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Anomaly Archives eNews – January 24th, 2023

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The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

January 24, 2023 – Austin, Texas

Greetings fellow Anomalists. Welcome to another edition of the Anomaly Archives eNews. I’m excited to announce that Mark Jackson and I will resume our weekly live anomalous news roundup show, Anomaly-NOW!, this Wednesday evening, January 25th at 7pm CST.

Tune-In to watch Anomaly-NOW! live via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Twitch.

So long Amazon-Smile program… hello Patreon!

As many of you have likely heard, Amazon is ending its “Smile” charity donation program. This is an extreme disappoint and many are expressing their dismay at the company’s decision and the way they have announced this significant change. See commentary at WPTVnews, Nicole Schuman at PRnewsOnline, Seth’s Blog, and older critiques of the Amazon Smile program and the company in general at HeyDavid (circa 2019), John Kenyon (circa 2017?), and ArsTechnica (circa 2015). The “donation” program has always been problematic but it was a funding source we were slowly cultivating and growing – but no more. Thanks to all of you who participated over the past several years by choosing us as your charity of choice; you have until the end of February to continue supporting us through this soon to be ending charitable funding source.

Meanwhile… the Anomaly Archives will soon be launching a new membership community fundraising portal using the Patreon platform along with an educational initiative that has been a part of the long-term mission and vision for the Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomaly Institute.

More details coming soon.

In the meantime, check out the rest of the eNewsletter below!

SMiles Lewis / Founder


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The Mythologist © NFTS 2004
The National Film & Television School 

“Synopsis: On the surface ‘Armen Victorian’ seems like a regular guy. He lives in Nottingham with his wife and two children and his occupations have been variously listed as insurance salesman, shop assistant and cleaner. But dig a little deeper and Armen’s life starts to resemble that of a latter-day Walter Mitty.

Diplomat, adventurer, UFO investigator, crop circle researcher, intelligence officer – is this the secret life of a Nottingham shop assistant? His world is a shadowy world of counter-espionage, disinformation, subterfuge, spooks, spies, lies and the keeping and revealing of secret knowledge.

The Mythologist explores Armen’s life and his impact on the murky and mythic realms of paranormal research”

Graduating Crew
Director/Producer – John Lundberg
Cinematographer – Zillah Bowes
Editor – Mathias Dombrink
Sound Recordist – Tom Harrison
Sound Designer – Miha Jaramaz
Composer – Angus Havers

Also appearing in Google Arts & Culture as part of NFTS’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.


Dreams: Your Magic Mirror

With Interpretations of Edgar Cayce

by Elsie Sechrist


“The book that started thousands on their journey of dream study and interpretation is now available to a new generation. Elsie Sechrist knew well-known psychic Edgar Cayce personally and received readings from him. In its seventh printing, Dreams: Your Magic Mirror provides clear evidence from Sechrist’s own research and from the Cayce material that dreams are of crucial importance to all of us. Includes a foreword written by Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar’s eldest son. 

Until her death in 1992, Elsie Sechrist was an internationally known speaker on dreams and the Edgar Cayce readings who lectured at colleges, universities, and churches. She also appeared on numerous radio and television shows providing audiences throughout the world with guidance in dream interpretation.”


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Anomaly Archives eNews – September 2nd, 2022

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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.”
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…


Well that’s all for now.

SMiles Lewis / Founder



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
Folklore in the Archives- Part 2

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

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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SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST Tonight for THURSTY THURSDAY at 8pm CST!

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews – March 9th, 2022

The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

March 9, 2022 – Austin, Texas


UFO Garage Podcast “Doing our part” – Supporting Anomaly Archives

SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST

This THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th at 8pm CST!

Watch LIVE Tonight – Thursday, March 10th @8pm CST

Anomaly Archives founder, SMiles Lewis, will be the guest of Ben & Joe on their UFO Garage Podcast, for THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th @8:pm CST. Joe & Ben are donating 20% of their merch sales for this quarter to the Anomaly Archives, 501c3 nonprofit:

“Doing our part: Every quarter we donate 20% of all merch sales towards a UFO Research or Experiencer Support Group.

This quarter we chose to help out Anomaly Archives in Austin Texas find it’s new home!

You may recall that they posted a video of the tour I gave them of the Anomaly Archives previous location, in February of 2020, just before the pandemic lockdowns changed everything…

Check em out at …


YouTube Channel

Merch Store

We hope you all will tune in to the Live-Streaming March 10th (“Thursty Thursday“) episode of Ben & Joe’s UFO GARAGE PODCAST!

SMiles Lewis / Founder



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