Paul Mahar

An attempt to cure Martin Tielli of stage fright through the symbolic removal of the left eye, and the invocation of the Egyptian Wedjat (Eye of Horus.)

martin tielli stage fright
martin tielli stage fright
martin tielli stage fright
martin tielli stage fright
martin tielli stage fright
martin tielli stage fright
Broken knife

“This simple madness of excess, a beautiful whore calling more, more!”


From “Rumblestrips, 1999” (Unpublished)

Photographo of Paul Mahar
Tape art

The Tree Project/U.F.O.



I was living at the farmhouse in the summer of 2007. One day when I was out walking in the field, I decided I was going to try and take a picture of this maple tree every day for a year. 


I did pretty well and took pictures for several months, but in January I got a job out in the oil patch in Alberta so I had to put the project on hold.  I started up again when I got back in the spring, so I was able to get most of the year.  Here's the abridged version: one shot for every season.  

I really liked the 'autumn' picture shown above, so I started using it as the desktop picture on my laptop.  One morning while waiting for the computer to boot, I was looking at the picture on the screen and I noticed what I thought at first was dust on the screen.  Upon closer examination, I found that the little dot was actually in the picture, in the sky just to the upper left of the tree.  If you look closely you can make it out, but here's a couple of closer views: 

Photo of UFO close up

Now, let me just start out by saying that I'm not a believer in UFO's-- I think the odds are good that there are other life forms out in the universe, the scale is just too big not to consider it, but to have been visited by aliens? I'm not so sure I can get on that train. With that said, I have to consider the above object to be a UFO in the classic sense of the phrase, that is, an unidentifiable object.


I really don't know what it could be. It's too round to be a cloud formation, and it seems to have a shadow under it which means it has some mass. It also appears to be some distance away which would give it some altitude and size. I checked with Transport Canada and there was no record of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) being launched in the area, so that excludes the idea that it's a weather balloon.


After discovering the 'orb' (as I've come to call it,) I started looking more closely at the photo, and that's when I found this below and slightly to the left:

Photo of saucer

I know.  It sort of looks like dirt on the screen, but when you magnify it... well let's just say it looks saucer-like.  So now we have a dark saucer chasing a glowing orb.  I didn't see either of them the day I took the picture, which I might add was after an excellent late-night jam session and party at the farmhouse with Steve, Nils, Tom and myself. There was unbridled Moog playing-- perhaps we hit on a certain frequency, or...? 


If you have any ideas about what these phenomenon could be, please let me know, I'm open to suggestions.



I took the picture on October 21, 2007 at 1:05 PM. The camera used is a Fujifilm S 5200.


The photo has not been altered in any way.





For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the Moog and the strange behaviour it can affect, here is...



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