The celebrated American inventor Thomas Edison, whose parents were Spiritualists, worked on an electronic device that sought to facilitate contact between the living and the dead. In a 1920 issue of Scientific American he declared:
if personality exists after what we call death, it is reasonable to conclude that those who leave this Earth would like to communicate with those they have left here
I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected or moved or manipulated
by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something." Alas, Edison had not completed the machine by the time of his death in 1931, and he didn't leave behind his project notes (or a number to reach him at!). --L.L. Sources: Fortean Times, "Distant Voices" The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rose
Tim O'Brien is pictured with the world's largest hairball. Click here to view larger and get more info.
Recent NASA video footage shows multiple objects flying below an orbiting space shuttle. Most of the objects appear to be space debris and/or satellites passing beneath the shuttle. One object, however, enters the frame very quickly then appears to slow down (near the end of the clip). Check it out at YouTube.com.
The magnetically backward (north and south magnetic poles are reversed) sunspot 905 could be heralding the next really big solar cycle. Astronomers think Solar Cycle 24 will be the most intense in decades, producing furious space storms and bright auroras on Earth. Read more at spaceweather.com.
Digital artist Dana Augustine (email) has created the graphic on the left (view in full) titled The Grays to accompany Whitley Strieber's presentation. Strieber writes in his latest journal entry that the Grays are not androids but "complex, richly alive beings" who often function in groups of three, which he calls triads.
Richard C. Hoagland was our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat on Tuesday night. Below are some excerpts from the in-depth Q & A. Members can view the entire transcript. Raymond-TX Thanks for sharing with us tonight Richard......You used to work for NASA...it was a real beacon of pride for us in the 60's ....is there still the same sort of pride for people that work there now?......I get the sense that it is demoralized. Richard C. Hoagland NASA used to be a GREAT place to work ... even as a consultant. Now ... one has to wonder. The people I still know are great, but what's missing is great leadership. Griffin is doing his best (he's the best since Webb, in my opinion), but if you don't truly have the backing of the White House .... Well .... crackdegg Where do you see the shuttle program going in the future? It seems that the last flight was somewhat "successful". Richard C. Hoagland I have a "bad feeling" about the shuttle ... still. In fact, th
Tom Van Flandern discussed Martian Anomalies such as the "trees" pictured left. He also spoke about the comparative sizes for new planetcandidates (graphic-- scroll down).
Pope Benedict will journey to a remote Italian monastery to viewa mysterious cloth known as Veronica's Veil, which is said to depict the face of Christ, and date back to the time of his crucifixion. Scientists have determined that the image was not painted or embossed on the veil in any way that could be explained. For more, visit the Daily Mail.
For an interesting aerial view of a crop circle from Yorkshire, U.K., check out the program Google Earth (free download) and then open this placemark.
Joshua Warren has provided photos and video clips to accompany his appearance on tonight's program, including this one (pictured - watch video) showing the winner of this year's Speaking of Strange UFO Experience: - Page 1: Phantimals - Page 2: UFO Experience - Page 3: UFO ExperienceNote: Joshua Warren did not get a chance to discuss the UFO Experience on this appearance, but a full video clip of the event highlights can be found on his fan page at myspace.com/joshuapwarren.
The following footage, taken from an in-car police video, shows a 'ghost car' evade pursuing law enforcement officers by driving through a seemingly intact fence. Click here to watch the clip.
The now-deceased psychic Dorothy Allison had a vision of JonBenet Ramsey's killer and created a sketch of the man in 1998, which she shared with the Ramseys. A side-by-side comparison of her sketch with a photo of the recently arrested suspect John Karr shows a remarkable similarity. Click here for more.
A mysterious "hybrid" beast was struck by a car on Saturday in Maine. Residents across Androscoggin County have long reported seeing and hearing an unknown animal "with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night." View photos and more info here.
