By Tim Binnall
UFOs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, messages from the dead, and American monsters were among the riveting realms discussed this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about potential breakthroughs in both the Amelia Earhart and Jack the Ripper mysteries, what may be the next big misadventure for Flat Earth fans, and a leprechaun-like entity terrorizing a family in Trinidad. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
Do our loved ones on the 'other side' attempt to communicate with us and, if so, how? Psychic medium Bill Philipps explored these questions on Monday night's program and explained that electricity is often used by spirits to get the attention of the living via flickering lights or appliances turning on and off. Additionally, he noted that getting the feeling of goosebumps and seeing numbers repeated frequently are other ways in which one might be unknowingly on the receiving end of a message from a departed friend or family member. Philipps also discussed what his gift has taught him about spirit guides and the nature of the afterlife.
The world of Flat Earth fandom made headlines again this week when a number of prominent advocates for the controversial concept advanced a rather audacious idea. The best way to 'settle the debate' once and for all, they argued, would be to journey to Antarctica to "find the edge." Their argument is that the shore of Antarctica is really quite expansive and not as small as mainstream science says, so a 'proper' measurement would upend all conventional thinking about the shape of the planet. The only problem, of course, is that they'd have to journey to the icy continent themselves to actually prove it. And so, for now, the proposal is merely hypothetical, but we're hoping that someone will find a way to make it happen.
A cavalcade of curious and creepy cryptids took center stage on Thursday night's program as author Jason Offutt shared tales of strange creatures reported in various parts of the United States over the years. Among the beasties he detailed was a four foot tall, three-legged entity that appeared in Illinois back in 1973 and became known as the 'Enfield Monster.' He also recalled a weird 1967 case in which a silver craft landed in a Missouri field and a group of diminutive green beings emerged with a gait resembling a penguin. Other oddities from Offutt included the eerie 'Dark Watchers' of California and a "living gargoyle" in Kentucky that was dubbed the 'Demon Leaper.'
A pair of classic mysteries popped up in the news again this week with promising developments which suggested that we just might finally get some answers to these baffling cases. First, an expedition looking for Amelia Earhart's downed plane took an unexpected turn when a local government near the suspected site of the wreck canceled an impending dive there and demanded answers about human remains said to have been found in the submerged aircraft. Then, a team of researchers in England announced that they had managed to extract DNA from a blood-soaked shawl found at one of the Jack the Ripper crime scenes and actually connected it to a living descendant of one of the key suspects in the slayings.
Rumors that the US government is hiding recovered UFOs and alien bodies at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have long circulated in UFO circles and, on Sunday night's program, Raymond Szymanski revealed remarkable insights on the topic based on his four decades of work at the site as an engineer. According to him, the presence of these clandestine materials was something of an open secret on the base and he was told by his mentor about "aliens and their machines" that were housed at Wright-Patterson during his first week on the job. Szymanski also recounted an unnerving encounter with a 'man in black' who came to visit the base one day.
Perhaps the most bizarre story of the week emerged out of Trinidad and involved a family who claims that they are being tormented by a leprechaun-like entity known in Caribbean folklore as a 'buck.' This sinister creature, which can allegedly materialize and disappear at will, has reportedly been murdering their livestock, stealing religious objects from their home, and generally being a noisy nuisance that has prevented the family from getting a good night's sleep for months. Sadly, attempts to eradicate the entity using magical means have proven futile and a local pastor has advised the family to simply ignore the creature, which we're guessing is a lot easier said than done.
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