Anomalies was once the world’s largest online UFO/paranormal community, with the goal of either mirroring or downloading the world’s FTP and web archives and placing them into one super archive, which made locating fringe information easier. The site ran in its original form from about 1999 until around 2017, at which point it was rebranded as Paranoia Magazine.
Olav Phillips was the founder of the Anomalies Network, bringing decades of experience in UFO research and study, Olav’s self-proclaimed passion was serving as an archivist for the UFO and paranormal community. With a database of over 150,000,000 recorded sightings, his area of specialization was the application of the latest technology to the field of ufology. Phillips used data science to build new sets of information, put information together and look at it in different ways, and come up with new theories.
Simply put, The Anomalies Network was a vast archive of information, media, and resources which was designed on the simple premise that only through raw information can people form their own opinions about what is happening, and the site was designed around those ends. Anomalies did not support or deny any of the claims made in the files they housed; they simply provided them for you to decide for yourself.
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