For the first time in over four decades, archaeologists are conducting a dig at Stonehenge. In updating their first week of digging, theyve revealed a "breakthrough" to some intriguing new finds. BBC News has video of the excavation at the esoteric landmark here.
In April of 1909, an article in The Phoenix Gazette detailed the amazing tale of G.E. Kinkaid. He claimed to have discovered mummies, hieroglyphics, and other amazing artifacts while exploring a cave in the Grand Canyon. More on the story of G.E. Kinkaid here.
First hour guest, Dr. Rollin McCraty talked about cellular memory and transplants. A recent case involving suicide linked a heart donor and recipient. Heart transplants more than any other organ, may involve the passing of memory or traits from the donor to the recipient, he said. This is because the heart responds before the brain, and in a way has its own brain, he continued. In related news, Cheryl Johnson (pictured) reports having a personality change after receiving a kidney transplant, and believes her new tastes in literature came from her donor.A theory called 'cellular memory phenomenon' suggests that human body cells contain clues to our personality that can bypass brain cells. More on Johnson's case here.
Check out this video on YouTube in which an elephant paints its own 'self portrait.'
Biologists are baffled by a fanged creature found dead in a Brigham City, Utah pond. The strange fish was found with thousands of other dead fish, carp and goldfish, that had been stocked in the pond. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Ben Boyce said, "When we first saw that fish, we thought what in the....is that thing?" Get more details as well as video at local6.com.
Cryptomundo.com has posted photos sent in by Australian Yowie researcher Paul Compton to back up his claims of a large Yowie-like beast roaming the Glen Innes district. The images of a blurred black figure (pictured) were taken by a trail camera set to trigger by movement. Larger photos available here.
A recently declassified US military report reveals plans for various non-lethal weapons. Included is a 'ray gun' device which could beam voices into people's minds or induce artificial fevers. Read more at New Scientist.
Footage of a solar 'tsunami' has been captured for the first time. The event, recorded by NASA, shows a huge wave of pressure moving outwards across the Sun in a circular pattern.View the movie and further info at BBC News.
Was a baby Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in theAfrican Congo? During the first hour, a 'Prof. Jonathan Campbell'phoned in to share details of the creature's capture. Then cryptohunter John Rhodes reacted to the breaking news, commenting that we'd need further confirmation of the facts. He also gave an update on the Lizard Man case in South Carolina, where he'll be traveling to conduct witness interviews for the History Channel. At the end of the hour, George revealed that the T-Rex story was an April Fool's joke!
Cuneiform on an ancient clay tablet (pictured) has finally been decoded after 150 years of study. The tablet from 700 BC is said to be a copied witness account of a huge asteroid that crashed into Earth in 3123 BC. Many ancient tales record such devastation, including the Bible's Sodom & Gomorrah. More here.Appearing during the first half of the show, researcher Glenn Kimball commented on the finding. The date of 3123 BC doesn't jibe with the biblical timeline for the Sodom & Gomorrah event, he suggested. Rather than an asteroid, Kimball believes that angels sent down a localized destructive force that annihilated the twin cities. He said he was shown a desolate site in Israel by archeologist Vendyl Jones where Sodom & Gomorrah were possibly once located.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.