As part of an article I wrote for After Dark last year titled A Garden of Spirits, I took a look at the unusual theories that Rudolph Steiner had regarding plants. Here is an excerpt: A clairvoyant, philosopher, artist and scientist, to some Rudolf Steiner was one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century. He created the Anthroposophical Society to study and practice "spiritual science," whereby participants could access their higher spiritual selves.As outlined in the book by Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Soil, Steiner had some very unusual ideas about the growth of plants. Specifically he believed that the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all had an influence on the plants of Earth. The three bodies closest to Earth (the Moon, Mercury and Venus) had an effect on the reproduction and growth of plants working indirectly through the limestone content of the earth, whereas the outer planets he believed co
Ever wonder who creates those annoying computer worms and viruses that have spread like plague in recent years? And even of more curiosity, what is their motivation? An in-depth article in this week's New York Times Magazine by Clive Thompson provides some answers.Thompson writes there is an underground network of young writers of "malware" (malicious code) who are based mainly in Europe. Many of them merely create and post their scripts on websites, rather than directly release them onto the Internet. However, their programs are in turn picked up by "script kiddies," (a derisive term for hackers who don't have the skill to create the viruses themselves) who unleash them on the Net. "For a virus author, a successful worm brings the sort of fame that a particularly daring piece of graffiti used to produce: the author's name, automatically replicating itself in cyberspace," writes Thompson. And when antivirus companies post new warnings of a fresh menace, "the thrill for t
What could be more apropos when photographing a group of some of the world's foremost paranormal experts than capturing a paranormal phenomenon at the same time? Taken at last month's 2004 Joshua P. Warren Paranormal Conference by Forrest Connor of the LEMURteam.com, this photo (click on for larger) shows (l to r) Joshua P. Warren, President of L.E.M.U.R. Paranormal Investigations, Patrick Huyghe, editor of the The Anomalist, Phyllis Galde, Publisher and Editor of Fate magazine andcryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman. Several orbs appear near their heads, and an especially distinct one is over Huyghe's abdomen. Interestingly, the topic of orbs was one that remote viewer Ed Dames addressed in last night's show. He said that they were not related to ghosts, but rather analien life form's continued "telepresence" on Earth. He went on to explain that an insect race at a great distance from us, uses a kind of "psychoenergetic technology," to explore places in th
Jenn Dolari writes: When I was a little little kid, I used to see these shadow creatures"dancing" although they were more like jumping from shadow to shadow on mywalls. Saw them quite a bit till my cousin lit a firecracker behind myear at the age of 4. Got a bad case of Tinnitus from that that I stillhave to this day. After the firecracker issue, I never saw the shadowsagain.However, many years later, I began to write a (fictional) story about agirl who wanted to be an angel, and her (occasional) experiences withShadow People.They're EXACTLY as I saw them as a kid, minus the red eyes, which I didfor the story's sake.Check out Jenn Dolari's graphic-novel styled tale, A Wish for Wings.
Friday's first hour guest, writer Marc Zicree (zicree.com) discussed his book The Twilight Zone Companion. The late Rod Serling, who hosted the classic horror-fantasy-science fiction show and wrote 92 of its episodes, was one of TV's first great stylists, said Zicree. A kind of "modern alienation" or a fear of the unknown that you couldn't share with others, was one of Serling's major themes, he added.
This drawing (click on for larger) by Denise Elles-Slocum (email) depicts a person standing at a threshold to other dimensions. Click here to view some of Denise's past contributions to our site.
Stuart Wilde writes: Recently, spiritual beings in the morph started talking about the arrival on earth of men with wings. I found it intriguing but I didn't know what was meant by it. Certainly, religious paintings depict Michael the Archangel with wings, and people imagine all angels with wings. I always thought this was so because many people have had dreams in which they are flying and some have also had out-of-body experiences.
