ROSE LANE GARDENS is a 6-unit luxury guest house that opened to the public in late 1989, using two remodeled "conch houses" in the Oldtown section of Key West - each house being about one hundred years old. Previous to moving to Florida in 1983, Moseley lived most of his life in or near Fort Lee, New Jersey, in the New York City metropolitan area.
In the late 1950s, Moseley spent a total of about three years living in Peru, where he succeeded in excavating and exporting hundreds, if not thousands, of Inca and pre-Inca artifacts, dating as far back as the pre-Christian era. These are highly artistic objects of ceramic, wood, silver, and gold.
For several years in the 1980s Moseley was proprietor of a pre-Columbian art gallery in Key West, where he sold artifacts from Peru and other South American countries, as well as rare wood carvings from various parts of Africa. In 1992 he donated his remaining Peruvian material to the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History, located in Dania, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. There they are on permanent display.
Jim Moseley's other unusual interest through the years has been in UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects). In this regard he has appeared on countless radio and television shows throughout the United States. In the late 196Oss and early 1970's, he lectured as an expert on UFOs to over one hundred colleges around the country. Beginning in 1954, he published a semi-professional magazine called SAUCER NEWS, which reached a peak subscription circulation of almost 10,000.
Currently Moseley publishes a (free) UFO "trade journal", mainly of interest to a few hundred people who make up the "hard core" of flying saucer buffs. Humor and UFO-related gossip are the main characteristics of this non-scheduled newsletter, which is called "Saucer Smear". This newsletter takes an attitude of benign skepticism toward the more extreme UFO beliefs, and generally reflects the various ways in which Moseley has mellowed in his thinking over the years. To find out just what that thinking is, one would have to become a "non-subscriber" to "Saucer Smear". There are no subscribers, but donations are warmly welcomed