A 1990 video documentary The Elvis Files explores the idea that Elvis Presley faked his death in 1977. One of the interviews is with Elvis' first-cousin, Gene Smith, who attended the funeral and said the body lying in state wasn't Elvis. View a clip posted on YouTube.
Looking for some exotic libations in the new year? Check out a slideshow of the world's strangest liquors. Travel & Leisure has compiled the list which includes Pizza Beer, Snake Bile Wine, and a concoction called 'Yogurito.'
On January 4th, a large turbine at a wind farm in Conisholme, England was damaged, with one blade falling off, another badly bent. Locals said they saw a "tentacle"-like UFO in the sky near the wind farm on the night before the damage was discovered. More at the Louth Leader.
Through a new fossil study, scientists have learned that hundreds of thousands of years ago, Australia was home to giant versions of its current wildlife. Such extinct "megafauna" included koalas weighing over 60 pounds, and kangaroos that were 10 ft. tall. More at The Independent.
Recently, hundreds of small earthquakes have struck Yellowstone National Park, prompting fears that a disastrous volcanic eruption might happen there. Scientists are continuing to monitor the earthquake swarms, the largest Yellowstone's had in the last 20 years. First hour guest, researcher Mitch Battros offered analysis of the quake situation. While the Yellowstone caldera is due for an eruption, the current signs, such as the quakes being under 4.0, suggest that volcanic activity there is not imminent, he said. We'd have weeks of notice before it blows, he added. Battros also noted that a Mayan elder has named a volcanic eruption at Yellowstone as part of their prophecy.
NASA's Mars rovers are celebrating their fifth birthday on the Red Planet, far exceeding their original operating life span of 90 days. To everyone's surprise, Spirit and Opportunity continue rolling around the planet's surface, conducting experiments and making discoveries. NASA has put together a video to mark the anniversary, as well as a new panoramic image of Mars.
An icicle resembling a man's face was discovered hanging on the home of Jeremy Olden, resident of Lake Stevens, Washington. Larger images can be found at komonews.com.
Stephen Wagner of About.com: Paranormal Phenomena presents a round-up of the top paranormal events of 2008, including ghosts, Bigfoot, Earth mysteries, psychic activity, and strange creatures (the 'Creepy Gnome' of Argentina is pictured).
George Knapp shares some music video picks:I Want An Alien for Christmas by Fountains of WayneUFO by Sneaky Sound SystemFa La Freezing by My First EarthquakeThe Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd (asteroid impact video).
George Knapp shares some music video picks.
On a public broadcasting radio station in Belgium, a plan was recently discussed to create a new Golden Record to send into space, as it's been over 30 years since the Voyager Golden Record was launched inside the Voyager spacecraft (now outside our solar system). Intended to be received by ET intelligences, the Record contains sounds and images of life on Earth.
For the past 42 years, a town in Sweden has erected this massive straw goat in honor of the holiday season. And, in 23 of those years, vandals have destroyed it. Sadly, the 2008 edition met its demise this past weekend, once again by fire. More on the story here.
On a public broadcasting radio station in Belgium, a plan was recently discussed to create a new Golden Record to send into space.
This purple squirrel has become a sensation at a school in England after it began making frequent visits around the campus. Wildlife experts are at a loss to explain the rodent's unique color, though speculate that it may be a result of a run-in with a discarded printer.More on the story here.
Below are excerpts from last week's one hour+ Q & A with numerologist Glynis McCants, our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat. She presented information on people's Destiny Number and gave personal readings. Members can read/print the full transcript.
Follow the path of Santa, as NORAD tracks his progress around the globe.
First hour guest, researcher Paola Harris, pictured with a replica of Gort, the robot from the original Day the Earth Stood Still, sent us some photos of UFOs in the Italian Alps, and presented an update on UFOs and Exopolitics (the political implications of the ET presence). She recently spoke at an Exopolitics conference in Italy, with participants from such countries as France, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. Harris, who's teaching courses at the Exopolitics Institute, noted that entertainment stars, such as Robbie Williams, are starting to get involved in the cause.
John DeSalvo sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. Pictured is a portrait of the Seeress of Prevorst, the subject of his new book.
A remote camera a mile and a half underwater has captured video footage of an alien-like squid with "elbows." More at National Geographic News.
Poison poinsettias, body heat escaping through your head, and an upsurge in suicides are just a few of the commonly held beliefs from the holiday season that researchers have deemed "medical myths." The New York Times has more on the story.
This massive paw print is the latest evidence of an alleged "big cat" that has been sighted by numerous residents of Cannock Chase, England. The reports of the feline have been so plentiful over the years that it is has become known as "The Cannock Chase Beast." More on the story here.
Evidence for carbonate minerals has shown up on Mars in the eroded terrain of Nili Fossae. Formed in the presence of water, such areas might once have provided a suitable habitat for life. More at New Scientist.
First hour guest, archaeologist & cryptozoologist Dennis Swift spoke about new discoveries, such as the fossil remains of a giant raptor found in Argentina that would have measured between 16 to 21-feet long. He also discussed "living dinosaurs," creatures thought to be extinct, yet reports and evidence he's gathered, suggest they may have been alive in the last few hundred years.
NASA's THEMIS spacecraft recently discovered a giant breach in Earth's magnetic field, and as a result, we may be in for more powerful geomagnetic storms. Additionally, researchers were surprised at the way the breach was formed. For more, see this article/video from NASA.
In the last hour, Lionel Fanthorpe joined the show to share some tales and take phone calls. He spoke about the Flannan Isle mystery, in which three lighthouse keepers disappeared together around 1900. Though legend has it these men were turned into seabirds, a giant wave, like a tsunami, may have washed them away, he said.
Marilynn Hughes shares several of her paintings of things she's seen during mystical experiences. View the images.
Accidentally discovered in 1963, Turkey's Derinkuyu is a true archeological wonder. Descending 20 levels deep, the sophisticated subterranean city was used by native Turks to hide from invading armies. More on this underground marvel, including images, here.
Check out this video of a Dec. 2 flight of the Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV), a robotic drone designed to be launched into space to take out enemy ballistic missiles. During the test, the MKV showcased its advanced maneuverability, hovering in place and moving side to side using its on board retro-rockets. In space, the MKVs would leave their carrier missiles, track hostile nuclear warheads, and destroy them using big bullets called "kinetic interceptors." Read more at FOXNews.com.
Friday's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of the year. According to NASA, the Moon will appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons seen so far this year. The reason? The Moon's elliptical orbit causes its distance from Earth to vary. Tonight's full moon will be only 221,560 miles from our planet, the closest it has been in the last 15 years. More from National Geographic.
First hour guest, trends analyst Gerald Celente offered commentary on the economy. We'll start to see the "Great Collapse of '09" beginning in February when a lot of retailers will go belly-up, he said. Further, he warned there could be a run on banks in the U.S., in which the government will declare a "bank holiday," limiting how much money a person could take out of their accounts.