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PRESENTER BIOS & TALK TITLES:
Matthew Alford – “Misconspiraceptions” (with Robbie Graham)
“Matthew Alford is a British writer and documentary producer. He studied a PhD at the University of Bath, which applied a propaganda model to Hollywood. He lectured in the department of Drama: Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy, The Writer with No Hands, and National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.”
Tim Binnall – “People of Flat Earth: The History of a Very Odd Conspiracy Theory”
Website & Radio-Show: BinnallOfAmerica.com
“Tim Binnall is the news editor for Coast to Coast AM as well as the host of the pioneering paranormal podcast Binnall of America. For more than a decade and over the course of hundreds of BoA programs, he has interviewed a vast array of researchers, spanning a wide spectrum of paranormal genres and ranging from bonafide esoteric icons to up-and-coming future players in ‘the field.’ A graduate of Syracuse University, Binnall aims to maintain an outsider’s perspective on the paranormal world with a distinct appreciation for its absurdities and a keen interest in the personalities and sociology of esoteric studies.”
Greg Bishop – “Flying Saucers and the Right Brain: What Art Can Teach Us About the UFO Enigma”
“In 1991, he co-founded a magazine called The Excluded Middle, which was a journal of UFOs, the paranormal, conspiracy, psychedelia and new science. His first book, Wake Up Down There! anthologized many of the articles and features. Greg’s second book was Project Beta, which documented a government campaign of disinfo perpetrated against an unsuspecting researcher. His third book, Weird California, was released in 2006. He also wrote for the famed UFO/paranormal site Ufomystic for five years. It Defies Language! released in 2016,is a collection of essays on UFOs, the government, and fringe issues and personalities. His show Radio Misterioso, (radiomisterioso.com) now in its 17th year, features interviews with fringe-topic researchers and occasionally, weird music. He also flies paragliders and is a licensed private pilot, as well as an aerial drone photographer.”
Walter Bosley – “Dellschau, the Airship Mystery and The NYMZA Legacy”
“Investigator of historical occult mysteries, author of pulp fiction novels and a screenwriter who has appeared on History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’.
After nineteen years in national security, Walter Bosley is a licensed private investigator in California where he also runs his small press publishing company, Lost Continent Library, founded in 2002. Bosley has traveled much of the world, both on the job and off, including trips through Mexico and South America with David Hatcher Childress whose WEX Magazine has published articles by Bosley.
Walter Bosley was born in San Diego, California, and attended SDSU where he earned a B.A. in Journalism. He has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is an inactive reserve officer in the US Air Force for which he served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI while on active duty, and then worked as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following military service.
Bosley spends his time writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as investigating strange mysteries, in between PI assignments.”
Loren Coleman – Director of the ICM: International Cryptozoology Museum
“Loren Coleman, M.S.W., has researched a variety of subjects including Cryptozoology and the Copycat Effect for decades. Coleman has been an adjunct professor at various universities in New England since 1980 and a senior researcher with the Muskie School for Public Policy. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books, including the critically acclaimed work Suicide Clusters, he is currently the director of the ICM: International Cryptozoology Museum located in Portland, Maine.”
Ed Conroy – Keynote Speech & “What’s it all about, Alfie? Reflections on five decades of anomalies–local and global.”
“Ed Conroy is the author of “Report on ‘Communion,’” (Morrow, 1989; Avon, 1990; published as “Informe Comunión” by Reediciones Anómalas, 2020), the result of his investigation into the life and work of Whitley Strieber, author of “Communion: A True Story” (Morrow, 1987) his account of experiences with non-human beings he called his “visitors.” He has reported on UFO investigations and the crop circle phenomenon for “Más Allá de la Ciencia” of Barcelona, Spain. Educated at California Institute of the Art’s School of Critical Studies, the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he was in those years a student at the San Francisco Zen Center and member of an esoteric studies community centered around The Philosopher’s Stone Bookstore, where he became familiar with the literature of anthroposophy and both classical and humanistic astrology. He was also a student of the later Albert Riedel (Frater Albertus) at the Paracelsus College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ed is a former arts reporter and columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. For the past 30 years he has been a student of the Western Hermetic Tradition in the Builders of the Adytum. Since 1998, he has served as Director of Development for Southwest School of Art in his native San Antonio, Texas.”
Joshua Cutchin – “Stock & Trade: Expressions of the Changeling Motif in Alien Hybrid Lore”
“Prior to pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time author and musician in 2015, Joshua Cutchin served as Public Affairs Director of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music for three years. During his tenure at UGA, Joshua authored over one hundred articles, press releases, and blog posts.
