By Tim Binnall
The alien abduction phenomenon, performers who died onstage, and weird tales from the American west 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 monkey mystery unfolding in Texas, a bizarre high strangeness account from New Mexico, and a pair of YouTubers who are in trouble with the law for 'storming' a restricted national security site. Check out our round-up of highlights from the past week ... In Coast You Missed It.
While incidents of performers passing away onstage may be a relatively rare occurrence, the number of times such shocking events have taken place is surprisingly high. On Saturday night's program, authors Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns discussed their research into these eerie incidents and how they've uncovered over 600 such cases throughout history. Over the course of their appearance, they recounted numerous fascinating stories of stars during a performance from natural causes to suicide.
In what may be a preview of next Friday's top story, a pair of foolhardy YouTubers visiting America from the Netherlands were arrested for trespassing onto a restricted facility near Area 51. The two young men were caught having driven three miles into the Nevada National Security Site with several cameras and a drone. As you may have surmised by now, the misadventure was inspired by the 'Storm Area 51' craze and the fact that their vacation was going to end before the 'big day' on September 20th, so they apparently decided to get a jump on the 'festivities.'
As the niece of iconic alien abductees Betty and Barney Hill, Kathleen Marden has an incredibly unique first-hand perspective on the mysterious phenomenon and, on Wednesday night's show, she shared insights on the enigma from her over two decades of research into the subject. Perhaps most remarkably, she revealed that most people who experience contact with what they believe to be ETs appreciate the connection rather than fearing it. Marden also detailed a fascinating survey of over 500 self-described experiencers and also discussed alien implants.
This past week featured something of a tale of two mysteries with one seemingly being solved and another having just begun. First, a follow up to the viral video of a creature frolicking in the driveway of a Colorado woman appeared to find who could have been playing the role of the 'alien' that briefly captured the imagination of the world. Meanwhile, down in Texas, a monkey mystery gripped a small city where numerous residents reported seeing an out-of-place primate that has, so far, managed to elude authorities.
Fans of stories involving the strange and unusual were treated to a pair of captivating C2C programs featuring such uncanny accounts this past week. First, on Sunday night's program, Journalist Michael H. Brown recalled bizarre happenings like a possessed boy in Manila who seemingly became afflicted with a rare paranormal phenomenon known as spontaneous involuntary human invisibility. Then, on Monday night's show, author John Olsen talked about odd legends from the American west, like the Wendigo and Shadow People thought to devour souls.
One of the weirder stories we've seen in quite some time popped up in the news this week when a pair of hunters in New Mexico claimed to have had a confounding encounter with what may have aliens and a perplexing UFO over Labor Day weekend. One of the men described seeing a pair of hooded figures atop a mountain while they were hunting for deer and these mysterious strangers vanished in seconds. The duo later spotted what they described as a massive white circus tent in the middle of the wilderness that also disappeared before their eyes.
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