Anomaly Archives eNews 3/1/2016

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March 1st, 2016 – This week we’ve got a great bunch of News Links for you plus the usual Book-of-the-Week, and we introduce you to our online Directory of Anomalous Library Collections while also providing links to individual Digitally Archived Editions of some cool books and magazines from the classic flying saucer age. We’ve also got information about some interesting Upcoming Events from San Antonio to Michigan.

We hope you enjoy this latest edition of the weekly email newsletter.

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Book of the Week:
Time-Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown (series)

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“The Mysteries of the Unknown phenomenon began in 1987 when Time-Life Books began to test the waters for a series of books on the paranormal. Time-Life Books, a conglomeration of the two titular magazines, sold books via monthly subscriptions. Their series and titles usually focused on broad historical or utilitarian subjects like The Old West or Home Repair and Improvement, and were mainly sold directly to the consumer via television ads that blanketed the cable and broadcast airwaves. They were the kinds of books one’s dad or grandparents might buy.

Even within Time-Life, the series was nicknamed, “books as furniture,” says Tom Corry, former Product Manager for Time-Life Books, who helped develop the paranormal series and the ad campaign that saw it take off. According to Corry, who is now CEO of his own company, Healthcare Data Insights & Analytics, the roots of the Mysteries series are actually pretty mundane. “We already had a book series called the Enchanted World, and it was elves and fairies,” he says. “It was a pretty popular series.” Having found an audience for these books, Time-Life decided to see what other left-field topics readers might be interested in.”
Source: The 1980s Book Series That Literally Claimed It Had To Be Read To Be Believed – Atlas Obscura

Watch actress Julianne Moore talk about an Out-of-Body-Experience in this vintage television commercial for the Time-Life series

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From the Archives…

Anomaly Collections Directory: Other Archives
Featuring UFO, Paranormal & Related Specialized Collections

An ongoing international index of UFO & Paranormal oriented repositories for books, magazines, newsclippings, and especially personal collections of historic phenomena researchers.

Thanks to Isaac Koi and others who continue to inspire this Directory / Index effort. See the 1999 Proceedings of the Sign Historical Group for an attempt to outline the content of various UFO archives in several universities and in the hands of private UFO groups/researchers. See also the Resources at Sign Historical Group.

PLUS: Links to specific archived works available online including…

Check out the Anomaly Archives’ Global Directory of Other Anomalous Archives.

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Here are some headlines of note for this week:

Follow-up to recent headlines…

Featured Audio / Video Podcasts –

 

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

See also… other spotlighted news & event links below!


2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference

2016 SWAMP-GAS UFO CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 19th

Ann Arbor Wyndham Garden Hotel

Presented by…
Michigan MUFON

“Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Michigan’s historic UFO flap that prompted the USAF to infamously declare that what hundreds of credible witnesses were reporting at that time was nothing but swamp gas.”

Click here for more about the infamous 1966 sightings!

Source: 2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference – Home


INACS Nerve Center 12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302 Austin, Texas 78759
INACS Nerve Center

12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302

Austin, Texas 78759

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The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)

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Charles Hall

San Antonio
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Thursday April 28th

Charles Hall claims many up close & personal contacts with extraterrestrial beings he calls “The Tall Whites” when he was stationed at an AFB in Nevada between 1965 and 1967.

Click Here for PDF Flyer with Contact Information.

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Anomaly Archives eNews 2/23/2016

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February 23rd, 2016 – No time for introductions this week. There’s a wealth of news and information contained in the newsletter below.

Thank you all for the continued support and especially for the positive feedback to this newsletter.

Be Sure To Check Out The Latest Book-Of-The-Week

Plus News Headlines & Event Info below…

See you next week!

– SMiles Lewis / Founder

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Book of the Week:
Hot Corn – Life Scenes in New York Illustrated

by Solon Robinson (1854)

This is one of the rare old books from our Robert C. Girard Collection. To my knowledge, it has nothing to do with anomalies research and is just an example of his rare book collecting. The book is one of the oldest in our collection and appears to be a first edition. While it may not contain any paranormal folk tales it seems that it was a notable literary contribution in its day, despite much criticism…

hot-corn-life-scenes-1854“The book is a collection of stories set in New York City’s impoverished Five Points neighborhood, and first appeared in the New York Tribune in 1853.

