Saddam Hussein was hanged shortly before 6:00 AM (Baghdad time) on Saturday morning, reports say. The former Iraqi leader was found guilty by Iraq's Special Tribunal and sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shiite Muslims in 1982. Read more at BBC News.
Stephen Wagner of About: Paranormal Phenomena recently posted a feature, The Best Ghost Photos Ever Taken, which includes remarkable images and the stories behind them. The photo on the left, known as 'The Brown Lady,' is thought by some to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Townshend who lived in the 18th century.
Since Ray Bradbury appeared on the show last year, his novel Farewell Summer was published. A sequel to his classic Dandelion Wine, it was nearly fifty years in the making. Read more about the new book on Bradbury's site and at Amazon.
Mike Majestic sends us an Ebejeebies Holiday Greeting.
Bill McDonald (email) has provided several illustrations for his appearance tonight. Click here to view large images of his works, including this original portrait (pictured) titled "Alien in the Closet," which is currently for sale on eBay.
A mysterious image captured on a security camera at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Charlotte, N.C. may be that of a female ghost. Sgt. Lonnie Reap who spotted the image, said he's also heard strange unexplained noises and footsteps in the Courthouse. Read more/View a video report.
Steve Alten shares several images to accompany his presentation, including this depiction of the Mayan Calendar. Click here to view.
Digital artist Dana Augustine shares his illustrationStarwalkers and the Dimension of the Blessed, which he created in tandem with William Henry's appearance. Click on the image to view in full.
A 120-million-year-old fossil of a two-headed lizard has been discovered in a rock formation in northeast China. The specimen is thought to be the oldest example of a developmental malformation known as "axial bifurcation." Read more at New Scientist.
This photo (enlargement) shows Sunspot 930, which has just fired off another giant solar flare that is expected to cause satellite 'glitches' and expose passengers flying at high altitudes to elevated radiation levels. Get more details at spaceweather.com.
TerrorStorm, a new film by Alex Jones, explores documented cases of gov't-sponsored terrorism. Jones has made the documentary available for free at Google Video. Further details about TerrorStorm can be found at infowars.com.
A rare sighting was brought to George's attention by Ruth in Winnipeg-- a white buffalo. The animal, about a year old, was born on a farm in Montana and brought to the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg where it is on display.
Caught on a SOHO camera, a solar flare explosion in the Sun's atmosphere, is passing the Earth at over one million kilometers per hour. This could be a potential threat to power grids and communications systems all over the world. Read more from CTV.
Over 50 new species of animals and plants have been discovered in Indonesia's Foja Mountains in just 18 months, say scientists. Among them are rare frogs, unknown birds, unusual fish, and tree kangaroos (pictured). View more photos and read further at dailymail.co.uk.
In this video clip, astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks about a UFO (pictured) he and the crew encountered during the Apollo 11 mission.
UCLA student Chris Canfield shares an experimental film he shot this past summer. 'Live,' based in part on theories Canfield has heard on Coast to Coast AM, utilizes audio clips from the show, including Dr. Bernard Haisch's 7/12/06 interview. View the film and read additional comments here.
Known as the world's "Tallest Man", Bao Xishun of Mongolia used his long arms to reach in the belly of a Dolphin in China to remove a life threatning piece of plastic from the mammals' stomach. Read more.
Check out this video posted at Doctor Fong's House of Mysteries!. The video, purportedly shot in July 2004, may have captured the strange and rare weather phenomenon known as Ball Lightning.
Using virtual reality technology can trigger the development of false memories, according to research conducted by Ann Schlosser at the University of Washington. Schlosser tested a group of students to see how well they could learn to use a real digital camera after having worked with an interactive virtual version of the camera. She discovered that students who had used the virtual camera produced false memories about what the real camera could do. Read more from NewScientist Blogs.
A tree frog has miraculously come back to life after being frozen solid in a walk-in freezerat minus 18°Cin Australia. Once the tiny frog was defrosted, witnesses say it began breathing again. "She ran her finger over his back to wipe the ice off and he started breathing againit was amazing." Read more here.Photo: Michael Marschall
A set of drawings were made by Galante, a friend of Jim Sparks, who created the images from Jim's impressions.
Gary Palmer of Solar Minimum shares his animation (hi-res version/5mb) of recent solar flares, using 10 frames captured over a four-hour period. "If you look closely you'll notice the sunspot is moving; this is due to the subtle rotation of the Sun," he writes. "The recent activity on our sun has been very exciting. Just in the past few days there have been 2 X, 4 M, and 27 C Class flares which have predominately come from active region 930," he added. For more news on solar activity, visit spaceweather.com.
We received a set of images from Jason Martell to accompany his presentation on ancient technology, including this shot of Pre-columbian "airplane models." Also posted are some photos from Erik Poltorak.
A new non-lethal weapon, the Air Force's Active Denial System, or ADS, has been certified for use in Iraq, after extensive testing. The ADS shoots a beam of waves that causes extreme (but temporary) pain and induces what experimenters call the "Goodbye effect," or "prompt and highly motivated escape behavior." Wired News obtained documents about the weapon and has published two reports (article/documentation). Additionally, the report's author David Hambling has posted a commentary on the subject at Defense Tech.
In the first hour, George spoke with The Resistance Manifesto author, John Conner, about a strange and relatively unknown monument located in Elbert County, Georgia. Inscribed on the 'Georgia Guidestones' (enlargement), as they are called, are 10 commandments or guides written in eight different languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian): Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.Guide reproduction wiselyimproving fitness and diversity.Unite humanity with a living new language.Rule passionfaithtraditionand all things with tempered reason.Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.Avoid petty laws and useless officials.Balance personal rights with social duties.Prize truthbeautyloveseeking harmony with the infinite.Be not a cancer on the earthLeave room for natureLeave room for nature.Conner
Typhoon Durian may have left as many as 1,000 people dead in the Philippines, according to the latest AP report. Freelance photographer Geoff Mackley, who specializes in covering extreme weather, has posted photos of the mudflow devastation and storm damage.
Did dinosaurs roam Cambodia less than 1000 years ago? This glyph (pictured) from an ancient Cambodian temple at Angkor Wat depicts what appears to be a stegosaurus. The carved creature is shown in profile with a series of plates along its humped back. Some believe this carving is evidence that dinosaurs lived alongside man, while others think it shows nothing more than a rhinoceros. Read more at Cryptomundo.com.
John Rhodes has sent us some material to accompany his presentation, including information on the 'Don't Tread on Me' flag. Cick here to view.