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Project Blue Book

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the United States Air Force investigated thousands of UFO reports, under a program called Project Blue Book. Their conclusion: no evidence exists for extraterrestrial vehicles. Author Robert Goldberg believes the main purpose of Blue Book was public relations and disinformation. In an interview with ABC News, he described their mission to "denounce the UFOs, dismiss the UFOs, debunk the UFOs and anybody who believes in them -- just come up with answers and get this UFO thing out of the newspapers." Read more from ABC News.Explore the Project Blue Book Archive.

Reactions to ABC Special - Parts I & II

Hundreds of Coast listeners wrote in and shared their thoughts on ABC's special Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing. Read Part I and Part II of the many great responses we received.

Reactions to ABC Special - Part I

We asked Coast listeners to write in and share their thoughts on the recent ABC special Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing. Proving once again that the Coast audience is the best around, we received literally hundreds of great responses. Read a handful of them here.

Mars Update

In the first hour, reporter and editor for Earthfiles.com, Linda Moulton Howe, presented an update on the latest Mars findings, which could help answer the question about life on the red planet once and for all. Linda said discoveries made by Mars rover Spirit in the "Columbia Hills" seem to indicate that Martian rocks have been exposed to a lot of water. According to Larry Crumpler, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist and member of NASA Mars Spirit Rover team, "early Mars was really wet and suddenly that climate just changed very early in the history and things have been a lot drier since." Crumpler theorized that the ancient waters could have soaked into the ground, remained in a liquid state by the warmth inside Mars, and developed micro-organisms deep underground. Read more at Earthfiles.com.

William Henry Chat Excerpts

Our recent special guest in Streamlink's live chat was investigative mythologist William Henry (pictured) who shared some fascinating ideas in a one hour Q & A. Below are excerpts; members can view the entire transcript.SylvannahHi William, I'm a huge fan of your work and curious what your next project is. William Henry Thank you for asking. I've just gotten the writing bug again. My next book will be about Atlantis. In addition, I am constantly preparing for the next lecture.spirittalkerWilliam, what's the latest adventure? William Henry It may be a little premature, but I've got well-placed folks helping me with a trip to Iraq.GuestIraq's museums have been mostly destroyed or so reported in American media, are there many items that have been protected? Would they be accessible? William Henry That's what I'm wanting to find out and to get a first-hand look at what is there. GuestI guess I'm the idiot in the bunch, could you

19.5 Degrees of Issues

In tandem with Richard C. Hoagland's appearance, we received a special Ebejeebies panel from Vulnepro.com in which the alien Crell is examined for signs of hyperdimensional physics. Click here to view.

Garfield's Ghost

Pres. James Garfield died from complications from a bullet wound during his first year in the White House. According to the book "Ghosts: Washington Revisited" by John Alexander, Garfield's ghost was spotted by more than one person at the Capitol building, while his body lay in state there.

Test Your ESP

The Zener Cards, consisting of five different symbols, were developed for testing psi ability by parapsychologist J. B. Rhine.In this online test, you can quickly find out if you may have above average ESP.

Bipedal Bots

Researchers at Cornell, MIT and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed a new breed of energy efficient robots that walk like humans. The Cornell robot (pictured above) uses energy only to push off, then gravity brings each foot down. Based on "passive-dynamic" technology, the robot can walk on level ground using as little as one-half the wattage of a standard, compact fluorescent light bulb. Play video: RealCredit: National Science Foundation

Death Valley Moving Rocks

The moving rocks of Death Valley have puzzled researchers for decades. The rocks, some weighing as much as 700 pounds, leave mysterious trails hundreds of yards long in the dry desert lake bed. Paula Messina, assistant professor of geology at San Jose State University in California, believes that extremely strong winds push these rocks across the surface of the playa after it has been made slick with rain. Read more at Death-Valley.us.Photo: Harald Pietschmann

Unmanned Craft

In a recent NewsMax column, Charles R. Smith writes about how the military is increasingly turning to "unmanned armed robot planes," for use on the battlefield. Pictured is Northrop-Grumman's X-47A Pegasus, an experimental UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) first unveiled in 2001. For more images of such craft, check out this page from strange-mecha.com.Listener Submission: 'Air Vehicle #1' (from the film Stealth)

John Perkins Photos

Globe trotting John Perkins has followed four career paths. One of them has involved explorations of indigenous cultures and shamanism. In this photo (click for larger), he's seen practicing with an Amazonian blowgun. View more images from his gallery.

Death of Sister Lucia

Sister Lucia has passed away at the age of 97 at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, Portugal. She was the last survivor of three children who claimed to see the Virgin Mary in an astounding series of apparitions that took place in the town of Fatima in 1917. This photo from AP shows the three children from that year: Lucia, age 10 (left), Francisco, 9, (center) and Jacinta, 7. For more info, see Catholic World News, as well as past articles from our site about the Fatima incidents.Monday's first hour guest Father Nicholas Gruner commented on the passing of Sister Lucia. He said it was not a sad event, as she can now go on to the heavenly rewards that had been promised to her. Gruner suggested that she'd been silenced by the Vatican since 1960 in regards to the third secret of Fatima, and that that information may be buried with her.

