The first ever film of the long eared jerboa was made on a recent wildlife expedition to the Gobi Desert. In the alien looking video footage, the nocturnal animal can be seen hopping along the desert floor, its tiny body overshadowed by two massive ears. More at BBC News.
Loren Coleman sent us this photo blowup of a two inch high Japanese figurine of Mothman. Also, in a recent blog, Coleman writes about a new Yeti-themed attraction at Disney World in Florida, for which he served as a consultant.
Peter Heinzen recently photographed Sunspot 978 just as the sun was setting behind trees in the Swiss Alps. Visit Spaceweather.com for a larger photo and more on this sunspot, which is now six times wider than Earth.
Photographer Alan Blacklock shot a cloud formation over Wellington, New Zealand that looks remarkably like one of Santa's reindeers. View a larger image here.
Scientists have been baffled by the mysterious flying saucer shaped moons surrounding Saturn. New findings suggest the bizarre moons were formed mostly from clumps of icy particles in the planet's rings. According to Space Science Institute's Carolyn Porco and her colleagues, the location of the moons' ridges line up precisely with Saturn's ring system (pictured). Further details and video available at MSNBC.
Appearing in studio during the first hour, author Rosemary Ellen Guiley presented an update on 'Frank's Box', a device that purportedly offers 2-way communication with spirits or the deceased.
In an online round-up of the latest on psychics, Forbes takes a look at 'Wall Street's Psychic Advisor', Mary T. Browne, who is said to be particularly adept at helping clients think more clearly. Meanwhile, the Wall St. Journal offers a review of a new book called The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations. It's written by Stephen E. Braude, a philosophy professor, who points out charlatans but believes humans sometimes do have paranormal abilities. And lastly, who could forget Sonya Fitzpatrick, formerly the 'Pet Psychic' on the Animal Planet channel? According to a profile in the San Jose Mercury News, she is now hosting a radio show on Sirius called "Animal Intuition."
In the first half-hour, archeologist Gunnar Thompson discussed a 500-year old map (pictured), made by a German cartographer, that was first to use the name "America." The map accurately depicts South America and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans-- yet Thompson noted that the Chinese made a similar map nearly a century earlier. The Chinese had access to telescopes, kites, rockets and flares for use in their mapmaking, he reported.
The discovery of a rare mummified dinosaur was announced on Monday-- a 67-million year old hadrosaur from North Dakota. Its skin tissue (with visible scales), muscles, and tendons have all been preserved in stone. For more, visit BBC News.
Saturday host of Coast to Coast AM, Ian Punnett was our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat on Tuesday night. Below are excerpts from the Q & A; members can view the entire transcript.PolliwogIan, what is the most interesting thing you have learned from the people you have interviewed on Coast to Coast?Ian Punnett Never trust your first impression.StorymanIan, have you ever had a guest that you felt was holding back? Were you able to break through the crust and expose them?Ian Punnett You know, that's a tricky dance, really. I'm not sure that C2C functions best when it's an "expose" (with a French accent) kind of a show. That having been said, I think a recent ghost show was pretty self-revealing and didn't need much of my help.GrayManWhat has been your most significant viewpoint change since your time on C2CAM?Ian Punnett Contrary to popular opinion, perhaps, I remain very open to good questions and sincere pursuits of a
Producers of the television show "Destination Truth" discovered a curious footprint while shooting in Nepal's Khumbu region (where Mount Everest is located). The print measures about one foot long and is similar in appearance to those shown in drawings of the legendary mountain Yeti. "It is very, very similar," said archaeologist and show host Josh Gates (pictured with print cast). "I don't believe it to be a bear. It is something of a mystery for us." Read more at msnbc.com.