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.
A new genetic discovery could pave the way for teeth to be grown in a lab and eliminate the need for fillings and dentures. More at BBC News.
Comet Lulin (pictured in a photo taken by Phil Jones) is making its closest approach to Earth early this morning, high in the southern sky near Saturn. To the naked eye, it will look like a patch of gas, while with a telescope or binoculars the green comet should be more visible. More info, and a gallery of images at Spaceweather.com.
Whether they appear as blimp-like craft or oddly-shaped ships, there is a good chance that many unidentified flying objects are actually government black projects. Popular Mechanics looks at six previously classified government craft that were often mistaken for UFOs.
A blurry photo that appears to show a gigantic snake swimming in Borneo's Baleh river appeared this week in London's Telegraph. Villagers reportedly fear the massive reptile may be a creature of folklore they call Nabau, an ancient, shape-shifting sea serpent. But is the photo authentic? Some are not convinced. SciAm's 60-Second Science Blog provides a critical analysis.Update: According to cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, this photo and story are a hoax. More info here.
UK tabloid The Sun reported yesterday on a Google Earth image (pictured) showing a massive rectangular grid resembling the streets of a city on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The grid lay in an area -- 600 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands -- long thought of as a possible location for the fabled city of Atlantis. Hopes were dashed, however, when a spokeswoman for Google explained the grid-like markings were an 'artifact' of its map making process. More details at Mail Online.
Marie Jones sent us some material to accompany her presentation.
Holly Deyo sent us two graphics for tonight's show. The first shows how natural disasters are escalating worldwide and the second shows where billion dollar disasters have hit in the US.
Below are excerpts from a one hour+ Q & A with Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission, our recent special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat. Members can read/print the full transcript. kp Do you think our new president will finally get the truth to the American people? Richard C. Hoagland If by "truth" you mean "more of a look at what's REALLY going on," he seems to be off to a good start. His Executive Order of his first full day as president -- opening and strengthening FOIA Requests - -is an excellent beginning ... one which could bear some "interesting" fruit VERY soon ... in terms of "what's REALLY been going on."Tex Thanks for joining us Richard. How come not much is said about those small dwarf planets like Ceres that orbit between Mars and Jupiter...are we ever going to send probes to them? Richard C. Hoagland We (well ...NASA) has an unmanned mission -- the Dawn Mission - -currently enroute. It will fly by the two LARGES
Alex Jones sent us two pages of additional resources for this program:States' Rights & Sovereignty and Martial Law.
Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to track the migratory patterns of small songbirds using tiny electronic backpacks. The groundbreaking technique has revealed information previously unknown to the avian research community. Live Science has more on the story.
Argentina continues to be a hotbed of UFO activity. Case in point: At 8:41 PM on January 24, 2009, commuters near Buenos Aires, Argentina stopped their cars to watch a low flying UFO. One witness was able to capture the astonishing event on a video camera equipped with night vision. Check it out at All News Web.
Amateur photographer Jason Erdkamp didn't find a pot of gold, but he was able to snap this photo of the end of a rainbow as he travelled along a highway in Southern California. More details at the Daily Mail.
Check out Ed Grimsley's aerial video footage, captured through night vision.
In an unprecedented incident, two satellites hit each other on Tuesday. A defunct Russian Cosmos satellite and an Iridium communication satellite collided some 490 miles above northern Siberia. So far, more than 500 pieces of space debris have been detected from the collision. View animation/more info.