately there is no other crime than tresspassing here. The character goes from one roof to the next, appears inside a house, has pressed his face against a window but hasn’t attacked anyone.”

The psychosis is growing among residents of southern Santa Fe in spite of having never been attacked. Police confirm that in recent days calls have multiplied, reporting a man leaping from one rooftop to the next “like a madman”.

-Read the complete article at the UFO UpDates eList for the day March 7th and be sure to check out Inexplicata.us for the online Journal of Hispanic Ufology <www.inexplicata.us>

And … via UFO ROUNDUP Volume 10, Number 10

March 9, 2005 by Editor: Joseph Trainor

Real-Life “NightCrawler” Terrifies City in Argentina

A weird acrobatic intruder, with abilities similar to the hero Nightcrawler of the comic book X-Men, is terrifying the population of Santa Fe, a large city in northern Argentina.

Read the rest of Trainor’s report online here at UFOInfo.com

  • Texas UFO Sightings: Oval-Shaped UFO Seen in Fort Worth, Texas

UFO ROUNDUP Volume 10, Number 12

March 23, 2005 by Editor: Joseph Trainor

On Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 8:20 p.m., Bryce Griffith was outdoors in his neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas (population 534,694) when he noticed “a strange object approaching from the west.”

“I was walking out to the backyard to feed my dog, and I looked up in the sky,” Bryce reported, “I saw an oval-shaped, metallic-colored object, twice the size of a fighter jet. It had lights on four sides. Two on the front and two on the back–they were just white. There were two on the opposite sides that were colored.”

“The UFO didn’t make a sound, even though it was flying low. I’m not sure about the height (altitude–J.T.) About 300 feet (90 meters). It was going faster than a fighter jet, though not that much faster.”

Read the rest of Trainor’s UFO RoundUp online here at UFOInfo.com

  • Battelle, UFOs and Digital Talking Books

Battelle Leading Effort to Design Next-Generation Talking Book Player

PressRelease via PRNewswire.com — COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21 — The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, has chosen a consortium led by Battelle to design and develop its next-generation digital talking book players.

Battelle is working with HumanWare, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Trace Center to develop a new player to meet the needs of the blind and physically handicapped and others with print disabilities. The new flash- based player will be lightweight, portable, and durable, and is expected to be freely distributed to over 700,000 individuals in the U.S.

“We are excited to have brought this exceptional group of companies on board. We have great confidence in their capabilities and we know that the product they design will be a success for our patrons,” says Frank Kurt Cylke, NLS director.

Digital talking books revolutionize the reading experience by providing advanced features such as ease of navigation, better audio quality, and the ability to enter bookmarks. Additionally, a complete book will fit on a single flash memory card.

Read the entire press release at this Yahoo News

See the eNews Feature that follows for more information on the Battelle / UFO CovertOps connections as investigated by veteran ufologists Jacques Vallee and the folks at CUFON, the Computer UFO Network, www.CUFON.org

 

NETWORK:

One of the main goals in the Anomaly Archives mission statement is to act as a networking point for like-minded organizations and information resources. As you probably noticed, a lot of our news gathering comes from these great online resources including:

      • Joseph Trainor’s UFO RoundUp is a wonderful read that always has fantastic information available for free online at it’s home <UfoInfo.com/roundup/>
      • The Anomalist newswire is an incredible resource updated throughout the day. An off-shoot of it’s print predecessor, this site has turned into the DrudgeReport of anomaly news gathering. Check out Anomalist.com
      • The UFO UpDates eList operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp and archived online at VirtuallyStrange.net is one of the best lists to read as it features a wide variety of noteworthy perspectives of people actively doing UFO research.
      • Abductee, Experiencer, Mind Kontrol Victim, and Writer Whitley Strieber. Whitley’s site UnknownCountry.com is a phenomenal site for paranormal news plus he and his wife Anne Strieber contribute their own analysis of the news.

In the spirit of networking there is this good news that I learned of via the UFO UpDates eList:

Launch of INET: International Network of Experiencer Therapists

INET launches; made possible by alliance of organizations

On behalf of the International Contact Support Network (ICSN), the John E. Mack Institute (JEMI), the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS), and, we hope, other organizations to be announced, I’d like to briefly share news about an effort we have allied for:

We are coming together for the purpose of maintaining a master network or directory of therapists who service the “experiencer” population – people whose lives have been deeply affected by alien encounters or similar extraordinary experiences. We are allied for a priority that supersedes any of our varying opinions and beliefs about aliens: helping people-in-need without pathologizing them.

It is our collective intention to broaden this alliance to include other groups in the United States, Canada, and abroad that have each been attempting to maintain their own regional lists of clinicians. Each group will then invite the therapists they know and trust into the network, which we have dubbed the International Network of Experiencer Therapists (INET).

This network is owned by no one but serves many. Furthermore, it is a secure network, accessible only by representatives of each group of the alliance and by the therapists themselves.

(Therapists can also use INET for secure communication between colleagues). Currently, OPUS and JEMI have begun to invite the therapists whom they know into INET, and others are making preparations to do the same.

At this time we would like to invite interested parties – representatives of organizations who have similar needs and similar clinical lists – to please contact any of us for more information on how to ally with this effort for the benefit of all.

I hasten to mention that this secure network is entirely free, and if that sounds too good to be true, be assured that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction. (We have several people to thank for making this possible, but I want to keep this announcement brief). Signed by Will Bueche.

Will Bueche, Representing JEMI, can be reached at

info [at] johnemackinstitute.org or call 617-497-2667

June Steiner, representing OPUS, can be reached at

JuniMoon7 [at] aol.com

Lester Velez, representing OPUS, can be reached at

LesterV424 [at] aol.com

Kathy Vaquilar, representing ICSN, can be reached at

internationalcsn [at] yahoo.com

Website: www.INETalliance.org

 

COLLECTIONS:
  • Paul Rydeen Collection

Back during the Zine Scene heydays of the 90s I met writer / researcher Paul Rydeen. Famous for his research into the Cargo Cults phenomena as well as his writings in Crash Collusion and other magazines, Paul has amassed an incredible array of books.

Cargo of the Gods? by Paul Rydeen

“Cargo cults and saucer groups are alike in having a millenial ideal; the forms this ideal takes are remarkably similar. They both have a non-personal entity (the ancestors and the Space Brothers) expected to manifest via mechanical vehicles (planes, ships, UFOs) bringing cargo (chocolate bars, radios, and postnuclear peacekeeping technology) and a just salvation. The impetus for both groups is not necessarily the material goods, but the status they bring….”

