Japan boasts a wide variety of strange mummified relics. Some, like the purported mummies of "river imps" and flying demons, border on the fantastic. Others, like the remains of self-mummified monks, are all too real. Pink Tentacle showcases a litany of Japanese mummies, but be forewarned, some of the images are rather graphic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First hour guest, author Lionel Fanthorpe (pictured with his wife Patricia) spoke about the Chase Vault in Barbados. In the burial vault, coffins of deceased family members were found moved around and in disarray, even though the vault had been sealed with a marble slab, he recounted. He also talked about the positive side of Voodoo.
Brad Steiger, pictured in Peru with his wife Sherry.
As part of her presentation, Barbara Hand Clow has provided us with the Calleman Matrix, a chart that illustrates various periods in the Mayan Calendar.
We're featuring three images from Ken Klein's photo gallery of his trip to Egypt. Pictured is the Red Granite rock used for the ceiling in the King's chamber.
Dr. Bruce Goldberg has provided several images to accompany his interview on tonight's program. View them here.
Brooks Agnew has provided a set of photos to accompany his hollow Earth discussion with George. View them here.
We received four photos from John Anthony West of Egypt and the Sphinx.
Remote viewing expert Major Ed Dames, claims to have pioneered a system that allows a remote viewer to obtain a precise GPS-caliber geographical fix for any location. He recently spent some time conducting a search for Plato's "Atlantis" and believes he has found it. Dames hopes to provide sketches of the lost city in the near future.Graphic courtesy of Major Ed Dames
Speaking at this past weekend's Bay Area UFO Expo, (and guesting tonight on C2C) was Jason Martell, who has studied Planet X theories and ancient artifacts. One of the few younger researchers at the Expo, the black-clad Martell gave a slick Power Point presentation that showed images which could bolster the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis.
Laurence Gardner has drawn some fascinating conclusions about the roots of modern day Judeo-Christianity. In a lecture he presented at the Nexus Conference in 1998, he discussed how many stories, prayers, and rituals in Judaism and Christianity are actually hybrids or adaptations from older Egyptian, Canaanite and Mesopotamian traditions.