Anne's Diary
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Two years ago, I wrote a diary about what it's like to go to the premiere of the movie based on a book you wrote--an experience that was as amazing and unreal to me as it would be for you. That was four months before my aneurysm burst and I almost died. We attended the premiere with Art and Ramona Bell, who died 6 months later. I decided to write...
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Saturday, September 9, 2006
Meeting so many of Whitley's fans at the book signings for The Grays in Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles was a thrill. Many of you wore green and I know you did it in support of me and I thank you so much. The Green Man gets around--in Seattle we visited one of Whitley's relatives who has just lost her husband. It was a late marriage, after...
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Friday, September 1, 2006
Lately I've been thinking about the conundrum that is revealed by the carnage we see nightly on the TV screen, how two rival factions of the same religion can be fighting each other--factions with a division that the rest of find baffling, especially in a religion that is actually one of the world's most all-inclusive, since the Koran...
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Monday, August 28, 2006
One of my all-time heroes is Episcopalian bishop John Shelby Spong. I get his newsletter every Wednesday and was amazed to see that, in his recent one, the position he takes about the existence of God parallels the stance that Whitley and I have decided we must take with regard to the reality of the visitors, a point of view that is reflected...
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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Whitley has written about how he feels about his new novel The Grays. People Magazine calls it "a great read." It is based not only on Whitley?s own experiences, but also on the experiences of so many other witnesses whose stories we have heard over the years. But for me it's more than any of those things: it's a love story. It's the love...
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Monday, August 14, 2006
As someone who has recently faced death, I've learned that fear is triggered by the unknown. I've been thinking lately about fear and about what it really is, and why we feel it. So often what we fear turns out later to be insignificant. In the creative world I live in, fear is constantly with you: panic when you think that people won't like...
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Wednesday, August 2, 2006
I have recently made some new friends and I have been analyzing the process of that strange thing called "friendship." When I was a child, like most people, I had close friends whom I never see anymore. In fact, I have no idea what happened to most of them. Then I had a middle period in my life when I was very lonely and it seemed like I didn'...
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Monday, July 17, 2006
I recently wrote a diary about the ghosts and time travelers who seem to be haunting my apartment building. We recently had the delightful experience of seeing a show at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles performed by magician Brandon Scott, who has been on Dreamland with Starfire Tor, talking about time travel. Subscribers can still listen...
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Friday, July 14, 2006
Last night I watched a TV interview with UK author Jeanette Winterson, who grew up impoverished, but went on to attend a prestigious university and become a famous novelist. She talked about the time she left home for the first time. She told her mother she was leaving because she was seeking happiness. Her mother, who didn't approve, replied...
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Thursday, July 6, 2006
Whitley and I are living part time in California while we help produce the motion picture of his book The Grays. We're renting an apartment in a nice old building owned by a nice old couple who bought it half a century ago. It's a small building with only 10 apartments, so I've gotten to know everyone in it, at least to say "hi" to. I also...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2006
This all started because of two photographs that were recently taken of Whitley. The one he likes is a friendly pose, taken by a movie director whom we met at a desert resort in California. He has no special interest in, or knowledge about, UFOs, so we met and talked with him and his wife just as friends. The second one was snapped during a...
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Friday, June 30, 2006
Lots of people have knowledge and information, but so few have wisdom. Some people have very little knowledge or information but for some reason seem to have wisdom anyway. The classic example of the first type is the academic who is filled to bursting with knowledge, but is a failure at human relationships. The classic example of the second...
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
In a recent news story, one of our staffers added this provocative line: "[Anne Strieber] has been given an 'Indian name.' Maybe one day she'll tell it to you." Ever since we posted this story, we've been besieged with mail asking for my Indian name, so I'll tell it to you. This was many years ago, when Whitley was researching a novel about a...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Ever since my aneurysm burst suddenly a little less than two years ago, I've been in touch with higher forces. Or maybe I should put it this way: They've ALWAYS been in touch with me, but I've now just started to notice them. I think we all get such messages every day. I'm not sure where they come from, but I think we all get them, we just don't...
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Friday, June 9, 2006
This is the second time I have posted a Diary entry about a movie. As of this writing, I have not yet seen The DaVinci Code film, although I plan to, especially because the studio (Sony) is the same studio that is producing Whitley's new movie The Grays. I might have hoped to have been invited to a screening, but since it opened at the...