As the Spirit Rover gets ready to restart its duties, a panoramic photo from the other side of Mars taken by the Opportunity Rover has just been released. Click here to view, and check out Space.com's Zoom Viewer to examine more images.
Since last week's article in the Independent UK, two more major media outlets have picked up the topic of possible radical climate change. Fortune Magazine ran a story titled The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare and the New York Times, an op-ed piece, Global Chilling.
My family lives in Reno, Nevada. My daughter had gone up to Virginia City to take pictures for a high school English project. She bought a disposable camera and proceeded to take photos about the town. The last place she visited was the old cemetery on the northern hill overlooking Virginia City. After doing some paper rubbings of various grave stones, she proceeded to take photos of some of the old gravesites. What you see in this picture (click on for larger) defies explanation! Did she unknowingly capture a ghostly picture of ectoplasm? Take a closer look! This photo has not been manipulated. No one was smoking while the photo was being taken. This is actually the 20th picture on a roll of 24 exposures and none of the other photos displayed this strange phenomenon! You be the judge! --Mark Easter firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpt: Streamlink Chat with remote viewer Ed Dames from 1/27/04White Rose Greetings., Your opinion please, re: the recent very severe weather. I think that this is just a taste and that there will be more storms this year and an even more severe winter weather season next year. ed dames As I mentioned years ago: first the weather will change so drastically that crops will not be able to be grown as before, next: disease aztlanista Can the past be remote viewed? Have you ever done so? What did you "see?" ed dames Mostly reconstructing/recreating events -- the way that they actually (factually) occurred. Guest Ed~ When you RVd the Earth, although you did not find it hollow, did you find it catacombed with man made caverns? ed dames There are caverns
Dr Zero Are the Chinese going to be a major threat to us any time soon? ed dames Major threat! Are you kidding? They have already conquered the American empire. moonbeam Hi Ed, In your opinion, doe
Lionel Fanthorpe appeared in the role of a Priest in a film with this monstrous creature.
A recent article in the St. Petersburg Times reported that the parting of the Red Sea as written about in the Bible, may have had a scientific explanation relating to the speed of winds and tides. Ufological connections have also been used to explain the miraculous event that happened during the Jewish exodus from Egypt (pictured in the painting by Markovich). In Barry H. Downing's 1990 article Did a UFO Part the Red Sea? published in UFO Magazine, he suggests that the "pillar of cloud of fire" that guided the Jews may have actually been a cigar shaped or cylindrical UFO, the inhabitants of which communicated directly with Moses. Echoing the author Morris Jessup, Downing writes "the exodus UFO moved to a position directly under the Red Sea, turning on its propulsion system to high force." The system's electromagnetic nature could yield a force field, "which would create the reported effect of straight walls which so amazed the Jews," Downing theorized. --L.L.
This image (click on for larger) from David Grinspoon's book Lonely Planets asks the question:"Which is the author and which is the alien?"
This diagram (click on to view in full) is from Antony Sutton's book America's Secret Establishment. It depicts various levels of organizations, going from larger "outer circle" groups like the CFR, to a smaller "inner core," which is essentially "a secret society within a secret society," he writes.
Two startling UFO images have recently come to light. This Australian UFO was photographed north of Melbourne. A possible UFO was also seen in this SOHO satellite image published on Unknown Country.
Pictured (click on for larger) is the dazzling cover image for James Gardner's book Biocosm. It was created by Peter Crowther/Debut Art. View more of his illustrations.
Katie K. sent in this illustration (click on for larger) and description of a recent UFO sighting: A couple weeks before Xmas, my husband and I went out to dinner at a restaurant just north of Appleton, Wisconsin. As we were returning, we spotted something over the city that intrigued us. It looked like a large piece of sheet metal or some other material falling rapidly straight downward over the city, probably about a mile or so from where we were on the highway. The edges were glowing as if on fire and it left a smoke trail as it fell. It disappeared just before it hit the ground. We have no clue what it was, so I made an image depicting what we saw and am attaching it. What do you think?
