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ALS in Gulf War Vets

Tonight's first hour guest, Epidemiologist Dr. Robert W. Haley, has been studying the connection between Gulf War Syndrome and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for the last decade. ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive neurological disease that results in paralysis and eventually death. For those afflicted, there is no hope of cure for the disease.A recently published study in this month's issue of Neurology shows the rate of ALS in Gulf War veterans younger than 45 years of age was as much as three times more than the rate expected in the general population.Dr. Halely notes, "ALS is extremely rare in young age groups. Our findings suggest that some environmental exposure that these veterans had in the Gulf War greatly accelerated the ALS process so that it occurred at a much younger age."Despite mounting evidence, not everyone is convinced of the relationship between Gulf War service and ALS. Dr. Michael Rose of King's College Hospital

Friday Night Feature: Three Tales of the "Old Hag"

The Hag in BlackA few years ago, I had an Old Hag experience. I noticed myself laying in my bed. It was early morning and my apartment was illuminated by the dawn sun. I looked towards the foot of my bed and saw a short woman with black, hair, eyes, and dress standing in the corner of the room. This terrified me and at that moment I realized that I was paralyzed. In an instant, I saw the woman approach me at a very fast speed. It was as if every time I blinked (although I am not sure I was blinking), she had advanced on me until her face was right in front of mine and it felt as though she was sitting on my chest. After that, I seemed to break out of the paralysis and found myself laying in bed in my empty room. I have had a few instances of hypnagogic (hallucinatory) sleep paralysis in my life, but this was the scariest.

Future Life Progressions

Tonight's guest, Dr. Brian Weiss, has found startling evidence for the idea of reincarnation and past lives, through his work with regression techniques. Conversely, the late Dr. Helen Wambach, pioneered "future-progression" studies with large groups of people beginning in 1980. What she found, as documented in the book Mass Dreams of the Future by Chet Snow, disturbed her. The majority of subjects who were hypnotically progressed to the early 21st Century, reported being in a "floating" state which she recognized as indicating they were between lives. Because many of the people should have still been alive in this time frame, Wambach concluded a large scale catastrophe(s) may have wiped out a significant portion of the population. Things were looking up by 2300 A.D. and beyond, where a higher percentage of subjects reported being alive (i.e. in a future life). Snow characterized this era as "The Outward Wave," where people found themselves living in a synthetic space environm

Structures off Cuba

Investigator Linda Moulton Howe (earthfiles.com) appeared in the first hour of Wednesday's program, reporting on a set of unusual megalithic stones found off the coast of Cuba that resembled architecture. They "can't be explained in natural geology," said Linda, who listed such shapes as triangles, pyramids and curved surfaces as showing up in the sonar images. Linda interviewed Paul Weinzweig, co-owner of Advanced Digital Communications International, who was involved in the deep ocean bottom discovery. He told her that National Geographic had expressed interest in a preliminary survey of the structures before they would commit to a more extensive examination. To view photographs and read more details check out Linda's report on Earthfiles.com.

Dream Animals

Tonight's guest Rosemary Guiley has explored the fascinating terrain of dream animals. "Animals are the dream world's greatest teachers," she writes in an article from her website. She suggests that animals that appear in our dreams represent the unconscious and as such can reveal material from deeper or higher layers of our being. Certainly animals have played a major role in mythologies and religions throughout the ages, and these associations and symbols can reverberate in our dreams. James Hillman, the author of Dream Animals, refers to these creatures of our psyche as "archetypal eternal images." These inhabitants of our imagination, he says, are unpredictable, and cannot be "captured" into a single meaning. Guiley believes dream animals can point us towards traits that we need to develop. "Whether they seem to be friend or foe, dream animals are our spiritual allies, guides and teachers," she writes. Meanwhile in the humdrum waking world, my cat seems to be saying nothing mo

Art & Whitley

Art caught up with author Whitley Strieber (unknowncountry) to discuss the latest news about UFOs including a spectacular sigthing in British Columbia.

Special Report: Bay Area UFO Expo Part 2

Speaking at this past weekend's Bay Area UFO Expo, (and guesting tonight on C2C) was Jason Martell, who has studied Planet X theories and ancient artifacts. One of the few younger researchers at the Expo, the black-clad Martell gave a slick Power Point presentation that showed images which could bolster the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis. Jumping over to South America, for a take on some rather modern ETs, was Dr. Roger Leir, best know for his alien implant removals. Leir documented his journey to the town of Varginha, Brazil where he interviewed witnesses to the 1996 case, where allegedly large-headed aliens were scooped up by the military. Contrary to popular reports, witnesses told him that at least one of the beings did not have a noxious or oily smell, though it did have red eyes and visible veins in its shoulder. "Do ETs walk among us?" asked author Robert Perala. Quite possibly one came up to him after one of his lectures Perala detailed. The man said he came to Earth 35

Art Bell Returns to Radio as Weekend Host of Coast to Coast AM

Press Release LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2003– Art Bell, the radio personality known for his spontaneous and compelling conversations about all things unexplained, will replace Barbara Simpson as weekend host of Coast to Coast AM – the program he made famous. He will broadcast live from 1-5 a.m. ET Saturdays and Sundays with a refeed from 5-9 a.m. ET from his home studio in Pahrump, Nev., beginning Sept. 20. Bell stated, “For me, a return to radio is both mysterious and reassuring.” “We welcome Art back to the weekend microphone,” said Kraig Kitchin, president/COO Premiere Radio Networks. “His return reflects his long-standing bond with this audience and his undying passion for radio.”

