Paul Stark, director of The Vatican Deception, and Joanna Swords of the Fatima Center joined Richard Syrett to discuss the key questions that have remained unanswered regarding the mysterious Third Secret of Fatima. Swords said that "Fatima stands alone" in its uniqueness as a vision of the Virgin Mary because the revelations revealed during the miracle had far-reaching implications. Stark said that the time of the Fatima event was important because there was a movement of secularization in Portugal at the time, and WWI was just beginning. He also remarked that some of the prophecies given concerned the importance of Russia, which experienced a Communist revolution just afterward. Swords reported that one of the priest advocates for true revelation of the Secret was actually assaulted under orders from the authorities at the Shrine of Fatima.
Stark discussed the life of Sister Lucia Santos, who was the last surviving member of the group of children who witnessed the Miracle and said that they received messages from the apparition. In the early 1940s, she was asked to reveal the Third Secret, but apparently found it "far too horrific to write down." Eventually, she did record it, but declared it could not be revealed until 1960. In 2002, the Vatican released what it said was the secret, but some who claimed to have seen the prophecy (such as frequent Coast guest the late Father Malachi Martin) declared that it revealed there would be a great crisis of faith in the Church, as well as a "level of suffering throughout the entire world, that the world has never seen before," Stark said. Both guests are convinced that elements in the Vatican are keeping the actual Third Secret under wraps in a bid to secularize and weaken the authority of the Church and faith of Catholics worldwide.
In the second half, architectural historian, Frank Albo discussed the hidden complexities and symbols embedded deep within the remarkable city of Astana in Kazakhstan, called the "Illuminati Capital in the World." Albo wrote his University thesis on the symbolism of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. The edifice was modeled on King Solomon’s Temple and Albo’s study was so revealing that the premier of the Province gave him full access to the building and records, as well as a two-year grant to produce a full report. Albo has been called "Canada’s Dan Brown," but he says that Brown "is writing books of fiction and I am not."
His newest project is a book about the 20-year old city of Kazakhstan, Astana, which literally means "Capitol" in the Kazakh language. Albo does not believe that the city has any Illuminati connections, but that it does have a deep significance for Nursultan Nazarbayev, the autocratic ruler of the country, who had a close hand in its design. He describes the city as "Las Vegas on steroids," complete with a massive glass pyramid, skyscrapers resembling the ancient towers of Solomon's Temple, and a Presidential Palace that is "a mirror knock-off of the White House," but immensely larger. The city is the first one modeled on the ancient Sumerian creation myth of Etana, and also designed to represent religious tolerance, ecological sustainability, and non-nuclear proliferation. Albo announced a challenge to solve a puzzle encoded in his book which awards a prize worth $30,000 with a trip to Astana.