From first issue of The Anomalist – download PDF of first issue here: <Anomalist.com/print/TA1.PDF>

You should also check out his posthumous interview of Philip K. Dick at … <http://www.philipkdickfans.com/pkdweb/PKDinHalfLife.htm>

Topics in these donated collections are diverse, ranging from Ancient Civilizations (Atlantis and such), to the UFO Contactee movement of the 1950s and 60s, to Government and Military research into Mind Control techniques and technologies, with numerous first editions of classic UFO books and much, much more. Look for the entire cataloged collection to be posted in an upcoming issue. Here’s just a taste …

Mind Control Classics:

Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society
by Jose M. Delgado. Don’t forget the good doctor’s congressional testimony in 1974 where he stated:

“We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated.”

“The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.”

Dr. Jose M.R. Delgado Director of Neuropsychiatry Yale University Medical School, Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118 February 24, 1974

Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing by William Sargant. “How Evangelists, Psychiatrist, Politicians, and Medicine Men can change your beliefs and behavior.”

Mind Control in the United States by Steven Jacobson

Also in the recently donated Rydeen Collection are …

Rare Fortean, UFO, Alien Abduction and Contactee Books:

Proceedings of the First International UFO Congress by Curtis G. Fuller. I’d never even heard of this conference, let alone the book covering the event proceedings. This looks like a fantastic resource snapshot of leading edge thoughts on UFOs circa 1980. There is even a huge section, “Part Six: UFOs as Mind Phenomena” wherein Stan Friedman admits to psychological factors but insists on the nuts and bolts reality of the phenomena. Elsewhere Jacques Vallee apparently reflects on the UFO as a sort of “paranormal software.” Other presentors include Kenneth Arnold, James A. Harder, Ted Philips, Frank B. Salisbury, David M. Jacobs, Jerome Clark, J. Allen Hynek, Ted Bloecher, Betty Hill, Alvin H. Lawson, Curtis Fuller, Jim Lorenzen, David Stupple, R. Leo Sprinkle, Berthold Eric Schwartz, and J. Gordan Melton.

Rebirth of Pan: Hidden Faces of the American Earth Spirit – by James Brandon. This is an incredibly rare book you will be hearing more from me about in the near future. This book documents the Gaian UFO Intelligence hypothesis I hope to write more about very soon. Equally curious is the true identity behind the pen name James Brandon. Also written under this pseudonym was the book Weird America: A Guide to Places of Mystery in the United States.

UFO Contact at Pascagoula by Charles Hickson and William Mendez – A truly rare book written by Charles Hickson about he and Calvin Parkers abduction by wrinkly-skinned “clawmen” in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the night of October 11th, 1973. A fascinating abduction case that drives home the emotional torment experienced by UFO close encounter witnesses while having a wildly different type of entity compared to the big-eyed, big-headed grays. I can’t wait to read this book!

Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons – by John Carter with and introduction by Robert Anton Wilson. Paul was kind enough to donate a copy of the new revised edition autographed by John Carterß. From the Feral House mini-site:

In his short 37 years, John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons embodied at least several different roles in one tormented but glorious life.

By day, Parsons’ unorthodox genius created a solid rocket fuel that helped the Allies win World War II and NASA send spacecraft to the moon. Co-founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corporation, a lunar crater was named after Parsons.

By night, Parsons called himself The Antichrist when he performed Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic rituals to create a new sort of human being that would finally destroy Christianity.

In a Pasadena mansion, the dark, handsome Parsons hosted soirees for the emerging literature of science fiction, visited by writers such as Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and none other than L. Ron Hubbard, who later founded the Church of Scientology. With Hubbard playing his “Scribe,” Parsons enacted dark “Babalon” rituals to help foment a new occult age. Jack Parsons died suddenly in a huge, mysterious explosion that even today cannot be definitively explained.

Was it murder? Suicide?
Or just an accident?

Feral House‘s paperback edition adds new photographs and an Afterword about Parsons’ “Black Pilgrimage.”

Why UFOs – Operation Trojan Horse by John A. Keel – This is one of my all time favorite UFO books. It is an incredible introduction to the breadth of ufology and was written in 1970. From the book jacket…

“THIS BOOK IS A WARNING

“Suppose the plan is to process millions of people and at some future date trigger those minds at one time? Would we suddenly have a world of saints or a world of armed maniacs shooting at one another from bell towers?

“The Air Force and the CIA are not in a conspiracy to silence the believers, as the cultist claim. The experts were rendered mute by the awesome and overwhelming realization that man is not alone; that the human race is merely a trifling part of something bigger – something that could drive the human mind into madness.

“The real UFO story must encompass all of the many manifestations being observed. It is a story of ghosts and phantoms and strange mental aberations; of an invisible world which surrounds us and occasionally engulfs us; of prophets and prophecies, of gods and demons. It is a world of illusion and hallucination where the unreal seems very real and where reality itself is distorted by strange forces which can seemingly manipulate space and time and physical matter — forces which are almost entirely beyond our powers of comprehension!”

An Account of a Meeting with Denizens of Another World – written in 1871 by William Robert Loosley. Edited and with commentary by David Langford.

The Presence of Other Worlds: The Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg by Wilson Van Dusen (keep reading for information on the new Swedenborg Collection added to the Jung Society of Austin’s library holdings).

Box after box in this mammoth donation by Paul Rydeen we find a wealth of exciting new materials including …

Rare ParaPolitical zines such as..

CRITIQUE – A Journal of Conspiracies & Metaphysics

Actual copies of some issues plus some samizdat / xerox copies of this rare zine published in the 1980s. A sampling of authors and article titles includes:

Carl Jung “On War”, Robert Anton Wilson “Some Circuits of Evolution”, Robert Severin “Drug Wars and the Underground Empire”, Ben G. Price “Conspiracies, Magic and the Role-Playing Game of Life”, Colin Wilson “The Maze”, John A. Keel “Origins: Creation, Evolution and the Extraterrestrial”, Robert C. Girard “Communication Between the Universes”, Robert Severin “The Deception Behind UFOs”, Dennis Stacy “UFOs and the CIA” and many many more.

And speaking of Dennis Stacy…

  • Dennis Stacy donates back issues of The Anomalist and More

Past editor of the MUFON Journal and The Anomalist, Dennis Stacy has donated back issues of The Anomalist we were missing as well as Field Guides to Extraterrestrials and UFOs. He also donated back issues of the MUFON Journal and the fantastic Fortean Times book, UFO 1947 – 1997: Fifty Years of Flying Saucers.

