Before there was frozen pizza and canned peaches, there was dried food. In fact drying has been for thousands of years the main method of food preservation. Tonight's guest, Richard Perez has posted an article (in PDF format) by Dennis Scanlin on his website, that details how to use and construct a Solar Food Dryer. By lowering the moisture content in food, spoilage is prevented and flavor and nutrition are to some degree preserved. Just about any food source can be dried, and once completed they tend to take up less weight and bulk than other storage methods. The way the food is dried is affected by temperature, humidity and air flow. Temperatures used vary depending on the item, with higher temperatures drying faster. The Solar Dryer costs about a $150 to make and uses such basic materials as plywood, stainless steel, and aluminum. This outdoor contraption operates by natural convection, and can for instance, dry 7-10 lbs. of thinly sliced fruit or veggies in one to two
One country that has created an elaborate underground labyrinth of bunkers, residences and tunnels is Iraq, and it's possible that Saddam Hussein is currently hiding out in a subterranean location there. The recent special Saddam's Secret Tunnels on the History Channel, explored some of these mysterious underground locations that it's believed Saddam began building back in the 1980's, using equipment and materials from countries around the world. He ordered the construction of an intricate network, "with miles of interconnected tunnels with camouflaged entry points, and escape routes to Syria," Newsweek's Christopher Dickey commented. Saddam is said to have been inspired by the Yugoslavian dictator Tito's impenetrable bunker system. In fact, his underground "Project 2000," built across from the Presidential Palace, was hit by 5,000 lb. precision bombs during the recent conflict, and though, the US military says the state of the bunker is "classified," it is believed it is l
George Noory is proud to announce that Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) will be a regular contributor to Coast to Coast AM. "Starting in September, Peter will make periodic visits to C2C, updating listeners with the latest information on breaking UFO reports," said George "and I am pleased that Peter would agree to come back to the show." NUFORC is highly regarded for its collection and dissemination of objective UFO data.
Tonight Friday Night Feature presents two different stories and drawings: The Cackling Shadow Person Here is a rendition of a Shadow Person I saw years ago during a suicide attempt. Definitely not a positive encounter. It horrified me so much, I struggled to keep going. As I was bleeding, this creature moved supernaturally fast and cackled at the fact it was about to take my soul. The entire Shadow Person phenomena has brought all this back to me. --Steve firstname.lastname@example.org The Unknown Animal Five weeks ago, prior to finding your show on the radio, I was driving tothe Salt Lake City Airport about 7:45pm. It's dark but not overly so. On the way, I drive over a mountain pass with a town half way through. So, after passing the town I see this dog's buttside along the side the road just standing there. The dog has very curly hair of a brownish gray color and looks very dirty. Another noticeable feature is it has no paws, almost like curly haired tubes. It
When I interviewed tonight's guest, Sean David Morton, for After Dark back in 1999, he told me about a process he underwent called Direct Time Soul Transference. "I went forward a 100 years into the future in front of 700 people in Anaheim in 1994. In my experience, what you might call a 'post-life progression,' I switched bodies with my next reincarnation, 'Vajra.' I was running around a farm in Omaha looking at things...while he spoke to the crowd in Anaheim." As Morton witnessed unusual geometric buildings at the Omaha complex that had synthesized jewels on the roofs that enhanced functions, "Vajra" filled the audience with details of what to him were past events. Here is a partial timeline: 2017: US war with China, 200 million-strong army invades America. 2027: Planet hit by meteor, huge devastation. 2034: Alien intervention, Messianic figure "Immaneula" born around this time. 2050+: Civilization rebuilt, golden age lies ahead. --L.L.
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory has been named the best Alternative Talk program amongst network and syndicated shows, in a just published poll in the trade magazine Radio Ink. Their annual Readers Choice Awards polled radio executives, managers, programmers and marketers to determine which programs were working the best on their stations, and were the most popular with their listeners. While Art Bell is credited with creating "America's most fascinating radio program," it is "George Noory that has carried the show forward for the past eight months," Radio Ink wrote.