One of stories was that of Little Katy, a hot corn seller on the street, who is beaten to death by her alcoholic mother who needs Katy’s income to support her drinking, after Katy’s corn supply is stolen.

hot-corn-girlThough it garnered some positive press for promoting morality, especially in religious newspapers (for example, the Christian Secretary of Hartford, Connecticut said “The Hot Corn stories are eloquent appeals in favor of temperance and virtue”), the book (and stage adaptations) were also the subject of much scorn by critics. The New York Herald faulted the book for “giving minute descriptions of life in fashionable houses of ill-fame, and entering into the details of seduction, licentiousness and debauchery, with a gusto, ill concealed by the pretence of morality.” The Southern Literary Messenger excoriated the book, proclaiming that “to say that the man who deliberately writes and prints such perilous and damnable stuff deserves a place in the penitentiary, is feebly to express our notion of the enormity of his offence.”

Author Henry James wrote in his autobiography he was prevented from reading Hot Corn as a child; a copy was given to his father with the admonishment that it wasn’t proper for children to read. James wrote that “so great became from that moment the mystery of the tabooed book, of whatever identity; the question, in my breast, of why, if it was to be so right for others, it was only to be wrong for me….. Neither then nor afterwards was the secret of “Hot Corn” revealed to me …” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow took his sons to see one of the plays in April 1854 and called it “wretched stuff.”   – Wikipedia.org

Check out some more links about this book, or read digital copies of it at the links below:

[Illustration above is of a “Hot Corn girl” from the book Hot Corn

by John McLenan, engraved by Nathaniel Orr]

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In Memorium…
As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, much of our efforts at preserving the legacies of various Anomalist / Fortean seekers is necessarily the result of their passage from the world of the living into the great beyond. Some contributors to the eternal search for knowledge and truth aren’t necessarily considered “researchers” per se, but they have made significant contributions through their writing nonetheless. Therefore, in honor of such visionaries and writers on the human condition and the philosophy of existence, we remember two recently departed souls for your consideration…

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Umberto Eco – (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016)

“…was an Italian novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher and semiotician. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault’s Pendulum) and L’isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.    Wikipedia.org

Excerpt below from Down the Rabbit Hole: Curiouser and Curiouser – EsoterX.com

“A passage from Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum succinctly captures the warp and the weave, the want and the wish, the way in which we work towards belief and understanding. The wise occultist Dr. Agliè, commenting on a fictional work called The Secret Language of the Pyramids, explains how the author measured the Great Pyramid of Cheops and determined that esoteric knowledge was encoded in its dimensions, proceeding to do the same with a newspaper kiosk in downtown Paris. Eco’s conspiracy enthusiasts are disconcerted, assuming that Agliè consequently rejects all numerologies out of hand. Agliè protests, “On the contrary, I believe firmly. I believe the universe is a great symphony of numerical correspondences, I believe that numbers and their symbolism provide a path to special knowledge. But if the world, below and above, is a system of correspondences where tout se tient, it’s natural for the kiosk and pyramid, both works of man, to reproduce in their structure, unconsciously, the harmonies of the cosmos. The so-called pyramidologists discover with their incredibly torturous methods a straightforward truth, a truth far more ancient, and one already known. It is the logic of research and discovery that is tortuous, because it is the logic of science. Whereas the logic of knowledge needs no discovery, because it knows already. Why must it demonstrate that which could not be otherwise? If there is a secret, it is much more profound. These authors of yours simply remain on the surface”.

Harper Lee – (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016)

“…was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Though Lee had only published this single book, in 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Additionally, Lee received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She was also known for assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.

The plot and characters of To Kill a Mockingbird are loosely based on Lee’s observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. The novel was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Another novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and controversially published in July 2015 as a “sequel”, though it was later confirmed to be To Kill a Mockingbird’s first draft.”   Wikipedia.org


Headlines

Here are a some other headlines of note for this week:

Featured Audio / Video Podcasts –


Exploring The Bizarre: Gray Barker Memorial Special

See also… other spotlighted news & event links below!


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The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)

 

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Anomaly Archives eNews 2/15/2016

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February 15th, 2016 – Synchronicities abound and seem to play an important role in the study of anomalous phenomena. Or do they? The difference between coincidence and synchronicity is simply the presence of meaningfulness in the eye of the beholder. Even esteemed UFO researcher has talked about this as far back as in his 1979 book Messengers of Deception and vallee-redditmore recently during his 2011 presentation at the Ted-X Talks in Brussels called “A Theory of Everything (Else)”. This lecture was about Vallee’s desire to work towards a “physics of information” that might explain the many synchronistic aspects of UFO encounters and related paranormal phenomena.

