In the first half of the program, paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren reported on his recent trip to Washington, DC, to conduct an in-depth investigation of a strange photograph which appears to show a full-bodied apparition. In audio provided by Warren, he detailed the history of the photograph, taken in 1950 during the reconstruction of the White House by photographer Abbie Rowe. Warren attempted to track down the original negative but found it had been restricted by the Secret Service and he was not granted access to examine it. Warren spoke with several professional photographers who proposed the figure in the photograph could have been produced by a pattern in the stone foundation or by a long exposure shot of the site.
To test the long exposure hypothesis, Warren set up a series of tests with a photography expert but was unable to produce the same effect. "There is no way to determine why this figure is translucent," he observed. Warren drew special attention to the location of the translucent figure, directly beneath the Lincoln bedroom, and suggested it could be the president himself in the shot. He also commented on footage of a black saucer-shaped object purportedly captured by Homeland Security cameras over Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, as well as the successful experiment by Wishing Machine practitioners to make a UFO appear. More information about Warren's investigations available at JoshuaPWarren.com.
Open Lines followed in the latter half of the show. Joe in the Bronx reported on the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in his borough of New York City. He said it has been traced to cooling towers in several buildings, where it has made over a hundred people sick and killed some as well. Joe wondered why the disease has suddenly re-emerged there. Leanne from Alabama shared a frightening tale from the time she stayed at her friend's 200-year-old house (a place Abraham Lincoln supposedly stayed). According to Leanne, she and her friend were in an upstairs attic bedroom listening to music when the light clicked off and a "big green glowing blob" appeared on the ceiling. Leanne said she has heard the sound of somebody walking up and down the stairs and seen a shadowy figure of a man in period dress from another century. Jennifer, a medium in Las Vegas, commented on a séance she recently attended with George. "I could see a white form, ectoplasm just forming into like a blob," she recalled.