  • Sara Aronson donates her Gnostics & Knights Templar Collection

Sara has written for Disinfo.com and the Austin Para Times newspaper, among others. She has donated a nice little assortment of books on the Gnostis and Knights Templar including…

The Gnostics by Tobias Chorton

The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas

The Templars – Knights of God by Edward Burman

The Sign and the Seal by Graham Hancock

The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh

You can read Sara’s Disinfo articles Big Brother’s Lullaby, Nightmare in dreamtime (genocide of australian aborigines), and 23 Ways to Tell You’ve Read Too Much Robert Anton Wilson online.

  • Jung Society’s Latest Additions: Emanuel Swedenborg Collection

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Emanuel Swedenborg (born Swedberg) (January 29, 1688–March 29, 1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic, was born in Stockholm as the third son of the renowned, but controversial, priest Jesper Swedberg. After concerning himself with scientific matters until he was 55 years old, Emanuel experienced a crisis, during which he claimed he gained entrance to a spiritual world where he talked with angels and spirits, many of them dead and some only known from the Bible, such as Moses and Jesus. Amongst other things, these spirits enlightened him about the true meaning of the Scriptures.

Picture on right is of Emanuel Swedenborg, 75, holding the manuscript of Apocalypsis Revelata (1766).

On Wikipedia’s page for Swedenborg you can learn more about his Early life as well as his Scientific period and Scientific contributions.

There is much more to discover online as well as within the Anomaly Archives.

 

eNEWS FEATURE:
  • “April uFOOLogy Day”-

ParaPolitical use of UFOs and the Paranormal for CovertOps by SMiles Lewis

One of the things I am always harping to people about is the use of UFOs and the paranormal in psychological warfare tactics and covert operations perpetrated by governments, militaries and corporations around the world. Whether by planting and promoting news stories or by faking sightings with advanced black-program aircraft and holographic projections or even through the manipulation of UFO cults like Heaven’s Gate or the use of magicians illusions to deceive an enemy, history is filled with examples of humans manipulating humans through beliefs in “supernatural” signs and portents.

A few years ago, the government admitted that it had let some of the UFO sightings in the Air Force’s Project Blue Book files to be labeled “Unidentified” at the time because they knew that some were actually sightings of the then still secret U2 spylane. This is just the small end of the scale compared to the disinfo campaign deployed against Paul Benewitz when he got too close to top-secret projects at Kirtland Air Force base in the 1980s. In both cases, agents of the United States government, through paid personnel of the Air Force as well as willing civilian disinfo agents like William Moore, systematically lied to the American people, and in the Bennewitz case, admittedly circumvented the United States Constitution under the protection of National Security, eventually driving Bennewitz insane. The Bennewitz Affair effectively seeded the UFO community with memes that lowered the level of discourse in ufology to talk of underground alien bases in Dulce, New Mexico, treaties between aliens and the US government allowing for the wholesale abduction of and experimentation upon humanity and worse – the hybridizing of aliens with humans and the mutilation of cattle for still unknown purposes.

UFOs as a “Strategy of Tension” – Vallee Uncovers the “Martian Conspiracy” Behind WWII

Jacques Vallee is one of the few (and was the first) UFO researcher to touch upon this important aspect of UFO research – the use of “UFOs” as a decoy or strategem to accomplish some other goal that may have nothing to do with supposed extraterrestrials and their craft. He first began hinting at this possibility in his book Invisible College – What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race in 1975. Then in his 1979 book Messengers of Deception he cited the then recently declassified information from the excellent book on WWII disinformation machinery, Bodyguard of Lies, that describes the massive “double cross” efforts of the LCS, London Controlling Section (referred to by the Brits as the “Martians”). It was this Intelligence Alliance that facilitated (some might say orchestrated) the allied victory. Vallee speculates about the probability that these same Psy-Op tactics, technologies and Intelligence networks continued
their disinformation efforts after the war – only this time to prevent another World War by uniting humanity against a common enemy. Vallee goes on to document the common military tactic and meme of manufacturing an enemy in order to rally populations into a unified force, whether it be to start a war with the perceived enemy or to prevent a war by uniting countries against a common outside threat, be it “Terrorism” or “Extraterrestrials”. He cites several late 1940s era science fiction novels dealing with the theme of using an extraterrestrial threat to unite the world. He cites the infamous Report From Iron Mountain hoax which outlines an allegedly tongue-in-cheek thesis about war as the best way to ensure economic stability and how the invention of threats, be they extraterrestrial or ecological, would be necessary.

Vallee began linking psychological control methods or “mind control” research to UFOs subtley in his book Invisible College where he proposed the idea that Waves of UFO Sightings seem to mimic a Psychological Schedule of Reinforcement.

Vallee compiled a plot of UFO waves through history and their irregular spacing suggested to Fred Becjman and Dr Price-Williams of UCLA a schedule of reinforcement designed to permanently instill a behaviour. Vallee developed from this observation the theory that UFOs represent a control system of an undetermined nature. It could simply involve social psychology, but it could also be the imposition of a supernatural will seeking to confuse us and mould us and our civilisation by targeting our collective unconscious with a physical and psychic technology. The book closes on a chilling soliloquy wherein Vallee ponders stepping outside the maze of the control system. Would he find some Lovecraftian horror, some well-meaning social engineers, or “the maddening simplicity of unattended clockwork?”

From Part 2 of ALIENATING FANCIES-The influencing machine fantasy in ufology and the extraterrestrial mythos by Martin S. Kottmeyer, in Magonia 50, September 1994 <http://www.magonia.demon.co.uk/arc/90/mkinf2.htm>

John Keel may actually have beaten Vallee to the punch on this arena. He hinted at as much in his 1970 book Why UFOs – Operation Trojan Horse.

“Suppose the plan is to process millions of people and at some future date trigger those minds at one time? Would we suddenly have a world of saints or a world of armed maniacs shooting at one another from bell towers?”