Joshua has appeared on a wide variety of paranormal programs discussing his work, including Coast to Coast AM, Mysterious Universe, Binnall of America, Expanded Perspectives, Radio Misterioso, and the Gralien Report. He is a recurring roundtable guest on the Where Did the Road Go? podcast, and made his public speaking debut at the December 2015 MUFON Georgia meeting.”
Susan Demeter – “Spook Lights as Places of Paranormal Pilgrimage”
“Susan is a Canadian born scholar, author, artist, and witch. The themes of her writing, research, art, and spirituality incorporate her lifelong interest in exceptional human experiences, UFOs, nature, social history, mysteries, and cosmic magic. Susan also writes under the nom-de-plume Susan Demeter – St. Clair.”
Zelia Edgar – “Orb Phenomenon As A Cross-Field Anomaly” – High strangeness slipping into John Keel territory, just what are the orbs on your camera roll?
“A lifelong Wisconsin resident, I was born in Green Bay, the state’s first city. My family is from Southwestern Wisconsin, and the folklore of that region was a strong influence on my upbringing. I was brought up with a deep regard for the history and mythology, not only of Wisconsin, but the world over.
Starting with an interest in flesh and blood cryptozoology, my research moved through spectrology and UFOlogy into its current scope. Every aspect of the paranormal is equally intriguing to me, and cases that transcend the boundaries of seemingly separate types of phenomena are of special interest. Seeking out the patterns that underlie these many manifestations in an attempt to pin down some unifying quality is my goal as a paranormal researcher, and my YouTube channel, JustAnotherTinFoilHat, is an expression of this goal.”
Ken Gerhard – “Loch Ness Monster and other Aquatic Cryptids”
“Ken Gerhard is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field investigator for The Centre for Fortean Zoology, as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for several research organizations. He has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and werewolves. In addition to co-hosting the History Channel TV series Missing in Alaska, Ken has appeared in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest and is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as other series including Ancient Aliens (History Channel), True Monsters (History Channel), Unexplained Files (Science Channel), Legend Hunters(Travel Channel), Paranatural (National Geographic), Weird or What? with William Shatner (Syfy),Monsters and Mysteries in America (Animal Planet), True Supernatural (Destination America),Ultimate Encounters (TruTV), Monster Project (Nat Geo Wild) and Shipping Wars (A&E). His credits include appearances on numerous news broadcasts and radio programs like Coast to Coast AM, as well as being featured in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is an author and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine. He currently lectures and exhibits at various conferences and events across the United States. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot footage was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and has visited virtually all of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.
Adam Gorightly – “Crackpot Historian” & “Weirdo Musician”
Websites: AdamGorightly.com /
Adam with Tim Binnall on the set of The Hill & The Hole
“Adam Gorightly has been chronicling fringe culture for two decades. His articles have appeared in nearly every ‘zine, underground magazine, counter-cultural publication, and conspiratorial website imaginable. Bringing a mischievous sense of Prankster-Discordianism to the zany world of fringe culture, once Gorightly connects his dots, readers are plunged into alternative universes which forever alter their view of ‘reality.'”
Robbie Graham – “Misconspiraceptions” (with Matthew Alford)
“Robbie Graham has pursued the UFO mystery for more than half his life. He has lectured around the world on the subject and has been interviewed for the BBC, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, Channel 4, and Vanity Fair, among many others. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, and Fortean Times. He holds first class degrees in Film, Television and Radio Studies (BA hons) and Cinema Studies (MA) from Staffordshire University and the University of Bristol respectively. He is the author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies (White Crow Books, 2015) and the editor of UFOs: Reframing the Debate (White Crow Books, 2017).”
Joseph Green – “Why the State Hates Conspiracy”
“Joseph E. Green was a member of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) until John Judge’s untimely passing in 2014, and is the author of Dissenting Views, Dissenting Views II, and The Conspiracy Fun Book. His work has appeared in Steamshovel Press, Kennedys and King (the former CTKA/Probe Magazine), WhoWhatWhy, The Constantine Report, and numerous other outlets. He also wrote the afterword for Kenn Thomas’s 2017 political study Trumpocalypse Now.
A member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Green’s plays Clowntime is Over and The Vapours have both received full productions and his play The Dull and the Damned was cited in the Paranormal Radio host Tim Beckley’s 2017 anthology The Matrix Control System of Philip K. Dick and the Paranormal Synchronicities of Timothy Green Beckley. He also served as the co-writer and co-producer of the documentary King Kill 63, starring Oliver Stone, which appeared at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, as well as serving as a research consultant to Randy Benson’s 2017 film The Searchers. The CEO of Say Something Real Press, he has handled the publication of The Revolution Will Include Cookies by Dr. Faith Harper and Judge for Yourself by John Judge, and looks forward to his next project, a compilation of the work of Texas-based researcher Richard Bartholomew.”
