Reporter, columnist, and war correspondent Gordon Dillow has been writing and researching for over thirty years. In the first half, he discussed why the number one threat to the extinction of the human species is from a huge asteroid hurtling out of the deep cosmos on a collision course with Earth, and what thousands of people around the globe are doing to detect and defend against them. "It's not a question of if we're going to be impacted by a significant asteroid," he said, "it's a question of when. It could be 200 years from now, or it could be next Tuesday." While the asteroid Apophis is predicted to come within 19,000 miles of Earth in 2029, the biggest concern is yet unidentified space rocks on an impact course with us, though larger ones will likely be spotted at least slightly in advance, he noted.
Last month, there was a Planetary Defense Conference with astronomers and disaster management teams, who play out hypothetical "war games," he reported. In one scenario, with an 800 ft. asteroid on a collision course with Denver, rather than using nuclear weapons to nudge it out of the way, the consensus choice of the conference members was to employ a "kinetic impactor"-- basically, ramming the asteroid with an unmanned spacecraft, in the hopes of slowing down its path so it misses Earth. One of the biggest and best-preserved impact sites is Meteor Crater in Arizona. About 50,000 years ago, an asteroid about half the size of a city block left a crater that's almost a mile wide and several hundred feet deep. Imagine, Dillow remarked, what devastation such a space rock would cause if it was to hit a metropolitan area today.
In the latter half, Professor of history at Citrus College, Bruce Olav Solheim detailed his personal experiences and research into various PSI phenomena including telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, and apparitions. In his recent work on deja vu, he concluded that the feeling could be a kind of perception of the future on the event horizon and is similar to how the paranormal is experienced-- glimpses of the spirit or quantum world captured from outside the linear framework of time. For Solheim, his PSI experiences began at the age of 4, when he underwent a miraculous healing through a bright presence, which he later determined was his guardian angel.
To access communications from the beyond, he goes on "spirit walks" in which he "opens up the aperture," though he always asks for protection from his guides so that negative forces will not get through. It's crucial, he added, to be able to turn off this ability, as you don't want to sleep at night "with a giant spiritual radar dish over you" picking up random emanations. In a test of his mediumship by a documentary producer, Solheim was taken to a location in Chicago and immediately he saw a vision of the late 1800s horse & buggy era, along with a sinister man with a vintage mustache. As he was touching a tree, an invisible force pushed him down and held him there. He saw images of people underground, and being tortured-- the producer later revealed he'd taken him to the site of H.H. Holmes' "murder hotel" where victims were disposed of in a basement labyrinth.