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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These Too Are Possible

  • Meade Layne

    (September 8, 1882 – May 12, 1961)  Director of Borderland Sciences Research → → →

  • Sam’s Place

    The bar at “Area-51” (Nellis Air Force Base) References http://www.ufomind.com/area51/orgs/security/sec-man/sec-man.shtml → → →

  • Area 51

    a first-person shooter arcade game in which the S.T.A.R. commando team goes in to a secret military base which has been overrun by evil homicidal aliens → → →

Further Questions

  • Blythe

    “The Devil’s Fresno” References wiki: Blythe, CA City of Blythe → → →

  • MAJI

    One of many references to Majestic 12 According to Bill Cooper, MAJI → → →

  • Venusian

    Alien visitors from the planet Venus. Encountered by Saucerian Convention. George Adamski’s → → →