Aaron Gulyas – “Contactee Countdown” Top Most Influential (or Fun) UFO Contactees
“Aaron Gulyas was born in Indiana in 1975. Raised on toy-themed cartoons, game shows, and Star Trek reruns he has, nonetheless, achieved some sort of success in his life.
Gulyas received his BA in History from Hanover College in 1998 and promptly went to work for the state of Indiana assessing disability insurance claims. Wearing out his welcome in the civil service within a year or so, he shifted to the thrilling world of proofreading. Realizing he was only really good at history, he returned to school and was awarded an MA in United States History from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 2003. He then moved into teaching, eventually landing at Mott Community College, where he has taught since 2006.
Gulyas has presented numerous scholarly papers at conferences for various organizations, including the American Culture Association, the Popular Culture Association, and the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan. He has contributed to numerous history education and popular cultural resources. His first book, Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales since the 1950s, was published by McFarland in 2013. He also contributed a chapter to Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012, about the ways in which fan expectations shaped the 1996 and 2005 revivals of the classic science fiction series.
He lives near Flint, Michigan, with his wife and son.”
Micah Hanks – “UFOs: A Historical Perspective”
“Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, researcher and speaker whose interests cover a variety of subjects, including history, archaeology, science, and the future of humankind.
A longtime researcher and proponent of the scientific study of unidentified aerial phenomena, or UFOs, Micah has authored a number of books and has contributed many essays, articles and blogs to various publications. Along with his podcasts, he has also worked as a narrator, lending his voice to several audiobooks, radio programs, and other recorded projects over the years.”
Michael M. Hughes – “Demystifying Tarot: How to Ditch the BS and Become a Better Reader”
“Michael M. Hughes is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and activist. He is the creator of the internationally viral Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him, the largest magical working in history. He speaks on politics, magic, pop culture, psychedelics, the paranormal, and tarot.
His latest book, Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change, is published by Llewellyn Worldwide and is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Llewellyn, and at your favorite local bookstore.
His acclaimed supernatural thriller series, the Blackwater Lights trilogy, is available from Penguin Random House.
Michael lives in Baltimore with his wife, two daughters, and a rabbit named Toby Turnipseed.”
Daniel Alan Jones – “Myth.OS – Mythical Operating System: Investigating Simulation Theory, Non-Human Intelligence, and Unexplained Phenomena”
“Explorer of consciousness and all things anomalous. Proprietor of The Vortex YouTube channel.” / “Explorer, Author/Composer, Drummer/Instructor, Reporter/Editor/Producer”
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Paul Kimball – “Ghosts, Shadow Beings, Demons, and other High Strangeness on Canada’s East Coast”
“Writer / Producer / Director of the feature films The Cuckoo in the Clock (2014), Roundabout (2015) and Exit Thread (2016), the television series The Classical Now (2004-2006), Haunted (2017-present), Stand & Deliver (2018), Citizen K (2018) and High Road Low Road (2018), and a number of documentaries. I used to rock and roll during the Halifax Pop Explosion era. Progressive, author, TV ghost investigator, law talking dude, outlaw for love, historian, former politician, citizen.”
Steve Kohlhase – “Mystery-Hum: The GPS Hypothesis – Gas Pipeline Syndrome”
“A mechanical engineer by degree for 45 yrs in the design, construction and management of plants and facilities in the Process and Refining industries. For the Last 15 years managing Real Estate and Facilities for the company and investigating this problem on his own time Since he started realizing having hum like conditions and experiencing many of the typical symptoms of chronic exposure like interrupted sleep and uneasy feelings in late 2009 he has searched for answers that led him to the Gas Pipeline Syndrome hypothesis that includes the well known about hum as one of the symptoms. He believes GPS explains many of the reported hums since the mid 1970’s.”
. . . “Pipeline Acoustic Syndrome: a developing health and environmental phenomenon caused by widespread emissions of sound waves that have begun to occur from high pressure natural gas pipelines. This sound is best known as Infrasound Low Frequency Noise (ILFN).”
