In the first half of the program, George Noory welcomed Butch Witkowski, founder and director of the UFO Research Center of Pennsylvania, for a discussion on strange disappearances and other unusual cases he has investigated. Witkowski conservatively estimated that between 40,000 to 47,000 people vanish without a trace every year in the United States. He agreed with the suggestion that some of these disappearances could involve victims falling into interdimensional portals or being abducted by UFOs.
Witkowski talked at some length about the case of Todd Sees, who was purportedly abducted and murdered by aliens in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. A UFO was sighted near Sees' home the night of his disappearance and two fishermen reported what looked like a person being pulled up into a light beam, Witkowski revealed. It took almost three years just to get the autopsy/toxicology report, he explained, noting that other details about Sees' life were inexplicably absent from official records. "Somebody is really going to a lot of trouble to hide the information on this guy," Witkowski commented. Two other reports of a light beam shining down over the same route have since been reported, he added.
Witkowski also shared details of an investigation he assisted at a haunted home in Pennsylvania. The couple claimed that a light in their room turned on by itself and that their daughter felt a presence in her room at night, he said. While they were investigating the house, the couple's young son found a female talking doll sealed in a box. According to Witkowski, even though the package indicated batteries were not included, the doll said "I see you" one evening in a disturbing male voice. "The house just felt strange to me the minute I walked into the place... like I knew somebody was there that shouldn't have been there," he recalled.
During Open Lines, Troy recounted the evening in June 2009 when he was sitting on a dirt road in Florida and noticed a light moving across the eastern horizon. "A light came out of this thing... like water flowing down a stream," he remembered, adding that it sparkled with colored lights. Troy described how the light came over him and revealed its source to be a golden football-shaped object. The light pulled back and the object shot off toward space, Troy said.
Clinton from Lexington, Kentucky, told George about the time he and his family witnessed three giant black triangles flying over his childhood home. The silent slow-moving objects blocked out the sky, he said. Clinton guessed each one was hundreds of yards across. Maria recalled a night in May 1998 when she heard a strange whirring sound and looked up to find a massive diamond-shaped black object hovering over her house in Georgia. She estimated the object was much larger than her 5,000-plus square foot home.
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Midnight Express (The Chase)
Fireball XL 5
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
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Peaches En Regalia
Some Velvet Morning
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Ashes To Ashes
Fanfare for the Common Man
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Friday On My Mind
Blinded by the Light
When You Come Back to Me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Listening To Coast To Coast