Journalist and filmmaker Rich Martini discussed his journey searching for evidence of the afterlife via various means including hypnotherapy and past life regressions. Martini began as a skeptic until he underwent his own session of deep hypnosis to contact those on the other side who have passed on. Martini recalled that after 30 minutes, he had the same experience as others he had recorded for a documentary, who'd claimed to see and contact deceased relatives and friends. He saw "a soul group, a council of elders, and a library" which he says matches what most people see when experiencing "between life sessions," as they are called. Martini claims that anyone can contact lost loved ones through something as simple as a photograph. While concentrating on the time and environment where the photo was taken, Martini suggests to "think of them in the present tense" and talk to them as if they are there. He believes that this opens up a line of communication.
Martini believes that those in the spirit realm are detached from our time frame and can see into the past or future. Because of this, he advocates something he calls "hacking the afterlife" – using mediums to contact those who have passed over to ask questions about how to save the environment and humanity. Using a trusted sensitive, Martini says he has been able to decode the mystery of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. According to her spirit, she was captured by the Japanese and taken to the island of Saipan, where she died of dysentery some seven years later. Martini says that over 200 people saw her on the island, but that many people won’t listen to them because most are native islanders. He remains convinced that we pass to another realm and can communicate after we die because he says that he has heard corroborating information on various matters from psychics and others who have had no contact with each other.
During Open Lines, Audrey told George that she is also convinced that there is an afterlife because her late husband keeps telling her that "he is still with me." She related the story of how she was desperately looking for a few of his favorite vinyl records in her husband’s old music room and when she finally gave up, they turned up on a table nearby. Stephen from Calabasas, California called with a strange story of apparent bilocation. He arrived home late at night and saw his father passed out in his bed. He left and returned later as his mother came in the door with groceries, followed a few seconds later by his father, who had been out all night with her, leaving Stephen to wonder who he had seen in the bed earlier.
Mark in Ohio told about multiple episodes of ghostly hoofbeats and sounds of groups of people near his parents' home in West Virginia late at night. He believes that there is some sort of "temporary interface" that occasionally opens up and allows people to experience the past. Barry offered his theory as to why time seems to speed up as we get older: by the time we get old, "you’re thinking of so many things, it makes time fly." Texting in, Brandy from Idaho asked what George thought was the best virtue a person can possess. He simply answered, "honesty."