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Aurora Gallery

On March 26th, Earth was hit by a solar wind stream, triggering intense auroras as far south as Oregon, Michigan and Wisconsin. Check out this gallery of aurora photos from Spaceweather.com. Pictured is a shot from Russia by Aleksander Chernucho.

Oldest Recorded Voice

A 10-second audio clip of a woman singing "Au Clair de la Lune" has been played for the first time in 150 years. The short song was made in 1860 (17 years before Edison) using a 'phonautograph,' a device which could record but not play music. Phonautograph recordings were created by etching representations of sound waves into soot-covered paper. More at BBC News.

D.B. Cooper Update

In the first hour, attorney Galen Cook provided more details about his D.B. Cooper suspect, as well as commented on a recent discovery that has put this unsolved case back in the national spotlight. According to ABC News, a parachute was found buried in a field approximately 100 miles south of Seattle. The FBI is currently analyzing the parachute to determine if it belonged to Cooper.Cook also provided a short video clip of his D.B. Cooper suspect taken in 1973. The original footage was in 8mm color (with no sound) and provided by the suspect's son.View: Win | RealOther D.B. Cooper materials discussed by Cook on previous C2C shows can be found here as well as on this page.

In the Year 2008

What will life be like in the year 2008? James R. Berry pondered the question for Mechanics Illustrated 40 years ago in 1968, and the blog Modern Mechanix recently reprinted the story. Pictured is an illustration of life in 2008-- an 'air-cushioned car' arriving at a domed climate-controlled city.

Planet X

Pictured is an artist illustration of what 'Planet X' might look like, provided by Kobe University. The planet, posited to be about half the size of Earth, is calculated to be in the far reaches of our solar system.

Rob Simone Material

First hour guest, media personality Rob Simone discussed his research into ufology. There are specific references in the Koran to entities, which could be interpreted as being ETs, he said. Simone also sent us a set of images featuring vintage UFO newspaper articles and some of his photos. Check them out here.

Ron Paul: Fixing America

First hour guest, Congressman Ron Paul discussed his continued 2008 presidential bid— he remains in the race to offer a solid plan for change. Here are some of the ideas he proposed: Eliminate the Federal Reserve (there is no constitutional authority for it). Phase gold and silver currency back into the system. Get rid of the IRS. Greatly reduce America's trillion dollar spending on "maintaining our world empire."

UFO Blueprint

We received a scan of one of the patents for a "flying saucer" that first hour guest Luke Fortune uncovered during his research. Click here to view the scan in full detail.

Giant Sea Creatures

Scientists have found extraordinarily large sea creatures living in New Zealand's Antarctic waters. Giant sea snails, jellyfish with 12-foot-long tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish (pictured) were some of the species found during a 50-day research voyage. More info and photos at Telegraph.co.uk.

Clarke's Predictions

Through his writing over the years, the late Arthur C. Clarke made a number of predictions regarding the future of science, technology and culture. BBC News takes a look at eight of these predictions, reviewing whether or not they came to pass. Check it out here.

Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90

Legendary science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, has passed away at age 90 in Sri Lanka. One of his works was made into the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. For remembrances of his life, see BBC News, The Times, and Ars Technica. First hour guest, Richard C. Hoagland discussed Clarke's life and work, and shared some of his personal experiences with him. Clarke gave us the future as we could have it, if we have the courage to demand it, he commented.

Leprechaun: The Fairy Shoemaker

Doug Elwell's Mysterious World: Ireland is an unusual travel guide that delves not only into the history of ancient Ireland, but its fascinating myths and legends as well. In this passage from his book, Elwell writes about the most celebrated of all Irishfairy folk, the Leprechaun...The leprechaun, a classic example of a solitary fairy, is often called "the fairy shoemaker" because in the folktales they are often discovered by the gentle tapping noise they make with the tiny hammers they use to make their tiny shoes. The one who discovers their hiding place usually finds only a few tiny tools and the tiny shoe that the leprechaun had been working on just before their discovery, however, as leprechauns usually manage to escape just in time before being spotted. But if one is "lucky" enough to actually spot a leprechaun, he can be forced to reveal the location of his treasure, which usually consists of not only the stereotypical "pot o' gold", but may also contain all kinds of

Have a Question?