Lev Navrozov has written about the dangers of "nano superweapons." In this interview with Ryan Mauro, he outlines how such devices could be deployed. You can view Lex's animated gif by clicking on the image.
One of the guests Peter Davenport presented on Saturday night was MUFON field investigator, Kim Shaffer. He shot this video segment (requires Windows Media Player)in Bristol, Tennessee on August 3rd, 2003. Shaffer said the "disc" was copper colored, highly reflective and totally featureless.
Pictured is the strange ice circle discovered on December 28, 2003, by Vaughn Hobe at MudLake in Horton, Michigan, about fifteen miles south of Jackson. The photo (click on for larger), showing a "splash pattern" surrounding a thinner center circle, was taken by Ted Robertson © 2004.
Pictured is a detail from a fresco (click on to see full image) made in 1350 which depicts the Crucifixion and two craft flying above the scene. For more images of the type, visit Matthew Hurley's excellent repository, ufoartwork.com.
In tandem with Betty Eadie's appearance tonight, we present an artwork by David Wesley Jarvis, entitled Passage into Spirit (click on for larger). "This painting is an attempt to portray some of the levels and passages of mortal and Spiritual life with symbols," writes Jarvis. To view more of his art, visit David Jarvis Prints.
Lest we let Art Bell live down the time he accidentally glued his lips together, I offer this gentle reminder. It's all in fun, Mr. Bell...
I created the True or False site as a tool for myself and for the people on your[Streamlink] message boards to help them remember all the predictions made by yourguests. I know Sean David Morton and Ed Dames both get a hard time fromthe critics (me included lol) so I wanted to document all that they sayto see if they really do come up with some positive results. I live in Manchester, England but I alsospend a lot of time in the US in New Jersey. I have been listening toCoast for over 6 years now and it just gets better and better. I have tolisten on Streamlink when I am over here in England because of the timedifference. -- Simon Aspinall
Howard Lyman is pictured here (click on for larger) at Prionics in Switzerland, a biotech company that develops tests for prion diseases such as BSE and CJD. The infectious agents known as prions are malformed protein particles that are thought to be spread when animalseat the infected remains of their own species or other species.
For the ultimate in relocation, check out these vacant lots on One Martian Place courtesy of 3cim. (requires JAVA)
George Noory gave a report on Monday's show about the recent "time travel" experiment he underwent just after Christmas. He described the experience as being more akin to hypnosis or remote viewing rather than any kind of physical travel. In the experiment which was conducted by Dr. Irving Glotch, George was induced into a type of trance state, by wearing a helmet that was outfitted with revolving eye goggles. Additionally, he said sound vibrations were played in his ear and he was touched with a pulse generator at the back of his neck. George said his first target, "The Dark Ages," did not yield significant mental imagery or information. However he considered his second objective, "Roswell, July 1947" to be a success. "This one was weird," said George. He viewed a hospital that was staffed by nuns, and saw a glowing object, which he described as similar to the Kecksburg UFO (acorn-shaped). While this was not the Roswell incident George expected to see, in subsequent research he
Have a pair of 3-D glasses around? You can use them to view this stereoscopic image (click on for larger) sent back by NASA's rover "Spirit," which landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday night. More images and updates are available on the jpl.nasa.gov site.
Our new year 2004 equals a "6" ( 2 + 0 + 0 + 4 = 6), tonight's guest Glynis McCants writes in an article she penned for the latest issue of After Dark. Here is an excerpt, in which she tells us what to expect in 2004: "The 6 represents home and family. If you are not in a relationship, it's time to look at love and say, "Is it time for me to settle down?" If there is somebody in your life that you don't feel good about, this is the year to end it. If there's a business you want to start, this is a good time to make it happen." "This is also a year to sign a long-term contract, as opposed to the year 2003, where everything felt pretty shaky. The 6 is a much calmer cycle. We all need to learn to say, 'It's going good and I deserve it!' "