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The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists
Flashback: Guide to Para Texas
In late 2001, in the wake of September 11th, a new publication was born out of fear for our Republic and a need to communicate the weirdness of post-911 life to our Central Texas friends, family and neighbors.
From early 2002 to mid 2003 I was editor of the Austin Para Times news-zine. We covered a variety of paranormal and parapolitical issues and topics.
I left the magazine to finally start my non-profit community lending library, the Anomaly Archives.
In issue #3, I wrote an article as my alter-ego Jackson Valient (with co-writer Yogina Bare … another pseudononymous author and fellow fringe explorer) that serves as an introduction to all things anomalous here in Central Texas.
I offer it here for archival purposes and as part of my personal introduction to our new audience within the LOWFI network.
AusTex Anomalous Para Guide to Texas
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Flashback: Guide to Para Texas | Texas L.O.W.F.I
UFOlogy 101 with Mike DeGroff and SMiles Lewis
Explore the fascinating world of UFOs, Close Encounters and Strange Entities through a dazzling array of historic imagery; from ancient cave art, to classical paintings on to the modern era of digital photography and fakery. How do scientific groups like Austin’s Mutual UFO Network and Anomaly Archives investigate these mysterious ecounter events? Come join the exploration and discussion of these fascinating topics being presented by Austin MUFON and the Anomaly Archives lending library. This IONS-SAI lecture will be at 6:30 PM in the Austin Public Library, 9th and Guadelupe Strs., Austin, Texas. Admission is free. For more information call 512-258-9878.
Mike DeGroff is the current State Section Director for the Travis and Williamson County Chapters of MUFON.
SMiles Lewis is a past leader of Austin MUFON and the Austin UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group and founder of the Scientific Anomaly Institute’s lending library, the Anomaly Archives.
www.AustinMufon.org / www.AnomalyArchives.org
That’s SMiles Lewis and Jerome Clark talking UFOs and more on the latest “Strange Days… Indeed” podcast with veteran radioshow host Errol Bruce-Knapp! – SMiles
Email EBK: Errol Bruce-Knapp
More synchronicity at work. Both guests, SMiles Lewis and Jerome Clark discuss Jacques Vallee on the current Strange Days… Indeed podcast. See:
Greg Boone tipped us off that Vallee is on Coast To Coast tonight.
Interesting that a man supposedly long out of the field is still being discussed and doing radio…
- Dave Furlotte with his ‘Take On It’
- SMiles Lewis – Researcher, Investigator, Podcaster on his work, Ray Stanford, Jacques Vallee & others
- Author/Researcher Jerome Clark joins us to discuss more than a couple of aspects of his work plus things not many know about his other interests…
Back in the year 2000 I accepted responsibility for the organizing and hosting of the 38th annual National UFO Conference – NUFOC for short. Little did I realize that I was about to be “NUFOC’d!” This conference was going to be a truly anomalous event featuring 3 days and 3 nights of lectures, movies and music at the (now famous and soon to be relocated) original downtown Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
This was not going to be your ordinary New Age / ETH promoting UFO conference. It was going to feature many alternative theories and approaches to the study of UFOs and related phenomena. We were also going to honor the legendary self-proclaimed leader of the Illuminati himself, Robert Anton Wilson. I was flying-in over 23 speakers from across the country and even some from overseas – however, the whole event had to be canceled due to the tragic events of September 11th.
Well, I finally managed to begin uploading the various promo videos to Google Video (and perhaps YouTube shortly). The first one can be seen below with a little more commentary at the following link:
NUFOC 38 – The 38th National UFO Conference 2001
Link to Video