Jeff Kripal – Discusses Anomalous Archives with SMiles Lewis
Websites: JeffreyJKripal.com / Department of Religion • Rice University / Center for Theory and Research at the Esalen Institute / Archives of the Impossible at Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center (special collections)
“Jeffrey J. Kripal is the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, where he chaired the Department of Religion for eight years and helped create the GEM Program, a doctoral concentration in the study of Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Mysticism that is the largest program of its kind in the world. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Theory and Research at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he also serves as Chair of the Board. He is the author of several books including, The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge, Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions, Comparing Religions; Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal; Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred; Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion; The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion; … He has also co-edited several volumes … on the history, science, psychology, and analysis of psychical experiences, Seriously Strange: Thinking Anew about Psychical Experiences; …on the history of Esalen and the American counterculture, On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture; …on the ethical critique of mystical traditions, Crossing Boundaries: Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism; … And others including The Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained with Whitley Strieber. His present areas of writing and research include the articulation of a New Comparativism within the study of religion that will put “the impossible” back on the table again, a robust and even conversation between the sciences and the humanities, and the mapping of an emergent mythology or “Super Story” within paranormal communities and individual visionaries. He has also recently founded the Archives of the Impossible at Rice University.”
SMiles Lewis – Streamathon Host / Founder of the Anomaly Archives
“Audio Production Administrator for the Texas State Library Talking Book Program. Past State Section Director for the Travis and Williamson County chapters of the Mutual UFO Network. Web designer and print publisher of E.L.F. Infested Spaces Journal of Possible Paradigms.
Miles served as facilitator for Austin’s UFO Experiencer Support Group for nearly ten years and has spoken to local and national radio / TV / print media. In 1995 he spoke at the national Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness conference on the subject of UFOs as a transformative paradigm. His interests in both the physical and folkloric research of parapsychology and ufology have led to his collecting and archiving of over 3000 books on these and other topics relevant to consciousness research and the founding of the Anomaly Archives, lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute.”
Nikita Kranda – ” I Saw Something Weird: A conversation about regular people experiencing something they couldn’t explain”
“NK Kranda is a southern California native now living in Texas. She went to school for Horticulture Sciences and graduated with highest honors. She then continued her education in the fields of psychology, PTSD and trauma therapies, art, biology, psychics, history, and shamanism. She currently works in experiencer research and preservation and has the honor of interviewing some of the most incredible people the field has to offer. Her interest in contactees and experiencers began when she volunteered as a MUFON chapter secretary in San Antonio. After writing way too many reports, she found her true interests were in the people that quietly came to meetings to tell an incredible story. She taught them to fight stigma, to never stop telling their story, and to honor themselves because they survived.”
Susan Lepselter – “Dreaming Across Cultures”
“Susan Lepselter is an Associate Professor of Anthropology. Her research explores the poetics of both popular media and everyday life in contemporary American culture, focusing particularly on captivity narratives, themes of gender and class, and discourses of memory and trauma in American social life.”
Dr. Greg Little – “The Mystery of American Mounds & Earthworks”
“Dr. Greg Little is a psychologist who has a long-standing interest in Native American mounds & earthworks. His “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Native American Indian Mounds & Earthworks” is widely considered to be the seminal overview of American mounds. He has also investigated UFOs, abductions, and paranormal phenomena since the early 1980s. In 2019 he coauthored the book “Denisovan Origins” with the UK’s Andrew Collins and he is currently working with Collins on a new book involving the paranormal and archaeological sites. “
David Perkins – “UFOs, Cattle Mutilations and the Gaian Mind” (with SMiles Lewis)
“David Perkins is founder and staff writer for Spirit Magazine. He has been an active paranormal researcher for the past twenty five years, investigating everything from cattle mutilations to underground alien bases. His special area of research is “Paranormal Phenomena and the Gaian Mind: Considering the Possibilities”.
David Perkins is a 1968 graduate of Yale University majoring in American Studies and Political Science. As a writer/journalist, he has investigated UFOs, cattle mutilations and paranormal phenomena since 1975. He has a published book Altered Steaks (Am Here Books) and is finishing Mute Testimony (co-authored with Tom Adams, which is a book examining the history of the cattle mutilation phenomenon. David’s article on cattle mutilations, “Darkening Skies”, was included in UFO 1947-1997 (John Brown Publishing), an anthology of the world’s leading authorities on UFOs.
Perkins, one of Ufology´s foremost thinkers, has written articles that have appeared in Boulder, Taos and High Times magazines, as well as numerous newspapers and research journals. He is the founder of Western Spirit magazine and currently serves as staff writer for that publication. He also wrote the forewords to Christopher O’Brien’s books The Mysterious Valley and Enter The Valley. David has been featured on the Art Bell Radio Show and appeared in numerous television and movie documentaries including, A Strange Harvest, Sightings, High Strange New Mexico, The Mutilation Files, Fox Family Channel´s Exploring the Unknown and The Billion Dollar Secret. His “Weirdness Update” is a regular feature in Western Spirit.”