About 1989 artist and writer Martin Cannon published “The Controllers – A new hypothesis of Alien Abduction” that concretized the data connecting the United States government’s exploits in mind control research (a la ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, PANDORA, MKDELTA, MKSEARCH and the infamous MKULTRA) and many specific aspects reported in UFO close encounters and especially in claimed Alien Abductions. The overwhelming evidence of some sort of connection between UFO sightings, alien abduction reports and covert operations involving mind control experimentation seeped into the public consciousness largely through the UFO community exploding with talk of these possibilities. But it was the incredibly popular television series The X-Files that really catapulted this notion of some of the Ufo and alien abduction phenomenon being the continuation of the CIA’s (and other alphabet agencies) history of research into mind control and non-lethal weapons system testing.

In one of my favorite episodes, called Jose Chung’s From Outer Space, they deal quite directly with the idea that the military might benefit from having a technology that immitates a UFO or “holy miracle”. This is the X-Files’ most humorous episode incorporating the spirit of both John Keel and Jacques Vallee. This episode serves as an excellent Introduction to UFOs.

It was towards the end of The X-Files series, that the writers began to delve into the notion that the myth of little grey aliens abducting humans was in fact the cover story for a much more convoluted conspiracy involving machiavellian conflicts amongst warring human elites as well as an alien pressence that had more of the qualities of a virus than our traditional concept of humanoid extraterrestrials.

[Listen to the end of this podcast to here a mysterious secret audio track from the X-Files soundtrack featuring X-Files creator Chris Carter describing this complex conspiracy]

In recent years, a number of writers and researchers have addressed the issue of the potential use of “UFOs” as a sort of Grand Deception to get the nation’s of the earth aligned with the United States, since they are reported to have secured a flying saucer and alien specimens as far back as 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico. Here are a few references to this subject:

 

Battelle, UFOs and Digital Talking Books

In my day job I produce audiobooks for the blind and print disabled. So when I recently read the headlines about who would be developing the new digital audio player for our national program I was chagrinned to read that it involved the name Battelle. From the press release:

Battelle Leading Effort to Design Next-Generation Talking Book Player

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21 — The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, has chosen a consortium led by Battelle to design and develop its next-generation digital talking book players.

Battelle is working with HumanWare, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Trace Center to develop a new player to meet the needs of the blind and physically handicapped and others with print disabilities. The new flash- based player will be lightweight, portable, and durable, and is expected to be freely distributed to over 700,000 individuals in the U.S.

One of the probable reasons for ufo researcher Jacques Vallee’s suspicions about the potential use of UFOs as a form of Disinfo and “Double Cross” was his 1967 discovery of what has become known as the “Pentacle Memo.” This document led Vallee to the discovery of secret dealings between Battelle Memorial Institute and the United States Military / Intelligence complex and plans to simulate large waves of UFOs. All of this information was kept secret from the famous scientific Robertson Panel that was tasked by the United States government to assess UFOs. From Vallee’s correspondance on the importance of the memo, we read…

“… the Pentacle proposal goes far beyond anything mentioned before. It daringly states that “many different types of aerial activity should be secretly and purposefully scheduled within the area.” It is difficult to be more clear. We are not talking simply about setting up observing stations and cameras. We are talking about large-scale, covert simulation of UFO waves under military control.

The greatest implication, which is perhaps not obvious on first reading but which amounts to a scandal of major proportion in the eyes of any scientist, has to do with the outright manipulation of the Robertson panel. Here is a special meeting of the five most eminent scientists in the land, assembled by the government to discuss a matter of national security. Not only are they not made aware of all the data, but another group has already decided “what can and cannot be discussed (Pentacle’s own words!)” when they meet. Dr. Hynek categorically stated to me that the panel was not briefed about the Pentacle proposals.

Revelation of this document may seem irrelevant to Just Cause, but its explosive nature wasn’t lost on Battelle. As I noted in Forbidden Science, and as Fred Beckman vividly recalls to this day, the Project Stork team reacted with fury when Hynek went back to Battelle in 1967, demanding to know the truth. The man I have called Pentacle snatched his notes away and told him in no uncertain terms that the contents of the memo were not to be discussed, under any circumstances.

I find it odd that a group that claims to be interested in the historical study of our field, as Just Cause does, should fail to see the significance of the Pentacle Memo, which is an authentic document, when so much time, money and ink have been devoted over the last several years to an in-depth analysis of the MJ-12 papers, which were faked. Perhaps the Pentacle memo only proves that scientific studies of UFOs (and even their classified components) have been manipulated since the fifties. But it also suggests several avenues of research which are vital to the future of this field: why were Pentacle’s proposals kept from the panel? Were his plans for a secret simulation of UFO waves implemented? If so, when, where and how?  What was discovered as a result? Are these simulations still going on?

[From … The “Pentacle Memo”: CUFON enters the “Pentacle Memo” controversy. File contains 2 letters from Jacques Vallee and text of the Pentacle Memo.

<http://www.cufon.org/cufon/pentacle.htm>

Art Bell, Linda Moulton Howe, Project Beta, and Goverment UFO Disinfo

At the end of February of this year, on the tails of the ABC News UFO documentary, Greg Bishop appeared on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell to discuss the revelations in Greg’s new book, PROJECT BETA. Among the many revelations on the show was that special guest Richard Doty fessed up for the first time publicly to his complicity in the Paul Bennewitz Affair, the burglarizing of the Bennewitz home and offices under the cloak of national security, the disinformation campaigns employing ufologist Bill Moore and and attempts to disinform Linda Moulton Howe. But the topper of all this is his alleged viewing of a debriefing film that proves Roswell was real and that we did in fact have at least one living alien survivor from that crash – who also liked to eat strawberry icecream. Art Bell was wowed several times during the 4 hour interview, saying several times what an important show this was.

From the Coast to Coast website entry for that show we read…

“Gov’t Disinformation Programs:
Fringe-culture historian and publisher of The Excluded Middle, Greg Bishop, shared the story of a government authorized campaign of disinformation that defined an era of alien paranoia and destroyed the life of the late Paul Bennewitz.

According to Bishop’s account, Bennewitz detected strange lights and radio signals coming from Kirtland Air Force Base outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. An electrical physicist and pilot, Bennewitz believed he had stumbled upon alien communications, possibly the beginning signs of an extraterrestrial invasion. Alarmed by his findings, Bennewitz contacted the military and other government agencies, Bishop said.

Enter counter-intelligence officer Richard Doty, a surprise guest who joined the discussion with Art and Bishop. Doty contends that Bennewitz was close to uncovering top military secrets, so the government began a disinformation campaign against him to keep him believing the signals and lights were of alien origin. Bennewitz eventually ended up in mental institution for several months, a tragedy for which Doty feels some remorse.