George Noory: In for the Long Haul

Press Release LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2003 – George Noory, who became the full-time host of Coast to Coast AM in January of this year, has signed a long-term contract with Premiere Radio Networks, according to Kraig T. Kitchin, president/COO of Premiere. “George has come on the national scene fast, taking over Coast to Coast AM with a steady 475 affiliates,” said Kitchin. “The show has also continued its remarkable position as the highest rated overnight talk show in the nation. We are very pleased with his success,” he added. Growth stories can be found across the board of the show’s 475 affiliate base. For instance, from winter 2003 to spring 2003, Coast to Coast AM is up eight percent in Los Angeles, up 44 percent in Seattle, up 115 percent in Tampa, up 88 percent in Portland and up 60 percent in Las Vegas. Noory is number one in his time slot in all of these markets for persons 12+, with the exception of Los Angeles, where he’s #1 for adults 35-64. In addition, Noor

Johnny Cash: In Memoriam

Music legend Johnny Cash, passed away Friday, September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee.The following statement was issued today by manager of Johnny Cash, Lou Robin: “In honor of the Cash families privacy during these times, the decision has been made to hold private - both the visitation and the funeral services. They wish to thank everyone for their prayers at this difficult time.” The following statement was issued today by the family of Johnny Cash:“The family of Johnny Cash, in this sad hour, is greatly comforted by the outpouring of love and respect for his remarkable life. We also take solace in the knowledge that he is again reunited with his dearest companion, June. Our lives, and indeed the entire planet, will forever feel the emptiness of his loss, but his music and the greatness of his spirit will endure.” A public memorial is being planned and the date is yet to be announced. Flowers may be sent to:Hendersonville Funeral Home353 Johnny Cash

Spotlight on Melchizedek

Glenn Kimball will be discussing Melchizedek, whom he says was the first recorded person to be given the promise that he would have power over his death and not die (Hebrews 5: 4-10). Described as the King of Salem in the Bible, he was pictured giving Abraham bread and wine, in the famous painting by Rubens.

Cosmic Concepts

Tonight's guest, James Gardner, breaks away from both mainstream scientific and religious thought, with his "biocosm" theory. "The immense saga of biological evolution on Earth is one tiny chapter in an ageless tale of the struggle of the creative force of life against…the brute intransigence of lifeless matter," he writes. This view turns the standard scientific precept that life developed randomly and is of no cosmic significance, on its head. Gardner's hypothesis also parts from the Judeo-Christian notion of an unknowable supernatural Creator. He writes "the mind of God is the natural culmination of the evolution of the mind of humans and other intelligent creatures throughout the universe." But what if "life" itself is merely a label of our own invention? "Try as we might to impose a definition of life on nature, there are bound to be instances where the distinction between living and non-living is blurred or indeterminate," David Darling expounds in his Extraterre

Innovative Technologies

Gary Pratt, the founder of the think tank Tree House Consulting shared some of his group's innovative technologies in the first hour of Tuesday's show. One of their techniques involves the use of frequency vibrations, such as used in Tesla's experiments. Pratt cited a "hologramic disc sticker" as one of their innovations which could be used to change molecular structures. In a live demonstration, he explained how such a sticker could be used to cool the temperature of ice water, by acting as a "radiant barrier." Among some of Tree House's other environmentally friendly concepts are durable roof tiles made from recycled tires, and a special soil polymer, that doesn't dry out even when sitting out in the desert. According to Pratt, it could have tremendous applications for planting and growing without irrigation.

Friday Night Feature: The Unseen Beast

By Linda C. Years ago, I worked at a barbeque place and had to be at work at 4:30 in the morning. On my route I walked by the back side of a big park; it was said to be a special place in the past for the Native Americans with natural springs right off the Colorado river. One morning I was walking as usual and I passed this place that went under the bridge; it was a little path opposite a tunnel and I heard what sounded like a small kitten mewing just out of sight in the shadows. I stopped and called to it to see if I could make it come out; it wouldn't, so I kept on walking. For several days this went on, then something started to change. It was the sound the animal was making; it became more insistent; like a cat when it's watching you open a can of cat food. Then the sound it was making turned into a sound an angry cat makes when it growls at you. By then I knew it wasn't an animal, not even close. By this time I was praying when I walked. This seemed to make it more angry,

Ultimate Non-Lethal Weapon: The Greenback Bomb

Tonight's guest, Col. John Alexander is an expert in the cutting edge technology of non-lethal weaponry, some of which seems right out of the pages of science-fiction. And yet, there's one non-lethal weapon which was successfully employed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, that's decidedly low-tech. Cold, hard cash. In the October issue of Soldier of Fortune, Don McLean notes that while less-than-lethal military weapons are often too lethal, or too useless, "bald-faced bribery," can be more effective than a precision bomb, and comes with no collateral damage. According to his article "The Greenback Bomb: The Smartest Ordnance of All," the Pentagon acknowledged the importance of such methods, and oversaw PsyOps forces that in addition to massive leaflet drops, used a barrage of "black methods." Senior Iraqi officials were "inundated with emails and calls to their mobile phones. The messages were personal, usually tailored to the individual," and urged surrender for the benefit of themsel

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