During Open Lines, a caller named J.R. told George he was a vampire. J.R. said he was born in the 1400s and continues to be reincarnated as the same person because his bloodline is cursed. He claims to drink human blood from (sometimes) willing women, and maintains there are "hundreds of us" on the planet.
Another caller said his son was overcome by an unusual coldness, even on extremely hot days, whenever he drove a riding mower over certain grave sites at the cemetery he tended. Eric from Colorado said he and some friends became scared one night when they were followed by a phantom yellow '76 Buick. A caller from Oregon remembered being awakened at 2:00 am, placed in a in car and told not to look back because his house was being "cleaned" of evil spirits.
George also offered a special topic line for "ghouls and zombies." Elliot from Toronto related a true zombie story told to him by a Mormon friend who traveled to South America on a missions trip. According to Elliot, his Mormon friend noticed a very sick-looking girl in the village she was visiting. Wanting to help, the missionary approached the sick girl and was told by her family that she had died and been brought back from the dead that very day.
In Friday's first hour, the teenage healer known as Adam discussed his ability to influence health at a distance. According to Adam, he needs only to look at a photograph of someone to begin a healing session. Adam said he has been able to see auras (invisible energy fields) since childhood. His special healing abilities began to manifest when he was 14, after a series of strange telekinetic events.
During his first healing episode, Adam claims to have absorbed a "green, pulsating sack of light" from his mother that was the cause of her excruciating headaches. Adam also talked about his healing sessions with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, who suffered from and has purportedly been cured of pancreatic cancer.
On May 2, 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was declared dead by two physicians at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti. Narcisse's body was identified by his sister, Angelina, and buried the next day in a small cemetery near their village.
18 years later, a shuffling, empty-eyed man claiming to be Narcisse turned up in the village marketplace, where he was recognized by family and friends. Narcisse told them he was left in his coffin for two weeks, then dug up and put to work as a slave on a plantation with other zombies. Read more here.
Bumper music from Friday March 18, 2005