About

What is Xenophilia?

libraryXenophilia is an interest in unusual things, people, events, customs and/or ideas. Xenophilia.com is a 20+ year “best of the Internet” for those interested in xenophilia.  It is a unique filtered collection of the strangest and most interesting true strange news, events, discoveries, inventions and ideas online.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Xenophilia is to be a time capsule of educational surprises. The purpose of this site is to entertainingly make intelligent people more intelligent.

Services

The€ truestrange.com and xenophilia.com sites provide a “strange news” aggregation service. It collects the most interesting stories on topics such as UFOs, Aliens, Politics, Humor and Fringe Technology. Some findings are quite practical, such as how to prevent and even heal cavities in teeth, while others are just astounding, such as the time a police officer jammed the gun of an attacker by shooting a bullet up the gun’s barrel.

Audience

The€ collection at xenophilia.com is intended for an intelligent audience. Web page rank (SEO) experts point out that this site is too difficult for the average person to read, that with long sentences, it will scare them off, lowering the page’s rank in search engines.

“A difficult text will result in a high bounce rate and this will lead to lower ranking in the long run. – link

Xenophilia in 2018 has a very low page rank, so this may be true. We don’t care. We won’t lower our content’s reading level to become more popular.

Background

Xenophilia.com started as the Reasonable Person’s Guide to Strange Ideas. The Guide explored unusual creatures, UFOs, supposed cancer cures and strange theories such as “the hollow earth.” The perspective was “okay, what if…”. It introduced and encouraged skills of thinking like a reporter, asking good questions and conducting a logical examination of possibilities. The site carried on with that guiding principle and tradition for over 20 years. Rather than doing fact checking as other sites do, Xenophilia’s aim is to teach fact checking as a normal way of interacting with the Internet.

About Xeno

Xeno, former director of the World Peace Research Foundation, is a humanity and planet loving techie, science blogger, music producer, singer/songwriter and science fiction fan. Connect with Xeno on LinkedIn here.

Sources

Due to the nature of the topics, sources range widely from highly respected government and educational sites to the most disreputable of fake news and spam sites. The fearless cross-section approach is necessary to teach fact checking.

Xenophilia is an online specialty library, focusing on little known facts that inspire and educate. Sources are cited as much as is reasonably possible with a part-time staff of one. Outside content excerpted is quoted, linked to the original source and is used in accordance with the Fair Use provision of US copyright law. While still being decided in case law, the provision permits use for news reporting and commenting.

DMCA / Fair Use

Some welcome having their articles cross posted on the blogosphere as this drives new traffic to their own website. Others feel they are somehow being ripped off when their publicly posted content becomes more public. Based on case law, the Fair Use Provision of US copyright law permits the copying of entire articles for the purpose of news reporting. However, to avoid DMCA disputes, it is our policy to remove or alter any contested items as quickly as possible. If you have a concern, please contact the editor.

Advertising Policy

At this time Xenophilia accepts and hosts no advertising. This is to honor the original spirit of the Internet, pure information sharing with no commercial intent.

Privacy Policy

As with any web site where you can visit and post comments, we collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. We very rarely use this automatically collected data and promise we will never wittingly share information about you with third parties.

Business Information

In business over 20 years, first launched in 1993. Xenophilia re-branded and partnered with the True Strange Library in 2017.

Contact Information

Xeno, Editor
Email: “xeno@xenomail(dot)us”

Address

xenophilia.com | truestrange.com
PO Box 72211
Davis, CA 95617

Terms of Use

By accessing “Xenophilia” you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree t all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “Xenophilia”. We may change these at any time and your continued usage of “Xenophilia” after changes means you agree to be legally bound by terms as they are updated and/or amended. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Xenophilia” is hosted or International Law. You agree that “Xenophilia” has the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “Xenophilia” nor its web host shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

18 thoughts on “About

  1. saffiudeen

    This site has very strange and intresting events and findings happening across the border. Thanks for the job and keep it up….we wish all the best to overcome one the best site in the web world surpassing google or any other top sites available online now.

    efshafi@gmail.com

  2. Tony Sandy

    With regards to Rods (Funnily enough listening to radio special on ‘Rod’ Stewart at the moment!)has anybody got hold of various insects and released them, filming the results of their flight? If they are insects, surely you could prove this by using various films, shutter speeds and insects? If they alive, why have no bodies been found or is it that they only visible on film because they exist outside the normal light spectrum? (Not hard when you consider how much visible light we see, when compared to the invisible part of the spectrum (Likewise UFOs). Another thing if orbs are dust particles, why not prove it by hitting furniture and filming the rising particles? Where are the experiments I want to know, rather than the theories?

  3. Tony Sandy

    By the way good site – will recommend to a science site I belong to, if nobody else has already!

  4. Anna

    Hi Xeno.

    So I am reading this “about” site to find out more about the author behind this blog. All it says is that you are a singer/songwriter whose uncle was the bassist in Led Zeppelin. What does that have to do with popular science?

    Anna

    1. Xeno Post author

      Hi Anna, Um, damn, are you with the relevancy of blog authorship police? :-/ No, not Zeppelin, some other old famous rock band.

      ….If you are looking for my credentials I very purposefully do not list any because I’m here to tell you, among other things, that information is what matters. Learn to Trust yourself, your powers of observation, your experience. Experts are only useful if they can point you to the best evidence when there is ambiguity. In what I post on this blog, I want it not to matter if I’m a doctor, a secret government agent, a Nobel prize winning researcher, or a crazy homeless guy with one eye and a wooden chin.

  5. Linda

    I agree. Credentials most times aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Observe and learn. When the student is ready the teacher will appear….:)

  6. Anna

    Hello Xeno.

    Thanks for your reply. No, I am not currently in the blog authorship relevancy police corps, I was just curious. I actually do find it interesting what an authors educational/professional background is. It does say something about a person: it says that the person chose to study a particular field for some time (but not why), or that a person has insight into a particular industry (but not which insight). So I always read the ‘about’.

    In my case, my resume doesn’t say anything about who I am as a person or what my interests are, because there are a number of partly random and partly undisclosed reasons for my educational & professional path. However, it does indicate certain lines of experience and certain theoretical frameworks, which of course shapes the way I think.

    1. Xeno Post author

      Makes sense. To quote Dan Bern, if you must put me in a box make it a big box… With lots of windows…and a door to walk through.

  7. Gibby Goo Bop

    hi mr. lovegood!

    you’re a slightly mad scientist?… well i am one too!!

    you like true, strange stuff?… i know that i do!!!

    everybody will snooze blue

    so I made this video just for you…

    ENJOY!!

    love,
    Gibby

    1. Xeno Post author

      Gibby, far out. Really far. You have, without a doubt, made the weirdest most random David Bowie tribute video in the known universe. My logical mind fought it, but I laughed out loud, nevertheless. I expect that your video will be used in the future by doctors as therapy for the overly rational or by the military as a form of torture to trigger confessions or insanity, depending on the dosage.

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