Carve a pumpkin without creating a mess in your kitchen with Pumpkin Simulator by vidugiris.com. INSTRUCTIONS:Click and drag the carving utensil to slice up your pumpkin. Click "DONE" after you've finished and you'll see your masterpiece light up. Make sure you drag close to your starting point before releasing or the carve may not register. Have fun! *This game requires Macromedia Flash Player to be installed on your computer.
Check out The Haunted Dungeon, a frighteningly fun Shockwave* game in 3D by Halloween Arcade. Use your arrow keys to explore the dungeon and the creepy things trapped inside. CONTROLS:Use ARROW KEYS to navigate halls and the graveyard.*This game requires Shockwave Player to be installed on your computer.
Cassini flew within 746 miles above surface of Titan, capturing the most detailed images ever taken of Saturn's giant moon. But the new images have perplexed scientists.The huge cloud formation over Titan's south pole was expected to be made of methane. Data gathered by Cassini, however, shows the particles that make up the cloud are too large to be methane.Chris McKay, a planetary scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center, offers one possibility: "it's some sort of organic goo. It could be some sort of organic polymer, essentially plastic particles. Maybe little polystyrene foam balls. Who knows?" Read more at Space.comCredit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Astronomers were treated to an early Halloween treat on Wednesday night as the Earth's shadow moved over the moon, making it look like a giant glowing pumpkin. Click here to view the various stages of a lunar eclipse.Photo: Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
During the 18th and 19th centuries there was a major vampire scare in New England. At least a dozen cases of alleged vampirism occurred throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont, and rural New Englanders took gruesome steps deal with it.Paul Sledzik, former curator of anatomical collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, analyzed several corpses from a cemetery in Griswold, CT and determined they had been subjected to ritual vampire slayings. According to Sledzik, after a family member had died from tuberculosis, living members exhumed the body to look for "vampire" signs. If the corpse proved suspicious, its heart was removed and burned to ashes.And accounts of such activity persist to this day. In July, Romanian villagers claimed to have seen the corpse of a 76-year-old man sucking blood from his living family members. A group of men armed with wooden stakes opened his grave and removed his heart. Read more at bostonherald.com.
A new technology by Infineon Technologies may one day allow researchers to record a person's every thought and memory, and perhaps even transfer that person's lifetime of experiences to another.Infineon's "Neuro-Chip" is cabable of directly interfacing with a living nerve cell. Thousands of sensors on the chip read the electrical activity of the cell, amplify it, then transfer the signals to a computer for processing. The above photo shows the Neuro-Chip connected to living snail brains.Photo: Infineon Technologies, Max Planck Institute
For Streamlink members, as a tribute to Prof. Mack we present, in its entirety, his last interview on Coast to Coast which was conducted on 4/18/01 with Art Bell.
Circled in the image, is a fast moving object that was videotaped in Texas on October 15th, 2004. View a video clip that shows the object zipping past a jet. For more details, check out the report and video stills posted on HBCC UFO Research.
If you missed the spooktacular CMT documentary Most Shocking: Ghosts, narrated by Coast's own George Noory, it will be airing several more times throughout October. Visit this page for more info.One of the stories featured during the program was about the infamous LaLaurie House in New Orleans. Built in 1832 by wealthy slave owners, Madame Delphine LaLaurie and her physician husband used their servants to conduct gruesome medical experiments. In the years since these atrocities occurred, many people have claimed to hear screams of agony coming from the house at night and see ghosts of slaves walking about on the balconies and in the yards. Click here to watch a Flash presentation about LaLaurie House from nola.com.Do you believe in ghosts? Why not take CMT's Ghost Poll and see what other people are saying.
On October 19th, the Cassini spacecraft returned an image of a mysterious object near Saturn. What do you think it is? View an enlargement.
