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Hoagland Update

First hour guest Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission shared updates on space-related topics. He said he is beginning to think that Saturn's moon Iapetus may have been heavily modified by carbon nanotubes, rather than being artificially made in its entirety (Part 5 of his report on this subject has recently been updated). He also voiced excitement over the plan for Mars Express to turn on its radar, which he believes could confirm buried cities under the sediment on the red planet. Hoagland announced that he'll be at Coral Castle for the solar eclipse on April 8, to observe possible hyperdimensional effects.

Ed Dames Scores a Hit?

Was today's 8.7 earthquake in Indonesia a "hit" for remote viewing teacher Major Ed Dames? Back on his Jan. 1, 2005 appearance on the show, he said there would be a 9+ quake in Indonesia in March 2005. The map on the left (click for larger) shows the location he predicted, as well as the actual location of today's quake about 2,000 miles away. Major Dames confirmed with us that this was the incident he foresaw. He said that it's difficult to get precise magnitudes through this process and that it would have taken double the remote viewing hours to hone in on the exact epicenter where the quake took place. --L.L.

Space Elevator Contest

Taking a cue from the X-prize, NASA has set aside $400,000 over the next two years for competitions to encourage the development of a Space Elevator -- the combination of a light-powered robotic climber and a thin 62,000 mile long tether. The Space Elevator would be able to lift payloads directly from Earth to orbit in space.This year's contest requires participating teams to build a robot climber and power-receiving system capable of raising 55 pounds up a 164-foot cable, as well as to create tethers of a standard length, width and weight that are at least 50% better than last year's best offering. Watch the intro movie and read more at elevator2010.org.Illustration by Marshall Almeid

Space Patrol

In the second hour, author Jean-Noel Bassior, talked about her book Space Patrol, which chronicles the early sci-fi TV series. Space Patrol was a live "space opera" broadcast by a local Los Angeles TV station in 1950. The 15-minute daily serial was eventually picked up by ABC and turned into a weekend half-hour show. Each episode viewers were treated to another adventure of Commander Buzz Corey and the crew of the spaceship Terra, as they fought for interplanetary justice in the 30th century. Bassior admitted a "psychic experience" led her to track down the Space Patrol cast, and credits Lyn Osborn's (Cadet Happy) spirit for providing the motivation to write the book. Bassior said the heroism of the show's characters inspired her as a youth and taught her to be compassionate. Listen to the famous Space Patrol intro performed by veteran announcer Dick Tufeld (the voice of the robot in Lost in Space):Win | RealAudio and graphic courtesy of spacepatrolbo

Haunted Cemetery?

While scouting out a Tarpon Springs, FL cemetery for potential paranormal activity, Brandy Stark snapped this photo (click for larger). She reported that the temperature was in the 60's and no mist was visible at the time.

Glow of Distant Worlds

A new technique has allowed scientists to see the glow of two extrasolar planets for the first time.The two Jupiter-sized bodies, which each orbit around a different star, were recently detected in infrared light. The artist's rendering on the left, by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt, depicts how either planet might appear in both visible and infrared light. Read more at Space.com.

Hairy Stone & 'Satanic' Turtle

Two recent news items caught our eye. First off, is a stone with long white 'hair' that is currently on exhibit in China. Though the hair looks more realistic than, say one of Andy Warhol's wigs, scientists say it's actually sea plants. Meanwhile in Indiana, pet shop owners say the likeness of Satan emerged on their turtle Lucky's shell, following a huge fire. Lucky, living up to his name, was the only pet to survive the inferno.--L.L.

Mammoth Display

A frozen mammoth, believed to have lived around 18,000 years ago, has just gone on exhibit at the World Expo in Japan. The head, tusks and front leg are preserved inside a giant refrigerator, in what is being called the most successful excavation and display of such an animal. The creature, now extinct, was dug up from the Siberian tundra."We would like as many people as possible to take a look at this mammoth and think about the past and the future of human beings," Toshio Nakamura, secretary-general of the exposition told AFP.Scientists are now considering trying to clone the animal from its remains. Read more at Discovery.com.

The Bible & UFOs

Presbyterian minister and author, Dr. Barry Downing, believes the Bible was inspired by extraterrestrials who traveled to earth in flying saucers. In his book, The Bible and Flying Saucers, Downing speculates that the pillar of cloud and fire which led Moses and the Israelites during their escape from Egypt was actually a UFO (see Exodus 13:20).Downing also claims extraterrestrials spoke to Moses through the burning bush, as well as instructed the priests of Israel how to dress in order to protect themselves against radiation from the UFO which hovered over the Tabernacle. He suggests this may account for the Jewish custom of wearing skullcaps during prayer and worship.Credit: Illustration by Monarca Lynn Merrifield (website) from 'The Bible and Flying Saucers' back cover.

I Was A Zombie

On May 2, 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was declared dead by two physicians at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti. Narcisse's body was identified by his sister, Angelina, and buried the next day in a small cemetery near their village.

Proverbs About Luck

The concept of luck has been viewed differently across time and cultures. Here are a number of proverbs that illustrate the variation.