Doty also claims to have personally fed lies and disinformation to frequent Coast guest Linda Moulton Howe, while she was working on a UFO special for HBO. Among Doty’s other startling revelations during the program were that Roswell actually happened (he’s seen the briefing film), a living alien was recovered, and the government was involved in cattle mutilations.”

<http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2005/02/27.html>

So is Richard Doty continuing his job as disinformationalist? Was he using the huge listenership of the Art Bell show to perpetuate more belief that the United States government has access to bodies and technologies from an “alien” culture? Who knows. But even if a huge percentage of the UFO phenomena were simply government covert-operations that doesn’t change the possibility that in a universe as vast and strange as ours … there still are probably other intelligences out there. And if they are “out there” – they seem bound to be … down here, eventually, if they aren’t here already.

This Coast to Coast interview was a very important piece of the Matrix of UFO Disinformation. I hope to publish a more comprehensive analysis of it in the near future. Perhaps we can interview Greg Bishop and pick his brains about the use of UFOs and related phenomena in covert operations and psychological warfare.

Tune in next time to see…

 

EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 5th – IONS Austin presents …

Spiritual Cinema Night – “Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna” aka Brother Sun, Sister Moon. 6:30 pm Short Film / 7:15 pm Feature Film Begins.

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon focuses on the early years of Francis of Assisi, who sought communion with the natural world by renouncing his family’s riches to seek his own destiny unencumbered by material possessions. Francis was, in a sense, history’s first “drop-out”; he left a life of comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world. Brother Sun, Sister Moon is an uncommonly rewarding and meaningful film experience. This Academy Award® -nominated film was co-scripted by Lina Wertmuller and Franco Zeffirelli. Click Here for more information.

Suggested Donation: $5 or $3 for Students. Coffee & Ice Cream Social after the film.

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  • “Spiritual Transformation Series – Alien Abduction, Possession and Channeling”

Church is not the only place a spiritual transformation can occur. It can happen when your life changes radically, or when you start seeking more meaning and purpose in your life, or when you have an unusual experience like psychic phenomena or an altered state of consciousness. This workshop series explores these life-changing experiences and explains their effects and how to deal with them. Presented by Pamela P. Latham, LPC, and Miles Lewis, director of the Anomaly Archives. $30 fee. $20 for members. Please RSVP.

Saturday, April 16th – Austin MUFON hosts its FREE Monthly 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 Counties – Mike DeGroff. Send Mike an email to AUSTINMUFON at WEBTV.NET

Weekend of April 22nd – 27th in Santa Fe, New Mexico its the …

  • “International Conference on Science and Consciousness”

Presenters include: Cleve Backster, Gregg Braden, Masaru Emoto, Steven Greer MD, Stanislov Grof MD, Joseph Chilton Pearce PhD, Peter Russell DCS Jack Sarfatti PhD, Charles Tart PhD, William Tiller and many more.

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Tuesday, May 4th – Austin IONS, the Consciousness Connections College and INACS present …

  • “Lucid Dreaming” presented by Bob Price, Research Director of INACS, the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies. Details soon at <www.INACS.org>

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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).

Saturday, June 11th – Anomaly Archives and Natural Awakenings magazine presents …

  • 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. <www.ETTSS.edu>

 

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Anomaly Archives eNews – March 2005

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March 2005 / “ABCs of UFOs”

 

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– March 2005 –

“ABCs of UFOs”

Podcast Now Available

ANOMALY HEADLINES:

  • European Scientists Believe in Life on Mars – Reuters

    Vittorio Formisano: ‘Hints of life on Mars are getting stronger. Life is probably the only source that can produce so much methane.’ And… Scientists Polled: 75 Percent Say Martian Life in Past Possible

  • UFO sightings soar, researchers puzzled by Paul Turenne, Winipeg Sun Staff Reporter, February 21, 2005

    Either aliens are visiting Manitoban airspace more frequently, or the smoking ban has forced people to spend more time staring at the sky. Whatever the reason, a report released yesterday by Ufology Research of Manitoba states that there were 112 UFO sightings in Manitoba last year, which more than doubles the previous record for sightings and is more than four times as many as in 2003.

    In fact, the 882 sightings across the country last year also constituted a record, but UFO researchers are baffled as to why. Read More.

  • Many report seeing Bigfoot in Virginia. One man is trying to prove it by Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot

    February 21, 2005
    William Dranginis shoots aerial thermal video over Dinwiddie County to test a camera he plans to use for his Bigfoot research.

MANASSAS — Those who know 46-year-old William Dranginis say he’s a levelheaded guy.

He has a sharp mind, an easy smile, an attractive family, a nice home and a trustworthy job designing surveillance equipment for the government.

But, 10 years ago, Dranginis says he crossed paths with something in the deep, dark woods of Culpeper County.

Snicker if you want, but his life has never been the same. Read More.

  • Museum Puts ‘Da Vinci Code’ on Trial in Leonardo’s Hometown

    By The Associated Press / February 19, 2005 / NYTimes.com
    OME, Feb. 18 (AP) – Art experts and conservative clerics are holding an unusual trial in Leonardo da Vinci’s hometown, aimed at sorting out fact from fiction in “The Da Vinci Code” after many readers took the hit novel as gospel truth.

    The event in Vinci, just outside Florence, began Friday with an opening statement by Alessandro Vezzosi, director of a Leonardo museum. He said he would produce photographs and documents as evidence of mistakes and historical inaccuracies contained in the book, in which secret societies, code-breaking, art history and religious cabals and lore all play a major role.

    “Leonardo is misrepresented and belittled,” Mr. Vezzosi said in a telephone interview hours before the event began. “His importance is misunderstood. He was a man full of fantasy, inventions and genius.”

    Mr. Vezzosi said he would produce evidence through 120 photographs based on documents and paintings with the aim of “reassessing and disclaiming the author” of the book, Dan Brown. Mr. Vezzosi said one example of the mistakes contained in the book is the statement that the Mona Lisa was made in Leonardo’s image.

    Several of the book’s plot twists have provoked unprecedented protest among Roman Catholic and Protestant conservatives, who contended that the characters maligned Christianity and inaccurately characterized its history. Read More.

  • NASA Researchers Claim Evidence of Present Life on Mars

    By Brian Berger / Space News Staff Writer / Space.com

    February 16, 2005WASHINGTON — A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.

    The scientists, Carol Stoker and Larry Lemke of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, told the group that they have submitted their findings to the journal Nature for publication in May, and their paper currently is being peer reviewed. Read More.

