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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

On the 8/1/13 show, we remembered the trailblazing Coast to Coast AM guests who have now passed on. Here is a list, along with links to their individual Show Bio pages:

James Arthur (1958-2005) was a popular lecturer who coalesced Ethnomycology, Ethnobotany, Astrotheology, Archaeoastronomy, Occult Anatomy, Chemistry, Philosophy, Anthropology, Theology, Mythology, Alchemy and Symbology to weave a fascinating quilt of human history that sheds an astonishing light on human origins and even the future of humanity.

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj (1931–2004) received his medical education and training at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University. He spent most of his scientific life researching the link between pain and disease and chronic dehydration. Dr. Batmanghelidj discovered the healing powers of water when he was serving time as a political prisoner in an Iranian jail. He successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with the only medication he possessed – water.

Jon-Erik Beckjord (1939–2008) was a San Francisco-based paranormal investigator and photographer known for his far-reaching ideas regarding such phenomena as UFOs, crop circles, the Loch Ness Monster, and his specialty, Bigfoot, which he believed to be an extradimensional ghost-like entity that lives in mountains, forests, and even farmers' fields.

Fred Bell (1943-2011), a flying saucer contactee, was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After high school he joined the Air Force. He was trained to work on radar and was stationed at a facility where numerous UFO contacts were tracked. Following his time in the Air Force, he worked with Rockwell International and then as a consultant to various companies in the aerospace industry. It was during this time that he became interested in Eastern spirituality and studied with several spiritual masters. He also obtained a degree in alternative medicine and became a lecturer on behalf of the National Health Federation (an organization advocating freedom of medical choice for the public).

Al Bielek (1927–2011) worked for various military contractors, and said the people he worked with began to reveal the truth about the US government's involvement with extraterrestrials and PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) programs. Strange things started to happen to him soon afterwards. Recruited into the "Montauk Project," Bielek said he worked his normal day job in California, and then would take a highly classified underground magnetic levitation subway train from Los Angeles to Montauk. In January 1988, his memories of his participation in the Philadelphia Experiment started to return. Bielek made the decision to go public with the information about his involvement at Montauk and the Philadelphia Experiment in 1989.

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) was an American fantasy, science-fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into comic books, television shows and films.

George Carlin (1937–2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

Philip Carlo (1949–2010) was a journalist and best selling biographer of Thomas Pitera, Richard Kuklinski, Anthony Casso, and Richard Ramirez. Carlo suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease". He was bound to a wheelchair and respirator, but retained his ability to speak normally during his lifetime.

Edgar Evans Cayce (1918–2013) was the youngest son of the famous clairvoyant Edgar Cayce and his wife, Gertrude. He graduated from Duke University in 1939 with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and was a registered professional engineer. Married and the father of two children, Edgar Evans Cayce was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, the organization dedicated to preserving and studying the transcripts of psychic data left by his late father.

Robert Chapman (1935–2012) was the editor and publisher of the International Forecaster, a publication that covers business, finance, economics, and social and political issues all over the world. Mr. Chapman spent 45 years in the finance and investment business, 28 of which were as a stockbroker, specializing in gold and silver shares. For a number of years he owned his own brokerage firm.

Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy (1929-2006), a Catholic priest, was a friend of the late Father Malachi Martin. Dr. Coomaraswamy received his early education in India, in an orthodox Hindu setting. He graduated from Harvard University and then went on to Medical School. He spent 30 years as a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. Following his retirement from surgery, he retrained in Psychiatry. He has published fairly extensively both in the fields of medicine and theology. In 1997 he was ordained by the traditional rites in the Roman Catholic Church.

Gordon Cooper (1927–2004) was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. He was the first American to sleep in space during that 34-hour mission and was the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission.

William "Bill" Cooper (1943–2001) was an American conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, and author best known for his 1991 book "Behold a Pale Horse," in which he warned of multiple global conspiracies, some involving ETs.

Philip Coppens (1971–2012) was a Belgian author, radio host, and commentator whose writings, speeches and television appearances focused on areas of alternative and fringe science and history. He was a co-host of the Spirit Revolution radio show, his writing was featured in Nexus and Atlantis Rising magazines, and he appeared in 16 episodes of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens television series.

