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.
The genome of the Ice Age woolly mammoth has been pieced together using DNA from a hair sample preserved in the Siberian permafrost. Most scientists, however, are doubtful that ancient DNA could be used to bring back an extinct species. More at BBC News.
Galen Cook has provided photos and additional info about his D.B. Cooper suspect, Bill Gossett. The complete gallery of D.B. Cooper materials discussed by Cook on previous C2C programs can be found here and video of the suspect is featured here.
A 2,900 gravestone discovered in Turkey is providing evidence that people in the ancient city of Sam'al believed the soul was separate from the body. More from the University of Chicago.
Lloyd Pye sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. Pictured is an illustration of one of the "Hobbits" discovered in 2004.
A crop circle recently discovered in Brazil is being investigated by A. J. Gevaerd, who says it's the country first such pattern. More at the Crop Circle Connector.
In the first hour, George spoke with Peter Joseph, the writer, producer and director of the controversial documentary Zeitgeist: The Movie and its sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum. The films explore "the myth of religion, the myth of 9/11, and the myth of the financial system," according to Joseph.Joseph described our current monetary/labor system as "inherently corrupt." The system creates "aberrant behavior," he noted, and is not designed for humanity to live together. Joseph believes "through technology and modern knowledge we have the ability to create mass abundance of all the necessities of life." He also talked about The Venus Project (thevenusproject.com) and its goal to redesign a social system that benefits humanity and is in line with nature.
The Monster Quest crew experienced an unusual incident at a remote fishing cabin near Snelgrove Lake, Canada. A member of the audio crew had a rock thrown at his head from the woods (see video). Another mysterious rock hit the roof of the cabin, as did a wooden log, the crew member noted. About the occurrence Jeff Meldrum said, "Obviously, there's nothing in the woods, that's recognized anyway, that can lob rocks in that fashion" (see video). The most recent 'Sasquatch Attack' can be seen at watchmonsterquest.com. (*requires install of Zango)