  • NASA Statement on False Claim of Evidence of Life on Mars News reports on February 16, 2005, that NASA scientists from Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have found strong evidence that life may exist on Mars are incorrect.

    NASA does not have any observational data from any current Mars missions that supports this claim. The work by the scientists mentioned in the reports cannot be used to directly infer anything about life on Mars, but may help formulate the strategy for how to search for martian life. Their research concerns extreme environments on Earth as analogs of possible environments on Mars. No research paper has been submitted by them to any scientific journal asserting martian life. www.NASA.gov

 

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eNEWS FEATURE:

One of the most anticipated mainstream treatments of the UFO phenomena generated quite a buzz, with talk of it’s alleged focus upon physical trace cases and official eye-witness testimony. It was suggested by some that it would be distancing itself from the alien abduction sub-mileue of the overrall UFO phenomena. ABC apparently cut out the last interview footage shot of Harvard abduction researcher John Mack (before his recent untimely death at the hands of a drunk-driving Londoner). It is no surprise then that the airing of the special has created a heated and varied debate with reviews as broad as the many views held by different ufo researchers. Here are just a sample…

Budd Hopkins’ Response to the ABC Peter Jennings “Seeing is Believing” TV Program –
Courtesy of the Intruders Foundation

During the past year Jenning’s producers interviewed me a number of times, and because I sensed what they had in mind, I made, as a preemptive strike, a number of careful, highly specific observations about the UFO abduction phenomenon. All of these crucial points – recorded by ABC on videotape – were designed to underline the physical reality of UFO abductions and to demonstrate the implausibility of current skeptical explanations.

To its shame, ABC suppressed ALL of these observations.

Read the rest at the John Mack Institute

And from the John Mack Institute

The definitive special about alien life …has yet to be made.

by Will Bueche

Peter Jennings’ report on UFOs was awaited with much excitement by people such as myself who have an interest in the subject of alien contact – excitement which was only partially tempered by the unfortunate news that the final interview given by Harvard’s Dr. John Mack, a leading authority on the subject of alien contact, would not be presented in the finished program. Still, the potential for a powerful program remained, due to the high quality work which Peter Jennings Productions are known for. I duly tuned in the broadcast this evening.

It seems that the best of what Peter Jennings Productions (and the filmmakers at Springs Media) delivered was a strong 20 or 30 minute introduction to the UFO subject, and then (much later in the program) an all-too-brief couple of minutes of modern perspectives on how alien visitation could be possible (from internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics Dr. Michio Kaku).

The first segment persuasively argued that early investigations of flying saucers on the part of the Air Force or government were so weak as to be considered a squandered opportunity for knowledge. But from that segment on, the program seemed rather uninspired.

If the program had taken the lead of modern scientists such as Dr. Michio Kaku or Brian Greene this program could have been a grand statement about the current theories and ideas about ufos/alien encounters, and how we might investigate them if we apply this modern knowledge. I refer to knowledge which – as anyone who has looked into alien encounters would appreciate – involves theoretical physics’ insights into the structure of reality as well as theories of consciousness or, to put it more simply, theories of how perception of reality is affected by different states of consciousness.

Instead, modernity was given a couple good minutes of limelight (in the form of Dr. Kaku explaining how modern physics believes that seemingly vast distances between worlds could be crossed in an instant) followed by far too many people who are retreading theories of the 1970s – including present day researchers who are parroting theories from that era (the people from SETI, Harvard’s Dr. McNally, and – to be entirely fair – even some “pro” ufo folks).

If only Jennings’ program had been as fascinated by contemporary theories as they were by the early days of the UFO era. It was evidently not to be, and therefore this special was itself an opportunity squandered.

Sadly, the definitive special about alien life has yet to be made.

via The John E. Mack Institute

On the flip side we have ace CryptoZoologist, Fortean, Anomalist, Loren Coleman

ABC – A First Reaction From Outside Ufology by Loren Coleman

via UFO UpDates eList at VirtuallyStrange.net

I’m not a Ufologist, per se, but merely a Fortean researcher and
writer. So I watched _the_ program, anyway, out of curiosity and
to see how ABC News dealt with this subject. My first reactions:
Very well-done. High production values, not sensationalized, and
quite intelligent. <snip>

All in all, an excellent addition to the documentary attempts to
address the question of UFOs.

Sincerely, Loren Coleman

Bruce Maccabee pitches in with some corrective comments and critiques on the ABC Special ranging from the confusion over the two distinct “UFO” events collectively known as the “Phoenix Lights” …

ABC Jennings Special – Pt II

Kudos to Michio for pulling our theoretical irons out of the fire. Oddly enough, he was saying what is in the recently
published “Inflation” paper mentioned previously on this List:
we ought to examine UFO sightings on the off chance that one or
more might actually be evidence of a far advanced civilization.
As Kaku said: “Let the investigation begin.”

Bruce Maccabee via UFO UpDates eList at VirtuallyStrange.net

Meanwhile from the New York Times we get these gems … attempting to put Jennings’ decision to cover UFOs squarely in the category of ‘career advancement’ and ratings …

NYT – TV REVIEW | ‘PETER JENNINGS REPORTING’

An ABC Documentary Lands in U.F.O. Territory By ALESSANDRA STANLEY

During a sweeps month, U.F.O. is not solely an abbreviation for unidentified flying object. When a veteran network anchor devotes two hours to the subject in a special prime-time report, U.F.O. can also be code for uncontrollable fear of obscurity.

Tom Brokaw’s retirement as the NBC anchor did not drive viewers to ABC en masse; actually, the ratings of his replacement, Brian Williams, are higher than Peter Jennings’s. Even Dan Rather’s fall from grace and imminent retirement have not significantly benefited ABC’s “World News Tonight.” And that may help explain the mystery of why Mr. Jennings, ABC’s lofty and fastidious anchorman, chose to lend his gravitas to a lengthy examination of extraterrestrial life forms.

Space aliens are not particularly timely. Newspapers are not brimming with fresh reports of mass sightings of bright lights hovering over the Mojave Desert. Steven Spielberg does not have a sci-fi sequel, “Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind,” in the works. And no one would argue that this is a slow news period.

But the race for ratings is particularly intense in February. Mr. Jennings points out in his introduction that as many as 80 million Americans believe in U.F.O.’s and that 40 million say they have seen one or know someone who has. If even a fraction of those people turn to ABC tonight, “U.F.O.’s: Seeing Is Believing” could do for Mr. Jennings what more somber special reports like last June’s “Guantánamo Bay” could not.