Col. Philip J. Corso (1915–1998) was a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S. Army's Research & Development department. He came forward to reveal his personal stewardship of alien artifacts from the Roswell crash. In his book, The Day After Roswell, he told how he spearheaded the Army's reverse-engineering project that led to today's integrated circuit chips, fiber optics, and lasers, and how he helped to "seed" the Roswell alien technology to giants of American industry.

Gene Egidio (1933-2009) was an internationally renowned spiritual healer. He was a child when he first discovered his gift - the ability to heal the sick just by touching them. Frightened by this seemingly demonic talent, his parents sought "treatment" for their son, including exorcisms and a year of electroshock therapy. This brutality taught him to hide his God given gift. Years later, a chance incident reawakened Gene's healing powers.

David Flynn (1962-2012) posted original and groundbreaking research of ancient mysteries, "illuminated" fraternities, and Bible prophecy on his famous Watcher Website. David's research has been published and referenced by numerous best selling authors, books and magazines around the world.

Debbie Ford (1955–2013) was an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation whose books have been translated into twenty-two languages and used as teaching tools in universities. She earned a degree in psychology with an emphasis in consciousness studies from JFK University. Her ongoing mission was to empower people to become the conscious designers of their lives and to create the outer circumstances that most clearly reflect their heart's desires.

Laurence Gardner (1943-2010) was a writer and lecturer in the "alternative history" genre of research. His first book Bloodline of the Holy Grail was published in 1996 and was serialized in the Daily Mail and became a best seller. He used his books to propose several theories, including a belief that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had married and had children, whose descendants included King Arthur and the House of Stuart. In Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark, he claimed that the Ark of the Covenant was a machine for manufacturing "monatomic gold" - a supposed elixir which could be used to extend life.

Lou Gentile (1969-2009) personally experienced ghosts and violent hauntings for over 20 years. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in two haunted houses. He was a local union 322 HVACR mechanic by day and at night a paranormal investigator, demonologist, musician & nationally syndicated talk show host. He was featured on MTV's FEAR, FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and many more.

Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf (1949-2005) worked intimately for many years with indigenous elders in both North and South America, many of whom have embraced him as a spiritual teacher, a prophet and ceremonial leader in his own right. He had two PhD's, one in Christian Theology and Native American Studies, and a second in Biblical Archeology.

John Jay Harper (1951-2010) was a clinical hypnotherapist, futurist, medical research scientist, public-speaker, and writer. He was a graduate of the American Institute of Hypnotherapy, Independence University's California College for Health Sciences, and Central Washington University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired computer specialist, electronics engineer, and senior mental health counselor with the Department of Defense. Later he became an environmentalist and international talk show guest speaking to the relationship between our consciousness evolution and cataclysmic earth changes.

Ray Harryhausen (1920–2013) was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." His most memorable works include the animation on Mighty Joe Young (1949), with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), his first color film; and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors.

Michael Hastings (1980-2013) was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and reporter for BuzzFeed. He rose to prominence with his coverage of the Iraq War for Newsweek in the 2000s. After his fiancee, Andrea Parhamovich, was killed when her car was ambushed in Iraq, Hastings wrote his first book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story (2008). He received the George Polk Award for "The Runaway General" (2010), a Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war. The article documented the widespread contempt for civilian officials in the US government by the general and his staff and resulted in McChrystal's resignation.

Don Herbert, known as Mr. Wizard, (1917– 2007) was the creator and host of Watch Mr. Wizard (1951–65, 1971–72) and of Mr. Wizard's World (1983–90), which were educational television programs for children devoted to science and technology. He also produced many short video programs about science and authored several popular books about science for children.

Budd Hopkins (1931–2011) was an American painter, sculptor, and prominent figure in alien abduction phenomena, and related UFO research. In 1975, Hopkins and Ted Bloecher studied a multiple-witness UFO report, the North Hudson Park UFO sightings, which occurred in New Jersey. In 1976, the Village Voice printed Hopkins' account of the investigation, and he began receiving regular letters from other UFO witnesses, including a few cases of what would later be called "missing time"-- inexplicable gaps in one's memory, associated with UFO encounters.

Steve Irwin (1962-2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo. Irwin died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest.

Beverly Jaegers (1935-2001) was a teacher, researcher, psychic investigator, and licensed investigator since 1974. With over thirty years of experience in the fields of psychic phenomena, Jaegers worked with individuals and with police aiding in investigations. She was featured on A&E's The Unexplained, and was the author of The Psychic Paradigm. She was also a major force behind the US Psi Squad, a State of Missouri Registered Detective Agency.