Here is your chance to ask George's guest a question on one of the upcoming Sci Fi Channel specials.We want to hear from you if you have an intelligent, well-thought-out question on any of the following topics:UFOs (General questions and about the Stephenville Incident)Forbidden ArcheologyReincarnationWitches and WitchcraftPlease send an email to scifiquestion@yahoo.com. You will need to do the following: Put the topic name in the subject line.Include your name, question, all your phone numbers and the best time of day or night to call.You will be called sometime before Wednesday, March 19 if your question is chosen.

Martell Images

Jason Martell sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. Pictured is the orbit of Planet X, as purportedly described by the Sumerians.

Pasco County UFO Tape

Some residents of Pasco County, Florida (Tampa Bay area) saw an unidentified flying object early Friday. A video tape taken by Luis Jimenez shows a rotating triangle of three white lights with a single flashing red light. More at MyFox Tampa Bay.

UFOs over Pentagon

Bobby R. in Lynchburg, VA sent us a slide taken by his Uncle Eugene that appears to show UFOs over the Pentagon on July 4, 1949. View the full story and enlargements here.

The 'Creepy Gnome'

People in an Argentinean town are said to be frightened by a "creepy gnome" who stalks the streets at night. The short person or midget wears a pointy hat and has an unusual sideways walk. For more, including video footage, visit The Sun.

Cartoon: Canadian UFOs

Cartoonist Ted Bastien, the creator of Bugsport, sends us "a little Bob & Doug Canadian humor to go with tonight's topic."Click here to view the full panel.

Meet the Iceman

Seemingly immune to frostbite or hypothermia, Win Hof has amazed scientists by continually facing the rigors of extreme cold and surviving unscathed. Hof, the holder of nine Guinness World Records, was recently profiled by ABC News in an article that includes video of his latest feat: standing neck-deep in ice for over an hour.

Clocks Forward Tonight

Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour tonight. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on Sunday, March 9, 2008 and will end at 2am on Sunday, November 2, 2008. The rationale for the annual switchover is to shift extra sunlight into the evening and cut down on the demand for lighting/electricity. Visit MSNBC for more info, including a video report.

Bigfoot Video?

The Blogsquatcher has posted a link to a video at hunttv.com. The footage was reportedly taken by a 'stealth cam' and shows something unusual walk past the camera (pictured, left side). View the video here.

'Supernatural' Photos

A collection of photographs from the early 20th centuryshowing alleged supernatural phenomena including ectoplasm was recently made available for viewing on YouTube.Paranormal investigators Dr. T.G. Hamilton and his wife Lillian took the photos, which were donated to the University of Manitoba, Mark Medley writes in the article Ghosts of Winnipeg.

Worker in Paperback

For those who haven't had a chance to read Worker in the Light, George Noory's first book (co-written with William Birnes), Amazon has the paperback edition available at a great sale price. More info here.

Thawing & Avalanches

On Mars, Spring is coming to the Northern Hemisphere, and the pictured photo shows sand dunes thawing. A larger image is posted on Astronomy Picture of the Day.Elsewhere on the Red Planet, an avalanche was photographed for the first time by the Mars Orbiter. More at Space.com.

Zicree Simkins Podcast

George Noory was recently a guest ona new audio podcast series hosted by sci-fi writers Marc Zicree and David Simkins. Listen to or download the episode here.

Gerald Celente Transcript

Recently, trendcaster Gerald Celente was our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat for a one hour discussion on economic collapse and future trends. Below are excerpts from the Q & A; members can view the entire transcript. maverickGreetings from Cincinnati. Your thoughts on our current inflationary mess? Gerald Celente Look at prices of oil and the basket of commodities ... record levels. It's a simple formula...the more the $ is devalued, the more everything costs. This is just the beginning. We... and most of the world will experience an inflationary cycle as never before.RockyMr. Celente, which event or trend in 2008 will have a significant impact or change on America - for better or worse over the next few years? Gerald Celente The Panic of '08. We forecast that the economic future will be worse than the Great Depression...failing banks, brokerages, cities default...kayoglass Can you give us insight as to whether or not we will rema

Talking 'Baby' Robot

Robotics experts at the University of Plymouth are preparing to start a four-year project to teach a "baby" robot called iCub how to talk. The project could lead to the development of humanoid robots capable of learning, thinking and talking."The outcome of the research will define the scientific and technological requirements for the design of humanoid robots able to develop complex behavioral, thinking and communication skills through individual and social learning," said Angelo Cangelosi, Professor in Artificial Intelligence. More at BBC News.

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