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.
The mysterious Nazca Lines in the desert of western Peru were created on such a huge scale that the shapes (such as the pictured Spider) can only be perceived from the air. Check out a set of photos posted on Sacred Destinations, and an Archaeological Map from Mystery Peru.
Dr. Jeff Long is hosting a special event for C2C listeners-- a web-based survey that asks you to calculate how strongly you believe Near Death Experiences prove the existence of an afterlife.
Egypt's Sphinx might originally have had the head of a lion, two researchers recently suggested. Because the head and body of the Sphinx are disproportionate, the face of a pharaoh, possibly modeled after Khufu, could have been re-carved on the monument at a later date.
William Henry has provided several comparative images to accompany his interview on tonight's program. Click here to see the complete gallery.
Forrest J Ackerman, the writer and editor credited with discovering author Ray Bradbury and coining the term "sci-fi", has died. He was 92. Known for his love of all things science fiction, Ackerman said he fell in love with the genre as a small boy and saw an issue of Amazing Stories. He held onto the publication for the rest of his life. Ackerman also founded the sci-fi pulp magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. More from BBC News.
In the first hour, author Varla Ventura shared some of the strange stories from her new work, Book of the Bizarre. Ventura talked about ancient clay tablets uncovered from a human sacrificial pit in Tartaria, Transylvania in 1961. Known as the Transylvanian Tablets, these artifacts contain the language of a Stone Age agricultural tribe.
Tonight's guest, Sir Charles Shults, sent us an image which coveys the vast number of enigmatic objects seen on the surface of Mars. Click here to see the complete collection of Martian oddities.
European scientists have just completed the first cataloging of Antarctica's land and sea wildlife. The ambitious study logged over 1,000 species in the area. BBC News has more on the story, including video of the creatures in their natural habitat.
With her surprising saxophone skills, Sara the Walrus has been charming scores of visitors to Istanbul's new Dolphinarium. More on the story at the Telegraph.
In this AP video clip, Bob Brier comments on architect Jean-Pierre Houdin's theory that the Great Pyramid was built from the inside out using a long internal corridor.
A recent photo of Art's wife Airyn, their daughter Asia, and one of the Bell cats. Click here to view in full.
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have joined together for a special cause this holiday season: sending one million cards to members of the American Armed Services and their families. For more information on how to participate in this program, go here.
Attempts to gain UN World Heritage status for Loch Ness have given way to a new dispute over the infamous creature said to reside there. Much to the chagrin of outraged Nessie enthusiasts, a UN consultant has suggested that the cryptid stories may actually hurt the landmark's chances of winning the prestigious prize. More on the story here.
A Japanese robot, the Wakamaru, known for performing domestic tasks, made its stage debut in a production at Osaka University. The playwright and her project team created special software for the robot to move and deliver the correct lines. More at CNET's Crave.
A Japanese robot, the Wakamaru, known for performing domestic tasks, made its stage debut in a production at Osaka University. The playwright and her project team created special software for the robot to move and deliver the correct lines.
Patrick Cooke has documented descriptions in the Bible of what we could consider legendary or cryptozoological creatures, including giants, dragons, unicorns, cockatrices (pictured), fiery flying serpents, and sea monsters. Check out his Biblical Bestiary for specific citations.
CNN's American Morning is presenting a series of reports this week called "In Search of Aliens." The first, Alien Believers Among Us, offers a somewhat open minded examination of the UFO phenomenon, and includes an interview with Edgar Mitchell. Tuesday's report, Roswell Revisited looks at how the town is "peddling the alien trade."
Tonight's guest, David Paulides, sent in some images to accompany his appearance. The image on the left is sketch of a Hoopa Bigfoot by forensic sketch artist and agent Harvey Pratt, drawn with the assistance of witness Romeo M. The image below is a depiction of the facial details of Raven U.'s Bigfoot sighting from the Hoopa area, drawn by the same artist.
Dr. Zahi Hawass recently participated in an investigation into the mysterious Egyptian mummy called 'Unknown Man E,' whose face was frozen in a scream. The inquiry was documented for the just-aired National Geographic special Egypt Unwrapped: Mystery of the Screaming Man. For video clips, photos and further info, go here.
While shooting football highlights for News 10 in Sacramento, the crew of a local news helicopter witnessed "a strange set of lights" flying over them. Pilot Ed Georges said the object was "definitely something different" than an aircraft and estimated it was considerably higher than his altitude of 1,200 feet. The television station received several calls from people who reported seeing the same phenomenon. More details and video at news10.net.