In the first half, futurist Paul Guercio and physicist Dr. George Hart, who run the Merlin Project, which tracks trends for current events, prominent business people, politicians and celebrities, discussed their latest predictive timetraks, created through their software-based forecasting technology. They compared the timetraks of suspended newscaster Brian Williams, and his replacement Lester Holt, and Holt's chart shows a definite rise in the next couple of years, while Williams' does not. Hart & Guercio also compared the charts of actors William Shatner and the recently deceased Leonard Nimoy (who were born just a few days apart), and they both have spikes in 1966 when Star Trek debuted.
Vladimir Putin's chart continues to show strong activity over the next few years, as well as Kim Jong Un, "so things could be really interesting in our dealings with both Russia and North Korea," said Hart. Based on their timetraks, the current Republican presidential candidates don't look strong for 2016 said Guercio, but he believes a candidate not in the spotlight yet will emerge, and beat the prospective Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Hart reviewed the charts of Elon Musk and his company Tesla Motors, and it appeared to him that Tesla may be going into a downward spiral, especially with Apple Computer's potential foray into the automotive market.
In the latter half, crime reporter and sports writer for nearly 35 years for the Toronto Star, Bob Mitchell, spoke about harrowing stories of alien abduction and visitation, including encounters with Greys, Mantids, and other entities. One case he investigated concerned the Pleasant Ridge UFO mystery which took place in Ontario in 1975. A farmer, Joe Borda, witnessed a bright metallic dome-shaped object land on his property, and a thought went into his head to walk away and ignore it. But two days later, he noticed there was a brown patch in his field where the object was, and the plants were bent over and burnt, along with a purplish oozing substance. Mysterious "investigators" requested to look at the site, and when they came out, Borda heard an odd electronic female voice.
A number of the experiencers that Mitchell interviewed reported hearing telepathic voices, and having their thoughts controlled by the entities. While most of the encounters were characterized as unpleasant, people who dealt with Mantids-- human sized aliens with insectoid bodies, surprisingly described the creatures as exceptionally nice. Additionally, the beings seemed to float a couple inches off the ground, he said. One interesting case involved a deaf abductee named Marion who conveyed to Mitchell her disturbing abduction experiences, which included visitations from hooded entities who came through the walls.