In the first half, business consultant and financial writer George Ure updated his predictions, his analysis of the economy, and shared his most recent work tying together many obscure phenomena including missing flights, levitating stones, and the Bermuda Triangle. Looking at the Bruce Gernon flight through the Bermuda Triangle, in which he experienced a kind of time warp while enveloped in a green fog, Ure sought an electronic explanation. But he discovered that it was sound wave resonance not electricity that was at the core of the phenomenon, as well as other anomalous incidents such as the mysterious 'foo fighter' UFOs in WWII, and the trumpets in the Bible. Suspended particulates in the air could also be a factor in the anomalies, he added.
Ure is still predicting a crash of the stock market. He believes it will happen over a two-year span, falling all the way down to 7,000 or 8,000 from its current high of around 25,000. A possible catalyst could be war with North Korea, he noted. One benefit of a war effort, he continued, is that it could increase the efforts to recycle various materials.
Bob Berman, one of America's top astronomy writers, is currently a columnist for Astronomy, a host on NPR's Northeast Public Radio, and the science editor of Old Farmer's Almanac. In the latter half, he discussed various science topics, cosmology, and celestial threats to Earth. The universe, he commented, does not have a fixed size, and thus could be considered "size-less." Interestingly, the invisible spectrum which includes X-rays and microwaves, is all around us, and makes up most of reality, he pointed out.
The Sun has been acting strangely for the past 20 years, he detailed, with a very quiet sunspot maximum. "Some solar experts," Berman said, "are wondering whether we might be on the verge of a new...Maunder Minimum"-- the last one started in 1645 and correlated with cooler weather. He doubted the reality of the threat of a 'Planet X' disturbing our solar system, as astronomers, he asserted, would not keep information like this secret from the public. Berman also detailed the case of Ann Hodges, the only person ever to be hit by a meteorite. The object crashed through the ceiling of her Alabama home in 1954.