Anomalist #12

The guys over at The Anomalist are going from strength to strength, their latest release is the much-anticipated Issue 12 of their eponymous print journal, sub-titled The Universe Wants to Play. In the new issue:

  • The indefatigable Nick Redfern spinning a cold war tale of psychics, spies, and UFOs.
  • Geophysicist Roger Hart detailing the legacy of the blacklist in the science of extraterrestrial life.
  • Journalist Gregory Gutierez examining the early attempt to scientifically monitor the famous Austrian medium Rudi Schneider.
  • Author Michael Schmicker wondering if ESP may not have helped save some people from serial killers.
  • and more from Hilary Evans, Robert Bartholomew, David Hricenak, Albert Rosales, Dwight G. Smith, Gary Mangiacopra, and Joseph M. Felser.

The Anomalist is one of the best sources available on alternative topics, so well worth checking out (not to mention the rest of their recent releases).

News Briefs 27-06-2006

Bad luck to the Socceroos, but well done all the same...

Quote of the Day:

I am at two with nature.

Woody Allen

Radio 27-06-2006

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week you can listen to an encore presentation of John Anthony West discussing the mysteries of ancient Egypt. (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: Rebroadcasts for much of this week: Monday's show is an April 2005 interview with Catherine Austin Fitts about government black budgets, Tuesday revisits the May 2005 show with famous abductee Travis Walton, Wednesday is David Icke from February 2005, while Thursday is a live show (I think), with Art Bell talking to Cliff Pickover about the Mobius Strip, gateways to higher dimensions and parallel universes, as well as looping plots in movies and literature.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.

News Briefs 26-06-2006

Sorry the news is late, my street is blocked off for the Australia vs Italy World Cup soccer match tonight (Lygon St in Melbourne is Little Italy, as well as a plot locale in a William Gibson novel).

  • Harriet the Turtle, rumoured to have been taken from the Galapagos Islands by Darwin, has died aged 175. Forget botox, try eating hibiscus flowers every day.
  • Sophisticated radar techniques will allow a glimpse into the USA's mysterious Creek Nation pyramid-mounds, without a Bosnian controversy in sight.
  • More fantastical artifacts have been unearthed during archaeological excavations in Iran.
  • Up to 35 excavations in an Anatolian province will provide new information on how civilisation began in the archaeological paradise of the Fertile Crescent (which sounds like the name of a seedy strip-joint where dirt detectives go on their nights off).
  • Here's an article on revolutionary research that dispels current theories about the rise of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent, and it's all about wild lentils. I always suspected Neanderthals were hippies.
  • Modern medical science has exposed a 2000-year-old Egyptian fraud. I had no idea Zahi Hawass was so old.
  • A half-billion year old volcanic eruption may be the cause of the first mass animal extinction event in the history of life, the universe and everything.
  • An international team of scientists will attempt to recreate the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang, hopefully at a remote location a thousand miles away from me, you and everyone else.
  • Is String Theory a disaster for physics, holding back better theories?
  • Pluto's two newly discovered moons have been named Nix and Hydra. Hollywood's expecting celebrity couples are running out of baby-name options.
  • An emotionally aware computer that can guess a user's mental state is in development. So that explains why my old computer blew up last January.
  • SETI's Dr Jill Tarter isn't convinced by UFO sightings and alien abductions, but will keep listening for communications anyway.
  • Did the US military fly a secret spyplane called Aurora over the UK without the MoD's knowledge? It wouldn't be the first time they did something without asking first.
  • Perhaps it's a revolutionary aircraft designed by Northrop Grumman? It's not due until 2020, but we all know they have time-travel technology back-engineered from the Martians.
  • ThothWeb has an interesting article discussing whether the US has secretly developed flying saucers over the past 60 years for ulterior motives.
  • The Other Side of Truth's Paul Kimball interviews UFO Review's Stuart Miller, who believes UFOs have a paranormal origin.
  • The Why Files take a skeptical look at India's Red Rain phenomenon.
  • The city of Roswell will host its 12th annual UFO festival from Thursday until July 3rd. I hope to get abducted there later tonight.
  • South Korea plans to launch a new space program to search for extraterrestrial life.
  • An 83-year-old British pensioner believes his idea for a unique flying device challenges the accepted laws of physics and could revolutionise the world's travel industry. With hair like that, I'm on his side!
  • Tap the energy of the intuitive universe through Craig Conley's Follow Your Bliss wheel of fortune. I highly recommend reading Craig's website.
  • Or you can try your hand at reading Philip Pullman's alethiometer, and gain the wisdom of Serafina Pekkala or the strength of an armoured polar bear.
  • Greg's days of Counter-Strike are about to get interesting as India's youth challenges China in the online computer game market. I knew I recognised the voice of that phone company helpdesk representative I talked to last week, he pwnd me in World of Warcraft with critical dps and a "Thank you very much, please come again!" l33t FTW!
  • But will they boldly go where no Indian geek has gone before, and play Star Trek Online? The only question is, will Kat aim for command of the Voyager or accept an ensign position on the Enterprise? Look for me at the bar on Deep Space Nine.

Thanks Craig.

Quote of the Day:

When you follow your bliss ... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.

Joseph Campbell

Site Upgrade

As some of you probably noticed, we had some downtime while we upgraded our TDG backend (no jokes, please). The page should look close to the same, although there are a few little changes in how things are displayed. Apart from those little things, if you notice anything really strange, let us know so that we can fix it pronto (either comment here or email us via the new 'contact us' link in the main menu).

Sub Rosa Issue 5

Hear ye, hear ye. Issue 5 of our free PDF magazine Sub Rosa is now available for downloading from the SR website. In the new issue we've got Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince discussing the Priory of Sion's interest in Rennes-le-Chateau, an insider look at the crop circle phenomenon, an interview with psi researcher Dr Dean Radin, and an excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck's new book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. As usual, also news, reviews, columns and more. Great design and artwork from Mark Foster and Adam Scott Miller, fascinating reading - what more could you ask for! Get downloading.

News Briefs 23-06-2006

It's a bit jumbled up, but I'm sure you'll manage. Yo, Bill, there's news about mesquite. I'm hoping today's quote is a first for TDG.

Quote of the Day:

You have kept me away from water for a week. Give me water.

Nepal's girl-haunting ghost

Weekend Roundup 23-06-2006

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...


Radio 23-06-2006

Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Maurice Cotterell, who says he has discovered that the same code that explains the mysteries of the Maya can be used with Celtic artifacts to explain the mystery of the Grail. Afterwards Linda Howe investigates a horse that was videotaped hanging in the air over an Itialian city..

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early on Saturday Ian Punnett talks to Todd Tucker about the bizarre experiment in which 36 religious pacifists were systematically starved beneath the football stadium at the University of Minnesota during the final days of World War II, while the late show is a replay of a 2003 show in which Art Bell chats with medium James Van Praagh about the death process, reincarnation, and communicating with spirits. Sunday is a rebroadcast from 2004, with Art Bell talking to Gerald Celente about 'Trends for 2004'.

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.

News Briefs 22-06-2006

Sometimes it's like trying to ice-skate in treacle...

Quote of the Day:

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die

Roy Batty (from 'Blade Runner')