Astronomers meeting in Prague have drafted a proposal that would make way for a new planetary classification the pluton. In addition to the eight "classic" planets, there would be three plutons-- Pluto, Charon, and "Xena," and more could be added as they are discovered. The pictured graphic by Calvin J. Hamilton shows the size of Pluto and Charon compared to the United States.
We received imagery from both Alex Grey (left) and Jonathan Zap (right) to accompany their presentation on 'Mind Parasites.'
First hour guest, Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow discussed his company's projects such as the Genesis I spacecraft, which is currently in orbit (view recent photos). The craft, launched from Russia, is unmanned but does contain some life forms such as Madagascar hissing beetles (roaches), he said. Genesis I is in the beginning stage for multiple uses that could include a space hotel and research labs for science and pharmacology, Bigelow explained.
Art read the following 'Pet Rules' during Saturday night's show:To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit And Like To Complain About Our Pets:They live here. You don't.If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they...Eat lessDon't ask for money all the timeAre easier to trainUsually come when calledNever drive your carDon't hang out with drug-using friendsDon't smoke or drinkDon't worry about having to buy the latest fashionsDon't wear your clothesDon't need a gazillion dollars for college, andIf they get pregnant, you can sell their children
Lucille Pope's 100-year-old red oak tree has been leaking water from its trunk for the past three months, and experts are baffled. She believes the water from her "mystery tree" may be blessed. According to Pope, her insurance agent dabbed some drops on a spider bite and the welt went away. Read more and view additional photos at MySA.com.Photo: Tom Reel/Express-News
An excerpt from the British documentary, Apollo 11: The Untold Story is now posted on Google Video. In it, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, speaks about "something out there close enough to be observed." While the documentary infers that it was a UFO, Aldrin recently told C2C that his mystery sighting turned out to be something called "high velocity Z particles."
Appearing briefly at the start of the second hour, artist Juan Cabana discussed his fantastic creations made from such elements as fish & animal remains, steel and fiberglass. His 'Feejee Mermaid' was recently auctioned on eBay.
Writing for Defense Tech, David Hambling runs down some of the latest plasma and electromagnetic weapons that the US military is developing to affect the brain and nervous system of its adversaries. They include theActive Denial System which uses high-frequency radiation for crowd controland the Pulsed Energy Projectile which stuns or disables targets with plasma balls and may be able to create synthetic images. Read more here.
Robert Sarmast makes the case that Atlantis is a large sunken land mass that incorporates modern day Cyprus. He has sent us sonar imagery of underwater structures. You can also view animations related to the sinking of Atlantis.
ABC News recently shared two new pieces of visual evidence that highlight the imminent reality of global warming-- a super-computer's modeling of Earth's climate over the next several decades, and footage showing the release of undersea methane bubbles. View their report and video.
A group of Soviet MIG-21s can be seen chasing a fast-moving, cylinder-shaped UFO in a video clip from an unknown documentary posted at Google Video. This screenshot (pictured) shows the estimated size of the UFO compared to a MIG. Several readers have identified this clip as coming from 'The Secret KGB UFO Files' which aired on TNT in 1998.
Hundreds of residents in Lakeway, Texas witnessed a fireball streaking through the sky Wednesday night. Astronomers believe the object was either a meteor or space junk entering the atmosphere. Further details as well as photos and video available at local6.com.
Michael Cremo looks at a variety of ancient skulls and bones in his book Forbidden Archeology. Click here to view some of the images.
Sherrie Lea Laird, a Canadian singer, believes she is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe, and a Malibu psychiatrist named Adrian Finkelstein backs her claim. In his new book Marilyn Monroe Returns, he recounts his past life regression work with Laird. While under hypnosis, she was said to correctly answer hundreds of carefully researched questions concerning Monroe's life. Read the full story in today's Los Angeles Times.
C2C listener Aaron Rispo shares an account of his relative George Vladyka (pictured inside the Challenger in 1983) who worked for NASA and according to Aaron, pulled photos labeled "UFO" and delivered them to the Pentagon. Read the full story.