By Tim Binnall
People who claim to communicate with Bigfoot, mysterious green fireballs, and the power of thought were among the captivating topics covered this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about a humpback whale that somehow wound up in the middle of the Amazon jungle, a fat rat that became a viral star, and a talking gargoyle at America's most infamous airport. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
One of the lesser-known chapters in UFO history centers around a strange period in the late 1940s when green fireballs were observed by stunned witnesses in the American southwest. On Saturday night's program, legendary UFO researcher Dr. Bruce Maccabee discussed this intriguing and nearly forgotten flap which lasted only two years. Distinctly different from the flying saucer sightings of the time, he explained that the silent, luminous balls of light had a particularly odd trajectory in which they descended to the Earth and then ran parallel to the ground before dissipating. As to what they may have been, a mystified Maccabee merely mused "they shouldn't exist."
For the past few years, we've been increasingly impressed by Denver International Airport's surprising embrace of its reputation in conspiracy circles as an alleged secret headquarters for sinister organizations or nefarious aliens. The site provided a good chuckle again this week when they replaced their iconic gargoyle statues with an animatronic version that chats with travelers. By way of the wonderfully weird installation, the facility may have pulled off something more unbelievable than the wildest conspiracy theory: an airport that you actually want to visit.
Is it possible to communicate with Bigfoot? Author Mary A. Joyce explored that question on Tuesday night's program and shared fascinating accounts of people who claimed to have developed a close bond with the creature that led to some remarkable experiences. One amazing tale centered around a man who claimed that a Sasquatch family showed him their newborn baby and another story featured a woman who exchanged drawings with the legendary cryptid.
In one of the weirder star turns we've seen in quite some time, a fat rat in Germany became an overnight sensation online thanks to a fantastic photo of the poor creature stuck in a manhole cover. The rotund rodent's rescue at the hands of a team of firefighters and animal welfare workers seemingly captured the imagination of the public thanks to the uplifting nature of the odd extrication which served as a reminder that even the lowliest of animals are worthy of compassion and, when needed, a helping hand from us humans.
The extraordinary power of thought took center stage on Thursday night's program as occult scholar Mitch Horowitz talked about how one can reshape their world using their own mind and intentions. One example that he gave concerned situations in which a person may feel like they are being mistreated by someone. Rather than change their behavior, Horowitz advised listeners to adjust their inner perspective so that they see themselves as more assertive and mused that this will soon be sensed by others around them and they will modify their ways accordingly. He also provided ways in which people can change their luck by focusing on three specific factors in their lives.
By far the most mind-bending story of the week arrived on our desk by way of the Amazon rainforest, where the body of fairly massive humpback whale was inexplicably found in the middle of the jungle. Measure a whopping 36 feet long, the enormous carcass was somehow transported around 50 feet from the ocean and dropped into a remote region of Brazil's Marajo Island. Although scientists say that the creature's remarkable journey was most likely the result of a powerful storm, we still haven't crossed aliens off our list of suspects.
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