A group of experts discussed earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and climate change, and shared their predictions as to what we might expect in 2008 and beyond. First, geologist Jim Berkland and author/earthquake 'sensitive' Cal Orey spoke about quakes and weather cycles. Berkland noted that there's a relationship between earthquakes and heavy rain/snow, which can cause loading to the crust.
Offering their predictions, Orey suggested that there'd be flooding in the Tahoe area, a possible quake in Alaska affecting the West Coast, and around a 6.0 quake in or offshore Northern California within a year. Berkland finds it more likely that a 6.0 will hit Southern California this year, with a seismic window particularly strong in the new moon periods of May, June and July. As a sensitive, Orey said she sometimes hears "ear tones" before a quake; Berkland stated that some sensitives get headaches before earthquakes.
In the third hour, volcanologist R.B. Trombley and author Stan Deyo appeared. Deyo warned of extremes in the weather, and severe crop failures in the next 7-10 years. We could be facing extreme heat and fires if the sun's core starts to shrink, he said, citing solar changes as well as biblical and American Indian prophecies.
Trombley reported there've been 21 eruptions so far this year (some began in 2007), including Mount St. Helens. Yellowstone had some "background seismicity" but is rumbling along in normal mode. In the last hour, Berkland returned to join Deyo for listeners' phone calls.
'Peggy Sue' Controversy
First half-hour guest, Peggy Sue Gerron spoke about the controversy around her new book, Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue. Holly's widow has objected to the book, she explained.
Texas UFO Sighting
Towards the start of the show, Peter Davenport reported on a multiple witness sighting in Texas. He noted that he'd received reports of a similar craft over Georgia on the same night. For more, see below:
Peter Davenport of the Natl. UFO Reporting Center sent us the following statement/reports:
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 08, 2008— A very peculiar object was reported to NUFORC recently, which reportedly was seen by many people near Stephenville, Texas. We have not spoken with any of the witnesses yet, but an article from the Associated Press was released over the internet on the date of this posting, January 14.
We include below the “raw” reports which we have received, to date, about the alleged incident. We also would like to invite anyone who may have been witness to this event to please submit a short report, detailing the sighting, using our Online Report Form. Thank you!
--Peter B. Davenport, Director, Natl. UFO Reporting Center
Posted: 21:30 hrs. (Pacific), Monday, January 14, 2008
Flashing strobes, silent, flames out the back side and jets chasing it! On 1-8-2008 at 6:15 pm cst. my friends and I was watching the sunset when several strobes or flashing lights coming from the east at about 3500 foot agl heading west toward Stephenville, TX. Estimated speed was about 2000 to 3000 mph.
The strobes made several changes of flash patterns and configurations. The flight duration lasted about 3 minutes. The front two strobes was about 1/2 mile a part and the back ones was about 1 mile back from the front strobes. The back side of the flashing lights came to a vertical flashing. Then there was 2 separate vertical flames about 1/4 mile apart for several seconds and the craft was gone.
We never head ANY noise from the craft! They headed west towards Abilene, TX. Then about 10 minutes later here came the craft again with 2 jets chasing. They were headed east towards South Ft. Worth, TX, at about 4000 ft. agl. The jets were unable to catch and went off into the distance at FULL throttle.
I am a pilot and have been fling for 30 years and have never seen anything like this. I also fly several times a week in the area. The craft is NOT from around these parts!
The witnesses are 1. ((male name deleted) 254-((number deleted)), rancher/trucker 2. ((male name #2 deleted)) 254-((name deleted)), delivers mail for the U.S. Postal Service 3. ((male name #3 deleted)) (myself) 254-((number deleted)) or cell 817-((number deleted)) owner of a large transportation/trucking firm.
1 MILE LONG BY 1/2 MILE WIDE TRAVELING AT EST 3,000 MPH BEING CHASED BY MILITARY AIRCRAFT. NOT WITNESSED BY ME. KNOW THAT CREDIBLE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED. MILITARY AIRCRAFT WERE CHASING THE SECOND APPEARANCE. A COMPLETE ARTICLE IS IN THE STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE 1-10-08 EDITION. THIS ONE IS FOR REAL!