The Anomalist is a new publication
dealing with unknown aspects of science. An anomaly is anything
unusual or uncommon that does not fit into the orthodox views of
scientists. The Anomalist in its introduction states that it won't
just deal with "popular" anomalies such as UFO's, ESP or Bigfoot but
with "a whole host of astronomical, biological, geological,
psychological, physical, geographical, linguistic, religious, and
archeological phenomena". Editor Dennis Stacy also writes for "the
MUFON Journal" so he is an authority on UFO's.
Of UFO interest is the interview with clinical psychologist Mario
Pazzaglini on "Alien Writing". He has collected alleged samples of
alien inscriptions from abductees and contactees who claim to have met
extraterrestrials. Pazzaglini doesn't claim these writings are
authentic, its possible people unknowingly produce these writings when
in an altered state of consciousness and merely interpret it as being
brought by aliens. In that aspect it would be similar to automatic
writing in spiritualism. Pazzaglini also states many religious
claim to have received written messages from aliens. He cites the
golden plates received by Mormon founder Joseph Smith as an example.
The Anomalist contains eight articles or various unknown phenomena.
Other articles include those on a mysterious tidal wave off of Daytona
Beach in 1992 that may have been caused by meteorite, dinosaurs and
gravity and astrology and science. The Anomalist is published in
paperback book form. If the first issue is any indication it will
be an excellent scholarly forum for discussion of the mysterious aspects
of our world.