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Anomaly Archives eNews – November 28th, 2022

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November 28, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

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First Annual Texas UFO Con in Jefferson, Texas 

The first annual Texas UFO Conference / Convention was held the weekend before Thanksgiving on the heels of its organizer’s long-running Texas Bigfoot Conference. Craig Woolheater launched this inaugural event featuring speakers such as Nick Redfern, Daniel Alan Jones (who also MCd the event), local writers / researchers Mitchel Whitington, George Jones and Rita Louise, myself (SMiles Lewis) and others. The event was sponsored and its audio/video produced by Christopher Jordan of Curious Realm and HC Universal Network. Check out Christopher’s interviews with participants in our Video-Of-The-Week section below.

Christopher Jordan of Curious Realm and
Tx-UFO-Con Master of Ceremonies Daniel Alan Jones

Above images by Daniel Alan Jones.

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Videos-Of-The-Week

Curious Realm On Location @ The 1st Texas UFO Con in Jefferson
CR Ep 051: LIVE from Texas UFOCon 2022

Featuring special guests from the conference… individual videos linked below:

Above image by Daniel Alan Jones.


Audio-Of-The-Week

KTXK.org UFO & Bigfoot Event Coverage

Tx UFO Con Coverage

  • Nick Redfern is a notable author, researcher and journalist – whose research and writing on cryptids and UFOs has garnered him appearances on the history channel, BBC, Travel Channel and many others – On Saturday he was the key note speaker at the first Texas UFO convention in Jefferson Texas – Sabrina McCormick Reports   (November 23,  2022).
  • Sabrina McCormick caught up with speakers from the first Texas UFO Convention in Jefferson Texas recently. The conference was held this past Saturday there, and featured researchers and authors focusing on UFO encounters in the Lone Star State. In this instalment, she talks with an archivist out of Austin, Texas who is trying to make information sharing about these encounters and other such anomalies easier to access.   (November 22,  2022).
  • The city of Jefferson held its first annual UFO convention over the weekend – Sabrina McCormick covered the event, which featured a panel of experts that spoke about unexplained encounters in Texas  (November 21,  2022).
  • If you’re looking for an out of this world experience, Jefferson, Texas may have the solution you seek. The city will host its first annual UFO convention this Saturday. It will feature a cross section of Texas UFO enthusiasts and experts says event organizer, Craig Woolheater. Sabrina McCormick reports  (November 16,  2022). 

 

Tx Bigfoot Conf Coverage

  • Jefferson Texas has become known as the Bigfoot Capital of Texas, there is even a statue of the famed cryptid prominently placed in the city. For the last several years, the city has hosted the Texas Bigfoot Convention. The three-day event serves as a place where enthusiasts, cryptozoologists and people who have had unusual and unexplained experiences can come to swap stories and learn more about the creature (and a host of other such cryptids). Sabrina McCormick spoke with several of the event’s speakers, this interview features world explorer Adam Davies.  (October 28,  2022).
  • Native Texan, Lyle Blackburn may wear only one hat (that is the signature black, wide brimmed cowboy hat he is often seen in) but he has many roles including author, actor, musician, and cryptozoological researcher. As a child Blackburn became fascinated with the Boggy Creek monster after watching the film. Today, he has become a notable expert on the beast and other such cryptids. Sabrina McCormick spoke with Blackburn at the Texas Big Foot Conference held in Jefferson, Texas this October.   (October 28,  2022).
  • From the wilds of Texas’ back country to the streets of the Dallas Metroplex, paranormal phenomena and strange creatures abound in Jason McLean’s book Metroplex Monsters. Sabrina McCormick spoke with McLean recently at the Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson.   (October 28,  2022).
  • According to the Bigfoot Research Organization, or BFRO, regional sightings of the cryptid in the state of Oklahoma are most prevalent in LeFlore County, close to the Arkansas Border. The second most common area for sightings is nearby McCurtain County. The mountains stretch through both counties. At a recent Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson Texas, Sabrina McCormick spoke with one researcher who has been studying and documenting sightings in the Kiamichi area for more than twenty years. Today she files the last in a series of interviews from that conference.  (October 28,  2022).

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Book-Of-The-Week

From JoshuaCutchin.com:

“Eyewitnesses, investigators, and cryptozoologists worldwide contend ample evidence exists supporting the survival of large, hairy, apelike creatures alongside mankind today, lurking in the wilderness. By all appearances, these beings appear wholly natural, interacting with their surroundings and leaving behind hair, blood, droppings, and, of course, footprints.

