During the middle two hours, investigative journalist Leslie Kean discussed firsthand accounts of UFO encounters including reports from top military generals and pilots. She looked at the 5% of cases that can't be explained in official aviation/government investigations. One such incident was the November 2006 UFO incursion at Chicago's O'Hare airport, seen by witnesses on the ground at the United Airlines terminal at 4:30 in the afternoon for about 8-10 minutes before the metallic object shot up into a cloud bank. The FAA tried to explain the incident away, first claiming it was the reflection of airport lights, then later saying it was simply a weather phenomenon. In contrast to some other countries, the US government has shown a pattern of not wanting to acknowledge the UFO issue, possibly because they don't want to admit they lack control over their airspace, she noted.
Among the contributors to Kean's book, UFOs on the Record, were Capt. Rodrigo Bravo Garrido who works for the Aviation Army of Chile (a country that is forthcoming about UFO information), as well as John Callahan who was the former head of Accidents and Investigations at the FAA. He reported on a 1986 incident in Alaska where a gigantic walnut-shaped object was witnessed by 3 pilots of a Japanese cargo plane for over 30 minutes. He was able to synchronize the radar with the voice recordings to match the pilot descriptions.
In regards to the Belgian UFO wave of 1989-90, the photographer who took a widely disseminated image of a hovering triangular craft is now claiming that he hoaxed it. Yet, "there were so many people who saw the object at other times...this [triangular] object was visiting Belgium for a year and a half and seen by thousands of people. There are 25 huge notebooks of data," on the case, she detailed. Kean featured other significant UFO photographs in her book, such as the anomalous craft over Costa Rica in 1971, and a metallic object seen by the Brazilian Navy over Trinidade Island in 1958.
The last hour of the show featured Open Lines.
First hour guest, consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht talked about her recovery from breast cancer-- she is balancing chemotherapy with natural supplements. She spoke on behalf of startpage.com-- the privacy search engine, and noted that if she had been conducting searches on Google regarding her medical situation, they would have stored that information about her in their database. Startpage retrieves data from Google and the user remains anonymous.
According to a a new study, co-authored by planetary scientist Erik Asphaug, our current moon may have been formed when a smaller moon that orbited Earth crashed into it (illustrated in the graphics). This explains why the two sides of the current moon are so different. More here.
Bumper music from Wednesday August 3, 2011
Midnight Express (The Chase)
Lady in Red
Chris De Burgh
Little River Band
Time in a Bottle
You Belong to the City
From the Beginning
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
You Send Me
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Don't Let It Show
Alan Parsons Project
Crazy on You