So do these data points below suggest a meaningful coincidence to you?

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Austin Attorney Harry Whittington
(With Frost Bank Owl over his shoulder)

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So, is there any there there? Is there any information in that data? Or is this all just the bizarrely normal yet weird ebb and flow of space-time events in post-911 surreality? Is it meanginful, is it SynchroMystic, or is it just randomness? You decide!!

Be Sure To Check Out The Latest Book-Of-The-Week
Plus News Headlines & Event Info below…

See you next week!

– SMiles Lewis / Founder
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Book of the Week: The Marfa Lights: Being a collection of first-hand accounts by people who have seen the lights close-up or in unusual circumstances, and related material  by Judith M Brueske (1989)

51aQ3UX793L._SL500_SX312_BO1204203200_Judith Brueske says, “The ‘Marfa Lights of west Texas have been called many names over the years, such as ghost lights, weird lights, mystery lights, or Chinati lights. The favorite place from which to view the lights is a widened shoulder on Highway 90 about nine miles east of Marfa…at this ‘official Marfa Lights viewing site’. The lights are most often reported as rather distant bright lights distinguishable from ranch lights and automobile headlights on Highway 67 (between Marfa and Presidio, to the south) primarily by their aberrant movements.”
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Marfa Film Festival | July 13-17, 2016

2015 Marfa Lights Festival (Sept. 4-6, 2015)

Organizers say this could be final year of Marfa Lights Festival (2014)

Check out some more links about this book.

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Monthly discussion on the latest news and research into the fields of inquiry covered within our anomalous collections including: UFOs and Ufology, Consciousness, Parapsychology, Fortean and Paranormal Phenomena, Cryptozoology, Parapolitics and Conspiracy, Human Potential … and MORE!

The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)

 

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Anomaly Archives eNews 2/8/2016

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MithcellEdgar1February 8th, 2016 – Sadly, most archival work comes about as the result of the passing of other fellow seekers. This weekly newsletter will necessarily be regularly filled by news of the passing of various people of note in the wide variety of anomalous fields of inquiry covered by the Anomaly Archives. In our first weekly issue we noted the passing of Starman David Bowie. This week we pay homage to former astronaut, and founder of IONS (the Institute Of Noetic Science), Edgar Mitchell. The local Austin chapter of IONS is where many of our organization’s board members originally met and the larger organization has been a point of inspiration for us over the years. After some recent changes to the local group, a new meetup has formed called ACE – Austin Consciousness Explorers.

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New Age Paranormal UFO Conspiracy Cruise Industry Further Tarnished After EnvironMental Polluters Arrested…


Check out our latest Book-Of-The-Week below…

  • In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space by photographer Douglas Curran

… or watch the documentary adaptation of the book.
See you next week!
– SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org   SMilesLewis.com


Book of the Week: In Advance of the Landing Folk Concepts of Outer Space by Douglas Curran

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612BhpNzYsYL._SX258_BO1204203200_“Douglas Curran has rediscovered the New World – with its own religion and a tribe of credulous believers no less brave than the Cree or the Wampanoag. A not-ready-for-prime-time cult that makes up in fervor what it lacks in style. One that seems to worship equally Ray Walston and Stephen Hawking.”
Chris Carter, creator of “The X-Files” www.DougCurranPhotos.com
Check out some more links about this book, including the documentary adaptation.

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Last week’s episode of the X-Files was about Nicholas de Vere

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Tracy Twyman “…was once associated publicly with a now-deceased writer named Nicholas de Vere (the full-length name he gave himself was “Prince Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg”). He claimed to be the head of a secret society with an ancient lineage called “the Dragon Court,” and said that he himself was the foremost scion of a royal bloodline going back to praeterhuman creatures that pre-dated the Garden of Eden. He had a lengthy genealogy for himself drawn up that connected his lineage to virtually every important person in history, including biblical and mythological figures as well. De Vere seriously purported that his lineage made him super-human, a member of the “Dragon race,” and he would accept applications to his order from other people with lineage stemming from royal bloodlines that he claimed were part of the Dragon family. I was actually asked to join and even, for a time, lead the “Dragon Court,” and helped Nicholas de Vere to publish his first book explaining his claims: The Dragon Legacy. He had many fanatical followers who believed his claims, and I admit, I helped to promote them.”

