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Week of May 10th, 2016
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May 10th, 2016 - Welcome to another edition of our weekly eNews.

This week we've got some quick links to portions of one of my favorite musical documentaries: Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story (1982). I saw this documentary on television when I was in high school and have remembered it ever since. There were several memorable quotes from the film but there was one in particular that stuck with me all these years that I'd wondered about for a long time ... that Bob was allegedly a clairvoyant. There's not much out there about this but when I recently came across the entire unedited documentary online (the version I had seen was taped off of television and had a lot of material cut out) I finally saw a little bit more about his supposed psychic abilities. In one of the excised clips his mother mentions that he had been a palm-reader but gave it up for singing. Whether you were a fan of his music or not, Bob left a lasting impression on the world-stage, and some believe he was murdered because of his influence on the masses.

For this week's Book-of-the-Week ... Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel by Minnesota politician Ignatius L. Donnelly published in 1883. It is a companion to the more well-known work Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Our copy is from the Bob Girard Collection. Just last week the man who made that donation happen, Tom Deuley, paid the Anomaly Archives a visit. We had a great time visiting with Tom and discussing the latest UFO sightings, MUFON, Bob Bigelow, and much more.

We have a slightly shorter list of Anomalous Headlines this week - but WOW - are they interesting! I particularly want to call your attention to the video of Robbie Graham's 2014 lecture "UFOs, Hyperreality, and the Disclosure Myth" - especially the last 10 minutes!!! Also of import is the highly critical review by skeptic Robert Sheaffer of David Jacobs' latest book.


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See you next week!

SMiles Lewis / Founder

“He was known as a serious child
and had a reputation for clairvoyance”

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Book of the Week...

Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel
by Ignatius L. Donnelly (1883)

Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel is a book by Minnesota politician Ignatius L. Donnelly published in 1883. It is a companion to the more well-known work Atlantis: The Antediluvian World.

Author’s arguments

In Ragnarok, Donnelly argues that an enormous comet hit the earth 12,000 years ago, resulting in widespread fires, floods, poisonous gases, and unusually vicious and prolonged winters. The catastrophe destroyed a more advanced civilization, forcing its terrified population to seek shelter in caves. As cave-dwellers, they lose all knowledge of art, literature, music, philosophy, and engineering.

He cites as evidence 900-foot-deep cracks radiating out from the Great Lakes, and stretching for many miles away. He admits it has been proposed that ice-sheets caused these cracks, but suggests that this explanation is improbable, likening them instead to ‘cracks in a window which has been struck with a stone.’ If ice sheets could produce such cracks, he asks, why haven’t similar cracks been found anywhere else on the globe? He adds to this a discussion of surface rocks in New York City, which seem to have undergone a radical chemical change—the feldspar has been converted into slate and the mica has separated out from the iron, as if they had undergone tremendous heat and pressure, as they likely would in the event that a comet struck the earth. He rules out other theories that could have caused this, such as nitric acid and warm rains, by pointing out that this is an isolated incident, whereas warm rains can occur at any time and place and there’s no archaeological evidence for the nitric acid’s origins.

He points out many legends and myths from various cultures, such as Zoroastrian, Pictish, Hindu, and Ancient Greece, that are all suggestive of a comet striking the earth, the earth catching fire, poisonous gases choking people, and floods and tidal waves swamping large areas. He also points out early culture’s tendency to heliotheism, which evolved from an insane gratitude to the Sun, after so many horrific days without it.
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