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Trump, Fake News, & ISIS/ Strange & Unexplained

Date Monday - January 23, 2017
Host George Noory
Guests Robert Young PeltonJim Harold

In the first half, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who has traveled the globe working with private military contractors, discussed his inside knowledge of the mechanics of fake news, the background of some of President Trump's key appointees, as well as updates on ISIS, and various conflicts. Many of the writers caught as hoaxers of news stories have been able to monetize the results by carefully structuring their articles to appeal to people, he revealed. Military-level psy-op tactics, he noted, have been deployed in social media and campaigns, such as using bots to re-tweet Trump's negative Twitter comments, which can influence the public, because of its seeming popularity.

Regarding Trump's selection of General Mike Flynn as his national security advisor, Pelton believes he'll have a calming effect on the President, as he's very experienced and capable (he helped defeat al Qaeda in Iraq), in spite of controversies over his phone calls to the Russian ambassador. What sets Trump apart from previous presidents, Pelton continued, is that he talks directly to the American public via his tweets and speeches, and doesn't need to have a symbiotic relationship with the media.

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With a life-long interest in the paranormal, author and podcaster Jim Harold shared some of his latest stories from the world of the strange and unexplained. One tale concerned an entity referred to as the "Lamp Lady." A girl named Amy was given an unusual lamp featuring a ceramic Flamenco dancer and within a week, odd episodes began. She repeatedly saw a figure of a woman in her bedroom doorway who approached closer and closer. When they finally got rid of the lamp, the visitations ceased. He also related the story of a man named Gabriel from Texas, who described a neighbor's adventures with her Ouija board, in which the board actually inched across the room by itself.

Harold detailed several accounts of doppelgangers, and ghostly interactions. In one intriguing case, a young father from Michigan in the 1990s, was at home with his wife and baby, and when he would hear the child crying, he would sometimes see in his peripheral vision a figure walk to the baby's room. He assumed it was his wife, as the crying would stop. But eventually, he realized it wasn't his spouse, as it happened even when she was at work. He continued to peripherally see a shadowy female shape, dubbed the 'Ghost Nanny,' move from the kitchen to the bedroom, whenever the child would cry.

News segment guests: Jerome Corsi, Steve Kates

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