‘X-Files’ tips a (straw) hat to iconic ’70s TV character by Eric Hegedus, February 1, 2016 – NYPost.com

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Expand Your Mind Through Dreaming: How To Work With Liminal Dream States, Part One

This is Part 1 of a 6-part live interactive webinar that is being produced and broadcast by Evolver Learning Lab.
Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
INACS @ 12593 Research Blvd Ste 302, Austin, TX
(MAP)
Please RSVP via Meetup.com


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PHENOMENA Magazine (Free Digital Issues)
PhenomenaMagazine.co.uk January 2016 – Issue 81


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The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)

 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 2/8/2016

 

Anomaly Archives eNews 2/2/2016 and the Book-of-the-Week

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

February 2nd, 2016 – Welcome back to our new weekly email newsletter from the Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomaly Institute in Austin, Texas. We’re highlighting recent anomalous news, upcoming events, as well as books, magazines, and researchers of note.

Book of the Week: The Manna-Machine

manna-machine-coverThis book from 1978 is one of many in our collection of Ancient Astronaut Theory books. The whimsical cover features an artist’s recreation of the alleged “device” given to the Israelites (by God?) and which allegedly sustained them during their forty year journey in the Sinai Desert.

“Featured in Season One of Ancient Aliens … Sassoon and Dale’s theory posits that a machine drew in moisture from the air and through some technological means was powered by a nuclear reactor (aka the Ark of the Covenant, a topic for another day). The machine then allegedly created some sort of algae-based food.” – AncientAliensDebunked.com

Check out some more links about this book.

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For this week, here are a few of the headlines that caught our attention:

See also… other spotlighted news links below!

Scientists discover that our brain waves can be sent by electrical fields

 “…it appears the brain may be using the fields to communicate without synaptic transmissions, gap junctions or diffusion.” …According to the researchers, this is evidence that the propagation mechanism for the activity is consistent with the electrical field.

“The results indicate that electric fields (ephaptic effects) are capable of mediating propagation of self-regenerating neural waves,” they write. …

If their findings, which are reported in The Journal of Neuroscience, can be expounded in further studies, it could help us to better understand how brain waves are associated with things like memory, epilepsy, and healthy physiology.

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– SMiles Lewis / Founder
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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 2/2/2016

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NASA’s New VASIMR Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars in 39 days

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NASA’s New VASIMR Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars in 39 days  By: David Russell Schilling | January 3rd, 2016

NASA recently provided $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), an electromagnetic thruster capable of propelling a spaceship to Mars in just 39 days. NASA’s funding was part of the “12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership.” Ad Astra’s rocket will travel ten times faster than today’s chemical rockets while using one-tenth the amount of fuel.

 

The VASIMR system would cut the trip to Mars by months according to Franklin Chang Diaz, a former MIT student, NASA astronaut, and now CEO of Ad Astra.  …

VASIMR-System

 

VASIMR heats plasma, an electrically charged gas, to extremely high temperatures using radio waves. The system then provides thrust by funneling the hot plasma out of the back of the engine. According to Diaz, VASIMR will save thousands of gallons of rocket fuel and tens of millions of dollars a year.

 

In the following video, Diaz explains in great detail the origins of space travel and why the magnetoplasma rocket technology will revolutionize space travel and exploration.

 

Source: NASA’s New VASIMR Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars in 39 days – Industry Tap

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Anomaly Archives eNews 1/27/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

January 27th, 2016 – Welcome back to our new weekly email newsletter from the Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomaly Institute in Austin, Texas. We’re highlighting recent anomalous news, upcoming events, as well as books, magazines, and researchers of note.

For this week, here are a few of the headlines that caught our attention:

Recent Monthly Meeting: Remote Viewing 911

This past weekend we had a great turnout of attendees at our monthly public meeting that featured Todd Ronan presenting about his use of Remote Viewing techniques to investigate multiple targets which turned out to be related to the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. The results of his remote viewing sessions led him from being a skeptic of alternative 911 conspiracy theories to a believer in various possible scenarios that go far beyond the conspiracy espoused by the United States government and mainstream, establishment media. Whatever your views on these controversial topics, his presentation provided some very interesting alternatives interpretations.

