- August 2005 -

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Table of Contents:

  • Archive News ... New Study Group Meetings
  • Anomaly Headlines ... Strange Obituary, Weird US Abducts History Channel
  • Research ... UFO Films and Flaps, FotoCat, Project 1947 and Bufora catalog updates
  • Networking ... Aussie UFO Research and Paranormal Podcasts
  • Collections ... Rare French UFO Collection For Sale
  • eNews Feature ... Songs About UFOs
  • Events ... Bigfoot and UFO Conferences
  • Last Word ... How to Become a Member of the Lending Library


New Study Group Meetings Forming - The Anomaly Archives is organizing monthly topical meeting groups. If you would like to lead a discussion group on a specific anomalous subject, please contact Lead Archivist, SMiles Lewis.

Probable Study Group topics include Alternative Energy Research (from Cold Fusion to ZPE), CryptoZoology, Exopolitics, Ghost Research, Lucid Dreaming, Remote Viewing, UFOs and more.



  • Mark Chorvinsky (1954 - 2005) of STRANGE magazine passes away.

Mark Chorvinsky's Strange magazine was one of the wonderful alternative zines I came across in the 1990s that spurred me to start my own publications on the paranormal. News of his premature passing are yet another blow to the anomalies community. Read Loren Coleman's kind words on Chorvinsky at <>

  • "Weird U.S." Abducts the History Channel, Monday, August 1st

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling the transmission. For one hour this Monday night, August 1st at 10PM, where you would usually find This History Channel on your cable network, you will instead find something very WEIRD. Just sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the mystery and wonder that stretches from the inner mind out across this strange terrain we call Weird U.S.

WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE: Monday Aug. 1, 10pm (Eastern and Pacific) The through-the-looking-glass travel guide into the strange side of American history is now a weekly series! Take a fun-filled, tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced journey across the country in search of local legends and myths to find out if there is any historical validity to all these tall tales in our new weekly series WEIRD U.S. The one-hour world premiere on The History Channel debuts Monday, August 1 at 10 pm ET/PT. A sneak preview of WEIRD U.S. (our pilot that aired last year) will air on Sunday, July 31 at 11 pm ET/PT. - Mark and Mark.

  • "Weird Texas" book release and signing at Barnes and Noble in Austin

There was a book signing of Rob Riggs' new book, Weird Texas,  Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble book store in the Arboretum.
Austin researcher Rob Riggs' contributions include chapters on Ancient Mysteries, Unexplained Phenomena, and Bizarre Beasts.

  • UFO Roundup - Volume 10, Number 29, July 20, 2005
    Editor: Joseph Trainor <>

      Tom Cruise's new movie War of the Worlds is being blamed for a strange incident in Khabarovsk, a port city in western Siberia.

    "War of the Worlds has been blamed for a mass panic in Siberia after local residents mistook a tornado for an alien invasion."

    Trouble began when moviegoers exited the theater in Khabarovsk on Saturday, July 8, 2005. As they were buffeted by strong, fierce wind gusts from a tornado west of the port city, people remembered the opening scenes of War of the Worlds, and they thought the alien invasion was happening in real life. The tornado was estimated to be an F3 on the Fujikawa scale.


    A mysterious blue "fireball" caused Argentina's Navy and the Policia Provincial de Corrientes to lock down a rural area of the upper Rio Parana and deploy forces in an intense ground search.

This mid-July issue of UFO Roundup also has more headlines such as ...


For more UFO RoundUp headlines and the complete articles and UFO sighting reports, as well as the most comprehensive Paranormal and UFO organization listings, calendar of events and more, go to: <>



The main item in Magonia Supplement No. 57 is an article by Martin Kottmeyer in which he argues that the statistics do not support the theory that UFO flaps are generated by the release of films about UFOs and alien invasions. -- John Harney

  • FOTOCAT News Update

Interested readers in the development of the (Spain) Anomaly Foundation's FOTOCAT Project are invited to take a look at the last News Report update: <>

Any collaboration to augment the worldwide census of UFO / IFO photographic cases is kindly requested from readers. Regional, State or national case listings are offered for checking
purposes and review.

Best wishes, Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
Project Manager

  • BUFORA Updating Vehicle Interference Project

    BUFORA are currently working on updating the Vehicle Interference database previously published in 1979 as a collection of 428 cases where UFOs were reported to interfere with the operation of vehicles, engines, or electrical/magnetic equipment by Falla, Geoffrey, edited by Charles F. Lookwood and Anthony Pace.

