UNEXPLAINED EVENTS BY JAMES LIPNICKAS

by Ariadna Zierold

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James Lipnickas is an author/illustrator heavily influenced by old sci-fi, mystery and horror movies, monsters, UFOs, hauntings and unexplained events. He majored in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts but now lives in an old cape in the woods of New England.

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FUTUREALISM BY ANA BAGAYAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ana Bagayan was born in the capital of Armenia; Yerevan, and moved to the United States when she was six years old. In Burbank California, she frolicked amongst tall grasses and dancing bears until she entered Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration.

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Bagayan’s work is inspired by the metaphysical – E.T.s, aliens, spirits, ghosts, intergalactic space creatures, ethereal beings, anything that hints at the idea that we are just a small part of the unimaginably vast Universe. Ana defines her work as ‘Futurealism‘ because she believes anything we can imagine, we can manifest into our physical reality.

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ALIEN FOLKLORE BY MARK ROGERS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mark Rogers is a self-taught artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. Stylistically his work has been described as a blending of folk art, medieval renascence, and fairy tale illustration. Taking inspiration from everyday occurrences and personal experiences, Rogers crafts narratives with imaginary characters to populate.

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FLYING SAUCERS BY ESTHER WATSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles based Esther Pearl Watson grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her family moved often, since her father’s hobby of building huge flying saucers out of scrap metal and car engines didn’t always sit well with the neighbors.

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Her work is autobiographical and full of fun with her signature naive style but true painting talent. She has a wide range of styles, but it’s all rich in detail and symbolism, and powerful in its impact. Watson’s pieces are often overtly narrative, clear but mysterious scenes of houses or figures ornamented with snippets of prose telling just enough to get the viewer’s own imagination engaged, wanting to know more.

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SCIENCE FICTION BY VIRGIL FINLAY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. He has been called “part of the pulp magazine history … one of the foremost contributors of original and imaginative art work for the most memorable science fiction and fantasy publications of our time.” 

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While he worked in a range of media, from gouacheto oils, Finlay specialized in, and became famous for, detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. He produced wild and fantastic images of monsters, aliens, demons, robots, spacemen, spaceships, bizarre experiments, psychological horror, fantastic landscapes, and women.

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Rolling Stone on How Conspiracy Theories Are Destroying America

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This is a nice piece for both liberals and conservatives to read, the concept about how conspiracy theories have destroyed common sense and dialogue in the United States. Take for instance, Barack Obama not being born in the USA. That was, instead of jobs, wars, and the economy, on the tip of conservatives wishlist for about 3 years now: where is the birth certificate, Obama is Muslim and born in a jungle in Indonesia.

As Rolling Stone notes in a recent post, “Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay, who has a new book out about conspiracism, has written Internet-fueled conspiracy theories have caused ‘nothing less than a rift in the fabric of consensual American reality’ – meaning, we don’t agree anymore on what reality is.”

Here are some conspiracy theories worth noting:

1) 9/11 was an “inside job”
2) Doctors concocted the AIDS virus
3) JFK was killed by the FBI, Mafia, Cuba, etc.
4) Moon landing was staged (we actually like that one)
5) Aliens landed in New Mexico
6) Osama is alive, or died years ago
7) FEMA has death camps at the ready (there ability to respond to a crisis is a death camp, not so much having a death camp)

Read more here.

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Well, Sammy Hagar was abducted by aliens

We thought this was a joke, in the “I’m Sammy Hagar and I think I’m still important enough that I can be interviewed saying that I was abducted by aliens and it will be charming,” vein, but it turns out, it was said in the “I’m Sammy Hagar and I think I’m still important enough that I can be interviewed saying that I was abducted by aliens because I was abducted by aliens” vein.

Either way, this isn’t a good vein. His book “Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock,” mentions that Hagar was abducted: “I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship… And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection,” wrote Hagar.

It’s sort of hip-hop, Lil Wayne-ish to be abducted, so well played Hagar.

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The Bermuda Triangle has gas

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From the desk of esteemed Citrus writer and office sitter, Jason Jaworski: The Bermuda Triangle has gas. Yes, an acute gas disorder. In real talk speak, “Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle and the North Sea region between continental Europe and Great Britain have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.”

Wow. Doesn’t anyone else wish that the TV show “Lost” talked a little bit more about Bermuda Triangle stuff? It would have made the show better, like Charlie Salinger, or Matthew Fox, or whatever his name is, is always talking about Bermuda Triangle conspiracies whenever he goes walking on the island with others.

Even though, “Natural gas—the kind that heats ovens and boils water—specifically methane, is the culprit behind the mysterious disappearances and loss of water and air craft…” seems to be fact, we just think its where the aliens live.

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The Bermuda Triangle has gas

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From the desk of esteemed Citrus writer and office sitter, Jason Jaworski: The Bermuda Triangle has gas. Yes, an acute gas disorder. In real talk speak, “Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle and the North Sea region between continental Europe and Great Britain have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.”

Wow. Doesn’t anyone else wish that the TV show “Lost” talked a little bit more about Bermuda Triangle stuff? It would have made the show better, like Charlie Salinger, or Matthew Fox, or whatever his name is, is always talking about Bermuda Triangle conspiracies whenever he goes walking on the island with others.

Even though, “Natural gas—the kind that heats ovens and boils water—specifically methane, is the culprit behind the mysterious disappearances and loss of water and air craft…” seems to be fact, we just think its where the aliens live.

Read more.

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