Grant Reid Jeffrey (1948-2012) was a Canadian Bible teacher of Bible prophecy/eschatology and biblical archaeology and a proponent of dispensational evangelical Christianity. Jeffrey served as the chairman of Frontier Research Publications for more than 20 years. His books have sold more than 7 million copies and have been printed in 24 languages.

Vendyl Jones (1930–2010) was an American Noahide scholar who directed archaeological searches for Biblical artifacts such as the Ark of the Covenant.

John Keel (1930– 2009) was an American journalist and influential ufologist who is best known as author of The Mothman Prophecies.

Jim Keith (1949-1999) was an American author best known for the books "Black Helicopters Over America" and "The Octopus", co-written with Kenn Thomas, which detail conspiracy theories around the death of reporter Danny Casolaro. Keith authored popular books on conspiracy topics, including Mind Control/World Control, Black Helicopters I and II, OK Bomb, Saucers of the Illuminati, Casebook on Alternative 3, Casebook on the Men In Black and many others and his views are considered unapologetically controversial.

Glenn Kimball (19??-2010) collected ancient texts since the age of fifteen and was famous for being able to integrate very diverse texts into a contiguous story line. Due to the censorship of time and doubt, most of the documents and oral stories chronicling the early life of Jesus were destroyed, lost, or forgotten. After 25 years of research, during which Kimball visited museums, Indian tribes, medicine men, and universities, he assembled some of the missing links and unsolved mysteries of Christianity.

George Lee Lutz (1947-2006) had a brief stay in a home in Amityville, N.Y., which spawned one of the most famous haunted house stories, the basis for the "Amityville Horror" novel and movies

John Mack M.D. (1929-2004) was an American psychiatrist, writer, and professor at Harvard Medical School. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien abduction experiences.

Eugene Mallove (1947–2004) was a scientist, science writer, editor, and publisher of Infinite Energy magazine, and founder of the non-profit organization New Energy Foundation. He was a strong proponent of cold fusion, and a supporter of its research and related exploratory alternative energy topics.

Ray Manzarek (1939-2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973.

Philip Marshall (1959-2013), a veteran airline captain and former government "special activities" contract pilot authored three books on top secret America. Beginning with his roles in the 1980s as a Lear jet captain within a DEA sting on Pablo Escobar and later in the covert arming of Nicaraguan Contras, Marshall researched 30 years of covert government activities, a revolving door of Wall Street tricksters, media moguls and their well funded politicians into every branch of our government.

Malachi Martin (1921–1999) was a renowned exorcist and Jesuit, an advisor to three Popes, and best-selling author. As a member of the Vatican Intelligence Network, under Pope John the 23rd, Martin helped extend the Church into Iron Curtain countries. In 1964, concerned about the corrupting influences of power, Martin was released from his vows of poverty and obedience after 25 years as a Jesuit. He left Rome for New York, where he did odd jobs until a Guggenheim Fellowship enabled him to write his first bestseller, Hostage to the Devil.

Terence McKenna (1946–2000) was an American psychonaut, lecturer, and writer. He was noted for his ability to articulate his knowledge on psychedelics, metaphysics, plant-based entheogens, and subjects ranging from shamanism, language, historical and civilizational timelines, the theoretical origins of human consciousness, and his concept of novelty theory.

Ed McMahon (1923 – 2009) knew most of the entertainment icons of the 20th century. He started his television career in Philadelphia and moved to New York in 1958 to appear on Who Do You Trust with Johnny Carson. Ed interviewed writers, producers, cameramen and stars such as Annette Funicello, Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, Art Linkletter, Gale Storm, Barbara Billingsley, Walter Cronkite, Jerry Mathers, Soupy Sales, Ron Howard, Merv Griffin and more to provide not just a history of early television, but a history told by those who made it happen.

Brian O'Leary (1940-2011) was an American scientist, author, and former NASA astronaut. He was a member of the sixth group of astronauts selected by NASA in August 1967. The members of this group of eleven were known as the scientist-astronauts, intended to train for the Apollo Applications Program - a follow-on to the Apollo Program, which was ultimately canceled. In later life he became an advocate of utilizing exotic energy sources to resolve humanity's energy problems.

