During Friday night's Open Lines callers shared their favorite sci-fi TV shows with George and recounted their own sci-fi/horror stories...
Seamus called and reported that he had once filled in for Morgus in a parade in New Orleans. He also told George that he had recently seen shadow insects in his office. According to Seamus, the creatures were three times larger than regular ants and moved in a circle on his desk. After a short time, they mysteriously vanished.
Another caller related a "monster" story told to him by an acquaintance. Apparently, a group of four guys (including the acquaintance) were dragging a net in a Louisiana swamp and caught something so strong it overpowered all four men and ripped through the net. They watched as the creature swam to shore, ran across the ground and climbed a tree. One of the more intrepid fisherman climbed the tree after it at which time the thing immediately flew away.
The second half-hour of Friday's show featured author SQuire Rushnell discussing coincidences, what he calls "God winks." Rushnell said there is a pattern to coincidences -- they are signposts reminding us there is something bigger out there. Rushnell gave an example of a coincidence involving JFK Jr. He said after Kennedy's plane crashed off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in 1999, papers he was carrying washed ashore in front of his mother's house. Interestingly, Rushnell pointed out that another Kennedy tragedy took place exactly 30 years earlier -- at Chappaquiddick, again near Martha's Vineyard. According to Rushnell, positive and right-brained thinkers are more apt to experience "God winks."
During the first half-hour, physicist James McCanney gave an update on the recent solar flare activity. He said a monster sun spot group is rounding the east rim of the sun that is three times larger than sun spot group #649. According to McCanney, these solar disturbances effect the Earth's plasma (magnetic) field, and could cause severe space and earth weather.
Bumper music from Friday July 16, 2004