Marc Hartzman

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Biography:

ABCnews.com has called Marc Hartzman "one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre" and George Noory from Coast to Coast AM said he's "as bizarre as Robert Ripley." Hartzman considers both high compliments since his passion for the unusual started with Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the annual Guinness World Records books during his youth.

In addition to his books about ghosts, Mars, Oliver Cromwell's embalmed head, weird things on eBay, sideshow performers, and unorthodox messages from God, Hartzman has written for Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, AOL Weird News, AllThatsInteresting.com, The Morbid Anatomy Online Journal, and Bizarre magazine. He's discussed oddities on CNN, MSNBC, Ripley’s Radio, and the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.

More of his love for the unusual can be found on his site, WeirdHistorian.com. Outside of these projects, Hartzman earns a living as an award-winning advertising creative director.

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Alternative Health / Supernatural History

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs discussed natural health remedies and the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that our bodies need to maintain good health. Followed by author Marc Hartzman on the history of ghosts and mediums. More »

Oracle Cards / Fascination with Mars

Colette Baron-Reid discussed her Oracle cards and how they provide insight and divination. Followed by Marc Hartzman with fascinating historical lore of Mars. More »

History of Autism/ Tales of the Bizarre

In the first half, science writer Steve Silberman discussed the history of autism, and his work challenging some of the presumptions about the condition. In the latter half, one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre, Marc Hartzman, talked about his latest work... More »

'Fortune Cookie' Hotline

During Open Lines George offered a 'Fortune Cookie' hotline for people who have received a fortune that has come true. The Coast host also cracked open a couple of cookies and read some of his fortunes ("Practice is the best of all instructors." and "You outdistance all... More »

Last Night

Illinois MUFON Director Sam Maranto, along with witness and investigator T.J. Japcon, discussed the Tinley Park UFO sighting, which involved a trio of color-shifting orbs that moved across the horizon before a crowd of witnesses. Open Lines followed.

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