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Reminder: Nick Redfern lecture on UFO CONTACTEES – Saturday, August 21st

Nick Redfern Lecture on Research into UFO – CONTACTEES Saturday, August 21st @ 7pm Austin Center for Spiritual Living 4804 Grover Ave. Austin, TX 78756 Free Event / Donations Welcome / Raffle Prizes Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction We are not alone…and Nick Redfern can prove it. Contactees contains the fascinating stories of the select group of people chosen by visitors to Earth to spread their message. Are aliens really among us? Don’t be too quick to dismiss their claims. Truman Bethurum was divorced by his wife because she believed he was having close encounters of a very personal kind with a beautiful extraterrestrial “space captain” named Aura Rhanes. Is he nuts? Prescient? An omen? A band of eerily human-looking, blond-haired aliens–later known as the Space-Brothers–informed other contactees that they were concerned by our warlike ways and wished … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aliens, Austin, Books, Contactees, Events, Texas, UFO

Boycott PARKSIDE Restaurant on 6th Street in Austin, Texas

Boycott PARKSIDE Restaurant on 6th Street UPDATE: Now you can help Best Wurst recoup there legal fees…   Susan Kwasniak August 23 at 3:40pm: We succeeded in keeping Best Wurst on 6th. But,the legal fees came to $15,000 an awful lot for a small business. If all 3,000 members of this group contribute $5, we can pay off the cost of the lawyers.Oh, and if you want to refrain from going to Parkside, that would make me happy too!We’ve set up a fundraiser to help cover those costs. If you can help out go to to donate. Any amount helps! And of course, going down and buying a Best Wurst is another great way to help. The Best Wurst fans rock! P.S. – These words are from a fan and not necessarily the views of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Community, Featured, Food, History, News, Texas

Bigfoot Every Day

Billboard heading North on South First. Will I see her again? Every day for the past six months I’ve seen her on my way to work. Her round hairy bosom and bounding wide stride juxtaposed next to the motionless sleek backside of a Cylon “Number Six” clone. In this odd billboard I’ve seen at 3 locations around Austin the advertisement’s designers have turned Patty into a “Patsy for Hair Removal,” hawking “the latest in medical and cosmetic services as well as relaxing spa treatments.” Of course, as much as the barebacked blond temptress reminds me of BSG actress Tricia Helfer the very name of the Serenity Creek Spa conjures sultry imagery of the same named sci-fi flick’s mysterious  “River Tam” played by actress Summer Glau. But today on the way to work, my drive-time … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advertising, Austin, Bigfoot, Featured, SMiles Lewis

Anomaly Archives Presents Fortean Cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes

The Anomaly Archives Presents: Fortean Cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes Saturday, March 20th 1:30-3:30pm CST 12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302, Austin, Texas 78759 “Cryptozoology’s answer to Hunter Thompson” – Nick Redfern [Jon Downes at Loch Ness in 2005] The Anomaly Archives welcomes British Fortean researcher Jon Downes to Austin, Texas for a lecture on all things anomalous, Fortean, cryptozoological and UFOlogical. Please join us at the Anomaly Archives lending library (located at 12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302) from 1 to 5pm, Saturday, March 20th for an enlightening lecture from one of the world’s leading cryptozoological field investigators. This lecture event is FREE, however, a $5 donation is respectfully requested for those wishing to help support the Anomaly Archives in its non-profit community education, outreach and research efforts. Jonathan Downes is the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Cryptozoology, Events, Fortean, Texas

INACS Explores God on the Brain

The local non-profit for which I serve as Vice President is having a free event tomorrow night featuring a viewing of the 2003 BBC documentary, “God on the Brain” … Consciousness Connections Meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2010 6:30p Social, 7:00-9:00p Program Austin Center for Spiritual Living 4804 Grover Note – New Location Visitors are welcome, the meeting is free. Book donations are welcome. Documentary and Panel Discussion “God on the Brain” From BBC Horizon (2003) Rudi Affolter and Gwen Tighe have both experienced strong religious visions. He is an atheist; she a Christian. He thought he had died; she thought she had given birth to Jesus. Both have temporal lobe epilepsy. Like other forms of epilepsy, the condition causes fitting but it is also associated … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Community, Consciousness, Events, parapsychology, Science, spirituality, Technology

