Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed Comet Elenin, the building blocks of DNA discovered in meteorites, and Alec Newald's encounters with aliens. In her update on Comet Elenin, she spoke with Don Yeomans, the manager of NASA's Near-Earth Objects (NEO) program at JPL, who was puzzled by the Internet-fueled mania around the comet's arrival (its closest point will be 22 million miles away on October 16, 2011). "There is no evidence for a Planet X. There is no evidence for Nibiru. Neither one of them exist. So, there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about with regard to Comet Elenin," he insisted. He also talked about the 2055 YU55 asteroid, which in November is coming much closer than Elenin (but not in danger of hitting Earth), and the asteroid Apophis (a 46-million-ton space rock that is 1,600-feet-wide) which has a slight chance of colliding with Earth in 2036. More.
In her second report, Linda detailed how nucleobases have been discovered in carbon-rich meteorites, with the implication that these building blocks of DNA originated from outer space far beyond Earth. These discoveries add to a growing body of evidence that the chemistry inside asteroids and comets is capable of making building blocks of essential biological materials. She interviewed Michael Callahan, an astrochemist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. "During an early Earth when these meteorites were coming in constantly, they might have brought in some significant starting materials that could have assisted the origin of life on Earth," he said. More.
In a two-part report, she talked to Alec Newald (book link), a New Zealand abductee who described a 1989 10-day missing time episode, in which he claims he was taken to an alien planet. He encountered translucent entities who brought him to a spacehship where he stepped inside a kind of crystal tube. Later, he wore a "biosuit" that made his skin appear blue, and interacted with an "Elder" or "Guardian" being who had cat-like eyes. Through a beaming method of interdimensional travel, he was transported to a desert-like world, where he viewed crystallized pyramids that were made of a "living material" and had symbols superimposed on them. After his return, Newald said he was cross-examined about his alien experiences by two men who said they were "government scientists." For more, see Linda's report, Part I, II.
First hour guest, journalist Frank Borzellieri talked about his new book, Who Believes in Roswell? in which he surveyed around 1,000 people to find out if there were common traits amongst believers and skeptics, regarding the claim that an alien ship crashed in New Mexico in 1947. The younger the person was, the less likely they were to believe in the case, with those over 64 the most likely to believe. He also found that the more a person knew about the case, the more likely they were to believe it was true (which was the opposite of the Amityville Horror case). Borzellieri also found a correlation between those who believe in conspiracy theories surrounding such events as the JFK assassination & 9-11, and belief in the Roswell incident.
Bumper music from Thursday August 25, 2011
Midnight Express (The Chase)
Ride Like the Wind
Love is Alive
Stairway to Heaven
Kiss Me Goodbye
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)
The Lonely Bull
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
House of the Rising Sun
Eric Burdon & Animals
Jeff Healey Band
Who Can it Be Now?
Men at Work