Stephanie Quick – “Interrogating My Near Death Experience: The Aftermath of Mystical Awakening”
Website: Ghost Dog Is A Mystery Box
“Synchronicity experimenter, Red Magic practitioner, Near Death Experiencer, Esoteric Seeker and Thinker.”
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Saul Ravencraft – Presentation / Talk title to be determined
“Saul Ravencraft is not like other people. He’s a wizard. He reads minds. He talks to spirits. He collects haunted objects. He explores the paranormal and the occult. He might be just what you need to make something extraordinary.”
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Brent Raynes – “The Myths and Mysteries of the UFO Matrix”
“Brent has been the Editor of Alternate Perceptions Magazine since he began publishing earlier renditions of it in the 1970s. Brent began researching UFO events in the late 60s and met nearly every major contactee and researcher in the field. He wrote articles for Fate Magazine, Recovery Times, and various other magazines as well as writing a chapter for Dr. Bert Schwarz’s UFO Dynamics, sections for Dr. Greg Little’s Grand Illusions and People of the Web. He has presented at several major UFO conferences and been a co-leader of tours to American mound sites. Brent is author of the books Visitors from Hidden Realms and On The Edge of Reality.”
Miguel Romero – “Smoke, Mirrors & Plexiglass Windows: The Nested Deceptions of Planet UMMO”
“Agnostic gnostic, walking conundrum & metaphysical oxymoron (with emphasis in the ‘moron’ part), the mysterious RPJ leaves a double life: By day he serves as Grand Master of the International Sacred Order of Lucha Libre, but at night he pursues his life-long study of everything considered mysterious and/or ‘paranormal’ –a term he personally detests… When he’s not exploring the web looking for his daily fix of Forteana, he can be found blogging, doodling, fooling around and offering his services as news administrator and writer at The Daily Grail. He also regularly participates in other websites and podcasts like Radio Misterioso and Where Did the Road Go? He impatiently awaits for the return of the mothership in Mexico City.”
Chris Rutkowski – “Preserving Ufological History (The Canadian Connection)”
Chris Rutkowski, BSc, MEd, is a Canadian science writer and educator, with a background in astronomy but with a passion for teaching science concepts to children and adults. Since the mid-1970s, he also has been studying reports of UFOs and writing about his investigations and research. He has published several books, including: Visitations? (1989); Unnatural History (1993); Mysterious Manitoba, co-authored with Dave Creighton and Brian Fidler (1997); Abductions and Aliens (2000); The Canadian UFO Report , co-authored with Geoff Dittman (2006); A World of UFOs (2008), I Saw It Too! (2009) and The Big Book of UFOs (2010). Rutkowski also has contributed chapters to many anthologies such as Phenomenon, Frontiers of Reality and UFO 1947-1997, a 50th anniversary review of the UFO phenomenon. He was a contributing editor of International UFO Reporter and was the editor of the Swamp Gas Journal, an occasional ufozine first published in 1978 when he was part of Decadent Winnipeg Fandom. He is a past-president of the Winnipeg Science Fiction Society and was part of the Winnipeg SF community that gathered Saturdays at the home of the legendary “first fan” Chester Cuthbert. He is currently vice president of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Chris Rutkowski blogs at: uforum.blogspot.com
Paul H. Smith – “Religious, Mystical and Out of Body Experiences–How Science Thinks it Has Explained Them, and Why Science is Wrong”
“Paul H. Smith is the longest serving controlled remote viewing (CRV)* teacher active today, having begun his career as an instructor in 1984. He served for seven years in the government’s Star Gate remote viewing program at Ft. Meade, MD (from September 1983 to August 1990). Starting in 1984, he became one of only five Star Gate personnel to be personally trained as remote viewers by the legendary founders of remote viewing, Ingo Swann and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff at SRI-International. Paul was the primary author of the government RV program’s CRV training manual, and served as theory instructor for new CRV trainee personnel, as well as source recruiting officer, unit security officer, and unit historian. He went on to teach controlled remote viewing to such well-known remote viewing personalities as Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley and David Morehouse. Paul is credited with over a thousand training and operational remote viewing sessions during his time with Star Gate.
Tui Snider – “Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897”
“Tui Snider is an author, speaker, photographer, YouTuber, and musician who researches, creates videos, and writes about historic cemeteries and symbolism, weird history, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Tui enjoys speaking at conferences such as the International UFO Congress, and occasionally teaches classes based on her books at TCU. Her books and photos have been featured in many outlets, including Coast to Coast AM, LifeHack, WFAA TV, The National Museum of Funeral History, and Cult of Weird, among others.Tui’s best-selling books include Understanding Cemetery Symbols, Paranormal Texas, and many more. She is currently working on a book called The Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897.”