Anomaly Archives Meetup this Saturday

Join us at the First Anomaly Archives Meetup of 2010 this Saturday at the Austin History Center from 3-4pm.(See end of email for venue details) Sponsoring this meetup and venue is the local Austin Mufon chapter headed by Anomaly Archives board member Mike DeGroff. The monthly Austin Mufon meeting is 1-4pm the first Saturday of most months. As this is our first official “MeetUp” we’ll be answering questions about the organization, its mission, projects and goals, etc. We may watch a video or two, talk about books we’re reading, and generally talking about a wide variety of anomalous subjects. We’ll also be giving away a couple of books to some lucky attendees. Kind of like a door prize. Details at the meeting. Also, after the meeting, if there’s enough interest, perhaps we can retire … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Books, Community, Consciousness, Cryptozoology, Events, Fortean, Ghosts, Paranormal, parapsychology, Science, Texas, UFO, Video, Weird

SMiles Lewis is guest on Paranormal Response TV live in Austin, Tuesday Night

RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MARCH 2nd “People Often Fear What They Don’t Understand” Paranormal Response   The Paranormal Response Team Paranormal Response – People often fear what they don’t understand Join the Paranormal Response Team LIVE Tuesday Night on Austin Community TeleVision as they welcome their guest, SMiles Lewis, to talk about the Anomaly Archives lending library, UFOs and other Anomalous Phenomena. Tune in to Austin cable Channel 10 from 9-10pm CST Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 – Hosts Sara & Kristi will discuss with SMiles Lewis the various areas of overlap between paranormal and UFO investigations. Check out these interesting episodes exploring Lucid Dreams, Marfa Mystery Lights and the UFO world of Freeman: SMiles Lewis is guest on Paranormal Response TV live in Austin, Tuesday Night … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anomaly TV, Austin, Community, Consciousness, Flying Saucers, Paranormal, parapsychology, Science, SMiles Lewis, UFO, Video, Weird

INACS Event in Austin – Tuesday Night Premiere of BEYOND BELIEF

Tuesday Austin Premiere of BEYOND BELIEF Austin IONS January 26th. Movie Premier: Beyond Belief by Austin filmakers, Becky Hays and James Holtzknecht. Embark on a journey of expanded awareness with interviews of leaders in the conscousness movement. Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 4804 Grover Ave, just south of 49th street and just east of Burnet Road. 7 PM Free and open to the public. Go to …. for more information. Save the date Jan 26th, Tuesday next week, for the Austin IONS~INACS combined meeting will be a movie premier, of Beyond Belief: the movie. Check out the trailer. See the press release below. DVD’s of the film will be available for sale. The producers of Beyond Belief are committed to empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their maximum potential. IONS~INACS will be in our NEW … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Consciousness, Events, Science, spirituality, Texas, Video

Shooting in Austin at State Cap Building

[youtube][/youtube] Shots fired at the TX capitol Suspicious Shooting at Texas Capitol Results in Lockdown Man in custody after firing shots at Texas Capitol Washington Post Questions surround Capitol shooting suspect KVUE … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, News, Texas

Austin Live Theatre: Surfin’ UFO, Electronic Planet Ensemble at the Vortex

Surfin’ UFO Electronic Planet Ensemble presents Surfin’ UFO, a multi-dimensional, multi-media, inter-galactic love story. Feel the power of nature riding inside the curl of a monster wave. Fall in love with a space girl. The Anunnaki are knocking at your door, and one of them looks just like Bridgitte Bardot. Planet X, 2012, crop circles, Roswell, ancient … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aliens, Art, Austin, Events, Flying Saucers, metaphysics, Music, Science Fiction, Theater, UFO

