The Afterlife & Amelia Earhart

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The Afterlife & Amelia Earhart

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Appearing during the first three hours, author and filmmaker Rich Martini discussed his research into the afterlife and provided an update on his investigation into the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. He suggested that alternative science has just begun the process of deciphering what happens after death and that "a hundred years from now, we're going to be talking about the afterlife in a completely different fashion." Martini argued that one key facet to proving the existence of the afterlife is how new information is often imparted, either during an near-death experience or a 'ghostly' encounter, from the deceased to the living. He posited that this means that the seemingly-departed person must still be alive in some form.

To that end, he shared his own experience receiving previously unknown information during an encounter with his father shortly after his dad passed away. He recalled being awoken by the presence of his father who insisted that he transcribe a letter to his mother and "mentioned the names of people I don't know." When Martini later shared the letter with his mother, she recognized them as his father's childhood friends and men who served with him in World War II but died in battle. As the science of communicating with those on the 'other side' becomes more refined, Martini surmised, the answers to previously unknowable questions, such as how the pyramids were built, may become easily attainable.

Regarding his investigation into Amelia Earhart, Martini dismissed news stories earlier this year which claimed that a piece of the famed aviatrix's plane had been recovered in the South Pacific. According to him, this same material was actually debunked by an Earhart expert over two decades ago. However, he noted that a more promising piece of debris, recovered in Saipan, was forensically matched to the same type of plane that was flown by Earhart. Remarkably, the location of this clue seamlessly fits into Martini's research which has uncovered a myriad of witnesses who contend that Earhart was captured by the Japanese, held captive, and ultimately executed for being an American spy.

The final hour featured Open Lines in the first half, followed by a rebroadcast of the 10/22/2009 edition of Coast featuring the late Dolores Cannon, who passed away earlier this year.

News segment guests: Howard Bloom & Peter Davenport


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Despite widespread media reports that drew praise from pet lovers and animal activists, it appears that recent remarks attributed to Pope Francis, which asserted that dogs are accepted into Heaven, was the result of a misquotation. After an Italian newspaper recounted the story of Pope Paul VI telling a distraught young boy that his departed dog would be waiting for him in Heaven, newspapers and television programs around the world misattributed the tale to the modern day Pope. Although Francis' comments have been debunked, the memetic tale has nonetheless renewed a longstanding theological debate over the souls of animals. More on the story at Religion News.

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