On Tuesday night, paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren (pictured) of the L.E.M.U.R. Team, joined Streamlink members in a lively one-hour chat about his research into ghostly plasma and other phenomena. Below are some excerpts; members can view the entire transcript.Lex Joshua, what's the latest project you are working on? Joshua P. Warren Our team continues our research in the lab reproducing the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights--a fascinating phenomenon here in NC. Plus, we're continuing our ghost research. Next week, we'll be in the Bermuda Triangle. Kat How are you reproducing the lights? Joshua P. Warren We're duplicating the conditions found at the mountain in a special plasma chamber. By producing intersecting electrical discharges, we've been able to make "balls" of plasma that seem to hover in mid-air. In nature, they can look like ghosts or UFOs to the untrained eye
Strange lights were reported in the Triangle in 1492
A drug called Propranolol is being tested to help to block traumatic memories. It's said to work by suppressing the action of stress hormones that imprint memories in the brain. Proponents of the medication feel it has promising uses in treating patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, though some ethicists fear that tinkering with memories could damage a person's core identity. Read more in this article by Rob Stein.
In the 4th hour, George conducted a special Open Lines, fielding callers who explained why they either could forgive or not forgive people for past transgressions.
A new finding suggests that "aura reading," the psychic gift that some people have that allows them to see colors around a person, may actually be a quirk of the brain. The case study, reported on Nature.com, relates the abilityto synaesthesia, the condition where senses cross over. To view images of auras, check out our previous article on aura photography.
Monday's first half-hour guest UFO researcher Stanton Friedman commented on the passing of famed alien abductee Betty Hill and discussed efforts to recreate the three dimensional star map she was shown by the aliens.
Called by some the "Grandmother of Ufology," Betty Hill and her husband had a UFO/alien encounter in 1961 that was widely publicized. She passed away yesterday at the age of 85 at her home in Portsmouth, NH surrounded by family and friends. Her friend Avis Ruffi (email) sent us this photo of Betty taken at her last birthday party. Avis writes: "Betty will be missed by many around the world. I was able to make it up to Portsmouth to be with Betty last week and even though I knew the end was near I was heartbroken when the call came. Betty faced her death as she did her life-- with courage and dignity." For more on Betty Hill's alien encounter check out BettyHillVideo.com
Momus Alexander Morgus, also known as Dr. Morgus and Morgus the Magnificent, was one of George's favorite childhood TV personalities. Each week from his secret laboratory in an abandoned warehouse, Morgus would introduce the evening's horror movie and perform wacky experiments (with assistants Chopsley and E.R.I.C). He was the first horror host to star in a feature film, "The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus" in 1962.Listen to Morgus recite some scary Hearse-ry Rhymes.* More sound clips, photos and info at morgus.com. *Requires RealPlayerGraphic and audio courtesy of Morgus Presents! Online.
The cover story in the latest issue of Skeptic, titled The Art of Imagining UFOs, by Diego Cuoghi, offers a conventional explanation for the strange spaceship-like objects that are sometimes seen in centuries old religious paintings. Cuoghi argues that people who call these UFOs are actually misinterpreting specific symbols that commissioned painters were told to include in their works. For instance, in this detail from the 15th century painting Miracle of the Snow he says the mysterious aerial objects represent platforms for angels which were routinely used in religious paintings of that period. In the Annunciation, a 15th century painting by Crivelli, Cuoghi says the heavenly vortex and dove are standard devices which were often used in annunciation depictions. And in perhaps the most well known "UFO painting" details from a 16th century Crucifixion fresco, are not portraying ET craft but the sun and the moon, which were often presented with a human face, he wr
A mystery animal similar to the yet unidentified "Elmendorf Beast" has been shot and killed in Pollack, Texas. The creature has nearly hairless blue-grey skin, four large canine teeth and an elongated tail. Some think it is a diseased coyote, others believe it is the mythical chupacabra. Watch the WOAI.com news report.
On January 3, 1959, the House of Shock with Morgus the Magnificent aired on television sets throughout New Orleans. With the help of his assistant, Chopsley, and a talking skull known as E.R.I.C., Morgus conducted weekly experiments while hosting late night horror movies. Shortly before Halloween 1959, the "Morgus' Experiment" was released. Listen to the full recording, which includes the original theme and narration from the House of Shock: Win | RealAudio courtesy of Lagniappe Broadcast Network.