Edmund J. Pankau (1945-2004), the President of Pankau Consulting, was one of the leading authorities on the detection and prevention of financial fraud and the conduct of domestic and international financial investigation. His experience as an investigator spanned thirty years, during which he assisted in the recovery of millions of dollars and the prosecution of criminals throughout the world.

Dr. Paul Pearsall (1942-2007) was a licensed clinical and educational psychologist. His teachings challenged the usual "inspirational self-help" approaches which have become popular. Dr. Pearsall received the prestigious Scripps Medical Center Trail Blazer in Medicine Award for his clinical and research work in health and wellness. He studied and did clinical work on the relationship between humor and health, and combined the latest findings from psychology and medicine with ancient Hawaiian principles of loving, working and living.

Pam Reynolds (1956–2010) from Atlanta, Georgia, was an American singer-songwriter. In 1991, at the age of 35, she claims to have had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation performed at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Her experience was one of the most notable and widely documented in near-death studies because of the unusual circumstances under which it happened.

Aaron Russo (1943–2007) was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. Later in life, he created various Libertarian-leaning political documentaries including Mad as Hell, and America: Freedom to Fascism.

Carol Simontacchi (1947-2011) authored numerous books and training courses including Your Fat is Not Your Fault and The Crazy Makers: How Fast Foods are Killing Our Minds and Destroying Our Children.

Zecharia Sitchin (1920–2010) was an eminent Orientalist and Biblical scholar, distinguished by his ability to read ancient Sumerian clay tablets and other ancient texts. He attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, a race of extraterrestrials from the planet Nibiru, said to be on an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth's own Solar System. Sitchin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 25 languages.

Jerry E. Smith (1950-2010) was an author, lecturer, poet, and editor. His published works include three books from Adventures Unlimited Press, scores of non-fiction articles and reviews, and more than a dozen ghost-written books. He was a close friend and literary partner of author Jim Keith.

Wendelle Stevens (1923-2010) was actively involved in ufology for 54 years, first as Director of Investigations for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) in Tucson, Ariz., where he retired. He amassed one of the largest collections of UFO photos and investigated a number of contact cases, published in more than 22 books. His most famous one was about the Billy Meier case in Switzerland.

Frank Stranges (1927-2008) was the Founder and President of the National Investigations Committee on UFOs. In addition, he was President of International Evangelical Crusades (a worldwide Christian Denomination) and International Theological Seminary of California. He held degrees in Theology, Psychology and Criminology.

William Strauss (1947–2007) was an author, historian, playwright, theater director, and lecturer. He was a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He co-authored nine books, five of which were with Neil Howe about generational history.

Ingo Swann (1933–2013), considered the father of remote viewing, was internationally known as an advocate and researcher of the exceptional powers of the human mind, and a leading figure in governmental and scientific projects to investigate and identify the scope of subtle human perceptions.

Mac Tonnies (1975-2009) was an American author and blogger whose work focused on futurology, transhumanism and paranormal topics. Tonnies grew up in Independence, Missouri, and attended William Chrisman High School and Ottawa University. His cryptoterrestrial hypothesis was developed in his blog, and later published posthumously. It proposes that ET beings are actually mysterious and secretive races of earthly origin. Tonnies died of cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 34.

Tom Van Flandern (1940–2009) was an American astronomer and author specializing in celestial mechanics. Van Flandern had a career as a professional scientist, but was noted as an outspoken proponent of non-mainstream views related to astronomy, physics, and extraterrestrial life. He also published the non-mainstream Meta Research Bulletin.

Stuart Wilde (1946-2013) was a British writer, best known for his visionary works on metaphysics, self-empowerment, and spirituality. He was also a lecturer, teacher, humorist, essayist, scriptwriter, lyricist, and music producer. He was the author of twenty books.

Rabbi Moshe Yess (1945–2011) took a one way trip to Jerusalem in 1978 and enrolled in a Rabbi College, a yeshiva, and studied Judaism there for about 7 years. In 1990-91, after witnessing very profound events that happened within the Chassidic Jewish Community called Habad-Lubavitch, Moshe Yess came to a startling realization that explained what is afoot in today's chaotic world from a Jewish perspective. In 1998, Moshe Yess assumed the title of Rabbi.

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