Obscurantist Mnemotechnical Archive

Paranoid Technologies and Mythologies of Memory and Forgetting

Obscurantist researches paranoid technologies and contemporary mythologies of memory and forgetting, from hypertext and magick to UFOs and conspiracy theory, examined through the lens of alienation and anomie.

Our goal is to bring uncertainty and confusion to a field of study where false certainty and deceptive clarity have brought the world endless misery, working to soften the bright lines of ontological binaries with the gentle shade of epistemological play.

Some of this research is collected in the Obscurantist Mnemotechnical Archive , a ongoing compendium of references and notes regarding the history and mythology of paranoid technology.

Obscurantist also has a small collection of texts, focusing on historical artifacts with a particular mythopoetic or aesthetic merit.


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Shag Harbour Incident

On the night of October 4, 1967, at about 11:20 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time, many witnesses saw something crash into the waters of Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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  • orthoteny

    Evil spirits only travel in straight lines… References wiki (fr): Orthoténie NICAP: → → →

  • Vril

    A science fiction term coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1870 as a powerful form of energy weilded by a subterranean race. Eventually, it got tangled up with the Nazis. → → →

  • Joe Simonton

    A chicken farmer who lived alone in the vicinity of Eagle River, → → →

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Further Questions

  • Valencia

    The brand name of a master-planned suburb in Southern California just north → → →

  • Memex

    A hypothetical machine described by Dr. in his July 1945 article in → → →

  • Deseret

    Lit by the cold glow of two small rocks -- bees. Everything, covered in bees. → → →