We received two images from Phantasm Psychic Research. They write: In this photo of a house, the mist was not visible with the naked eye, but the team was getting a lot of electrical interference with their equipment at the time that the image was taken.In this graveyard photo, the mist also was not visible to the naked eye, but the cemetery has a history of producing a variety of psychic photographs.
Dave Haith, a retired newspaper journalist, who is involved with paranormal research, and lives in Bournemouth, UK writes with some interesting details about the late Prof. John Mack, including word of possible afterlife communications from him: Just back from a week's holiday yesterday, I found aphone voice message awaiting me from psychicresearcher Monty Keen's widow Veronica, at whosehome John Mack planned to stay on the night of histragic death.As we now know, Mack was killed in Totteridge Lane,London by a car driven by a Czech local resident whoit is alleged had been drinking.An inquest has been opened and adjourned and thereis a cremation on Wednesday.As the Internet has been awash with conspiracytheories re: Mack's demise
I asked herpermission to publish her Sunday Oct 3 voicemailmessage which is as follows:"Hello - message for David Haith from VeronicaFord-Keen to do with John Mack.You all seem to be surprised that John was stayinghere.
A man near Fort Wayne, Indiana captured an unusual aerial object on his home video camera on Sunday. Channel 5 in Cincinnati took the footage to various experts who each had different explanations for it. View the video and news report.Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center appeared briefly during the first hour to comment on the sighting, which he suggested may be a type of contrail.
'Turtle' George (email) writes to us: One of my favorite themes of Fall is carving the Jack-O-Lanterns, & the more extreme the effect the better. This year I planned ahead & slipped heavy-wall PVC pipe over 2 baby pumpkins. One rotted from slug damage but I harvested the other & cut off the restraining pipe. I now have a totally tubular pumpkin with a little hat for this year's Jack-O-Lantern. Here is a short video of the experiment: Win | Real
As a tribute to the late astronaut Gordon Cooper, members of Streamlink can listen to his C2C interview conducted on 9/9/99 with Art Bell.
Roots/alt-country artist Sean Hogan has sent us a new, longer version of his song Conspiracy Radio, which pays tribute to C2C and Art Bell. Enjoy this streamed recording, and visit Hogan's website for details on his upcoming CD release which will feature the song.
Check out Atomica, a fun Java game by PopCap Games. Turn atoms into molecules to score big points, or go up against the clock in the Time Trial mode. Instructions: Create molecules by moving atoms so they form 2x2 blocks of the same color.
Pictured (click for larger) is a strange skull and mummified skeleton that is on display at the "Wilson Estevanovic Museum of Natural History" in Uberaba, Brazil. The skull is about twice the size of a human head and there are six toes on the mummified foot. "Museum administrators claim not to know the provenance of the skeleton, which was discovered only recently when they tried to 'de-mummify' the piece, which was probably acquired in Egypt," the INEXPLICATA journal reported. Read more about the case at ufoinfo.com.
In his recent appearance on C2C, presidential candidate Ralph Nader commented on the unlikely coincidence that Bush and Kerry attended Yale University within two years of each other and were both members of the secretive fraternity there known as Skull & Bones. He questioned the oath of secrecy they took as undergraduates. "How long does it last? What does it cover? And at what point might it conflict in their presidential duties or their relations with other Bonesmen
who may be [part of] corporations, have business with federal government or be exposed to [potential] law enforcement?" According to an article by Kris Millegan, both Bush and Kerry when questioned, have deflected questions about their membership in Skull & Bones, referring to secrecy. Nader believes this isn't a trivial issue. "I think they ought to
discuss it candidly because their oaths of secrecy are supposed to go for the duration not just when they were undergraduates," he said.
Alexandra Robbins has written an expose of the secretive Skull and Bones society. Another such private group that has aroused much curiosity over the years is the Bohemian Club. The male-only club has included some of the world's most rich and powerful men, who have been meeting every summer in the 2,700-acre Bohemian Grove in Northern California for over a century. In 1999, such notables as the former and current Pres. Bush's, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and Dow Chemical Chairman Frank Popoff were all in attendance. President Herbert Hoover once called the Bohemian Club "the greatest men's party on Earth."