Naomi & Richie West – “The Mandela Effect and An Eyewitness Account of Future Memory” Websites: TimeSlipAccounts.blogspot.com / CFZ Center for Fortean Zoology Texas-Blue-Dog Investigations / YouTube
“Naomi and Richie are longtime friends of SMiles’ and the Anomaly Archives. In 2010 they helped bring CFZ Director, Jonathan Downes, to Austin, Texas for research and lectures.”
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Professor WHAM – “Aliens or Alienated: Hidden Assumptions About Race That Persist In Paranormal Cultures”
“WHAM is a history wonk with too many degrees and a love of the occult, mysticism, shamanism, all things paranormal and horror fiction. Her specialties are religious history, Sufism, Runes and UFO/alien phenomena. Her super hero name is an acronym for a lengthy Arabic Sufi name that her friends refuse to spell or pronounce. WHAM has actual academic degrees, under a mundane name more suitable for a podiatrist, and works most days as a college teacher and data analyst. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, where she is also known as Professor WHAM. She is a consultant for the Bigfoot Researchers of the Hudson Valley and teaches workshops on meditation, paranormal topics and esoteric subjects. WHAM is also involved with several projects in the Hudson Valley that support Native and environmental concerns. She is also a Co-Host on Church of Mabus Radio.”
Don Webb – “Egyptian Concept of the Soul”
“Don Webb is an American science fiction and mystery writer, as well as an author of several books on Left Hand Path occult philosophy. He is also a former High Priest of the Temple of Set.
Webb has published 20 books and over 400 other items covering a broad range of topics. His latest book, Energy Magick of the Vampyre: Secret Techniques for Personal Power and Manifestation, will be available in May 2021. He currently lives in Austin, Texas and teaches creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles.”
Craig Woolheater – “Caddo Creatures – Bigfoot in Jefferson, Texas”
“When I was a child I was always interested in strange and unusual subjects. I was extremely interested in dinosaurs as I’m sure most kids are. When I was 9 years old the story of the Lake Worth Monster hit the front page of the Ft. Worth Star Telegram. My grandparents had a cabin cruiser boat on Eagle Mountain Lake which was separated by a dam from Lake Worth. I had spent many a night on that boat anchored out in the middle of Eagle Mountain Lake. As you can guess, the many scenarios involving the creature ran through my head. The story died down in November of 1969. The next year I obtained a copy of John A. Keel’s book Strange Creatures from Time & Space. It was very influential to me. Of course, like most people interested in Bigfoot, I saw the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek. I saw it in the theater and it made me think about the possibility that Bigfoot was closer to me than I had previously thought. … We formed the Texas Bigfoot Research Center in June of 1999. The rest as they say is history. In January, 2007, the TBRC reorganized as a 501(c)(3), non-profit, scientific research organization. The organization’s name was the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy. In March 2013, the organization has adopted the name North American Wood Ape Conservancy (NAWAC). I resigned from the organization on July 10, 2010 to focus my attention on other endeavors, such as Cryptomundo. As of December 24, 2013, I have resurrected the original TBRC, the Texas Bigfoot Research Center. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN’s Mysterious Encounters: “Caddo Critter,” Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel’s Weird Travels: “Bigfoot,” History Channel’s MonsterQuest: “Swamp Stalker,” The Wild Man of the Navidad, Bigfoot Wars, Willow Creek, Exists, Destination America’s Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror, Lake Worth, Monster, Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot”
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MOVIES & VIDEOS:
Brad Abrahams – Keep Folklore Alive & Love and Saucers
Ken Adams – The Imaginatrix: The Terence McKenna Experience
Craig Baldwin (Other Cinema) – Mock Up On Mu
Bill Darmon & Chris Ernst – The Hill and The Hole
Garret Harkawik – Doom Vibrations & RV Memories
Paul Kimball – HAUNTED episodes
Alan Smithee – The Incredible Midnight Movie Massacre
THE HILL AND THE HOLE (2020) 79min
Directed by Bill Darmon & Chris Ernst / Written & Produced by Bill Darmon / Cinematography by Chris Ernst / Music by Drew O’Doherty
Working one last job for the Bureau of Land Management, archaeologist Tom Digby finds himself confronted with a strange manmade hill on an old ranch in a remote corner of New Mexico. Dramatically expanded from a ‘weird fiction’ short story by renowned sci-fi/fantasy author Fritz Leiber.
Available now on Amazon Prime Video.