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Life has come to a sad pass when something we generally think of as good--religion--becomes a force for evil. This has happened regularly throughout history--in fact, organized religion has committed some of the most heinous crimes that could be imagined by the human mind?but we like to think we've gotten too wise and civilized to let such...
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Thursday, May 25, 2006
We recently traveled to the place I consider our home town because we lived there for so many years: New York City. Whitley and I met there and raised our son there. In some ways, the trip had a deeper meaning for me, because we had plane tickets to New York in our pockets when I was suddenly struck down by an aneurysm a little over a year...
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Thursday, May 18, 2006
I think the reason that UFO science never seems get anywhere, or manages to convince anyone (who isn't already convinced) that the visitors are real, is because these so- called "researchers" are, for the most part, a bunch of big babies. They would rather scrabble with each other in the sandbox than do any real science. When my son was a...
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Monday, May 15, 2006
We have just heard from a reader who programs the computers that our soldiers take with them to Iraq. These soldiers have to program in the web sites they want to use while stationed in Baghdad ahead of time, since they can't surf the web from there, and unknowncountry.com is one of the web sites that is requested most often. I'm old enough...
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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Whenever I read an exciting book, I like to share it with my friends (and I think of everyone who reads this web site as a friend, perhaps because you were all so supportive of me during my recent illness). I recently wrote about The G.O.D. Experiments, the incredible new book by Gary Schwartz, in which he uses science to prove the existence of...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Jesus died around 30 AD. We know this because Pontius Pilate ran Judea for the Romans from 26 to 36 AD. However, the first gospel to be written, the gospel of Mark, did not appear until around 40 years later. During this 40-year period called "the oral period," there were no known written Christian sources other than Paul, who wrote his...
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Saturday, March 25, 2006
At my first birthday celebration after I got out of the hospital, my new daughter-in-law brought me a Splenda cheesecake, since I was still on a strict diet. We put some candles on it for me to blow out. I remember thinking, "I can't think of a single thing to wish for: I have everything I want." As someone who, like most people, has spent...
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Friday, March 10, 2006
So many of you wrote about my recent Diary telling about the Australian medium Glennys MacKay contacting the late UFO researcher John Mack, that I felt it was unfair not to report on John's message right away. John was there for Dr. Gary Schwartz, and it appears that his message has something to do with a connection between the close...
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Thursday, March 9, 2006
Glennys MacKay, an incredible medium from Australia, contacted us suddenly by email a few weeks ago, saying she had been "called" by her spirit guides to come to the United States. I took this opportunity to get her together with Dr. Gary Schwartz at the University of Arizona in Tucson, who conducted 4 years of research on the real...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Now that we know that gayness is a physical state that some people are born with, just like skin color, gay bashing has to become a thing of the past, doesn't it? Surely we can't continue to tolerate any kind of prejudice against gays. On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart said the last election was "about men kissing," referring to the controversy...
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Saturday, February 18, 2006
I got a message from God because I successfully ordered something over the internet. If you don't think that's too crazy (or even if you do), keep reading. While I think of myself as a reader of serious media, there is one rather silly woman's magazine that I like to read every month. If I subscribed to it, I could get it much more cheaply,...
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Sunday, January 15, 2006
We visited our bereaved friend Art Bell this weekend. Ramona, his beloved wife of ten years, died suddenly on January 5th, and now he's very much alone. As has been happening so often lately, I got a message about Art in a roundabout way. I want to share this with everyone who visits this website, because I know you all care so much about him...
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Friday, January 6, 2006
This event occurred just after we heard the tragic news about the sudden death of Art Bell's wife Ramona on January 5th. Besides being devastated for Art, whom he has always considered to be his "twin" brother, Whitley was shaken up because of my own almost sudden death a year ago. The next day, we went to Kinkos to xerox the copy edited...
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Saturday, December 24, 2005
Every Christmas season, like most people, I take photographs of the Christmas tree and of everyone opening their presents. But I like to take a mental photograph as well, of the one event that defines the season for me. Last year when we celebrated Christmas, I had just gotten out of the hospital. I didn't have any presents for anyone, and I...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005
This coming weekend, in a subscriber interview with Gary Schwartz, the author of The Afterlife Experiments and the upcoming book The G.O.D. Experiments, I discuss my near death vision of God as a mathematical formula. While I have never written about this before, I did discuss it on Coast with Art Bell, shortly after I got out of the hospital...
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