Yet despite their apparently physical nature, bigfoot and its hairy hominid kin consistently appear mired in High Strangeness—the peculiar, ineffable, and nonsensical absurdities so often encountered in paranormal phenomena.

Some sightings seem more consistent with mythology than biology. Bigfoot often present supernatual attributes, like luminescent eyes or the ability to pass, ghostlike, through structures.  Anomalous lights are regulalry seen in areas of frequent sasquatch activity. Footprints persistently, if rarely, display odd numbered toes, and—most bafflingly—bigfoot trackways suddenly terminate in the middle of open, untouched terrain.

In Volume 1 of Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon, authors Joshua Cutchin and Timothy Renner carefully examine not only the intersection of hairy apemen with global folklore—of poltergeists, faeries, extraterrestrials, magic, witches, ghosts, and archetypal women-in-white—but also question the fundamental assumptions underlying contemporary cryptozoological beliefs surrounding bigfoot.”

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November 7, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

First Annual Texas UFO Con in Jefferson, Texas – 11/19/22

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022 AT 9 AM – 10 PM 

UFO convention covering Texas based UFO sightings, alien encounters and UFO crash sites.

Confirmed Speakers: Mitchel Whitington, George Jones, UFOJane, SMiles Lewis, Daniel Alan Jones, Nick Redfern, & Special Presentation by Joey “The UFO Magnet” George

Texas UFOcon

Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center

305 E. Austin St. Jefferson, TX 75657

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Book & Video(s) Of The Week!

Back in 2002 a book was published that sent rippling shock-waves through the UFO community. That book was about possible anti-gravity propulsion and was written by the most unexpected author, Nick Cook. Nick was the aviation editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly (the international defense journal) in the 1990s. He continued as “an aerospace consultant and contributor to the journal from 2002 to 2008” and “won four Journalism Awards from the Royal Aeronautical Society in the Defence, Business, Technology, and Propulsion categories.” Though I felt fairly versed in the material, I only just recently acquired a copy of the book and began voraciously reading it from cover to cover. The book is an entertaining account of his global search for evidence of such secret propulsion technology. Along the way he met with Austin’s own Hal Puthoff while trying to better understand the nature of the alleged physics underpinning the title of the book… The Hunt for Zero Point!

Having not heard anything about him in many years, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that, besides returning to the field of UFOs and exotic propulsion, he had been continuing his explorations into the unknown through researching psychic Remote Viewing, the After-Life, and Consciousness generally. In the wake of the 2017 NYTimes revelations about AAWSAP / AATIP and the revitalization of the UFO field under the new UAP moniker, Nick had even submitted his own essay to the 2021 BICS (Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies) Essay Contest and in doing so garnered $20,000 as an Honorable Mention for his essay, What Is The Best Available Evidence For The Survival Of Human Consciousness after Permanent Bodily Death? [PDF] (see also Greg Taylor of DailyGrail.com‘s essay which also garnered an honorable mention and awarded funds [PDF]).

So below in our Videos-Of-The-Week section you’ll find recent presentations by Nick Cook on his past Hunt For Zero Point research and where that lead him … including a discussion with Jeffrey Mishlove titled High Strangeness, UFOs, and the Afterlife. Nick and Jeff connected at the BICS awards event where Jeffrey Mishlove accepted 1st Prize (and $500,000) for his essay [PDF].

As usual, we have a ton of news links for you to explore in our Anomalous News section below.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Anomaly Archives eNews.

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High Strangeness, UFOs, and the Afterlife with Nick Cook

“Nick Cook is author of twenty fiction and nonfiction titles includingThe Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology, and a popular parapsychological thriller, The Grid. He is the former aviation editor of Jane’s Defense Weekly.

Here he describes his interest in reconciling consciousness research, the paranormal, and nuts and bolts descriptions of unidentified aerial phenomena. He describes events from his childhood that triggered this quest for knowledge. He also shares his understanding that the universe, itself, is conscious. In this conversation, Jeffrey Mishlove shares some stories concerning his investigation of Ted Owens, “the PK Man.”

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. (Recorded on December 3, 2021)”

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove


Nick Cook – Beyond Zero Point: Black Projects & UAPs

“Go beyond “Zero Point” as Nick Cook discusses secret aerospace defense projects and UAPs. Nick is the former aviation editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly, and to discuss what’s changed since HZP’s publication, and the rapidly-evolving UAP story.

Back in 2001, Nick Cook stunned the world with The Hunt for Zero Point” , which offered insights into the secret Nazi weapons programs of World War II and how those influenced classified aerospace research over the course of the 20th century.

He joins us today to discuss what has changed since HZP’s publication, and offers his thoughts and insights on rapidly-evolving UAP story and how social & geopolitical trends are shaping the aerospace needs of tomorrow.”

