About anomaly

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

POLITICO: The woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons

Heiress Ghislaine Maxwell paved the way to presidents.


How did wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein come to be palling around with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump?

People who know those involved said Epstein’s connections to two U.S. presidents ran through one bubbly British heiress: Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maxwell, who has denied accusations made in civil suits of aiding and participating in Epstein’s sexual abuse of minors, has been among the financier’s closest associates. Unlike Epstein, she comes from a rarefied background that gave her entrée to the rich and powerful.

For years, beginning in the early ’90s, she and Epstein cut glittering figures on the Manhattan, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Fla., social circuits, with Maxwell taking the lead. While people who knew Epstein in Palm Beach described him as “very odd” and said “he didn’t go out much,” those who know Maxwell described her as “vivacious,” “warm” and “effusive.”

Her family knew Trump before Epstein arrived on the scene, and she continued to socialize with Chelsea Clinton after Epstein was jailed on sex offenses.

Maxwell first grew close with the Clintons after Bill Clinton left office, vacationing on a yacht with Chelsea Clinton in 2009, attending her wedding in 2010, and participating in the Clinton Global Initiative as recently as 2013, years after her name first emerged in accounts of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse.

“Ghislaine was the contact between Epstein and Clinton,” a person familiar with the relationship said. “She ended up being close to the family because she and Chelsea ended up becoming close.” Lawyers for Maxwell did not respond to requests for comment, and a spokesperson for Clinton disputed the idea that the two women were ever close.

Trump’s ties to Maxwell and her late father, the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, meanwhile, go back even further, to at least the late 1980s.

“He really likes her,” said Steven Hoffenberg, a former mentor to Epstein who pleaded guilty in 1995 to running a massive Ponzi scheme, of Trump and Maxwell. “He was friendly with her father.”


More at . . .

Source: Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons – POLITICO

Australian man who raped Indian orphans released immediately after conviction

Paul Henry Dean guilty of ‘unnatural sex’ with young boys and men at orphanage

Michael Safi in Delhi @safimichael

Fri 16 Mar 2018 05.52 EDT

Last modified on Fri 16 Mar 2018 06.03 EDT

An Australian man who posed as a doctor and priest to rape children at the Indian orphanages where he volunteered has been released immediately after being convicted.

Paul Henry Dean, 75, was found guilty last month of “unnatural sex” with young boys and men at an orphanage for children with visual, speech and hearing impairments.

The charges were first laid in Andhra Pradesh state in 2001, after which Dean moved to another state, Odisha, where he was accused of sexually abusing more boys. Those charges are understood to still be pending.

Read rest here at The Guardian


Twin Peaks and The Blue Rose by Rocko Van Buren



We here at the Daily Dirt Diaspora family of websites are proud to bring you this illuminating Guest Post about some of the more obscure elements of the magnificent Lynch/Frost creation Twin Peaksby our brilliant friend Rocko Van Buren. Enjoy! – YOPJ


In the first few moments of Part 12 of the ongoing Showtime television event, Twin Peaks: The Return, the audience finally learns definitively what “Blue Rose” means in the context of Dale Cooper, Gordon Cole and the rest of the FBI. This exposition comes in a scene with FBI deputy director Gordon Cole, Albert Rosenfield and agent Tammy Preston sipping fine wine while seated in a private room at a hotel in Buckhorn, South Dakota, surrounded by red curtains (reminiscent of the mysterious Red Room itself), Albert explains Blue Rose is a secret extension of the now-closed, real-world Project Blue Book conducted by the U.S. Air Force to investigate UFO phenomena.

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Previously, in Episode 5 of Season One, Cooper joined Hawk and Truman on a hike that takes them past the Log Lady’s home on their way to the cabin where Jacques Renault and Leo had sex with Laura just before her death. Log Lady (Margaret Lanterman) tells the trio they are “late,” then invites them for a cup of tea, after which she describes what her log saw on the night of Laura’s death. Among the information the log provides about that night is the phrase, “The owls are moving.” [Margaret believes the log is inhabited by the spirit of her late husband, who died in a fire]

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Owls have long been associated with UFO phenomena and abduction events, synchronicity and other high weirdness, such as the Mothman sightings of West Virginia in the 1960s and 70s, the abduction encounters of Whitley Strieber in his book Communion (among others), and the mysterious rituals performed by the rich and powerful “elites” in Bohemian Grove. It is not clear when the first modern association was made between owls and UFOs, but owls have been connected in many cultures throughout history with knowledge and wisdom, and also have been believed to be signs of good fortune, or conversely, as unlucky omens and harbingers of death.

One of the most prominent researchers associated with the subject of owls and UFOs is Mike Clelland, author of The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee, in which he describes his own abduction experiences and association with owls, and shares similar accounts based on interviews with numerous other individuals who have experienced owl associations in conjunction with UFO or alien encounters.

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As noted earlier, our first introduction to the Lodges in the original Twin Peaks TV series comes in Episode 10 of Season 2, immediately before Maj. Briggs disappears..

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In his now-defunct blog, Rigorous Intuition, writer Jeff Wells collects several stories of tulpas in a number of posts, such as this excerpt written by Alexandra David-Neel and included in Wells’ essay titled ‘Planet of the Lost Children (Part One)’:

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It remains to be seen what final answers, if any, the conclusion of Twin Peaks: The Return will provide. We have not even touched upon Sarah Palmer’s visions of a white horse, also referenced by the Woodsmen in Part 8, nor the importance of the nuclear explosion, The Experiment/Mother (and it’s physical similarity to the idea of the alien grey).

