By Tim Binnall
The unnerving shadow entity known as the 'Hat Man,' the fascinating world of space, and an iconic UFO encounter that continues to mystify researchers to this day were among the riveting realms explored this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about a Japanese man who stole a jaw-dropping number of bicycle seats, a possible Bigfoot print found in North Carolina, and a real estate company that performed 'paranormal inspections' of their properties. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
Cosmology took center stage on a pair of programs this past week on Coast to Coast AM. First, on Tuesday night, astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe talked about the panspermia theory, which argues that life of Earth was spawned by viruses that came to the planet via comets and interstellar dust. Then, on Wednesday night's show, astrophysicist and wildly popular science personality Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the various thought-provoking and out-of-the-ordinary correspondences that he has received throughout his career as well as what field of research continues to fascinate him after all these years.
As always seems to be the case on the march towards Halloween, ghosts and hauntings have once again grabbed hold of the zeitgeist, popping up in several rather strange news stories. This week, we learned about how libraries in North Carolina keep losing the same book about haunted locations to stinky-fingered thieves, a school in Ghana that shut down due to a ghost sighting, and a real estate company that had 'paranormal inspections' performed at all of its homes.
One of the more eerie entities purportedly lurking on the periphery of the paranormal is a very specific type of shadow person known as the 'Hat Man.' On Monday night's program, Heidi Hollis discussed her extensive research into this mysterious being which has been encountered by a myriad of bewildered and unsettled witnesses. Chillingly, she observed that the Hat Man seems to be a malevolent force that appears to be able to control the shadow people that sometimes accompany him and his ultimate purpose may be that of a 'soul reaper.'
The past week featured a pair of stories centered around puzzling possible evidence for some very curious creatures. In Thailand, a pair of fishermen captured footage of a weird mystery animal seemingly swimming alongside their boat. The oddity appeared to resemble either a turtle or a seal, though neither suspect quite fit the 'monster' that can be seen in the video. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, an electrician working at a residence was left scratching his head when he spotted some enormous footprints that had him wondering if Bigfoot may be lurking in the area.
The Pascagoula Incident is a classic UFO case that has received renewed attention in recent years thanks to one of the primary witnesses, Calvin Parker, sharing his experience for a contemporary audience. To that end, he returned to C2C this past Saturday to provide an update on how his alleged alien abduction event from 1973 has been bolstered by new witnesses who have come forward to report seeing a UFO on the night that he and his friend Charles Hickson said that they were taken aboard an alien craft. Joining Parker during the evening was Paul Hynek, son of the legendary UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek, who originally investigated the case 46 years ago.
By far the most bizarre story this past week came by way of Japan, where a man who had his bicycle seat stolen responded to the incident in a rather surprising manner. Enraged at a society in which such petty crimes can be allowed to occur, Akio Hatori decided to become a bicycle seat thief himself and wound up stealing a whopping 159 of the essential accessories over the last few months. When finally caught by authorities and asked why he went on the weird criminal rampage, he ruefully explained that "I wanted other people to feel what I had gone through and I stole the seats as a form of revenge."
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