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Borderland Sciences Research Foundation

Borderland Sciences Research Foundation

Organization founded in 1945 by Meade Layne as Borderland Sciences Research Associates, concerned with the "border-land" region between fantasy and reality, fields of parapsychology, the occult, psychic research, hypnosis, dowsing, radiesthesia, radionics, telepathy, and other phenomena. Layne showed a special concern with flying saucers. BSRA published many mimeographed bulletins, including Flying Roll and Meade Lane's Round Robin, now known as the Journal of Borderland Research.

Around 1960, the organization evolved into Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Inc. It explores phenomena that orthodox science cannot or will not investigate, and it offers recognition, understanding, and encouragement to individuals who are having unusual experiences of the borderland type or are conducting research in the occult. The foundation maintains a library on occult science and related fields and publishes the many flying saucer contactee writings of Riley Hansard Crabb. The address of the foundation is: P.O. Box 6250, Eureka, CA 95502. Website:


Crabb, Riley Hansard. An Attempt at Cosmic Fellowship. Vista, Calif.: Borderland Science Research Foundation, 1964.

Layne, Meade. The Coming of the Guardians. 5th ed. Vista, Calif.: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 1964.

. The Ether Ship Mystery. San Diego: Borderland Sciences Research Associates, 1950.

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