Monthly Public Meetings

Monthly discussion on the latest news and research into the fields of inquiry covered within our anomalous collections including: UFOs and Ufology, Consciousness, Parapsychology, Fortean and Paranormal Phenomena, Cryptozoology, Parapolitics and Conspiracy, Human Potential … and MORE!

The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Contact SMiles Lewis or Mark Muecke via email for updates. The meetings are FREE (Donations Welcomed!) and held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin. (Map)

Membership Drive 2016

Would you like to check-out books from the Anomaly Archives lending library?

Do you want to help preserve the history of UFO and related anomalies research?

Then Become An Official Member TODAY!

We need your help to make the Anomaly Archives the Best Anomalies Research Resource in North America. Our goal is to become as significant a repository of anomalistic research materials as the AFU (Archives For the Unexplained – formerly the Archives For UFO Research) in Sweden.

Your membership will help support these efforts.

The best way to show your support is to become a member and to sign-up for the auto-renewing annual membership subscription through PayPal.

Thanks for your support!
See you next week!

– SMiles Lewis / Founder

AnomalyArchives.org
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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 1/27/2016

Membership Drive 2016

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Would you like to check-out books from the Anomaly Archives lending library?

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We need your help to make the Anomaly Archives the Best Anomalies Research Resource in North America. Our goal is to become as significant a repository of anomalistic research materials as the AFU (Archives For the Unexplained – formerly the Archives For UFO Research) in Sweden.

The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks:

  • Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena
  • Research and analysis of accumulated collections
  • Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena

Purposes of the Institute:

  • Managing and developing an archive and library for documents and literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous phenomena,
  • Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased knowledge about anomalous phenomena, and
  • Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and sharing among researchers while,
  • Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar interests.

Our collection houses over 3500 books as well as research materials such as, videos, documents, magazines, and personal correspondence. Along with the S.A.I. collection, we also curate the collections of Austin MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), and INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies), and previously those of Austin IONS (Institute Of Noetic Sciences) and JSA (Jung Society of Austin). We house many great books that discuss a wide range of scientific subjects including:

  • UFOs and Ufology
  • Consciousness
  • Parapsychology
  • Fortean Phenomena
  • Cryptozoology
  • ParaPolitical Science
  • Human Potential
  • Jungian Theory

Check out our various Collections / Catalogs.

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‘Two suns’ spotted in China defy explanation

Weeks after a story shot across the Web claiming that the imminent explosion of a nearby star would result in the appearance of a second sun in the sky — a story that was later debunked — two suns were caught on camera yesterday in China. The suns — one fuzzy and orange, the other a crisp yellow orb — appeared side-by-side, one slightly higher than the other.

What’s going on? Life’s Little Mysteries, a sister site to Space.com, asked Jim Kaler, the University of Illinois astronomer who squelched the excitement over the aforementioned exploding Betelgeuse and who has written books on the day and night sky. The double sun image is an effect of optical refraction, Kaler said, but it’s a “pretty darn rare” one, and one not fully explained by science.

“I doubt it’s been computer modeled,” he said. “There must have been some blob of atmosphere somewhere that caused this truly spectacular phenomenon, which in a sense is a mirage.”  [Amazing Sun Photos From Space]

He goes on to state that the double or multiple image phenomena are produced by abnormal refraction, but that “it remains extraordinary that the images of the sun and moon were sharp and of the same size as the real sun and moon.”

“This is not a common optical phenomenon that we’re seeing here,” said Grant Perry, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Satellite and Meteorological Studies. “I’m asking myself if this is an artifact of the lens, but if that were the case — if it’s reflections of the lens elements — then the images would move in relation to each other as the camera moves,” Perry said. “But that doesn’t happen.”

In terms of an optical explanation, he said, “You would have to assume it is particles of ice or something in the atmosphere aligned in such a way that they would refract the sunlight at that very small angle, but only in one direction. It would require some fairly peculiar characteristics.”

Several related atmospheric optical effects are fully explained by science. Sun dogs, sunset mirages, sun pillars and sun halos are all relatively common and well understood. But not this effect.

“It’s very intriguing,” said Kaler.

This article was provided by Life’s Little Mysteries, a sister site to SPACE.com. Follow Natalie Wolchover on Twitter @ nattyover.

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