Not that this special report is a day at the beach. Mr. Jennings applies the same solemn, impassive tone he used to examine Christianity in his special report “Jesus and Paul: The Word and the Witness” last April. He does not try to prove or debunk the existence of U.F.O.’s. Instead, he handles Ufology, as he refers to it, like a religion whose followers are numerous and steadfast enough to merit respectful treatment.

And that is not inappropriate. Ufology has many of the rites and rhythms of more traditional faiths, and the skeptic-turned-convert is a crucial element in any belief system. The millions of followers of Padre Pio, a 20th-century friar who was said to have had stigmata and supernatural powers and was canonized in 2002, bolster their case by pointing out that Father Maccari, a Vatican investigator sent to prove the friar a fraud, later recanted and prayed to Padre Pio on his deathbed (at least according to a Capuchin publication, “The Voice of Padre Pio”).

The documentary showcases a U.F.O. version of Father Maccari: J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysicist and a consultant for an Air Force project created in 1952 to assess U.F.O. reports. Early on, he dismissed witnesses as crackpots. He later repented and went on to found the Center for U.F.O. Studies in Illinois. He was one of the first scientists to give the study an aura of respectability. (Dr. Hynek came up with the phrase “close encounters of the third kind,” which Mr. Spielberg used for his film title.)

The history of U.F.O. sightings is interspersed with contemporary accounts by witnesses: housewives, pilots and truck drivers who do not look or sound like crackpots and who matter-of-factly describe what they saw that turned them into believers. (“It arched over the top of our car. …”) The most recent well-known incident was reported over Phoenix in 1997, when hundreds of people said they saw strange lights overhead that did not resemble an airplane or a helicopter. One man videotaped some of what he saw: a row of lights in the sky that he said were atop some kind of spaceship. The tape is not very distinct, however. Mostly, ABC uses animation to recreate what the witnesses say they saw.

The U.F.O. is a topic usually relegated to the tabloids, but Mr. Jennings gives the phenomenon his full consideration. “Seeing Is Believing” is not likely to create a new army of converts, but it may draw viewers who are already convinced and hungry for network affirmation: believing is seeing.

New York Times

Finally, we leave you with these angry words from Abductee and Researcher Whitley Strieber, via his on-line Journal Entry at UnknownCountry.com :

The Scum Rises: Peter Jennings on UFOs

The much heralded ABC special on UFOs has come and gone. Predictably, it was more of the same, a large number of lies sprinkled with a few truths. At least it wasn’t as relentlessly negative as such programs have generally been in the past. But people like Peter Jennings and his producers are cursed with the belief that they can understand—or already do understand—what they are looking at. The reality is that the UFO phenomenon is the most complex event in history, and a cursory examination of its surface by a few overworked and ill-informed television producers is not going to succeed in any way whatsoever to come to any truth about it.

They are filled with belief in their own competence, however. The result is that their efforts become an exercise in hubris. They end up making judgements based on inadequate information because they believe that what they have gathered is sufficient. But it is not sufficient, it only fulfills their expectations and serves their assumptions. That’s always where they stop, and it’s never enough.

Read all of Whitley’s Journal Entry Response

COLLECTIONS:
  • Periodicals Update – Anomaly Archives volunteers have been hard at work cataloging the enormous collection of magazines and other periodicals across the various collections. At last count we had cataloged over 800 individual volumes with over 150 periodicals in the Austin MUFON collection, over 350 in the Jung Society collection and over 200 in the main Anomaly Archives collection. A number of rare zines from the 1980s / 90s “zine scene” makeup the core of the Archives Periodical collection. Here are some samples from the collections and links to “current” online websites for each magazine.

 

EVENTS:

Friday, March 4th – The Human Potential Center presents an

  • Open Campus / Open House featuring the Grand Opening of the INACS Headquarters on site as well as an Open House at the Anomaly Archives.

DATE CHANGE! 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

Tuesday, March 8th – Austin IONS and the Anomaly Archives presents

Tuesday, May 10th – Austin IONS a, INACS, and the Jung Society 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.

 

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Anomaly Archives eNews – February 2005

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February 2005 – “Beyond the Mind’s Eye.”

 

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS

– February 2005 –

“Beyond the Mind’s Eye.”

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ANOMALY HEADLINES:

  • New UFO book destined to create controversy! Project Beta, UFOs and official disinformation February 7, 2005 Phenomena MagazineBy Nick Redfern / Phenomena US Editor-in-ChiefGreg Bishop, the editor of the magazine The Excluded Middle, radio host, author and lecturer has just provided the field of UFO research with what is without doubt (in my opinion, at least) one of its finest and most important, published contributions. <snip>

    In essence, the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction book relates the fascinating and compelling story of New Mexico-based physicist Paul Bennewitz, who – after stumbling upon Air Force and National Security Agency secrets at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, that he believes are connected to the activities of sinister extraterrestrials forces flying around in their UFOs – is literally bombarded (both physically and electronically) with a mass of disinformation, faked stories and outright lies, all carefully provided to him by US Intelligence, with the express intent of diverting him from his research and leading him down the rocky path towards mental and psychological collapse.

    While I would urge both anyone and everyone with an interest in UFOs to read Greg’s book, it is very unlikely to please some readers – and particularly the I-want-to-believe crowd that foam at the mouth whenever the words “underground alien base,” “Roswell,” and “alien abductions” surface.

    As Greg carefully and skillfully demonstrates, many of the sacred cornerstones upon which much of today’s ufological lore are constructed, had their origins not in far-off corners of the galaxy, but in the fertile and imaginative minds of US military intelligence and the behind-the-scenes spook-brigade.