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Book-Of-The-Week

The Hunt For Zero Point:

Inside the Classified World of AntiGravity Technology

by Nick Cook

“Twenty years ago, he broke open the secret world of aerospace black projects — here’s what he thinks the defense industry should tackle next. We’re joined by Nick Cook, award-winning aerospace & defense journalist, former aviation editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly, best-selling author of The Hunt for Zero Point, and the founder of the NCW Action Global. Nick joins us to discuss emerging aerospace technologies, defense-industry black projects, and a cross-sector industry initiative to find solutions to global challenges.”

“An editor for the esteemed Jane’s Defense Weekly says the U.S. government has been working on Nazi anti-gravity technology in secret for 50 years.”

Anomaly Archives: The Hunt For Zero Point

 


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September 2, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

Remembering Erma Jean Staffen (Post from SMiles’ personal website)

The morning of August 21st, Facebook’s memories of past posts reminded me of a cute Ghostbusters/Dog-Shaming meme that my friend from the previous Reality Tunnels (pre-Pandemic / pre-Trump / pre-911 / pre-Y2k) had posted on my timeline back in 2016. That friend was Jean Staffen.

Still photo from interview videotaped in the 1990s by SMiles Lewis at the “Oxford House.”
Still photo from interview videotaped in the 1990s by SMiles Lewis at the “Oxford House.”
Jean Staffen on her Facebook page circa 2014.
Jean Staffen on her Facebook page circa 2014.

In 2016 we reconnected via facebook after many years. In 2017 she told me she was dealing with significant health issues. We exchanged brief messages until I stopped hearing from her in April of 2020. Today, because of that facebook reminiscence I did an internet search for her name…

Erma Jean Staffen 

AUGUST 1, 1939 – MAY 18, 2022

Erma Jean Staffen, age 82, of Bastrop, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Erma was born August 1, 1939.  — NeptuneSociety.com

I think I first met Jean at a meeting of the local MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) chapter sometime between 1990 and 1992 when she formed Austin’s UFO/Abduction Support Group. She had mysterious memories of anomalous childhood experiences at age 3, 9, 13 and onward that led her to form this group. These were heady days and I recall many fantastic public meetings and private conversations with her and other members of the Austin UFO community.

A couple of years after founding and running the local UFO support group, Jean “got the call to go West.” She asked and I accepted the role of continuing that support and study group. I led the monthly meetings for the next four years. Jean returned to Austin in 1998 and disbanded the group. She started a new group called Truth Seekers, or similar. This monthly group met to discuss all manner of esoteric, metaphysical, and conspiratorial topics. One of the few I attended focused on an area of particular interest to me, the health effects of electromagnetic energy.

Jean had contributed her own written thoughts on the subject of UFO encounters / alien abductions for Susan Lepselter’s UT dissertation and they both let me reproduce some of those writings in my print zine, E.L.F. Infested Spaces, back in 1994.

We lost track of each other for many years until reconnecting in 2016 when she’d retired to Bastrop, Texas. I  never got to have a long talk with her and catch up on so much of Austin’ UFO history that she was a part of but it was nice at least messaging each other with links and cartoons every month or so until I stopped hearing from her.

Well, I now know that she passed on in May of this year. Safe travels my friend…

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Well that’s all for now.

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The Anomaly Archives with SMiles Lewis (UNT’s “Folklore in the Archives” Event)

University of North Texas, Special Collections’ “Folklore in the Archives”
Part 1, August 27, 2022 featuring Anomaly Archives founder SMiles Lewis.
This was a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference held on August 27th & September 3rd, 2021. Find out more at this Facebook page for the event, here:
Official Original Video Links are here:
Folklore in the Archives- Part 1
@facebook.com/UNTSpecColl/videos/367960858254537
Folklore in the Archives- Part 2
@facebook.com/UNTSpecColl/videos/977537153027074

August 27 speakers:

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

September 3 speakers:

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

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Book Of The Week – Revisited & Reviewed

ProfessorWHAM.com Presents… 

Contact With Colliding Worlds Part 1 Synchronicities of SilenceBlog Post

“I was going to write a blog reviewing Trinity: The Best Kept Secret by Jacques Vallee and Paola Leopizzi Harris but interesting synchronicities kept presenting themselves, especially as I concurrently read The Pueblo Revolt by David Roberts about the same area of the country during a different time period. What follows is a collection of reflections, occasional wandering tangents and some questions.”

Contact with Colliding Worlds Part 2 Some Trinity Forensic ConsiderationsBlog Post

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