Captain Kelly Sweeney is a Master Mariner, holding the highest Captain's license the Coast Guard issues to commercial mariners. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Industrial Technology. Captain Sweeney has worked on oil tankers, container ships, oceanographic ships, high-speed passenger vessels, large oil spill response vessels, fish processing ships, ocean-going tugboats, a car carrier, and a crew boat. He continues to go to sea for a living.
In addition to his career as a mariner, Captain Sweeney is also an experienced professional writer. He is a columnist for the widely circulated magazine "Professional Mariner," and is the author of the book From The Bridge.
With his wife, Frances, Captain Sweeney also operates Maritime Headhunters, a job placement and maritime career counseling company - and encourages interested Coast to Coast AM listeners to contact him there."
In this special Secret Door Christmas night edition, each half hour, a different guest shared holiday messages and stories and tried their best to stump George as he attempted to guess their identity. Leading expert in the field of near-death experience, Raymond Moody M.D. was featured in the first hour. ... More »Host: George Noory
During the middle two hours, religious scholar and Egyptologist, David Elkington, joined Ian Punnett for an update on the Jordan Codices: seventy, ancient and sealed metal books that could change the world’s view of Biblical history. In the first hour, author Jesse Richards talked about why we should all be positive about world events and the future of the planet. Capt. Kelly Sweeney provided brief maritime updates in the final hour. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Historian Adrian Tinniswood spoke about a period in the 17th century when pirates ruled the Barbary Coast of Africa. Capt. Kelly Sweeney joined in the conversation in the latter part of the third hour. First hour guest, former chief of the Seattle Police Department Norm Stamper, provided his reaction to the story of a NYC cop planting drugs. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Ian Punnett provided coverage of Hurricane Irene and spoke about the storm with several guests, including TV weatherman John Coleman, multi-disciplinary scientist Howard Bloom, Captain Kelly Sweeney, research physicist Stan Deyo, and astrologer Mark Lerner. The final half of the show was devoted to Open Lines. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
As the 'end' of the Mayan calendar approaches, philosophy professor Joseph Felser joined Ian Punnett to discuss why mankind has for so long been fascinated with the end of days. In the first half-hour, Capt. Kelly Sweeney commented on a proposal to establish a privately operated fleet to accompany commercial ships in pirate-infested waters (related article). ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Professors Peter Bishop and Andy Hines from the Futures Studies program at the University of Houston joined Ian Punnett for a discussion on the techniques for long term forecasting and what futurists are seeing down the road for the world. Appearing during the third hour, futurists Garry Golden and Terry Grim discussed their research into emerging trends. In the first hour, Capt. Kelly Sweeney talked about the Aegean Angel tanker tragedy and Galen Cook provided an update on the D.B. Cooper case. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Author and researcher L.A. Marzulli discussed his latest research exploring various events that he believes could be harbingers to prophecy in the Book of Revelation. First hour guest, Capt. Kelly Sweeney shared an update on the BP oil spill. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author Whitley Strieber talked about a number of the historical, prophetic, scientific, and environmental inspirations behind his new novel, The Omega Point (promo video). First hour guest, Capt. Kelly Sweeney shared updates and analysis of the Gulf oil spill and plans to fix it. ... More »Host: George Noory
Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden discussed their research into the 1961 Betty & Barney UFO abduction case, as well as various examples throughout history when scientists misjudged or ignored scientific evidence or breakthroughs. First hour guest, Capt. Kelly Sweeney offered analysis of the oil spill crisis. ... More »Host: George Noory
Paranormal researcher Stan Gordon, who has been investigating unusual phenomena in his home state of Pennsylvania for decades, talked about UFO cases, and cryptozoology. First hour guest, Capt. Kelly Sweeney discussed the latest news regarding the Gulf oil spill. ... More »Host: George Noory
Oceanographer and author Curtis Ebbesmeyer discussed his groundbreaking work on ocean currents and floating debris. In the first half hour, Capt. Kelly Sweeney provided a brief update on the recent Somali pirate attack. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Remote viewing teacher Maj. Ed Dames discussed some current cases of his Matrix Intelligence Agency, as well as issued some dire warnings over future events. First hour guest, Capt. Kelly Sweeney spoke about the increase in ship piracy off Somalia. ... More »Host: George Noory