    The UFO truth that has captivated so many for so long might not be “out there” after all – in fact, it may all be one big con behind which a veritable plethora of classified, military projects have been carefully hidden. www.PhenomaMagazine.com

  • The Gnostic Theory of Alien Intrusion
    January 29, 2005 Phenomena Magazine
    By John Lash, Author of Metahistory.org – Since the explosion of the ET/UFO phenomena in 1947, speculation about alien intrusion on planet Earth has been rampant. Half a dozen theories dominate the debate, but there is one theory that has yet to be examined. It did not emerge after 1947, but approximately 1600 years earlier. To be precise, the evidence of this theory came to light through a discovery in Egypt in December, 1945, although the significance of the find was not realized until — guess when? 1947.In that year, French scholar Jean Doresse identified the Egyptian find at Nag Hammadi as a cache of rare Gnostic texts. “Gnosticism” is the label scholars use for a body of teachings derived from the Mystery Schools of pre-Christian antiquity. Gnostics who protested against Christian doctrines such as divine retribution and Christ’s resurrection found themselves targeted as heretics and were brutally suppressed by early converts to the One True Faith. This is the untold story of how the Mysteries ended. Since that signal year, 1947, some of the lost Mystery School knowledge has been recovered. www.PhenomenaMagazine.com
  • Chemtrails: A Fortean View –
    A New Look at a Mystery of the Skies

January 22, 2005 Phenomena Magazine

By Colin Bennett / Phenomena Contributor

The so-called “chemtrails” that are seen almost everywhere in the skies of the world are an incredible phenomenon of our time, if only because like UFO sightings, the broad span of social, political, and intellectual life of major nations largely ignores such things utterly. Even those with imagination (artists, playwrights, novelists, poets) ignore such anomalistic things as UFOs and chemtrails, even though they offer images, symbols, metaphors, intrigue, mysterious technology, and much more besides! www.PhenomaMagazine.com

  • Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation

By J. Deardorff, B. Haisch, B. Maccabee and H.E. Puthoff, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Jan. 05 – 1/18/2005

“This appears to be the first article on the UFO topic published in a mainstream scientific journal since 1980.” (Bernard Haisch) In this paper, published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), the authors “reexamine and reevaluate the present assumption that extraterrestrials or their probes are not in the vicinity of Earth, and argue instead that some evidence of their presence might be found in certain high-quality UFO reports.” Authors of the article are J. Deardorff, B. Haisch, B. Maccabee and H.E. Puthoff. www.UFOEvidence.com

 

ARCHIVE NEWS:

  • Anomaly Archives, INACS, Human Potential Center Open House – Friday, March 4th at the Human Potential Campus:2007 Bert Ave Austin, TX 78704INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies) Headquarters Grand Opening and Anomaly Archives / Human Potential Center Open House! Come explore the Human Potential Campus for a fun filled evening of art appreciation, mind expanding conversation and networking with like-minded Austinites.
  • “America’s Military Remote Viewing Programs” – Lecture by former military remote viewer Paul Smith, Co-Sponsored by the Anomaly Archives.

    Next month, IONS Austin community group and the Anomaly Archives present Paul Smith who will talk about his work as a military remote viewer, as documented in his new book, “Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate – America’s Psychic Espionage Program”.

Check it out Tuesday, March 8th at the Austin History Center (810 Guadalupe Street), from 6:30 – 8:30pm. More Details Here.

  • Texas UFO Conference – March 5th & 6th, 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.

“Just outside of the little town of Round Top, sits one of the best-kept secrets in Texas.  It is The International Festival-Institute at Round Top, founded by The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts.  It is called Festival Hill.  It is in its 34th season of bringing the best of music, theatre, art, architecture, gardening, and the humanities from around the world to this tiny central Texas town.  It has grown from humble beginnings, to a campus with beautifully restored old buildings, and a magnificent Concert Hall.  It is a testament to the fact that with much determination, and hard work, dreams do come true.” www.R2UFOs.com

 

 

eNEWS FEATURE:

Flashback – April 2004 – Omega at the Crossings workshop

  • “Puthoff Declassified” – Remote Viewing, Zero Point Energy and … (Off the Record) UFOs

 

  

Select References Print Materials Provided In Puthoff’s Lecture (Now Available at the Anomaly Archives)…

  • CIA-initiated remote viewing at Stanford Research InstituteThe Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies, Vol. 12,No. 1, Summer 2001, pp 60-67.
  • FOCUS, November 2003, “Psychic Spies” by Robert Matthrews.
  • Searching for the Universal Matrix in Metaphysics By Harold E. Puthoff
    “The metaphysical concept that humanity and the cosmos are interconnected by a ubiquitous, all-pervasive sea of energy that undergirds and is manifest in all phenomena has existed throughout cultural history.”
  • To The Stars: Zero point energy emerges from realm of science fiction, may be key to deep-space travel, by William B Scott, Austin, TX, Aviation Week & Space Technology, March 1, 2004 edition, pp. 50-53
  • Space Propulsion : Can Empty Space Itself Provide a Solution?Ad Astra 9 (National Space Society), 42 (Jan/Feb 1997).
  • Compilation of research reports on the laboratory evaluation of novel energy devices, posted on EarthTech Intern’l, Inc., website: <http://www.earthtech.org>
  • A 5-Year Program Plan for Anomalous Mental Phenomena (U)” – I. Bibliography (U) – 1976 to 1990. Approved For Release 2001/03/07 : CIA-RDP96-00791R000200170001-8” [portions redacted]
  • Engineering the Zero-Point Field and Polarizable Vacuum for Interstellar Flight,” Jour. Brit. Interplanetary Soc. (JBIS) 55, 137 (2002), Puthoff, S. R. Little and M. Ibison.
  • Can the Vacuum be Engineered for Spaceflight Applications? Overview of Theory and Experiments,” Jour. Sci. Exploration 12, 295 (1998).
  • Executive ESP by Douglas Dean and Lynn Schroeder.

(Photos by Stan Shaw)

 

COLLECTIONS:

The Anomaly Archives has a number of books on Remote Viewing and related Parapsychological research resources including:

  • Mind Reach by Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff. This is the quintecessential book on scientific remote viewing.
  • Remote Perceptions: Out-Of-Body Experiences, Remote Viewing, and Other Normal Abilities
    by Angela Thompson Smith, Ingo Swann
  • Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing
    by Joe McMoneagle, Charles T. Tart
  • Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness: An Exploration of Remote Viewing, ESP, Precognitive Dreaming, and Synchronicity by Dale E. Graff

And many many more are available for check out at the Anomaly Archives.

 

EVENTS:

Tuesday, February 8th – Austin IONS and INACS presents …

Thursday, February 10th – Jung Society of Austin presents …

  • Spirits of the Rocks” – A film by Peter Ammann about the Kalahari Bushpeople in Africa and their ancient Rock Art. $15 Event for Non-Members.

Saturday, February 19th – Austin MUFON Monthly Meeting

Friday, March 4th – The Human Potential Center presents an

Saturday – Sunday, March 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

Tuesday, March 8th – Austin IONS and the Anomaly Archives presents

 

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