Appearing during the middle two hours, author and former submarine Captain in the British Navy, Gavin Menzies, presented his theory of Atlantis, the legendary civilization described by Plato more than two thousand years ago. Based on his research, he's concluded that it was the Minoans living on the islands of Crete and Thera (Santorini) that were the center of the Atlantean civilization, some 4.5 thousand years ago, and they traded with and visited such locations as India, Egypt, England, and even North America.
Evidence for this includes shipwrecks found off the coast of Turkey from 1600 BC, 1300 BC, and 1100 BC, which were carrying cargo from around the world such as elephant tusks from India, hippo teeth from Africa, amber from the Baltic, and copper from the Great Lakes region, he detailed. The native peoples living in the Great Lakes area at the time share certain genetic markers with the Minoans, that other ancient Americans do not, he noted. The Minoan civilization was highly sophisticated with ship building, metallurgy, and their own written language, but a volcanic eruption on Santorini and subsequent tsunami wiped out their advances, and their Atlantean empire, Menzies said. He also reviewed his research of the Chinese and how they sailed to America years before Columbus, and that Columbus actually used their map on his voyage.
First hour guest, meteorologist Anthony Watts commented on a new report that levels of greenhouse gases soared in 2010. While there has been a slight increase in temperature in the long term, CO2 levels are just one of many variables contributing to this, he noted. Also, he expects to see colder temperatures than usual in the next 6-8 months, as well as a significant cooling trend starting in 2015 due to cyclical factors.
Last hour guest, paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren reported on his strange experiences this past Halloween. First, a self-proclaimed vampire named Dracon tracked him down, and proceeded to extract blood with a hypodermic needle from his female companion, and then drank it in front of him. Then, Warren said, he was invited to a party because he was told there'd be something there to especially scare him. It turned out to be a man in eerie costume & makeup as Robert the Doll. Warren also talked about a case involving a supposed alien mummy.
Bumper music from Thursday November 03, 2011