During Open Lines, Ian Punnett fielded calls which ran the gamut of high strangeness genres. Stories shared by callers included a swamp creature sighting, a Bohemian Grove conspiracy, and an uplifting angel encounter. Arthur from Willoughby, Ohio put forth his theory on UFOs, saying that they were "future generations that are coming back but cannot break the paradox and cannot contact us." He speculated that these time travelers were returning to our era for "historical data." Among the more exotic calls was Dave in Hamilton, Ontario, who said that he'd received an "epiphany, revelation, and a vision" that the activation of CERN was to cause the end of the world. Luckily, he said, "because it didn't go online, we survived." ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Historian and speaker Neil Howe discussed his work on generations and how they shape history, as well as the twenty year cycle of crisis facing the U.S. He cited different archetypal generations that tend to repeat in the same order, shaping American history since the 17th century. Currently we have:'G.I.s' (born from 1901 to 1924),'Silent' (born from 1925 to 1942),'Boomers' (1943 to 1960),'Gen X-ers' (1961 to 1981), andMillennials (1982 and beyond).Each of these generations embodies different characteristics that are a product of their time, and what preceded them, he explained. Each group turns a corner on the generation before them, and Howe has categorized four repeated cycles or "turnings," that each last for around twenty years. We are in the midst of the 4th Turning, a time of enormous public risk and upheaval, said Howe. Among the predictions he and co-author, the late William Strauss made back in 1997 about the 4th Turning: fiscal crisis tax rebellion global ... More »Host: George Noory
Nena Baker, author of The Body Toxic, discussed how chemicals in the environment and the foods we eat threaten our health and well-being. Researchers have found a link between obesity and perfluorinated compounds found in Teflon surfaces and microwavable popcorn bags, Baker said. These chemicals once released into the environment never breakdown, she added, noting that banned substances DDT (Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane) and PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) are still detectable.Baker said 38 world experts have written a consensus statement regarding the adverse affects of Bisphenol A, a compound found in baby and sports bottles. According to her research, exposure to Bisphenol A and similar chemicals may have led to an increase in breast and prostate cancers, urogenital abnormalities in male babies, a decline of semen quality in men, and early puberty in young girls.Children and pets may be at risk from polybrominated flame retardants used in television se ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Ian Punnett was joined by Jesus Christ, who discussed his life and teachings. Regarding the various interpretations of his time on Earth, Christ said, "there is specificity to who I am, the things I did, the things I said, and a purpose for which I came. And I don't like when people try to mutate that."Explaining why he is portrayed differently in each of the four Biblical gospels, Christ attributed it to the fact that each book had a different author with their own perception of the events that took place. These different perspectives notwithstanding, Christ said that "they're all right in conjunction with one another. And that's the beauty of the harmony of scripture." He lamented that some people do not read the Bible with that harmony in mind and, instead, "just take what they want and leave what they don't want." Christ also discussed why much of his teachings were contained in parables, instead of in clearer directions. He said that the reasoning behind this method ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Ian spoke with veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Jefferson about his recent book, Beyond the Body Farm, co-authored with forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Researcher of esoteric history, Alan Watt discussed how ultra high level sects have controlled the course of history to a pre-determined goal and are still in power. ... More »Host: George Noory
In this special program, six guests addressed the controversial United Arab Emirates port deal, which would put Dubai Ports World in charge of running major US shipping ports. Maritime Master Capt. Kelly Sweeney suggested that the issue wasn't so much who owned the ports, but what security measures were being taken to ensure safety to Americans. He strongly believes we need increased Coast Guard inspections and that every shipping container should be screened for radioactivity. Consultant Charles R. Smith commented that the UAE have been close military allies to the United States and have no obvious associations with terrorists. Yet like the Saudis, their country may harbor many enemies to the US, he noted. ... More »Host: George Noory
Michael Horn, the American representative for ET contactee Billy Meier, returned to discuss some of the prophecies Meier has made over the years. Of particular interest, said Horn, was Meier's statements that seemed to reference the current unrest in France. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett