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SGRA Weekly Update
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
June Calendar Available Online Today!
Our June events calendar is now posted on our website! Visit
http://www.sgra.org <http://www.sgra.org/> and click on "Upcoming Events"
for the calendar, then just click to "June."
SGRA Bits 'n' Bites
We are getting ready to announce new webcasting features coming to the SGRA
Website. These will allow people from anywhere to participate in virtual
online discussions and see live streaming video from events!
SGRA now has a new direct-line to our Research Center! The phone number is
(203)987-SGRA / (203)987-4742. This number also has an answering service, so
those leaving messages even when our Center is closed will get the most
prompt response from our Staff. You can use this number to report a UFO
sighting, ghost experience, or leave us a question about phenomena,
subjects, or events!
Back To The Old.
In the last update we mentioned that there had been some viewing issues
mentioned to us having to do with the way we were formatting the Newslinks.
It seemed that some people were receiving an email with image attachments,
rather than text, and it had become difficult to read. Based on feedback,
we've decided to revert back to the old way of producing our email updates,
so we hope this will fix any issues experienced. As always, feel free to
email us at mailto: s...@sgra.org <mailto:%20s...@sgra.org> if you have any
questions or troubles!
New Discuss @ SGRA Message Boards LIVE.
We are very happy to announce that our brand-new Discuss@SGRA Message Boards
are now LIVE on our website! These boards are open to anyone who would like
to join in the conversation about paranormal phenomena, unexplained
mysteries, psychic abilities, metaphysics, and other great topics. They are
easy to use and access and we invite people to share their opinions,
stories, and comments.
To get started you only need to register once, and that is a very simple
thing to do! Just visit http://www.sgra.org/boards/or click on the
"Discuss@SGRA <http://www.sgra.org/boards/> " Message Boards link found
inter the "SGRA Interact" menu on our homepage. Anyone can view the boards,
however you must be registered in order to begin participating in
discussions or even start your own!
If you're not familiar with how a Message Board works, don't worry, it's as
simple as writing an email! We have posted simple instructions on to boards
themselves, or you can contact us by email and we'll be happy to send you
instructions as well.
This Week @ SGRA
We hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend, and once again, thank
you to all our SGRA Members and Friends who served in the military!
This week we have our final Coffee Talk of May as we discuss Ley Lines,
mysterious alignments energy circling the globe on which ancient sites are
almost all found to be built on. Today, there is a belief that ley lines are
"lines of power" linking prehistoric sites. Ley lines have been associated
with UFO sightings, they have been thought to follow cosmic lines of energy
in the earth, and some people believe that they can be detected by a method
called dowsing, which is done using dowsing rods.
Coffee Talk is Wednesday starting at 7:00pm. They are open to anyone! There
is a $5.00 Suggested Donation
This Friday, June 1, from 7pm - 9pm will be our next First-Friday Members
Night at SGRA. This is an evening exclusively for SGRA Members new and old
to come together, enjoy great discussions and snacks, and learn a little
about one another. We will also discuss upcoming members-only events that
are not made public on our website and emails, new benefits and discounts
available to members, and more!
We do invite SGRA Members to bring your family and friends who may want to
learn about SGRA. And anyone signing up as a new member will receive a $5.00
discount, PLUS the member who brought them to SGRA receives $5.00 SGRA Bucks
to be used anywhere within SGRA they want!
Paranormal Explorer Club Kicks Off Next Week
We have been talking about it, working with the ideas, and putting it
together for nearly two months now, and we are very excited to announce that
our Paranormal Explorer's Club kicks off on Tuesday, June 5, at SGRA!
This exclusive club is open to anyone ages 7 - 17 who is interested in
learning about and
taking part in workshops, discussions, and events hosted by SGRA. Our club
activities will feature the same great information that is given during
adult classes, but will be specially geared towards younger audiences as
well as involve activities that have been designed just for them! In
addition, the Paranormal Explorer's Club will offer opportunities for kids
to help plan and produce future Club events, volunteer at SGRA community
events such as our UFO Day, Open House events, and more. And be active
participants in the SGRA (plus get some really cool Club-exclusive items!).
There are a few options for participation in the club. Kids can sign up for
a three-month membership stretching from June through September, which will
cover all Club workshops and activities, as well as include a Paranormal
Explorer's Club T-Shirt - which we will be decorating at a later event - all
for a one-time charge of only $30.00. Others can participate in Club
activities individually, which will range from $5.00 - $15.00 depending on
For more information on the Club, participation, or cost, please feel free
to contact us anytime!
Community Library Programs Begin In June!
This month we will be returning to our regular lineup of Community Library
Programs throughout Connecticut. It starts with the next of our "History's
Mysteries" series at the Torrington Library on Thursday, June 21, as we
discuss "Ancient Astronaut Theory."
Thanks to the hit TV series "Ancient Aliens" that has been airing on the
History2 Channel, this is a subject that has become a popular topic even
more now than it used to be. We are excited to present this program and
discuss some of the interesting theories and support that has been presented
for the possibility that ancient civilizations may have had regular
encounters with alien beings. During this program we will not only present
the leading theories, but will also share some of the more recent findings
that have been presented for consideration by those who support the
possibilities. We are also going to relate it back to some local stories
from Native American tribes in our area that have legends of "Sky People"
interacting with their cultures.
The second program we have coming up this month is on Tuesday, June 26 at
the Scranton Library in Madison and is our popular "Things DO Go Bump In The
Night" presentation about ghosts, monsters, and other strange stories of
creatures lurking in the dark. Are these all just folklore, or is there
something more to them? We'll be discussing how our researchers look into
these stories, and how our Field Team actually investigates local claims. We
will also have a Q&A session and a hands-on demonstration of equipment we
use in the field.