UFO Over Washington DC

Mediavillage.net has discovered "something odd about the Washington [webcam] image feed." In some screen shots, a UFO appears to be hovering in the sky over Washington DC. The sighting occurred at 03:15 EST February 10, 2005 and was immediately reported to NUFORC.org. Read more here.

Death Star's Twin

Saturn's diminutive moon, Mimas, looks eerily similar to the deadly battle station from Star Wars in an image taken by the Cassini probe. The giant crater which gives the moon its characteristic look is more than 85 miles across. Scientists think if the asteroid that struck Mimas and formed the crater had been any larger, the moon would have broken in two. Read more at NewScientist.com Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Ramtha Says

When J.Z. Knight goes into a deep trance state, she claims the powerful presence of Ramtha, the Enlightened One, comes through her to speak and interact with an audience. Here is a sampling of quotes culled from Ramtha's numerous books: --I am saying to you, find that which is termed your own relationship with God, and in your own relationship with God you define that individually. Once that is defined, you will be the true and relevant student of this Great Work. --Rediscovering the Pearl of Ancient WisdomNow the birthing of the soul can be as dramatic as the birthing of the body. The birthing of the soul has to break through the thick membrane of genetic heritage. It has to break through the thick neuronet programming that everyone calls attitude. --Making Contact: Our Soul's Journey and Purpose Through LifeAnd the greatest crowning achievement of our life is to know this mystical medicine, and it begins with to love yourself. But if

The Hawaii Streak

This animation created by the Night Sky Live project shows a mysterious streak that was captured by their cameras in Hawaii on Dec. 17, 2004. Click here to view a larger animation and further details.During Tuesday's first hour, two guests reacted to the streak. First astronomer Seth Shostak of SETI shared his analysis, suggesting that the object was at least 1,300 miles up and may have been related to a fuel discharge from a launched satellite. Next,planetary scientist David Grinspoon weighed in, commenting that the streak is currently a genuine mystery. While he finds the satellite theory credible, he said "it's not an open and shut case."

Triangle Sighting

Dr. Mark Olson of Sonara Sightings writes:I have attached video footage of the triangular UFO that I videotapedwhile Art was on the air (in the background sound). On August 8, 2004the UFO appeared over Lyons Bald Mountain and flew over my head veryslowly, heading south. There was absolutely no sound. It was awesome.My brother came home just in time to witness and also videotape the UFO. Art was on the air talking about black triangles with callers while ABCwas filming for a documentary (airing on Feb. 24th). Watch: Win | Real

Friday Night Feature: "Ideomotor" Communications

My name is Steven Soeten. I do automatic writing and drawing using the name Aster. I am 46 years old, live and work in the Netherlands and have been devotedly doing automatic writing and drawing since 1983. I am convinced that automatic writing was latently present before this time. From 1994 until 2002 I have been working fulltime committing myself to the "ideomotor" experiencing and researching of automatic writing. My quest started in 1983 with messages of my brother Bobby, who was killed in Israel in 1983. Bobby would write through me, but his messages were often unclear. In 1985 a spirit entity who called herself "Margaretha" channeled through me, with a series of short messages that have kept me busy with automatic writing and drawing work and research until this day. Finally, in the year 1999, I drew her picture (center image) or perhaps I should say she drew her picture through me. Margaretha's message is as important as it is cryptic. It took me 20 years to learn

HAARP's Neon Sky

HAARP researchers created a neon light show by shooting intense radio beams into the night sky. The images (click for enlargement) from the HAARP Observatory show artificial "green speckle" emissions superimposed over the natural background aurora only during frames when the transmitter was on. Scientists speculate a similar technique could one day be used to light a city. The experiment was conducted March 10, 2004 and the results released Feb. 2, 2005 in the journal Nature. Read more at LiveScience.com.

Asteroid Flyby

This week, NASA scientists analyzing the most likely path of Asteroid 2004 MN4 projected it will be visible to the naked eye when it flies past Earth on April 13, 2029. According to a Space.com article, "There has been no event like this in modern history." Start making travel plans now, the 1000-ft wide rock will only be visible from Europe, Africa and western Asia.

Funny Phone Call

During the Thursday and Friday night programs, George played a recording of a phone message left by a man who witnessed a car accident on his way to work.

Moon Landing Hoax?

For a number of years, there have been people who claim that the Apollo astronauts never really landed on the moon and the whole thing was faked. The Apollo Hoax site written by Dave Cosnette presents this position along with evidentiary photographs. Conversely, Redzero's Moonhoax refutes these claims with analysis and commentary on many of the same photos.See also articles from lunaranomalies.com.

A Whale of a Story

Finding stardom in the surprise hit film Free Willy, Keiko became known as the world's most famous whale. This timeline from Keiko.com recounts the orca whale's odyssey which spanned five countries and tens of thousands of miles. Click here to view their photo gallery.

On the Money

The website foldmoney.com shows how you can fold the U.S. $20 bill and see images of the Twin Towers on fire, the Pentagon attack, and the name Osama. Their site also features folding tricks with bills of other denominations.

The UFO Coin

A 17th century copper coin made in France appears to depict a UFO (click on image to view larger). Collectors, who have studied the coin for a number of years, remain baffled by the design, but have suggested it may represent Ezekiel's wheel from the Bible. More details here.

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