Author Steve Alten shared his surprising research about the Loch Ness Monster, which indicates the creature is not similar to a plesiosaurus, but rather it's a huge predatory eel-like creature. He believes that it became trapped in the deep loch over 70 years ago, when the building of an adjacent roadway closed off a passage into larger waters. Since then, the creature, which is probably female, has grown larger and larger, reaching 50-60 ft. in length, he suggested.
Alten said he engaged forensic artist/investigator Bill McDonald (Press Release) to conduct research at Loch Ness, and he concluded that the creature is a mutation of a species that currently lives in the Loch.
Alten further described the creature as a vicious, slimy, 6,000 lb. amphibian, that slithers like a snake, has rows of teeth and is capable of coming on land to seek prey. In fact, a recent report (which includes a photo) claims the creature left a 4-inch tooth inside a deer it attacked. Alten conjectured that because "Nessie" tourism is so important to the Scottish highlands, the locals deliberately keep quiet about the savage nature of the beast.
First hour guest, author Jerry Corsi talked about the possibility of a strike against Iran, because of its threat of a nuclear attack against the US or Israel. Calling the clerics who run Iran a "criminal mafia," he announced that his organization, the Iran Freedom Foundation will be conducting a 200 mile walk from Philadelphia to D.C., as a way of calling attention to the need for peaceful change in Iran.
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