    We would appreciate any information you would have on any cases involving Vehicle Interference full credit will be given to original sources and a copy of the publication will be sent as a thank you to all contributors.

    Please send any information to: Michael Hudson
    Tel: +44(0)7768 334576
    Fax: +44(0)1227 722916
    Post: 70 High Street, Wingham. Kent. CT3 1BJ. United Kingdom.

  • Project 1947: Two Veteran Researchers Update Their Works - Jan Aldrich reports

    Keith Basterfield has kindly offered the results of his latest efforts, his latest catalogues compiled during years of research of the Australian UFO scene. The catalogues cover a wide variety of UFO subjects:

    • A Catalogue of Australian Observations of UFOS From Aircraft Crew Members and Passengers
    • A Catalogue of Australian Abduction Cases
    • A Catalogue of Australian UFO Entity and Related Reports
    • A Catalogue of Australian Photographic UFO Reports
    • A Catalogue of South Australian UFO Reports
    • A Catalogue of Australian Physical Trace Cases
    • A Catalogue of Australian UFO Vehicle Interference Case

These updated works join Keith's earlier contributions:

  • A Draft Catalogue Of Reported UFO Cases Where Implants Are Mentioned and
  • A Catalogue And Analysis Of Australian 'Angel Hair' Cases

These catalogues cover hundreds of Australian cases. Keith's sources are varied: newspapers, magazine articles, accounts submitted by UFO witnesses, personal investigations, cases from the files of UFO groups and individual researchers, Australian government files, UFO books, and UFO journals. Project 1947 is honored to have Keith's monumental works.

We are pleased to announce that important papers from Joel Carpenter's excellent former UFX website are now again available on Project 1947:

Green Fireballs Over Los Alamos: The New Mexico Missile Crisis and

Green Fireball Chronology: 1946-February 1949Green Fireball Chronology

are two important works on the Green Fire Ball phenomenon. These two articles will anchor a number of other files and documents currently on line or currently in preparation on the subject.

This four part article explores the relationships among various topics: rocketry and guided missile development, the Cold War and the aerial phenomena called ghost rockets and unidentified flying objects. Joel looks at the complex interplay here. Were the ghost rockets, as many believe, a precursors of the UFOs? Extensive investigations of the Ghost Rockets were made by a number of countries. Reports from attaches and intelligence officials; secret reconnaissance missions; leaks to the press; and concepts of artificial satellite, nuclear powered aircraft, and long range guided missiles; and strange reports both visually and on radar are presented.

A large variety of sources were consulted and a number of unique documents and news accounts are presented in these articles.

Jan Aldrich
P. O. Box 391
Canterbury, CT 06331
(860) 546-9135



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Australian UFO Research Network & the Australian UFO News magazine available in PDF

"UFOs: The Military Unmasked - 60 Years of Psychological Manipulation" - Click Here.

CNN's Larry King Live - Experts Discuss Possibility Of Existence Of UFOs - Aired July 6, 2005 - Transcript



30 Year UFO Collection For Sale: Impressive UFO collection (30 years of Archives) from the former French SOS OVNI UFO Organization for sale.

Includes over 400 books in several languages (mostly French), Over 80
videotapes (VHS Format), Case files, Slides, Thousands of Journals from around the world as well as well as reports, proceedings, and research monographies. Can be sold by blocks (Books, tapes, etc), but for the whole collection no bid under 10 000 USD please.

Thank you <perry.petrakis@>

Or if you would like to help the Anomaly Archives acquire this valuable collection please contact Lead Archivist, SMiles Lewis via Archivist at



My Favorite Songs About Anomalous Phenomena, UFOs and General Weirdness

The other day, I pointed out to a dear friend how British vocalist Kate Bush, beyond writing and singing songs about paranormal topics, is rumored to have been a real life "ufo investigator" over in Great Britain. We were discussing the Kate Bush songs Cloudbusting (based on a dream by Wilhelm Reich's son) and Experiment IV which I was bringing up because of a recent news article on Israel's use of supposedly non-lethal sound weapons for riot control. See sidebar below right ...

Listen to Cloudbusting and Experiment IV here.


While discussing Kate Bush's inspiration for her Wilhelm Reich song, my friend discovered that both Kate Bush and Patti Smith are authors of songs inspired by Peter Reich's A Book of Dreams. Patti Smith recorded a song called Birdland that is "about Wilhelm Reich coming back for his son in a UFO".

