By Tim Binnall
Communicating with the 'other side,' nightmares, and a number of different perspectives on the UFO phenomenon were among the riveting topics discussed this past week on Coast to Coast AM. And, here at the C2C website, we told you about possible Yeti prints found in India, how the moon hoax theory may be making a comeback, and why we may not be hearing much about UFO encounters by pilots, despite the Navy changing their reporting guidelines. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
Seemingly since the beginning of humankind, dreams have been a perplexing part of our existence which many have attempted to unravel for greater meaning. On Saturday night's program, dream therapist Kelly Sullivan Walden explored the darker side of the phenomenon: nightmares. She mused that these unsettling events are indicative of a journey that is set to begin and can often act as a proverbial 'course correction' for people who experience them. "The person's subconscious mind is communicating to them," she explained, "giving them a very clear message trying to get their attention so that they can take action."
By far the biggest news story of the week came by way of India, where the country's army tweeted out a series of tantalizing photographs that they claimed showed footprints left behind by a Yeti. The tracks, they said, measured an astounding 32 by 15 inches and were spotted near a base camp of a mountain in the Himalayas. As one can imagine, the surprising source for the story and the sensational nature of their assertions caused something of a firestorm online and sparked headlines around the world. While many were quick to dismiss the prints as merely those of a bear, others were simply happy to hear that the Yeti may still be lurking in the mountains of Asia after seemingly going missing over the last few years.
The always-enigmatic UFO phenomenon took center stage on a number of C2C programs this past week, beginning with Sunday night's program which featured Linda Moulton Howe reflecting on her reporting career and her coverage of the mystery. Lee Speigel and James Fox followed that with a discussion on their UFO film entitled "The Phenomenon." Monday night's Coast centered around the potential occupants of these craft as Diana Walsh Pasulka talked about powerful people who secretly espouse a belief in ETs. And on Wednesday night's program, Sir Charles Shults discussed where mainstream science thinks intelligent life may exist in the universe.
A former NASA historian offered up a rather thought-provoking observation this week when he warned that the infamous Moon Hoax theory is poised to become increasingly popular as memories of the historic lunar landings fade from the consciousness of the public. Pointing to the proliferation of outlandish conspiracy theories online, Roger Launius cautioned teachers that they may encounter more and more curious students who wonder if we really went to the moon and advised that they be prepared for such a development. If the retired historian's misgivings sound like hyperbole, the surprising explosion of interest in the Flat Earth theory suggests that his fears are probably well founded.
Medium George Anderson has performed more than 35,000 sessions communicating with individuals who have crossed over to the 'other side' and, on Thursday night's program, he shared insights into that mysterious realm. Likening the process of death to moving from one room to the next, he revealed that the transition does not fundamentally change the essence of a person and that they are largely the same as they were when they were here on Earth. Anderson also recalled one particularly intriguing bit of advice which he has heard repeatedly from spirits over the years and that was that they wished they had minded their own business while they were alive as they'd have had a much more enjoyable experience.
In a somewhat disappointing follow-up to last week's blockbuster story that the United States Navy is developing new guidelines for pilots to report UFOs, a spokesperson for the service indicated that there are no plans to make the details of these tantalizing encounters available to the public. Part of their reasoning for this is that the investigations into these cases would undoubtedly involve "classified information on military operations." Although this latest twist in the story is a disappointment to UFO enthusiasts, there's still hope that, due to the increased public interest in the phenomenon, some kind of sanitized report will eventually be released.
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