Free Austin Consciousness Community Viewing of THE SHIFT

[youtube][/youtube] THE SHIFT – A Movie Being Made by a Movement This coming Tuesday, December 9th, a joint INACS & Austin IONS community event is happening at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at 4700 Grover at 6:30pm CST. 12/08/09: The Shift Movie – … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Community, Consciousness, Events, Globalism, Movies, spirituality

Jung Society of Austin Lecture: Creative and Precognitive Dreams

Name: LECTURE: Creative and Precognitive Dreams Location First Unitarian Universalist Church, $12 members/$15 non-members Presenter Meredith Mitchell Semester FALL Start Date 2009-12-04 7:30pm End Date 2009-12-04 9:30pm Description: Did you know that perhaps the most popular song of all time, “Yesterday,” came to Paul McCartney in a dream? Dreams often function as mediators between the unconscious — where unfathomable mysteries seem to cook and coagulate — and consciousness. If we pay attention to the messages in dreams, we may give birth to unexpected and exciting ideas. Dreams can bring valuable insights as well. Sometimes, dreams seem to access the future, as in Abraham Lincoln’s dream of his death just before he was assassinated.We shall discuss both actual and legendary dreams that have given rise to significant changes, both personal and social. We shall also discuss verified dreams that have been precognitive or prophetic. How … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Consciousness, Dreams, Events, Paranormal, parapsychology

The Story Behind The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Story Behind The Men Who Stare at Goats Presented by Major Paul H. Smith, US Army (ret.) Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7:00–9:00 P.M. BookPeople, Third Floor Meeting Room 603 North Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 70703 Free Event !   There is a lot of excitement right now about the new George Clooney film, The Men Who Stare at Goats. After all, who could resist a movie that starts by mixing humor with stories featuring psychic arts and peaceful warriors sporting all-seeing eye tattoos, loosely drawn from a real-life military ESP program, and which then winds up during the war in Iraq with the liberation of a stable full of doomed goats destined to be stared to death! Join former Army psychic warrior Maj. Paul H. Smith (US Army, ret.) as he spins the stories behind … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Events, Military, Mind Control, Paranormal, Remote Viewing, Texas

Austin IONS Presents Mary Mansfield

Seeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science – Mary Mansfield Austin IONS Meeting – October 27th, 2009: Mary Mansfield, contemplative psychologist, will present on Seeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science.  Drawing from her own life experiences, she will share how she sought ways of creating a balance between her spiritual and physical worlds, especially in times of trials and tribulations.  In the gallery of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4600 Grover, south of 49th east of Burnet. the meeting is free and open to the public, at 6:30 PM for gathering, meeting at 7 PM. For more information go to, and call 512-847-0371. Mary Mansfield has lived many incarnations, coming to the realization that life gives you what you need, from the many realms of existence, in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Community, Consciousness, Events, Science, spirituality

Military Indoctrination of Youth in America

Air Force Recruitment Bus for Elementary School Kids Last week I got quite a shock on my way out from my day-job’s parking garage. What should be staring straight at me but a big new bright blue U.S. Air Force recruitment bus. It was parked right alongside Waterloo Park on Trinity Street where many visiting tour buses park temporarily while their occupants generally tour the Capitol complex which is two blocks west of (behind) this camera shot. But I’m not used to seeing military recruitment buses among the tour-busloads of folks who are usually either an elderly lot or bunch of school kids (often dressed up in matching colored shirts to more easily spot them in a crowd). So I snap a picture of the bus and proceed on my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Community, Featured, Military, SMiles Lewis

Lunch Menu Review – Serranos at Symphony Square – Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

Mind Meld With Miles Over Migas! Still no migas… but this time our review is at least TexMex. Lunch Menu Review – Serranos at Symphony Square – Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas Another extremely hot day downtown at lunch time this Summer. A few days into this Summer heat wave and I found myself eating at an outside venue that’s always been of interest to me. I’d run an errand in the car yet ended up dining at a locale nearby to where I work; definitely within walking distance lying at 1111 Red River Street. I found a nice shady spot in one of the two small parking lots across Red River from the restaurant. Despite having beaten the crowds and having the whole interior to myself I chose to brave the incredible heat and … Read entire article »