Over the years all my friends with interest in subjects like UFOs, Aliens, Ghosts etc. have collected and shared a vast array of music archiving the various musical mileus that have been touched by the Saucers and their paranormal occupants. Compilations with names like The Saucers Sing and Surely Nothing Human Could... From that huge collection of music memorabilia are a few of my favorites...

Favorite Flying Saucer Songs:

  • (When You See) Those Flying Saucers - Buchanan Brothers
  • Flying Saucers - Mellotones
  • I Wanna See A Flying Saucer - ?
  • Flying Saucers Unlimited - Frank Stranges
  • Earth vs the Flying Saucers - The Residents
  • Flying Saucer Rock n Roll - Uncle Martin & the Bashful Barsoomians
  • Flying Saucers - Nina Hagen

Favorite UFO Songs:

  • Ain't No UFO Gonna Catch My Diesel - Joe Dulce
  • Genuine UFO Contactee - Marty Quinn
  • I Am Seeing UFOs - Dee Dee & Joey Ramone
  • Looking For A UFO - XTC
  • Saw a UFO - Yes
  • Ufos Over Leytchester - Squarepusher
  • Psychic and UFO Revelations in Last Days - Bill Laswell and Pete Laswell
  • UFO - Nina Hagen
  • Hardcore UFOs - Guided By Voices

Ella Fitzgerald

Favorites by the Famous:

  • Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer - Ella Fitzgerald
  • We're Going UFO'ing - Jimmy Durante
  • Space Mice - Walter Brennan

My Favorite Old Austin Band - The Flying Saucers:

  • Finger - K-NACK Homegroan Vo1 1
  • Til She Comes - Free for All: The Austin Music Sampler
  • Wait & See - Startime
  • Amphetamine - Startime
  • Insensitive - Startime
  • Melt - Startime
  • Fitting (come in for a)
  • Starball contribution
  • Egg
  • Winning wash
  • One more try

Other Faves:

  • Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft - The Langley Schools Music Project
  • Sky Men - Geoff Goddard
  • The Invaders Are Here! - Mike Adkins
  • I Hear A New World - Joe Meek And The Blue Men
  • Attack El Robot! Attack! - Calexcio
  • On Planet X - David Garland and John Zorn
  • Oh, People Of Earth - Henry Maday / Universal Brotherhood Confederation
  • Beep! Beep! - Louis Prima
  • Alien - Leonard Nimoy
  • Take Me To Your Leader Cha Cha - Sam Space & the Cadettes
  • Beautiful Zelda - Bonzo Dog Band
  • Wire In My Head - Buck Naked & the Wirehead Conspiracy
  • Alien - Lagwagon
  • Alien Be-in - Psychic TV
  • Mr. Spaceman - The Byrds
  • Eye of Fatima - (live) Sublime
Israeli soldiers have sound weapons

by Nick Farrell / Monday 06 June 2005

THE ISRAELI army has unveiled a new crowd-dispersal device which emits painful bursts of sound at a special frequency to help break up demonstrations.

We've met people who do the same sort of thing.

Israeli military officials have confirmed soldiers used the "nonlethal" tactic in the West Bank village of Bilin, to break up a crowd soldiers thought were turning ugly.

According to Aljazeera, here, the device was stored on a truck about a quarter mile from the demonstration.

Its eye [shurely ear] witness said that the vehicle emitted several bursts of sounds, about one minute in length each time.

The sound was not loud, but for some reason people covered their ears and grabbed their heads in discomfort. This sounds like the new Geri Halliwell single to us, but was surprisingly predicted in a Kate Bush number "Experiment IV", here. And then there's Jericho. µ

Sonic Firehose

'Experiment IV' - Kate Bush lyrics about Sound Weapons

We were working secretly
For the military.
Our experiment in sound,
Was nearly ready to begin.
We only know in theory
What we are doing:
Music made for pleasure,
Music made to thrill.
It was music we were making here until

They told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It's a mistake in the making.

They told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It's a mistake in the making.

From the painful cry of mothers,
To the terrifying scream,
We recorded it and put it into our machine.

Then they told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It's a mistake in the making.

It could feel like falling in love.
It could feel so bad.
But it could feel so good.
It could sing you to sleep

"I'll bet my mum's gonna give me a little toy instrument!"

But that dream is your enemy.

We won't be there to be blamed.
We won't be there to snitch.
I just pray that someone there
Can hit the switch.

But they told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It's a mistake we've made.

Hmm hmm hmm, hmm hmm hmm.
And the public are warned to stay off.





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