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Swedish Lake Monster?

Underwater cameras may have captured the first moving images of Sweden's version of the Loch Ness monster -- Storsjöodjuret. The images show a blurry serpent-like thing swimming through the murky waters. View video and a translated transcript at Cryptomundo.com.

Pope Calls for Ban of Sculpture

Pope Benedict has called for a ban on a sculpture that depicts a crucified frog. The 4-foot artwork by the late German artist Martin Kippenberger shows the frog holding a beer mug in one hand, an egg in the other. More at Fox News.

Two-Headed Boy Dies

Thetwo-headed boy born in Bangladesh on Monday has died, it was announced today. The 12lb. baby named Kiron was taken home from the hospital because his parents couldn't afford further medical treatments. Our condolences to the family. More at the Telegraph.

Bigfoot Hoax

First hour guest, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman presented a wrap-up on the Georgia Bigfoot hoax, and discussed Newsweek's coverage of the incident.Ted Bastien, the creator of Bugsport, sent us a couple of cartoons related to the hoax and Coleman's show appearance.

Ancient Statue Found

A huge statue of the ancient Roman ruler Marcus Aurelius has been found in parts at an archaeological site in Turkey. Its colossal marble head (pictured) is just under 3ft. in height. More at BBC News.

Real Polar Bear Club

Recent aerial observations off the coast of Alaska picked up a surprising find: polar bears swimming as far as 65 miles away from land. Scientists speculate that the animals had been marooned due to the shrinking ice shelf and were now migrating to more tenable areas. More on the story here.

She's Not Real

'Emily' (pictured) is a surprisingly lifelike animated character produced using a new modeling technology that captures minute facial expressions. Image Metrics, the company behind the animation, filmed real actress Emily O'Brien using their computer vision technology then applied her performance to the computer-generated character. View video and get more details at the Mail Online.

Alien Home Invasion?

YouTube user 'ufological' has posted a video (of images taken from an original video) purportedly of an alien creeping around a Florida couple's home. Check out the video here.

Sprites, Halos & Elves

A satellite survey has revealed the patterns of halos, sprites and elves-- brief flashes of light that appear in the upper atmosphere during thunderstorms. For more, view a video/report from New Scientist.

Jerusalem's Temple Mysteries

First half-hour guest, researcher David Flynn talked about mysteries of the Jerusalem Temple Mount, related to Sir Isaac Newton's belief that the Temple contained a hidden prophetic code.Pictured is a 12th century map depicting Jerusalem and its temple, at the center of the world. Click here to view an enlargement, and additional material.

St. Pius Remains

Joshua P. Warren sent us photos of the remains of St. Pius, entombed in a glass case at the Cathedral of Old San Juan. The body is covered with porcelain to mimic skin, though parts of the skeleton are visible. Visitors have reported seeing the saint's spirit around the grounds. More here.

CPTR Material

We received images of aerial anomalies in Marley Woods from Ted Phillips and the Center for Physical Trace Research (CPTR), as well as links to two video clips. View the material here.

The Search for Yeti

Yoshiteru Takahashi and a crew of experienced mountaineers set off from Tokyo on Saturday on an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the fabled yeti. Takahashi claims to have had seen the elusive creature in 2003. His group will be installing an array of automated infrared cameras along a ridge at 14,000 feet high to help them in their quest to bring back undeniable evidence of the primitive humanoid's existence. More at Pink Tentacle.

New Enceladus Images

On Monday, the Cassini spacecraft came within 30 miles of Saturn's moon Enceladus, snapping close-ups that reveal new details in the moon's south pole. This region of Enceladus is thought to eject plumes of ice into space. More at Sky & Telescope and BBC News.

'Chupacabras' Video

In DeWitt County, Texas, sheriff deputies caught footage on their dashboard camera of a running, hairless animal with a long snout that some are calling a chupacabras. Watch the raw footage/view KSAT TV's report.

Anti-Aging Studies

Two new studies are out related to reversing the aging process. In one, Yeshiva University researchers found a way to clear away faulty proteins from cells, bringing organ function back to a more a youthful state in mice (more at BBC News). In the other study, conducted through Stanford's School of Medicine, the regular activity of running has been correlated with a longer span of active life (more here).

Test Your Disaster I.Q.

Check out this quiz based on Amanda Ripley's book The Unthinkable.For more on the test, read this introduction by Tara Parker-Pope.

Go Fly an Electric Kite

Dutch scientists have demonstrated that flying a 10-square-meter kite tethered to a generator can supply 10 kilowatts of power -- enough electricity for about 10 houses. The researchers, from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, plan to test a 50-kilowatt version as well as construct a system with multiple high-flying kites that could generate 100 megawatts. Read more at PhysOrg.com and watch video at guardian.co.uk.

Haunted High School

Is a ghost roaming the halls of a North Carolina school? An unexplained image that triggered a motion detecting surveillance camera has some officials at Asheville High wondering. The mysterious figure appeared to cast a shadow as it moved through the school's hallways at 2:51 am last Friday. Click here to view the video news report.

Health News

Check out the trailer for Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, a documentary that chronicles how six diabetics reversed their disease without prescription drugs, eating a diet of organic, uncooked food. You can also view a sample page from Christian Wilde's newsletter, Stem Cell Research Report. In the first half-hour of the show, Todd Barrow & Harriet Felman spoke about a device to help people with afflictions such as MS. More here.

Skycar Update

First hour guests Paul Moller & Bruce Calkins with Moller Intl. shared an update on the 200 and 400 series of skycars, both of which are based on rotary-powered engines.Pictured is the M400 Skycar-- the prototype can seat 4 and reach speeds of 375 mph at an altitude of 13,200 ft. More here.

Mind Control Headsets

A new headset device allows people to run computer programs with just their thoughts. A product of Emotiv, a San Francisco start-up, the headset uses wireless sensors to interpret brain signals. More at Business Week.

Haunted Doll

View photos of Robert the Haunted Doll, posted at Haunted America Tours.

Redfern Photos

Nick Redfern (pictured) sent us two photos of locales featured in his new book There's Something in the Woods. View them here.

Potential for Life?

The journal Aviation Week & Space Technology is reporting that scientists working on NASA's Phoenix Lander program have alerted the White House they will soon make an announcement about the "potential for life" on Mars. According to sources, the new data relates to habitability at the Phoenix arctic landing site, not the discovery of existing or past life on the Red Planet. More at aviationweek.com.

Night Vision UFOs

In the first hour, Ed Grimsley talked about utilizing night vision binoculars to spot UFOs. He said he first witnessed UFOs battling in the night skies with laser weapons when he was a teenager. Grimsley claims to see a number of craft every time he goes out, and believes there is no naturally-occurring phenomena that can adequately explain what he is witnessing. He currently uses 3rd generation military-grade PV7 night vision goggles (estimated cost between $3000-$4000) to watch for UFOs.George discussed his own experiences with night vision goggles and said he was "mesmerized" by the two UFOs he saw last Saturday in San Jose (photo). Also, check out Coast listener Zohaib's photo montage (pictured) of George's night vision UFO sighting.

Total Solar Eclipse

Crowds cheered across the planet as the skies darkened during a total solar eclipse on Friday. The eclipse was visible in Canada, Greenland, the Arctic, Russia, Mongolia, and China. If you weren't lucky enough to be in the path of totality, check out video of the eclipse from Exploratorium / NASA. Read more at MSNBC.

Monkey-Faced Piglet

In China, a piglet was born with a face that resembles a monkey. Additionally, it jumps instead of walks as its rear legs are longer than its forelegs. For a larger image and more info, visit Ananova.

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