Global Visions

Father Wingate posted a new set of global predictions on his website, dated February 16, 2005. Among the items he foresees are, another tsunami hitting Asia, an earthquake in Pakistan causing damage to a chemical plant, and a coal mine fire in the US or Europe leading to a large evacuation. His prediction of a Mnt. St. Helens eruption could be viewed as having already transpired. Read more here.

Hemp History

Using cannabis as a medical treatment dates back thousands of years. But the plant has also been employed for many other purposes. For instance, one of the earliest known woven fabrics was said to be made of hemp. More recently, the original Levi jeans were made out of a tough hemp sailcloth for miners during the California Gold Rush, so that their pockets wouldn't tear when filled with gold.

George Noory Montage

Coast listener Paul Van Scott sends us his photo montage of George Noory composed entirely of UFO related imagery. View here.

Sounds of a Quake

Kamasami Kong writes: On Sunday, September 5th, 2004, a big quake hit Osaka. It was a ~relatively~ small one compared to the Great Hanshin Earthquake that hit us (in Kobe) about 10-years ago, in 1995.

Open Letter from Art

Art Bell responds to his critics regarding 9-11 conspiracy theories in an open letter to his listeners: "Just so there is no confusion about my position, let me please state for the record, I DO NOT believe that President Bush ordered or authorized the 9-11 attack as was posted on the Rense site 9-17-04 (Thomas Buyea). This was only one of many such articles found on that site.

New Neanderthal Skeleton

Anthropologists have created the first full-body reconstruction of a Neanderthal. It was pieced together using 70,000 year-old bones from a specimen in France and 60,000 year-old fragments from a skeleton discovered in Israel. One of the biggest surprises was seeing how radically different the neanderthal's ribcage was compared to modern humans, said Gary Sawyer, one of the project's designers. Read more at LiveScience.com.

Letters from Serial Killers

First hour guest, actress Amanda Swisten (pictured) has had a long standing interest in abnormal psychology. A year and a half ago she received an unsolicitedletter from a convicted serial killer which began a correspondence between them. The death row inmate, whom she declined to identify, has confessed to 10 murders, she said. In The Serial Killer Letters, published in 1998, a young mother named Jennifer Furio corresponded with 14 infamous serial killers and included their unedited responses in her book. Read an excerpt from the chapter on Edward Spreitzer.

The Art of Money

The American artist J.S.G. Boggs has become known for his artwork which closely resembles currency. Rather than sell his creations, he attempts to use these bills to pay for goods and services.

Presentation Images

Jonathan Zap has sent us three images related to his presentation—two paintings from a Carl Jung book and a movie still. Click here to view.

A New Hubble?

While NASA appears to be scrapping the funding for a costly manned or robotic repair mission for the Hubble Telescope, a new option has arisen. Dubbed the "third way," the Hubble Origins Probe (pictured) is a proposed lightweight space telescope developed by an international team led by Johns Hopkins University astronomers. The economic design would feature the instruments originally planned for the 4thHubble servicing mission as well as a new very wide field imager,made by Japanese collaborators. Read more at Astronomy.com.

9/11 Conspiracy?

Conspiracy theorists claim a photo taken by Rob Howard and published in New York magazine shows an 'extra' object underneath the fuselage at the base of the right wing.

An Egg's Tail

An egg with an unusual appendage has been found in China. Chef Wang of Anyang city, Henan province discovered the egg, which is normal size, but has a 3cm long tail. According to the Dahe Daily, it is not known why the egg has a tail, or what will come out when it's finally hatched.Credit: Ananova

TR-3B Black Triangle

Some believe the above photo shows a top secret U.S. Air Force vehicle - The TR-3B Black Triangle - performing maneuvers over Belgium. According to rumors, the TR-3B uses an advanced gravity-defying propulsion system partially derived from reverse-engineered alien technology. The outer coating of the TR-3B is reactive to electrical stimulation and can change color, reflectivity, and radar absorptiveness, allowing the TR-3B to 'disguise' itself as a small aircraft.In the center of the the TR-3B is a circular, plasma-filled accelerator ring called the Magnetic Field Disruptor (MFD). The MFD rotates at 60,000 rpm, generating 250,000 atmospheres and neutralizing the effects of gravity by 89 percent. This makes the TR-3B extremely light and maneuverable. See more photos and get additional info here.

Around the World

Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer completed their 23,000-mile journey, successfully landing back at the starting point in Salina, Kansas on Thursday afternoon. Initially, the mission seemed in jeopardy when the team detected a fuel loss of 2,600 lbs during the first few hours of the flight. Fossett continued to press ahead, however, and if his record is confirmed, he will become the first person to fly a non-stop, solo flight around the world without refueling. Get more info on Fossett and the GlobalFlyer at virginatlanticglobalflyer.com.

Invisibility Breakthrough?

Cloaking may not be just for Romulans anymore. A new theoretical development appears to be paving the way for invisibility technology that was formerly in the domain of science-fiction. The concept, proposed by two scientists at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, involves using plasmons, which are odd, wave-like excitations that bounce off the surface of metals. Potentially, the plasmons could be manipulated to cancel out visible light or radiation coming from objects. Read more at LiveScience.com.

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