During the first half of the show, explorer and filmmaker Jose Escamilla shared an update on the strange flying rods he discovered while investigating UFOs in 1994. The finned, gelatinous creatures look like "flying snakes" or cuttlefish (view images) and undulate through the air as though in a liquid, he said. He was able to capture them on video by using a high shutter speed. Lower shutter speeds will capture blurred birds and insects and that is where a lot of the confusion has set in, he explained.
The TV series Proof Positive, for instance, debunked his videos, saying that the RODS phenomena actually depicted insects. But Escamilla said they did not fully investigate his work in a scientific manner."I am only presenting the visual evidence," he noted, though he did hypothesize that the RODS may be visiting from another planetary system or another dimension, and that they have been with us for a long time, as cave paintings showed creatures that are similar to them. Part of their life cycle involves living in water, he claimed. Along with a Nippon TV crew, Escamilla investigated the very deep Cave of the Swallows in Mexico, where a 3 ft. long ROD was photographed.
The second half of the show featured Open Lines, with a special line set up for callers to share their views of the turmoil in the Middle East.
Bumper music from Wednesday January 11, 2006