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Halloween can trace its lineage to Samhain (pronounced Sowen) practiced by the ancient Celtic cultures of the British Isles. Today's modern Wiccans or witches celebrate Samhain as one of their high holidays, harkening back to many of the age-old Druidic practices. Translated as "summer's end," Samhain isconsidered an ideal time for magic and communing with the spirits, as the veil between our world and the next is said to be at it's thinnest. For more, see articles on Witchvox and Wicca.com.
A spooky swing that moves on its own for days at a time has physics professors in Firmat, Argentina baffled. The researchers have ruled out wind, as well as magnetic and electrical fields. Could the playground be haunted? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
First hour guest, Linda Moulton Howewith Earthfiles.com, reported on a possible juvenile Sasquatch spotted with a motion detector camera set up by a deer hunter in PA (see sidebar). She interviewed Bigfoot expert Matt Moneymaker, who found the photos compelling. More Info. She also gave an update on the mysterious red rain that fell in India. DNA has yet to be found in the cells of the material. Read her full report.
Ross Hemsworth sent us a set of orb photos to accompany his presentation. Click here to view.
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Australian media provocateur John Safran was exorcised by Bob Larson, while being filmed for his 2004 TV series John Safran vs. God. During the intense ritual, Safran behaves as if he was possessed, and no commentary is provided afterwards to explain whether he was faking or not. Later, he reportedly told ABC Radio that he had little memory of the incident. View the 24-minute episode, hosted by MySpaceTV.
It may now be possible to weaken hurricanes or veer them away from specific areas, according to the plans of two teams of climate experts. In one method, an aircraft would drop soot into the top of a hurricane, leading to reduced wind speed. For more, view Tim Shipman's article in The Telegraph.
Forty years ago, on October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin claimed to have filmed a hairy, bipedal Bigfoot-type creature. Their film remains controversial, with some declaring it a hoax of a man in an ape suit and others arguing for its authenticity. More info including video and discussion available at Cryptomundo.com.
On August 16, 1960, pilot Joseph Kittinger jumped out of a balloon from an altitude of 102,800ft (20 miles) and plunged to Earth at more than 700mph. He landed safely 13 minutes and 45 seconds later, setting world records for the highest parachute jump, and the longest and fastest parachute freefall. Now, a group of extreme sports enthusiasts and entrepreneurs is working on a way for 'space-divers' to get the ultimate rush by jumping from as high as 60 miles above the Earth with only a space suit and a parachute. More at the Daily Mail.
A drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA is much more prevalent than previously realized, according to a recent report. This damaging bacterial infection now kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS. Read more here.
GFS Projects have developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that may be used by the British and US military for surveillance and payloads. The flying saucer-like craft is two-feet wide, flies over any terrain, and can take off vertically from solid surfaces. For more, visit Fox News.
During the first hour, shamanic practitioner Heather Cumming spoke about her experiences with the Brazilian healer 'John of God.' Different entities on their own spiritual evolution come through him as he is conducting his healings, and an array of crystals moved over a person's body is sometimes used as part of his treatment, she detailed.
People are debating whether it was a trick of light or a ghostly apparition that showed up on footage shot by a member of Outwood Community Video, in Wakefield, England. The spectral figure, said by some to resemble a Roman soldier, is seen on a path frequented by joggers. Click here to view the video and more info.
While researching his book Virtual Medicine, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby came across the Russian 'SCENAR' machine, which calls to mind the hand-held healing device on Star Trek. The SCENAR was developed by the Russian military and interacts with the body's biological energy to treat a variety of conditions.
A team at the University of Rochester, who developed the mathematics behind the "invisibility cloak," have now shown that the same technology could be used to create an "electromagnetic wormhole." Read more at PhysOrg.com.
The Vatican is about to publish documents that reprieve the Knights Templar, the stormtroopers of the Crusades, from accusations of heresy. The order was founded in the 12th century to protect Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. EuroNews.
The technology-based performance artist Stelarc had a third ear implanted onto his arm in 2006 and is now considering taking the next step. "I hope to have a tiny microphone implanted to it that will connect with a bluetooth transmitter; that way you can listen to what my ear is hearing," he told the Daily Mail in a recent article.
Jon Klimo is currently writing a book about channeling extraterrestrials, with the working title of Close Encounters of the Inner Kind. In his earlier work, Channeling, first published in 1988, he included ET communications in his investigation of information from paranormal sources. Many channelers have reported that the source of their messages comes from off-world beings, sometimes referred to as "space brothers." In the majority of cases, he writes, "the aliens claim to come from vibratory domains finer than ours, usually from the etheric level between the physical and the supposed astral plane of deceased human spirits. They say they have the technology to transform their vibratory rate in order to enter our perceptual range, giving us occasional 'close encounters' with UFOs."
Digital artist Dana Augustine shares his illustrationWhitley Strieber's 2012, made especially for tonight's program. Click on the image to view larger.
Paleontologist Phil Manning believes he has found a preserved Tyrannosaurus rex footprint in the Badlands of Montana. The meter-square, three-toed track was discovered in a layer of sediments, formed at the end of the dinosaur age. For more, visit BBC News.
Maj. Ed Dames appeared briefly at the start of the show with an update on his aerial search for Steve Fossett's crash site. He's sent us a short video clip (Win | Real), photos, and details of the reconnaissance flight done on Saturday. More here.
On Saturday, it was reported that DNA researcher Craig Venter has constructed a synthetic chromosome and "is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth." Read more at The Guardian.
Scientists from the National Space Centre and the University of Leicester (UK) have come up with a new currency designed to be used by space tourists. The Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination, or Quid, is made from the polymer used in non-stick pans and designed to withstand the stresses of space travel. Quid "coins" come in different sizes and colors, and are free of sharp edges that could cause damage if they got free in zero gravity. More at BBC News.
This weekend hundreds of competitors from around the world will attempt to break the record for fastest time solving a Rubik's cube at the World Rubik's Cube Championship 2007 in Budapest, Hungary. (More at ABC News.) Watch video of current world record holder Matyas Kuti solving the cube while blindfolded. Photo: AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky
Cartoonist Ted Bastien, the creator of Bugsport, writes: "I did this little illustration in honor of Whitley's new book... A bit of Grays and Mayan calendar mixed together." Click here to view larger.
Tauk World Discovery, one of the oldest tour operators, was recently asked to name some of the world's most haunted hotels. Among their picks: Boston's Omni Parker House in which guests have noticed an unaccountable smell of whiskey and cigars in Room 303, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, where a man sitting on a windowsill suddenly vanished, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the Canadian Rockies, in which a helpful bellman departs "almost into thin air." Click here for more.
George Noory and William Birnes are looking for personal accounts of spiritual awakenings and intuitive experiences to be published in their sequel to Worker in the Light (which recently came out in a paperback edition), to be called WORKERS IN THE LIGHT. Click here for more info.