Anomaly-NOW! 2/8/2023 – “It’s Just a Weather Balloon…” UFOs, UAPs, Roswell and Hot Air

Anomaly-NOW! Live news roundup, Wednesdays @ 7pm CDT from the nonprofit Anomaly Archives in Austin, Texas.

Check out the latest Anomalous News Headlines at the Anomaly Archives Flipboard magazine:

Archives of the Impossible II: Transnationalism, Transdisciplinarity, Transcendence

SOCIETY FOR UAP STUDIES: advancing the study of unidentified aerospace phenomena through interdisciplinary dialogue

Limina’s Inaugural Symposium 2023

Canadian UFO Researcher Chris Rutkowski Commentary – 2/3/23

Republicans are blaming Biden for letting a suspected Chinese spy balloon cross into the US.
It happened 3 times during the Trump administration, officials say. By Lloyd Lee Feb 4, 2023

Chinese spy balloon crashed off Hawaii coast 4 months ago, US officials say
At least one balloon flew over parts of Texas and Florida during Trump administration, despite former president saying it never happened. By Lucas Y. TomlinsonBy Lucas Y. Tomlinson , Brooke Singman , Jessica Chasmar Fox News – February 5, 2023


Keel’s Fugo-Roswell speculation vs Redfern’s Bodysnatchers in the Desert vs Jacobson’s Area-51

(John Keel on…) Fugo Balloons and UFOs

John Keel’s “Screaming Monkey” by Nick Redfern – May 13, 2013

John Keel and the Japanese Connection to the Roswell “UFO Crash” by Nick Redfern – Jul 27, 2022

Balloon escape is latest problem for troubled Army program
By Ian Duncan Baltimore Sun • Oct 28, 2015

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US by Mark Harris – 2 Aug 2019

Raven Aerostar – Thunderhead Balloon System – Jul 17, 2020

NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere – August 19, 2020

NATO Science

SMiles Lewis


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 (, 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 was also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. In 2015 he was one of several people in the Roswell Slides Research Group (RSRG) that solved the mystery surrounding claims of an alleged alien in an old photo slide promoted by unscrupulous UFO community profiteers. In 2017 he contributed an essay (“TrUFO vs UFaux: Planetary Poltergeists & Weapons of Mass Enchantment“) to the UFO anthology, UFOs: Reframing the Debate, which has received much praise. SMiles’ currently hosts the weekly news-roundup vodcast of the Anomaly Archives, called “Anomaly NOW!” and in 2020 hosted over 40 hours of live-streaming lectures, music and more as part of the Anomaly Archives’ 2020 Streamathon Emergency Fundraiser. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio (and formerly, the 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 Print Disabled.