In the first half of the show, Dr. Roger Leir discussed his research and conclusions about the strange objects he has removed from patients over the years. Out of the 17 objects Leir has recovered, he said only one has ever been identified as terrestrial in origin. The rest could be "extremely advanced electronic communication devices which are relating information to someone, somewhere," he hypothesized. According to Leir, that 'someone' is likely a sophisticated, perhaps benevolent, alien civilization seemingly interested in saving humanity through genetic manipulation.
Leir was joined by experimental nuclear physicist Bob Koontz, who has also investigated these implanted objects and believes they are remote extraterrestrial listening devices. The objects are composed of iron, cobalt, nickel, and traces of iridium, and emit radio waves, Koontz explained. Iridium is usually only found in meteorites, and ordinary iron does not emit electromagnetic radiation, he added. Even more interesting, Koontz claims these implants can reassemble on their own when broken apart. Based on isotope ratios, Koontz estimated a device taken from one patient to have come from a part of the galaxy approximately 90 million years more evolved than our solar system.
At the beginning of the second hour, materials scientist and nanotechnology specialist Steve Colbern shared some of his implant findings. The objects, which are foreign to the host body, curiously do not produce any immune response, Colbern revealed. Human nerve cells have been found connected to these devices as well, he added, noting that this is beyond our current level of technology. The implants also contain odd crystalline structures and carbon nanostructures, which Colbern thinks are part of a sophisticated electronics/communication system meant to generate certain scalar frequencies -- possibly used to transmit sensory and physiological information.
The third hour was devoted to Open Lines, with a special line for truckers to share their scary stories from the road. The final hour featured a replay of 'Laugh Line' calls from 1/18/08.
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, made aviation history yet again by performing two aerial loops in the skies over Switzerland with a new version of his winged jet-pack. Rossy's upgraded contraption has a rigid wing measuring 6 1/2 feet across, and is more aerodynamic than his previous folded-wing model. The adventurer, who shot to fame by crossing the English Channel, hopes one day to jet through the Grand Canyon. More info and video of the stunt at The Telegraph.