By Tim Binnall
The Antichrist, the 'day the music died,' and the search for extraterrestrials were among the fascinating topics explored this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about a pair of possible sea monster sightings, unsettling swarms of animals taking over towns, and a cyclops puppy born in Thailand. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
The possibility that the Antichrist is living among us today is a scenario that has long been pondered by Biblical scholars and those fearing that the proverbial 'End Times' are upon us. On Sunday night's program, Christian author Tim Cohen theorized that we may be on the cusp of a 7-year-period of the Tribulation that was foretold in the Bible. As for who the Antichrist may be, he argued that Prince Charles seems to fit the clues contained in the Book of Revelations. During his appearance, Cohen also shared his research into the possibility that there are fossilized remains of creatures on Mars.
This past week saw a pair of sea monsters wind up in the news as both Nessie and its Argentinian counterpart may have both been caught on film. In Scotland, the long-rumored denizen of Loch Ness was spotted when a man watching a webcam focused on the site noticed a dark object inexplicably rise from the water. Over in Argentina, a pair of fishermen were stunned when they saw a strange anomaly emerge from Nahuel Huapi Lake, which is said to be the home of a mysterious creature dubbed 'Nahuelito.'
February 3rd marked the 61st anniversary of the tragic plane crash which killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and 'The Big Bopper JP Richardson. On Monday night's program, rock and roll historian Susan Masino discussed the infamous event which has come to be known as 'the day the music died,' detailing how a number of the victims had reported premonitions of their demise in the days and weeks leading up the crash. Masino also talked about how some believe that there is a 'Buddy Holly Curse' that first took his life and then tormented his loved ones following his death.
In a development that can't help but make one feel a bit uneasy, this past week saw two separate locations struck by massive swarms of flying creatures. First, an enormous flock of great-tailed grackles descended upon a shopping center in Texas. A similar but far more nightmarish scenario is unfolding in Australia, where a small town has been overrun by 300,000 bats. Although we're reticent to attach any apocalyptic significance to these events, it's worth noting that they follow a third case from two weeks ago in which a 'Biblical plague' of locusts appeared in Africa.
While many people believe that extraterrestrials not only exist, but are also frequently visiting Earth, mainstream science is still waiting for confirmation that there are intelligent aliens 'out there.' On Wednesday night's program, Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute provided an update on the organization's search for ET signals. He reflected on how the technology for looking for signs of aliens in space has advanced tremendously since the program began 60 years ago and also made the case for why he does not believe that UFOs are ET craft.
Easily the most jaw-dropping story of the past week came by way of Thailand, where a puppy was born sporting just one eye in the center of its head. Owner Somjai Phummaman was astounded when his dog birthed the wondrous cycloptic pooch and said that his family plans to keep the diminutive canine as a pet. Appearing to be healthy despite its deformity, the pup has been given the name 'Kevin' after the popular one-eyed protagonist in the Minions movie.
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