Recovered pieces of an asteroid spotted over the Sudan desert back in October may tell us something about the solar system's early history. The recovery of the rocks, which belong to a rare class of asteroid, mark the first time scientists were able to track an asteroid from space to the ground. More at Wired Science.
In the last hour, filmmaker and UFO researcher James Fox discussed his forthcoming documentary, I Know What I Saw. He also spoke about footage of a boomerang-shaped object shot in the 1990s by an Army Colonel. The late Col. had stipulated that the footage, which is now being analyzed, could only be shown after his death.
A female robot recently made her debut on the catwalk during Tokyo's Fashion Week. Her 42 motion motors have been programmed to mimic the moves of a live model. Click here for more info and video footage.
Area 51 wasn't the only installation that the government has tried to keep secret from enemy nations. During World War II, the Army cloaked the Lockheed aircraft plant in Burbank, California with an elaborate camouflage to protect it from potential Japanese air attacks. Check out this gallery showcasing a before and after look at the subterfuge.
A 'sporty' parrot named AJ has become a hit on the popular video-sharing site YouTube. In one video clip the 18-year-old Indian Ringneck Parakeet can be seen playing golf and basketball as well as performing other clever tricks. More at The Telegraph.
Check out this video clip from a 2002 broadcast of MSNBC's "The Abrams Report," in which filmmaker Bart Sibrel debates astronomer Phil Plait on whether the moon landings were faked. Footage also includes the famous Buzz Aldrin punch.
After a series of quakes near Tonga, an undersea volcano erupted, spewing a huge plume into the sky, which rose between 15,000 and 25,000 feet. Watch a video of the spectacular event.
Four "flying saucers" turned up in Derek Burdon's photograph taken on the rooftop of London's Orion House. The shapes were invisible to the naked eye but appeared in the photo. View a larger image and further details at The Telegraph. For new reports of UFOs seen in Brazil and China, visit Unknown Country.
People send emails to George Noory for someone they care about to be put on the weekly prayer list. And on Fridays, members of the C2C mass audience pray, at their own moment, concentrating on the list that George keeps personally. "It seems to work...faith, I guess," George explained. We recently received this letter from Phyllis in St. Petersburg, Florida:"I asked a friend about Sandi S., a lady whom I put on the healing list last week. She is under hospice care. Sandi's daughter will have to live with my friend after hermother passes away. My friend Bill informed me that Sandi was doing much better. I just smiled and said, 'How wonderful.'"
Placed in an enchanted field in Tipperary, Ireland, the leprechaun fairy watch webcam allows people to keep an eye out for magical beings. The host site of the webcam, irelandeye.com, also features articles by Bob Curran on standing stones and tree spirits.
A one-of-a-kind pink Bottlenose dolphin has become an attraction after it surfaced in an inland lake in Louisiana. A charter boat captain who saw the animal, which is actually an albino, described it as "absolutely stunningly pink." More at The Telegraph.
On Thursday night a satellite failure caused Coast to Coast AM to go off the air on some stations for about half an hour, from 12:06 am to 12:42 am PT/3:06 to 3:42 am ET. If you would like to hear the hour that did not air on all affiliates, we have made it available FREE of charge. Listen: Win | Real
Ever wondered what a trillion dollars looks like? Starting with a $100 bill, PageTutor.com creates a graphical look at various amounts. Pictured is a figure standing next to a 'measly' million (100 packets of $10,000), which could fit into a grocery bag.
Residents near Torrington, CT have reported seeing a strange undulating light (pictured) in the sky on March 4, 2009. Accounts indicate several motorists witnessed the UFO and a number of cars lost power as the craft passed overhead. In one report, a person claims to have encountered a military presence in the woods and been ordered to leave the area. Further details at UFO Digest.
A man confined to a wheelchair for the last 20 years can walk again after being bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider. The potentially deadly bite put paraplegic David Blancarte in the hospital, where a nurse noticed his leg spasm and ran a test on him. Five days later Blancarte was walking. More details and video from CBS 13.
