Cryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman returned to the show, reporting on an unusual rash of mysterious creature sightings in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina. He classified most of these animals as unidentified "hybrid canine" types and noted that the majority of them lacked hair.
Coleman also discussed "Thunderbird" reports of large wing-span birds which may live on the tops of certain mountains and could be similar to condors. He also noted tales of the "Big Hoot," a name coined by Mark Hall to describe a giant owl that may be associated with Mothman sightings.
Describing a June Bigfoot sighting in Yukon Village, Coleman said witnesses reported seeing a huge "man" covered in hair that crossed the Alaskan Highway in just two steps. He also mentioned a recent report on the "Lake Champlain Monster," which he speculated may be a Nessie-like creature that is akin to a giant seal or walrus.
Monday's first hour guests discussed terrorism and homeland security. In the first half-hour, Scott Gulbransen, the author of The Silent Invasion, reported on border security problems. He suggested that the 200 or so people from Asia and North Africa that had been caught illegally trying to enter the US, was the just the tip of the iceberg and that thousands had probably gotten through, and may be working for terrorist causes.
In the second half-hour, author Steve Quayle offered commentary on the recent terrorism update, which he felt was a step in the right direction in its specificity. Sharing Gulbransen's concerns about border security, he called America "schizophrenic" in its approach to terrorism, and said "it's an open joke how easy it is to get into the US."
Bumper music from Monday August 02, 2004