“Bright Rectangle was founded by Christopher Ernst and Bill Darmon in 2016. Moving images are the de facto language of the twenty-first century and they share a common root in the vernacular of cinema. These “bright rectangles” are everywhere: movie screens, televisions, computers, tablets, and phones. Devices that are ubiquitous in our everyday environments. The motifs and symbols these bright rectangles broadcast into our mind’s eye influence our perception of reality and leave impressions in our collective imagination.”
KEEP FOLKLORE ALIVE / LOVE & SAUCERS (Unreleased / 2017) 69min
Directed by Brad Abrahams
Brad Abrahams – “I am a filmmaker and commercial director from Canada, currently based in the USA. My all-consuming interests in weird science and general esoterica inspire my stories.”
IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience (2014) 69min
Directed by Ken Adams
“IMAGINATRIX is an experiment in psychedelic electronic cinema – catalyzed by an uncanny series of personal events. Ideas stream through an overfull ecology of mind – tracing powerful ramifications while munching exotic soundscapes. Created with ecstatic intentions.”
Ken Adams is a visual / video artist whose works immerse viewers in a surreal psychedelic kaleidoscopic maelstrom of sensory inputs. He worked with Terence McKenna (both before and AFTER Terence’s passing) on multiple visual projects and is a longtime dear friend of the Anomaly Archives and its founder, SMiles Lewis.
DOOM VIBRATIONS & REMOTE VIEWING MEMORIES () 25 min
Directed by Garret Harkawik
“Garret Harkawik is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, whose work has been screened internationally. He has been videomaking professionally for over ten years, during which he has produced, directed and edited everything from music videos to feature films. He lives in Wilmington, Vermont with his wife, daughter, cat and dog.”
MOCK UP ON MU (2008) 114 min
Directed by Craig Baldwin / Cinematography by Bill Daniel, James T. Hong, Daniel Gorrell
A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin‘s Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length “collage-narrative” based on (mostly) true stories of California’s post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles.
Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and “mother of the New Age movement”). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time.
“Craig Baldwin is a filmmaker and curator whose interests lie in archival retrieval and recombinatory forms of cinema, performance, and installation. He is the recipient of several grants, including those from the Rockefeller Foundation, Alpert Award, Creative Capital, Phelan, AFI, FAF, and California Arts Council. Over the last two decades, his productions have been shown and awarded at numerous international festivals, museums, and institutes of contemporary art, often in conjunction with panels, juries, and workshops on collage and cultural activism. His own weekly screening project, Other Cinema, has continued to premiere experimental, essay, and documentary works for over a quarter century, recently expanding into DVD publishing.”
HAUNTED tv series
“Writer / Producer / Director of the feature films The Cuckoo in the Clock (2014), Roundabout (2015) and Exit Thread (2016), the television series The Classical Now (2004-2006), Haunted (2017-present), Stand & Deliver (2018), Citizen K (2018) and High Road Low Road (2018), and a number of documentaries. I used to rock and roll during the Halifax Pop Explosion era. Progressive, author, TV ghost investigator, law talking dude, outlaw for love, historian, former politician, citizen.”“A team of filmmakers and paranormal investigators led by Paul Kimball and Holly Stevens investigate haunted locations in Atlantic Canada.”
Ed Hall – Classic Videos
“If Music Had a Louvre, Austin’s Ed Hall would be Hung” – Phoenix New Times
“Ed Hall (from Austin, Texas) were perhaps the greatest disciple of the Butthole Surfers during the grunge era. If it was possible, Ed Hall even increased the psychedelic quotient and the volume and speed along with it. The result was one of the most comically catastrophic sounds of the era. In reality, when you read between the lines, you read a serious apocalyptic (or at least depressed) attitude, in line with nihilistic spirit that was a large part of hard-core rock. The music of Ed Hall, at its most basic, was grim expressionism updated to greet the post-nuclear society.” – (Translation from the Italian by Nicole Zimmerman)
The Electronic Duo – Austin, TX
“The Electronic Duo plays Live Electronic Music. Formed in 2011 in Austin by Louisiana native Moog Shorty and theremin virtuoso Theremin Slim, what was once a studio recording ensemble is now a full fledged live music act. Drawing from a diverse palate of vintage instruments and modern looping technology, the duo creates aural tapestries both pleasing to the ear and contemplative to the soul.”
Ghoultown – Featuring Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn, TX
“Lyle Blackburn is a native Texan known for his work in writing, music, and film. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including “The Beast of Boggy Creek” and “Lizard Man,” whose subject matter reflects his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of unknown creatures. Lyle is also the founder of the rock band, Ghoultown, and narrator/producer of documentary films such as “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” and “Boggy Creek Monster.”