Last night (3/12/09) a satellite failure caused Coast to Coast AM to go off the air on some stations for about half an hour, from 12:06 am to 12:42 am PT/3:06 to 3:42 am ET. If you would like to hear the hour that did not air on all affiliates, we have made it available FREE of charge. Listen: Win | Real
Check out psychic Gary Spivey's video clip Hairvoyant for a sampling of his interactions and TV appearances.
A photo from the private collection of Ulysses S. Grant may show President Lincoln standing in front of the White House. The image was taken in 1865, not long before the President's assassination. Click here to view a close-up of the photo and further details.
A poodle in the Chinese city of Xi'an has achieved notoriety for his ability to walk on two feet. Every afternoon the dog named Gou Gou walks "hand-in-hand" with his owner, attracting crowds. What's more, Gou Gou is said to even be able to answer the phone. More at Ananova News.
First hour guest, attorney Galen Cook briefly commented on new research examining D.B. Cooper's loot. Three bundles of $20 bills (about $5,800) that were part of the original 1971 ransom were found along the banks of the Columbia River in 1980, Cook explained. A recent KGW-TV report followed paleontologist Tom Kaye as he set out to examine how this money could have made it down the Columbia River to where it was eventually discovered. Kaye contacted the company that made the rubber bands which wrapped the Cooper loot and was told they would have held together no more than 4 months in the wild. Cook said this finding supports his theory that someone purposely planted the money hoping it would be discovered later. Cook also pointed out that this would likely mean that D.B. Cooper survived his parachute jump, a view not held by the FBI.
Japan boasts a wide variety of strange mummified relics. Some, like the purported mummies of "river imps" and flying demons, border on the fantastic. Others, like the remains of self-mummified monks, are all too real. Pink Tentacle showcases a litany of Japanese mummies, but be forewarned, some of the images are rather graphic.
Dana B., who phoned in during the second hour of Friday's Open Lines program, shares some pictures showing the remains of a mysterious creature that reportedly flew into her father-in-law's brother's truck in Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico. Get more details and view the entire set of photos here.
In the second hour, visionary and author Stuart Wilde discussed his latest work on reincarnation, magical animals, the hell worlds & poisonous people. He described his visits to the "Aluna" and "Morph" worlds-- inner realms that he accesses in a trance state. In the hell worlds, he said he encounters demonic fractal beings with human faces that spit and fire pulses out at you. He also described "manimals," creatures that are half human and half animal. Wilde said in some earthly situations, such as on a bus, he's witnessed "poisonous people" that transmit negative energies to others. Spread like the "tentacles of an octopus," these toxic energies can degrade, upset, or depress a person, he noted.
Andy Lloyd sent us a set of graphics depicting the "dark star" and its relationship to our solar system.
Larry Arnold sent us this photograph (click for larger) showing the curious combustion case of Dr. John Bentley.
An asteroid estimated to be less than 200 feet across, flew past Earth on Monday. Dubbed 2008 DD45, the space rock (pictured in the red circle) was at an altitude just twice the distance of some communications satellites. For more info, and a video of the asteroid's journey, visit New Scientist. Second hour guest, astronomer Phil Plait commented on the near miss asteroid. Such small asteroids are tremendously faint and difficult to see coming, yet they serve as a wake-up call to develop technology to push them out of the way should they be on a collision course, he said. Plait also announced that he is now the president of JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation), which seeks to "expose pseudoscientific frauds."
A laser weapon that could be fired from the nose of a large jet plane to destroy missiles has shown success in simulated ground testing. For video footage and more info, visit New Scientist.
Radio legend Paul Harvey died Saturday at a hospital near his winter home in Phoenix. He was 90. Known for his The Rest of the Story commentary, Harvey's radio career spanned more than 70 years. His broadcasts were carried on 1,350 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces Radio Network stations. In 1990, Harvey was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. More at ABC News.
Footprints dating back 1.5 million years have been unearthed in Kenya. The two sets of prints, found on a hill made up of sediment, show evidence of modern human foot anatomy. More at BBC News.
Astronomers have captured a new image of the Helix Nebula, previously nicknamed "the eye of God." The nebula is made of gas blasted out by a dying star. More here.