Joined by ufologist Stanton Friedman, author Kyle Lovern discussed the history of UFO sightings over West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. The writer of two books on sightings in the Appalachian region, Lovern said he wanted to bring attention to cases that hadn't been previously written about, which occurred in mostly small towns. One such case took place in Wayne County in 1968-- a witness described seeing a triangular craft that "looked like the bottom of a Norelco razor."
In 2003, in Morehead, KY, a college professor and his two sons observed a UFO that landed near their neighborhood, Lovern recounted. During the incident, a woman was heard screaming, and then the UFO took off. Police investigated and the screams remained unexplained. Lovern also spoke about the Thomas Mantell UFO incident of 1948, in which a KY Air National Guard pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed after he attempted to chase a circular UFO, which some believe shot him down.
Lovern said he is most astounded by cases in which huge craft-- the size of three football fields, for instance-- are sighted, such as in Matewan, W. Virginia. Friedman, who mentioned he's teaching online classes in ufology at the International Metaphysical University, talked about the Betty & Barney Hill abduction case, as well as various theories as to why ETs are visiting Earth.
Last hour guest, Michael Horn, the US representative for the Billy Meier contacts, reported on Meier's prophecy of a "red meteor," which Horn believes is the asteroid Apophis that could impact Earth in 2036. Russia, he noted, is considering a mission to deflect Apophis.
The Doomsday Clock has been set one minute further away from midnight. The symbolic clock, managed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is now at 6 minutes to midnight. Scientists cited a more "hopeful state of world affairs," in making the change. More here.
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