One of the topics tonight's guest, Seth Shostak, the Senior Astronomer for SETI, will be talking about, is the new Allen Telescope Array, now under construction. The facility at theHat Creek Observatory on a remote patch of Northern California land, will be a veritable "antenna orchard," said Shostak, containing 350 small radio telescopes all working together to greatly expand SETI's "stellar reconnaissance." Made possible through funding by former Microsoft technologists Paul Allen and Nathan Myhrvold, the Array will give SETI full time access for their missions, whereas previously they only got a meager number of weeks out of the year to use facilities like Arecibo. With this new form of radio astronomy, SETI's research could be taking a giant leap forward. SETI's current Project Phoenix currently tracks about a thousand stars. When the Allen Array goes online, they will have the ability to monitor transmissions from possibly 100,000 stars or more, because the Array can e
Due to the major power failure on Thursday in the U.S. and Canada, George Noory presented two hours of early coverage last night, which was heard live on Streamlink, and in markets that carry the early feed. The audio archive of this material is posted under Show Clips (above). Here is a rundown of the four guests who appeared, each for a half-hour: Terrorism Expert Bazzel Baz (TerrorismSurvivalHandbook) started the show and noted the proximity of timing of the blackout to the recent computer virus, which he said is believed to have originated in China. Physicist Jim McCanney (jmccanneyscience.com) followed, and spoke of a "low rumbling sonic boom," that had been heard in the area at the time of the blackout. James Chiles (invitingdisaster.com),a technology writer, appeared next, suggesting one possible cause could have been a disgruntled employee who would have the skills to inflict this kind of damage. The two-hour special closed with author Steve Quayle (stevequayle.
Wednesday's first hour guest Shelly Lynn Williams PhD, a primate researcher, spoke about evidence for a possible new ape species discovered in the Congo. These enigmatic creatures appeared on some video footage she shot. One of the animals was gray in color, which Williams said was unusual for an ape. She believes they may be hybrids of either guerilla-chimp or chimp-bonobo, if not an altogether new species that has never been documented previously. Below is a set of pictures related to her work. All images © Shelly Williams. Unusual Skull (l), Chimpanzee Skull (r) Plaster Cast of Footprint Unknown Ape Female with Infant Foot Comparison Shelly in Nest Base Camp From Shelly: Contributions are welcome to save the great apes from extinction in the Congo area. Money will pay for trackers to patrol the area to prevent poaching and also to develop an education program to teach the villagers about conservation and preservation of these extremely r
On November 9, 1965, over thirty million people in the Northeastern region of the U.S. and Canada were plunged into darkness in what became known as the "Big Blackout."The official cause of the huge outage shifted from one explanation to another, until it was finally pinned on an unknown power surge that occurred at a generating station north of Niagara Falls. But what could have caused this huge wave of electricity (reportedly 1.1 million kiowatts) that led to a relay malfunction? Interestingly, there were a number of documented UFO sightings in the area proceeding and during the blackout. For instance, a pilot who safely landed a plane in the darkness at the airport in Syracuse, said he saw an enormous ball of light drifting in the sky. Around the same time, a flight instructor and a student who were in the air, also saw the object and pinpointed its location to be directly above the Clay sub-station, which was where the original investigation of the blackout began. The l
Just coming out in the mainstream media, such as in this article, is a story we broke 6 months ago on Coast to Coast. Guest Harry Braun discussed how the cryogenically frozen Ted Williams' head had been severed from his body, with the plan being to eventually download his memory onto a computer chip and then reload into a clone of himself. Click on the icon to listen to the original audio: Win
Tonight's guest, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, has collected case studies of people who say they were visited by time travelers from 1,000 to 3,000 years in our future. Pioneering out-of-body explorer, the late Robert Monroe, wrote of traveling to Earth, at a time beyond the year 3,000 in his book Far Journeys. While out of body, he was escorted by an INSPEC (intelligent species) and at first they viewed the planet from space. "Around the earth was a single flat ring, much like the ones around Saturn, and it was radiating and sparkling...from its own internal source," wrote Monroe. As they flew in closer, he noted there were no visible planes, ships, or people. However, there was a lush growth of trees and plants, some types of which he had never seen before. Monroe was told that the planet was occupied by far less people and those that were here were "H-plus" (humans-plus: indicating modifications from those of our present time). After they "landed," he encountered two INSPEC appearin