As a musician, Lyle has achieved similar success. His band Ghoultown has released eight albums, which have not only earned a loyal worldwide following, but found their way into movies, video games, and numerous live venues across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Highlights include an invitation to write a theme song for iconic horror maven, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The song’s music video – featuring Elvira herself – was aired on her nationally syndicated show, Movie Macabre.”
Adam Gorightly – Pacific NorthWest
Classic Videos / Music
“(Gorightly’s) musical entrees are a delicious blend of paranoia peppered with cosmic angst and humor.” of the very hippest sort.” – Victoria Grimalkin
Micah Hanks – Asheville, NC
“Micah has worked as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for nearly two decades. He performs regularly with the alt-acoustic group Nitrograss, which he co-founded with his friend and fellow musician, Charles Wood, in 2010.
In addition to the acoustic music Micah writes and performs, much of the music featured on his various podcasts is produced in-house, featuring compositions written and performed by Micah, his brother Caleb, and other fine talented musicians they frequently work with.
… Micah’s song “Never Without You”, [was] inspired by the disappearance of Frederick Valentich, who went missing in October, 1978 while flying a Cessna 182L over the Bass Strait near southern Australia”
Paul Klemperer – Austin, TX
“Paul Klemperer works as a bandleader, teacher, composer and writer. His team at P.K.S.A.X. provides a variety of music for all events, as well as educational classes, workshops, and lectures, and many other products and services.
Born in Boston, Paul discovered jazz at an early age, sneaking into smokey clubs by age 13. He studied with jazz legends Archie Shepp, Max Roach and Ray Copeland before moving to Austin in 1982. There he has worked with many great artists in the blues, roots and jazz traditions, such as Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Doyle Bramhall, Malford Milligan, Seth Walker, Nick Curran, and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Paul earned his master’s degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas in 1991. He teaches private and group classes in clarinet & saxophone, jazz history & theory, and issues in music & culture. He also writes fiction and essays on many topics.”
Night Drive – Houston, TX
“Night Drive is the fortunate result of inauspicious circumstances. Co-founders Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon met after a young woman they were unknowingly both dating was killed in a car crash. The tragic event bonded the two, and became the seed from which the band was born. Perhaps because of the dark events surrounding its inception, Night Drive often focuses on the darker abstract currents of emotion. Inspired by sci-fii cinematic landscapes, they create modern synthpop with infectious melodies wrapped in thoughtful lyrics. Carried along by pulsing dance beats, the result is a stylish and energetic sound that has been featured in film, TV, and radio around the world. Performing alongside modern contemporaries such as CHVRCHES, Robert DeLong, and Austra, as well as classic legacy bands such as The Psychedelic Furs, Night Drive has quickly garnered a reputation as a captivating, must see live show.”
Pong – Austin, TX
Classic Videos / SausTex
“If there’s any band in what was once called Austin’s “alternative” scene that deserves live preservation, it’s Pong. On vinyl. As sonically representative as the locals’ studio albums are, it’s in concert where this quintet’s satire-soaked dance rock comes alive. When the guitar attack of Gary Chester and Jason Craig’s muscle-bound riffage begins bouncing off Shane Shelton’s sugary synth squiggles as nailed to a groove as relentless as Lyman Hardy’s fleet-footed disco, Pong pushes it over the top. … with the band romping through the space rockin’ dance pop of “Suicide Cat,” smirking funk of “Killer Lifestyle,” and the crooked riff-pop of “Secret Meat.” The band throws in the dubtastic synth pop of “Click OK” and the electronica-kissed hard rock of “Superwrong” while it’s at it. Naturally, Pong ends the show and LP by declaring, “Finally – some good music!” That may be tongue-in-cheek, but the description can’t be denied.” – Austin Chronicle
Massimo Teodorani aka Totemtag – Bologna, Italy
Special video from Massimo for the Streamathon-2020 Fundraiser: Night Explorers (UFOs and Science)
“Totemtag is the pseudonym in music of Dr. Massimo Teodorani, who is an Italian Ph.D. astrophysicist. He is strongly inspired by the Berlin School of classical electronic music. Lastly he attempts to approach Ambient, Trance and Chillout music.”
Hilary York – Austin, TX
“Hilary was born in Houston, Texas but moved to Bolivia with her family at a young age and subsequently relocated to Australia and later Germany, where she began writing and playing piano. It was while hitchhiking through Europe that Hilary wrote her first song. She has been playing shows since 2000 in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New York, and Spain. She’s released two albums, “The Moon” and “In The Dark”, which have generated strong reviews and significant airplay on both sides of the Atlantic. York was a SXSW showcasing artist in 2005,2006,2009,2010,2011.”
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