By Tim Binnall
The mysterious Coral Castle, legends of the American southwest, and a search for goblins in Kentucky were among the fascinating topics covered this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about a potential breakthrough in the decades-old Amelia Earhart disappearance case, a 'time traveler' claiming to have nanotechnology from the future, and an innocent drawing in some snow which inadvertently spawned a truly strange mystery that has captivated a city. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
America's iconic southwestern desert region is rife with legendary tales and this remarkable history was explored by author Ken Layne on Sunday night's edition of C2C. Musing that the largely barren location "sort of opens something up in your mind," he recounted his own strange experience in the area in which he witnessed an "enormous black shape like a manta ray" appear following a flash in the sky and then the bizarre anomaly suddenly sped away at an incredible speed. Layne also shared stories of a Bigfoot-like creature said to lurk around Edwards Air Force Base and an invisible entity that left behind massive footprints.
The legendary mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance was back in the news this week after a researcher revealed that he may have discovered the famed aviatrix's wreck site off the coast of an island near Papua New Guinea. Seasoned students of the paranormal may scoff at yet another much-heralded 'breakthrough' in the case, but this particular turn of events appears to be rather promising as the group behind the find unveiled a curious piece of glass which they believe could have been part of the aircraft. They also tantalizingly teased that there may be more pieces in their possession which very well may solve the mystery once and for all.
The secret to how the megalithic stones were put into place at Florida's famed Coral Castle has long puzzled the paranormal. Longtime researcher of the site, R. L. Poole, provided some insights from his exhaustive investigation into Edward Leedskalnin's mysterious masterpiece on Tuesday night's program. Specifically, he suggested that magnetic manipulation by way of harnessing the power of celestial alignments was the key to creating the elaborate structures found at the location. Although the precise method was seemingly lost when Leedskalnin passed away, Poole dubbed the site's sculptor the "Tesla of magnetism" thanks to his jaw-dropping work.
This past week saw the return of one of our favorite tropes to emerge in paranormal circles over the past few years: self-proclaimed whistleblowing time travelers. In this particular instance, the 'future man' declared that he hailed from the year 2030 and produced some eyebrow-raising evidence to prove his fantastic assertion. The 'time traveler' showcased a jar of black material, which he insisted was nanotechnology from the future, and poured out the strange substance on a plate where it appeared to behave like jelly as he poked at it with his finger. While we'd love to believe that this truly was some kind of futuristic technology on display, one could not help but notice that it looked an awful lot like the children's toy slime.
One of the most acclaimed paranormal programs in quite some time, Hellier, was the topic of discussion on Monday night's program as the series' stars Greg Newkirk and Dana Newkirk talked about their fascinating search for goblins rumored to be living in the caves of Kentucky. The duo discussed using a variety of different investigative techniques ranging from the classic occult, like tarot cards, to the more modern methods such as the 'Spirit Box.' They also reflected on the experience of encountering paranormal phenomena and how this mysterious force, whether it be goblins or ghosts, may merely be trying to get our attention rather than terrify us.
By far, the weirdest and most confounding story of the week came out of Canada in the form of a massive bear drawn in some snow atop a frozen canal in Montreal. In a development that might have stunned the maker of the probably impromptu piece of art, residents of the city became fixated on one odd detail of the design: a belly button that no one can figure out how it was made since there's no sign of any footprints around it and it sits a whopping six feet from the sides of the bear. What sounds like a silly riddle became something of a sensation with observers online offering and often vigorously debating a staggering array of theories for the frosty navel's origin.
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