This week, we present the first subject of our new Entities Gallery which combines accounts of strange beings with drawings made by the witnesses. The first tale comes from Carolyn K.: Back in 1966, my brother and I, ages 8 and 9 years old at the time, were camping with our father at a lakein California called Cachuma Lake. This lake is located in the mountains above Santa Barbara. We both (without our father) got up pre-dawn one morning and walked to our favorite fishing spot andsettled in for a morning of fishing. There were no other people in the area at this point (around 5:30 a.m.)We were sitting, relaxed and waiting for fish when something caught my eye over by a huge, old oak tree. I looked at my brother who was also staring at this "being" who, in turn, was staring at us. It wasprobably about 40 feet from us sitting on the ground next to the oak tree. Its appearance was strange.My brother and I had a sense that it was sort of human and sort of animal
He could be anyone from Bill Gates to George W. Bush, absurdly even David Hasselhoff!according to various Internet rumor mills. Tonights guest, Kathleen Keating, an investigative journalist who writes from an end times Christian perspective, said she actually saw the Antichrist in her backyard in last appearance on Coast back in March of 2001: There was this guy standing
in a charcoal Armani suit and a turtleneck with his long hair pulled back, uh, very good-looking guy, and I was like startled because there I was in my pajamas. She went on to describe how this figure seemed to vanish into thin air and intimated that this person was a popular spiritual teacher whose real motives hadnt been disclosed yet. The great seer for the ages, Nostradamus wrote of three Antichrists, two of whom (Napoleon and Hitler) have already played out their dramas. In his mysterious quatrains, Nostradamus posited a blue turbaned leader from the East as the third Antichrist who comes under the g
Tonight's guest, Peter Schwartz, has made a prediction on the intriguing site longbets.org, a public forum created to stimulate long-term ideas. Members to the site can log in their long term predictions, and then other participants can bet for or against the proposition, with the wagers going to philanthropic causes. Schwartz's prediction that "at least one human alive in the year 2000 will still be alive in 2150," has already attracted one person to bet $1,000 against it. Ironically, if the person wagering against it is still alive in 2150, she will lose the bet. In his argument for increased longevity, Schwartz points to the current work in stem cell research, as well as in telomerase, an enzyme in DNA, which may yield new life extension therapies. He further notes that human lifespan doubled from 45 to 85 in the last century. If that was to happen again in the 21st century, we could have 170-year olds walking around! --L.L.
George read the following story over the air on Wednesday night: The Pink DressThere was this little girl sitting by herself in the park. Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by.She never tried to speak. She never said a word.Many people passed by her, but no one would stop. The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to see if the little girl would still be there.Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where she was yesterday, and still with the same sad look in her eyes. Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. For as we all know, a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play alone.As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl's dress. It was grotesquely shaped.I figured that was the reason people just passed by and made no effort to speak to her.
Tonight's guest Steve Quayle believes science may be headed down a thorny path with recent genetic breakthroughs. One of the first examples of tissue engineering, was performed at the University of Boston, whereby a "human" ear was grafted onto a mouse. The ear shape was molded out of biodegradable plastic and scattered with human cartilage cells before being implanted onto the mouse's back. Surprisingly, the ear can be removed without hurting the mouse. But extra ears aren't just for mice, the UK-based artist Stelarc is embracing the idea for himself and is planning to have a third ear grafted onto his arm. "While it can't hear, with an implanted sound chip and a proximity sensor, the ear will be able to speak to anyone who gets close to it," BBC News reports. In 2002, miniature human kidneys were grown inside a mouse, and there is hope that this technique may eventually help those in the long wait for kidney transplants. But can these techniques go too far? In the
Tonight's guest, Robert Young Pelton has included the "Adventure Quiz: Are You a Survivor?" in his book Come Back Alive. Here are a few excerpts from the quiz with the answers below. 1) The most dangerous job in America is:_________ 2) Most people die of: ________ 3) The most dangerous creature in the world is: _________ 4) The most dangerous place in the world is: _________ 5) Most animal attacks in National Parks are caused by: ________ Answers: 1. Truck driver2. Heart disease 3. Mosquito4. Your home5. Family pets
Technology consultant Larry Park, the author of Forbidden Secrets of the Earthquake Revealed, discussedvolcanic dangers he believes are present in America and particularly in the Northwest, during the first hour on Friday. Through testing with his unique technology, Park has concluded that monstrous pressures are building up underground and could cause volcanoes, such as the one at Yellowstone Lake to blow. Should such an event occur at this location, magma would shoot up thirty miles into the air, and he said, it would be one of the "loudest explosions mankind would ever hear," a sound literally heard around the world. Not only would large amounts of ash be sent up into the stratosphere, but a 75 mile area surrounding the volcano would be devastated, Park warned. For more details about his theories read his article published on yowusa.com.