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‘Twin Peaks’ Part 14 recap: Who is the dreamer?

‘Twin Peaks’ Part 14 recap: Who is the dreamer?
Yahoo TV August 14, 2017

Warning: This recap for Part 14 of ‘Twin Peaks’ contains spoilers.


Part 14 begins with Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) telling Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell) a dream-like story about the first Blue Rose case. In 1975, two young field agents entered a motel room in Olympia, Wash., to find a woman, Lois Duffy, standing over the bullet-wounded body of her presumed doppelgänger. “I’m like the blue rose,” the identical Duffy said before she died and then disappeared. Albert recalls the details as if he lived it, but in fact, the agents who witnessed the event were a young Gordon and Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie), the experience kick-starting their fascination with the supernatural.

The story has become a tale — presumably passed down by Gordon — that not only acts as an origin of the Blue Rose cases but as a test. “Now, what’s the one question you should ask me?” Albert poses to Tammy, recalling a similar conversation between Agents Chet Desmond and Sam Stanley in Fire Walk With Me. Tammy knows it’s the blue rose, and Albert asks the significance. “Not something found in nature … not a natural thing … conjured … a tulpa,” Tammy answers. A tulpa comes from both Tibetan and Indian Buddhism and can be defined as “a concept in mysticism of a being or object which is created through spiritual or mental powers.” Essentially a manifestation of the mind, or as the Samaññaphala Sutta scripture describes it, a “mind-made body.” It’s a concept that can be used to describe many of the supernatural entities in Twin Peaks, and it ties directly to both Lynch’s spirituality and the show’s connection to ancient mysticism (we all remember Agent Cooper using the Tibetan method of stone throwing in the original series).

Our detour into spiritualism goes further when Gordon enters the room, having just gotten off the phone with Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) and Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster), who informed him of their investigation into the two Coopers. Gordon mentions having “another Monica Bellucci dream,” to which Albert rolls his eyes. But the dream isn’t some throwaway teenage-style fantasy; it is packed with detail and meaning. The Italian actress, playing herself, meets Gordon at a café in Paris, she brings friends, and Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is there, but Gordon can’t see his face. She then says the ancient phrase, “We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives inside the dream.” Gordon seems familiar with the quote, but it’s the next line that haunts him, when she asks, “But who is the dreamer?”

Source: ‘Twin Peaks’ Part 14 recap: Who is the dreamer?



Former Campbell County judge charged with human trafficking – ABC News

Former Campbell County judge charged with human trafficking – ABC News

Published on Apr 21, 2017

Timothy Nolan, 70, of California, Kentucky, was arraigned in Boone County District Court Friday for crimes he’s accused of committing in August of 2016, according to Beshear. Nolan “knowingly induced, assisted or caused” the under-18 victim to “engage in illegal sexual activity” and he gave alcohol to the minor, according to court records. Judge Elizabeth Chandler ordered Nolan to wear an ankle monitor and to have not contact with the victims and family.

River City News Reports: Campbell County School Board Member, Former Judge Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges

Campbell Co. School Board Member, Former Judge Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges – FRI, 04/21/2017 – RCN NEWSDESK

Tim Nolan, the former Campbell Co. District Judge who currently sits on the Campbell Co. Board of Education, was indicted Friday on human trafficking charges.

Nolan was arraigned in Boone County Circuit Court on Friday where Judge Elizabeth Chandler, a special Campbell District Judge, placed him on an ankle monitor and order him to have no contact with alleged victims and victims’ family.

The California, Ky. resident had a warrant issued for his arrest on Thursday by Campbell County Police for alleged crimes that occurred in August, 2016. In November, 2016 he was elected to the Campbell County Board of Education.

According to the indictment, obtained by The River City News, Nolan is accused of subjecting a minor under the age of 18 to “commercial sexual activity”. He is also accused of inducing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Nolan is also accused of providing alcohol to a minor.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that Nolan is charged with human trafficking (a class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class C felony), and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor). Beshear’s Special Prosecution Division is handling the case. The division is responsible for assisting local prosecutors in complex or sensitive cases, as well as, handle cases in which local prosecutors recuse themselves.

Nolan, 70, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on May 5 at 2 p.m. in Boone County District Court.

Nolan is the father of Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk Taunya Nolan Jack, which is why the case is being handled in Boone County.

He is an outspoken and controversial figure in local politics. Last year he sued the creator of GOPfacts.org, which took aim at Nolan and others, and specifically referred to Nolan as a vehement racist and posted a photo that purported to be of Nolan in a Ku Klux Klan robe.

Campbell County Schools released a statement on Friday afternoon: “We are immensely troubled and saddened to hear of the arrest of Mr. Nolan and grieve as a district for those impacted. Campbell County Schools’ leadership is currently monitoring this situation and working to determine next steps. We ask the community for your continued confidence in our commitment to each and every child as we work to provide them with the highest quality education in a safe and secure setting. Our mission calls us to do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to ensure high student achievement and success in college, career, and life. We will continue with this mission, regardless of any obstacles placed before us.”

This story will be updated when more information is known.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Source: Campbell Co. School Board Member, Former Judge Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges | The River City News