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Paul McCartney: Dead or Alive?

Date: 08-18-03
Host: George Noory
Guests: R. Gary Patterson, James McCanney, Jon Rappoport

R. Gary Patterson discussed what he considers to be an "urban legend," the oft repeated story that Paul McCartney died back in 1966 in a car accident. As chronicled in his book The Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues of 1969, Patterson believes the group may have deliberately planted enigmatic references in their music and album art, such as on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's.

Reacting to the controversial website Paul is Really Dead, which claims to show forensic evidence through before and after photographs, that McCartney was replaced by an imposter in 1966, Patterson sent the link to a Forensic Examiner. The Examiner replied via a written response, that such photo comparisons were not forensic evidence because you would need exact angles for accuracy.

Patterson also shared his interpretations of various musical clips and backwards masking excerpts from Beatles recordings that were played on the show. In the lyric "he got feet down below his knee," from the song Come Together for instance, he said this could be a reference to a person being buried a certain number of feet underground.

Blackout Update

On Monday's first hour, two guests offered their analysis of the recent power outage. Physicist Jim McCanney suggested that the blackout may have been caused by an experiment with a "Tesla tower," located at a secret US military base in Ottawa. He believes this would account for the "low rumbling" sound heard in several states.

Investigative writer Jon Rappoport said that witness testimony indicated the cause of the blackout was "some kind of externally created source." He cited reports that car radios went dead and a sound like thunder was heard, as evidence for this conclusion.

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