One of the technologies that tonight's guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht has sounded the alarm about is RFID. Radio frequency identification technology or RFID, involves miniature computerized tags that can be embedded in merchandise. These tags are capable of beaming out specific information such as serial numbers to nearby scanners. According to a website created by AIM (a data capture association), RFID "is an automatic way to collect product, place, time or transaction data quickly and easily without human intervention or error." The transponder or tag contains a computer chip that derives its energy from a radio signal sent by the scanner, which enables it to send back information that can then be accessed by a central computer. In a recent piece in Business Week titled "Playing Tag with Shoppers' Anonymity," Albrecht expresses concerns over a possible global network of millions of receivers. "Imagine if these chips are in clothes and tires and shoes. Companies
Tonight's guest, Glynis McCants explains how to compute your Lifepath Number and your Attitude Number on this page on her website. The use of numerology is actually one of the most ancient of divination tools. Some believe it began with the early Babylonians. According to the book, Divining the Future by Eva Shaw, the use of numerology was widespread in ancient Egypt, and continues to be used there today. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician who lived around 550 BC, is considered to be the father of numerology, as it's used today. He observed that the numbers 1 through 4 add up to 10, and that numbers larger than 9 could be reduced to a single digit by adding the numbers together. Pythagoras was quoted to say "the world is built upon the power of numbers." Indeed, he believed that the entire universe could be expressed by the principles and harmony of numerical systems, and "that they were the key to understanding the unknown," Shaw noted. The mystical Kabbalah also applies
Tonight's guest, Prof. Jan Hodges, has written about developments he sees occurring in the next 80 years. In a similar vein, John L. Petersen, founder of the futurist think tank, The Arlington Institute has pondered trends for the 21st Century, and sees humanity as poised between "global instability" and "planetary renaissance." In an article Petersen penned for the current issue of What is Enlightenment, titled "Visions of the Future," he lists ten scenarios that could tilt the Earth in one direction or the other. Here are some of them: Ice Cap Breaks Up-- This may already be happening, and could eventually result in sea levels rising 100 feet. Devastation of coastal cities and unstable climate patterns could set civilization back 50 years. Nanotechnology Takes OffThe ability to use molecular sized machines could revolutionize manufacturing methods, and potentially be used to eliminate food shortages and environmental pollution. Africa Unravels-- The elements of population
Author/Illustrator Tim Sheppard describes his newest contribution."In an idle moment I pondered just what those shadow people, so often sighted by Coast-to-Coast listeners, might do in their spare time. The result was this literally off-the-wall cartoon." Click here to view. For more of Tim's work visit his webpage lastwordon.com or check out the banner he created for our site.
Tonight's guest, Ramon Lopez will discuss many of the activities that take place on the huge body that is the Sun, which contains 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System. Care to do a little sun surfing? Check out these links: SOHO: Exploring the Sun Solar Flares Mysteries of the Sun Facts about the Sun Sun as Seen from the Earth
It was the summer of 1998 when the image of the "grey" alien seemed to cross the mass market threshold and could be found appearing on everything from cardboard plates, Bic pens, cups, party hats, napkins, table cloths, gift wrap, lottery tickets, bumper stickers, games, balloons, and lollipops (the dispenser for "Alien Pops" at a corner store is pictured here). In documenting this phenomenon in an article for SF Weekly.com titled Zap Crackle Pop: Aliens in Pop Culture, I had occasion to interview tonight's guest Michael Lindemann. The image of the grey "has the penetrating simplicity required of all good cultural icons," said Lindemann, who at the time was the editor of the highly respected UFO information source, CNI News. But was the ubiquity of the alien face more than just that years' "it" graphic design? Were unseen tentacles pulling the strings, preparing us for a great disclosure? "There is no direct proof of an orchestrated public awareness/conditioning campaign," L
When I interviewed tonight's guest Al Bielek for the August 2000 issue of After Dark, I was struck by the fact that he told me he'd lived in not one, but two different bodies. According to Bielek, he'd been born as the aristocratic Edward Cameron in 1916, but then after being kidnapped by Black Ops in 1953, he was regressed physically to the body of an infant, and sent back to 1927 to be raised by the Bielek family. To help keep track of these two identities and the various events that happened to them, I have included a timeline graphic that ran with the article. (Al Bielek events are in white, Edward Cameron events are in black), Click here to view 1916-1954, and here to view 1976-2000. For a view that cast doubts on Al Bielek's claims, visit bielek-debunked.com, a site endorsed by noted ufologist Stanton Friedman. --L.L.
Father Andrew Wingate (trumpetersmission), a member of the Old Roman Catholic Church, was the guest for the first 90 minutes of Friday's show. Espousing the belief that we are living in "end times," Wingate offered new prophecies and checked in with the ones he made on his last appearance on the show in January. His prediction of an unusual tornado season proved to be accurate. But whether the Columbia Shuttle explosion met his prophecy of "something horrible happening" is debatable as he had likened the event to a "nuclear attack," though it did happen within the 90-day time frame he specified. Wingate said some of the extreme weather we've been seeing and will continue to experience, is a chastisement to the United States. The world is in a punishment phase because the warnings given at Fatima were not heeded, he added. "Planet X," Wingate said, "is an instrument God uses to punish mankind." He estimates its arrival in 5-7 years. Also in his timetable, were an invasion of Americ
Tonight's guest, David Hatcher Childress is a prolific author. One of his volumes, Lost Continents & The Hollow Earth, examines the Shaver Mysteries and various theories concerning the possibility that the Earth is hollow. These theories generally purport that the Earth is donut shaped and has entrances at the two poles. Some of Richard Shaver's original material from the 1940's is included in the book. He writes that a series of subterranean tunnels run through the Earth and are inhabited by the Deros and Teros, descendants of an ancient spacefaring race. Hatcher Childress chronicles the literature that has been written about the hollow earth idea, some of it dating back hundreds or even thousands of years (Plato had actually written about huge tunnels in the earth's interior). More recently, a 1955 Brazilian book called From the Subterranean World to the Sky presents an interesting thesis. The author, O.C. Huguenin, suggests that flying saucers were created 12,000 years ago by
Tonight's guest, Gerald Celente, believes there could be a middle class revolt brewing in the near future of the United States. Last year, when I interviewed him for After Dark, he told me that a mounting dissatisfaction of the populace could boil over into a widespread protest, that would cut across all ages and ethnicities. "They were the jobless Gen X-ers, the tax protestors, retirees with devalued pensions, the underemployed, the working poor, the downsized and out, the aware and the unbuffaloed from every state of society. It should have come as no surprise when the 90% of the nation who said they wanted change, demanded change," writes Celente in his book Trends 2000. "The country has been hijacked from us," Celente told me, commenting that people increasingly view our two-party political system as actually a one party system, offering no real choice.While the recent anti-war movement had strong numbers, it's hard to imagine how a more massive revolt could get rolling.
Sure, we've all heard of the Masons. But it wasn't till I started paging through theThe International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies, that I realized how many mysterious associations had sprung up over time. The author of the encyclopedia, Alan Axelrod, points out that the majority of these groups share two features: secrecy and initiation (usually some type of ritual). Here is a sampling of some lesser known groups listed in his book: Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons-- Contrary to their name, there is nothing vampiric about this fraternal organization which seeks to preserve Saxon culture. Atlantis-- A French group founded in 1926 with the goal of rediscovering the lost traditions of the fabled Atlantis. Khlysty-- An extinct 17th Russian sect that practiced self-flagellation as part of their worship. Ben Hur Life Association-- Once headquartered in a spectacular building in Crawfordsville, Indiana, this group, founded in 1894, based its rituals on a book of fiction, the no