A remarkable discovery has emerged in astrophysics: key properties of the universe have just the right values to make life possible. Most scientists prefer to explain away this uniqueness, insisting that a number of unseen universes must therefore exist, each randomly different. Astrophysicist Bernard Haisch joined George Knapp in the first half of the show to propose the alternative—that the special properties of our universe reflect an underlying intelligent consciousness.
In the second half of the program, veteran journalist Chris Taylor talked about how the Star Wars franchise has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics, and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and atheists alike.
On January 4th, a large turbine at a wind farm in Conisholme, England was damaged, with one blade falling off, another badly bent. Locals said they saw a "tentacle"-like UFO in the sky near the wind farm on the night before the damage was discovered. More at the Louth Leader.
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."
Timothy Green Beckley (pictured in caricature) sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. View them here.
Philip Imbrogno set us a photo of a UFO spotted near Fairfield, CT in 1986.
First hour guest, media personality Rob Simone discussed his research into ufology. There are specific references in the Koran to entities, which could be interpreted as being ETs, he said. Simone also sent us a set of images featuring vintage UFO newspaper articles and some of his photos. Check them out here.
According to Robert Collins,this photo may be a legitimate image of an 'EBEN' (extraterrestrial biological entity). Taken from a 3-second video clip in the documentary UFOs: Fifty Years of Denial, the image shows bruising on the neck and face, possibly indicative of crash injuries, writes Collins. Larger photos and further info posted here.
View photos from this past weekend's Bay Area UFO Expo in San Jose, California.
Stan Deyo has started a company to build flying saucers for the public. View several images he sent us, related to the project.
In the second half of hour one, Ruben Uriarte and Noe Torres spoke about the 1974 UFO case known as Mexico's Roswell. In January 2007, the two investigated the site of the incident in the Chihuahuan Desert, just south of the US border. A small civilian plane was said to crash into a silver disc-shaped object that had been picked up by radar. According to their sources, a group of Mexican soldiers died, possibly due to some kind of contamination at the crash site. Subsequently, the US sent in a team that reportedly exploded the deceased soldiers and crashed disc in order to "disinfect the area." Check out some images that ran in Uriarte & Torres' article for the July issue of UFO Magazine, such as the above sketch of the UFO.
Read the 2002 sealed "deathbed" affidavit of Lt. Walter Haut, who was the Roswell AAF Base public information officer during the July 1947 Roswell incident.
One of the topics covered in Jesse Marcel Jr.'s book The Roswell Legacy is the photo-analysis of the telegram that General Ramey is seen holding in the weather balloon "cover-up story" photo (pictured, telegram outlined in red). Photography expert David Rudiak enlarged the photo and was able to read the text in the telegram, which included phrases such as "victims of the wreck." For more, click here.
Joining Colm Kelleher tonight is George Knapp, an Emmy Award-winning journalist whose groundbreaking investigation of the Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter in 1989. Currently, he's the chief of KLAS-TV's I-Team, and in that capacity he's continued to report on unusual stories, such as the 'Skinwalker Ranch', Dan Burisch, Bob Lazar and other topics.
Taking place through tomorrow is the annual Roswell UFO Festival featuring a variety of speakers and events. Alas, it looked as though the use of two military helicopters for a planned "alien invasion" had to be put on hold, because the choppers were placed on standby to help fight wildfires in the area.
Bill Chalker is pictured at the Australian Department of Defence, examining their confidential UFO files. Click here to view additional images he sent us.
On June 5, 2005, Brian Bessent of Ufotheatre.com claims to have witnessed a series of unidentified lights in the Phoenix sky. Using a Sony Handycam in nightshot mode, he captured on tape several of the flying objects as they joined into a larger formation of lights.
Paul Stonehill has sent us some UFO photos as part of his presentation. Some of them are featured in UFO USSR, which he co-wrote with Philip Mantle and is currently available (as an e-book) through the Filament Book Club.
In Dr. Roger Leir's recently released book, UFO Crash in Brazil, he looks at the noted Varginha case. The 1996 incident has been dubbed the 'Brazilian Roswell,' due to its sighting of alien beings. This page provides images related to the case, while a write-up is presented here.
Investigative reporter George Knapp at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas has a new story out on the "Top Secret Black Triangle" sightings, which have now been catalogued all over the United States.
A Coast listener videotaped a UFO during the 75th Anniversary of the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. Here is part of the video he took that day, and his comments.
Bob White shared details about a UFO artifact he said he retrieved in 1985. While driving with a companion to Las Vegas, they encountered a bright yellow-orange light on a Colorado highway. The light rose in the sky and seemed to merge with a craft with two blue tubular lights and then ejected a small object that appeared to be on fire, he said.
View streaming video of a UFO that was shot by Mark O. on May 14, 2004 in Sonora, CA.
Late one evening in 2002 I was camping inside Haleakala Crater with a friend, whom I have been camping, sky gazing and looking for ships with for nearly 40 years. We were treated with a visit from afar. We were surprised to have such a close visitation and to be able to record the experience via digital camera (view photos here). This was not the first visitation or sighting in this volcano we've had. We have been watchdogs onthis mountain since the early 60's.
As presented on the 11/2/03 show: Art Bell: Let's say the government chose me. They were going to use me as an outlet to release this information. Let's just say they did that and they took me to a briefing. Then what John?John Lear: They whisk you to Washington, DC, you get limo-ed to this building, beautiful building, you go up into this room. They say, 'Art, you're the guy and if you give us the go ahead, we are gonna release everything we know to the public. If you decide to go ahead, all major networks will be provided with information on all aspects of the cover up and no type of information will be withheld.
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.
Tonight's guest, Richard Lawrence, co-wrote the book Contacts With the Gods from Space, with the late Dr. George King, which details King's amazing legacy of extraterrestrial contacts. Born in Shropshire, England in 1919, King became an adept practitioner of yoga as a young man, spending hours each day in the activity. But in 1954, sitting in his London apartment he suddenly heard a disembodied voice that commanded him: "Prepare yourself! You are to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament." It was an alien intelligence he would come to know as Aetherius. A few days later King received a visit from a famed Yoga master who entered and left through a locked door. The master reportedly taught King to establish a mental rapport with the "Cosmic Masters."