Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed a recent report confirming serious neurological problems in US and Canadian diplomats assigned to the Cuban embassy in Havana and their possible cause. Linda played a recording of her interview with Douglas H. Smith, M. D., Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair, University of Pennsylvania. Smith said that whatever was causing the disturbances in the Embassy may have "selectively injured" the brain’s delicate network of nerve fibers and also resembled something like blunt-force trauma to the heads of victims. Linda guessed that the technology may have been in the ultrasound range above the confines of human hearing and broadcast into buildings from some remote location nearby. She also described the range of sound frequencies and known effects on the human body.
Next, she interviewed Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, which is a company that is attempting to clean the Pacific Ocean plastic gyre. The gyre is an area of floating plastic trash three times the size of Texas. The plastic is killing marine life at an alarming rate and also breaking down into microscopic pieces which end up in the food chain and in fish that humans eat. Slat says he has developed a system for gathering and then removing the floating trash using "long floating barriers to let the ocean currents do the hard work" which is then removed by a fleet of ships. Linda also mentioned a group at a UK university who have developed an enzyme that breaks down plastic drinking bottles into their original chemical components.
In the third hour, Linda talked to astrophysicist Michael D. Johnson about the first attempt to image the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This will be done with a device that consists of a group of instruments called the Event Horizon telescope. What Johnson expects to see will be "sort of like a crescent moon" as the telescope will be seeing the effects of the black hole and not the object itself. The result could come as soon as the end of this year. In the last hour, Linda spoke about the present state of UFO research and observed that recently, audiences she sees at meetings and conferences "seem to be more and more educated and asking great questions." She described a box of anomalous items known as "Art's parts" which were strange metal samples sent to Art Bell many years ago and the amazing properties the artifacts seemed to exhibit.
First-hour guest, researcher, author, and casting director Craig Campobasso talked about his UFO research, writing, and film work. Campobasso stated that when he was 26 years old, he had a "major spiritual awakening" which sparked his interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials. He announced the fourth book in his "Autobiography of an Extraterrestrial" series is about to be released, and that his award-winning short film "Stranger in the Pentagon" (based on the accounts of 1950s UFO contactee Frank Stranges) is in the planning stages of being turned into a feature film. Campobasso stated that he believes that Valiant Thor (the alien Stranges wrote about) has not left the Earth, but "is still here in his Victor class saucer" along with 186 others that orbit our planet.
News segment guests: Charles R. Smith, Peter Davenport