Anomaly-NOW! 2/15/2023 – TrUFOs vs UFauxs: “If you are confused, you understand the situation perfectly” says Senator Kennedy

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:

UAP Reporting – 2022 Annual Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (ODNI)
“163 characterized as balloon or balloon-like entities”

U.S. Shoots Down Object Over Lake Huron – LIVE Breaking News Coverage Agenda-Free TV on YouTube

Maps show objects shot down by the US: What are these octagons and cylinders in the sky?
By George Petras Stephen J. Beard Janet Loehrke Jennifer Borresen USA TODAY

Lawmakers Want Briefings on This Weekend’s UFOs (Barrons magazine)
By Liz Moyer – Feb. 12, 2023

As Mystery Objects Get Shot Down, U.S. Sets Up New Task Force on UFOs
U.S. officials said they couldn’t explain what three airborne objects shot down over the weekend were President Biden Orders Second ‘Object’ Shot Down Over Alaska
By Gordon Lubold – Updated Feb. 13, 2023 6:48 pm ET

Listen To F-16 Pilots Intercept The Octagon Object Over Lake Huron
The Viper pilots involved in the incident provide some insightful observations on the mysterious craft that was shot down.

Radio Audio From F-16 Shoot Down Of Object Over Lake Huron
NOTE: The audio repeats at 14:30 but with a slightly better fidelity from some players.
Audio courtesy of Mike in Southwest Wisconsin

How search for UFOs helped lead US government to Chinese spy balloons
A U.S. intelligence review of UFO incidents played a role, an official said.
By Luis Martinez – February 7, 2023

What’s Going On Up There? Theories but No Answers in Shootdowns of Mystery Craft.
The U.S. and Canada are investigating three unidentified flying objects shot down over North America in the past three days. Militaries have adjusted radars to try to spot more incursions.
By Julian E. Barnes, Helene Cooper and Edward Wong Published Feb. 12, 2023 Updated Feb. 14, 2023

Adversary Drones Are Spying On The U.S. And The Pentagon Acts Like They’re UFOs The Drive – Tyler Rogoway, Apr 16, 2021

UFO Sightings in the Yukon Territory – June 19, 2019 By Jerome Stueart

Yukon, North of Ordinary (Spring 2010) What’s Going On Up There?

PROJECT LOON FLIGHT 582 Developed by Loon LLC Balloon launched on 4/3/2019, from Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport, Ceiba, Puerto Rico

‘Lock your doors tonight’: Republican senator speaks out after classified briefing on downed UFOs By CHRIS ENLOE – February 15, 2023

Ecology of Souls by Joshua Cutchin

The Superhumanities Historical Precedents, Moral Objections, New Realities by Jeffrey J. Kripal

In and Out of This World Material and Extraterrestrial Bodies in the Nation of Islam by Stephen C. Finley

Climate change activist goes rogue releasing ‘mini volcanoes’ to cool atmosphere Story by Emma Gatten • Saturday

A major archaeological discovery was made on the Miami River. Was it kept ‘under wraps’? By Andres Viglucci Tue, February 7, 2023

The mysterious Viking runes found in a landlocked US state By Heide Brandes – 31st October 2022

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.