Filed under: ARGs, Austin, Featured, Food, Restaurant, Reviews, SMiles Lewis, Texas

Video of the Week – 10/17/02 UT Disaster Drill and AntiWar Protest

Anomaly TeleVision » Blog Archive » UT Disaster Drill 10/17/02 and AntiWar Protest Primary video investigation footage for Mack White’s article in AustinParaTimes #5: To Keep You Safe: How an Oil-Rich University Promotes an Oil War. This Week’s Anomaly TeleVision Round-Up: Max Keiser: Prosecute the Bankster Crime Syndicate Ron Paul: What are They Hiding? The Great American Bubble Machine – The Planned Implosion David Icke: Don’t Take The Flu Vaccine! Hunter S. Thompson’s Famous 9/11 Interview Folding the Yoshimoto Cube National Service: David Gergen, City Year and the Social Change Agenda Freezone – 31 January 2009 OPERATION OVERWATCH: Militarization Across USA Mass Evacuation Bus Cruising Down The Highway … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Afghanistan, Anomaly TV, Austin, Featured, Floyd Anderson, Mack White, Texas, Video, Video of the Week, War

Lunch Menu Review – Shoal Creek Saloon’s Chicken Fried Steak Monday Special

Mind Meld With Miles… Over Migas! Back in the day… when I was fresh out of high-school and working at Austin’s downtown public library, my boss had a party for me. To promote the little day-job shindig she’d created a flyer with a picture of Star Trek’s Jean Luc Picard all Borged-out with the caption, “Mind Meld with Miles.” This was of course a gentle ribbing at my being such a brainy SciFi kind of guy, being into UFOs and whatnot. I still find her meme-melding of Vulcan mind-transference with cyBorgian assimilation to be rather cute, bridging the gap between Original and Next Generation Treks. Over the years that mnemonic has stayed in my mind and I’ve saved that old flyer. (I know it’s around here somewhere) The phrase has rattled … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Featured, Food, Restaurant, Reviews, SMiles Lewis

Roadside Torture: Official Policy of Travis Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

SPECIAL REPORT from Mack White I defy anyone to watch this video (above) and give me one good reason why Travis County Deputy Chris Bieze was justified in Tasering a 72-year-old grandmother during a traffic stop. Yes, she was argumentative. Yes, she failed to comply with the officer’s order. But does this justify use of the Taser? Originally, Tasers were intended to be used by police only in situations where a gun might otherwise be used–that is, in situations where lives might be in danger. Rule of thumb: If a situation doesn’t require a gun, it shouldn’t require a Taser. And yet, increasingly, police are using the Taser not in dangerous situations, but simply to enforce compliance. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Featured, Mack White, News, Technology, Texas, Torture, Video

Dowsing Talks in Texas with Remote Viewer Paul Smith

Dowsing Talks in Texas with Remote Viewer Paul Smith: Folks– Here’s a heads-up.  I will be giving a presentation on dowsing in two different locations this coming week.  The talk will be “The Remote Viewing/Dowsing Connection,”  And I will be giving it on the following days at the following locations: AUSTIN Austin Metal Detecting Club Thursday, 14 May 2009, 7 PM.  Address: Woodlawn Baptist Church 4600 Manchaca Blvd. Austin, TX  78745 Website: ______________________ HOUSTON Lone Star Dowsers Dowsing Conference Friday, 15 May 2009, 1:30 PM .  Address: Days Hotel at 500 N. Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, Tx.  77060 Website: If you’re around, come on by! Best wishes, Paul (Paul H. Smith) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Community, Consciousness, Dowsing, Events, Houston, Jeremy D. Wells, parapsychology, Remote Viewing, SMiles Lewis, UFO, Uncategorized