In the first half, filmmaker, author and researcher L.A. Marzulli updated his ongoing work on the mysterious ancient mounds found all over North America including their inexplicably advanced mathematics, as well as supernatural manifestations associated with them (view related images). Some of the mounds may be as old as 5,000 years, he cited, and giant skeletons were reportedly found inside a number of them according to Smithsonian records. Some Native American elders (such as Chief Wallace of the Shawnee Tribe) deny that their ancestors constructed the mounds, and Marzulli has concluded that they were built by the Nephilim (offspring of the fallen angels) as sites to harness serpent energy and conduct ritualistic blood sacrifices.
At the Serpent Mound in Ohio, the author Henry Gruver went to the site to pray and renounce the bloodshed, Marzulli recalled, and as he walked back to his van, he was hit by an unknown force, punching him in the solar plexus, and knocking him to the ground. Marzulli believes he witnessed demonic activity at the Great Circle Mound when Chief Joseph Riverwind was leading a prayer, and a woman was flung violently backwards. "The disembodied spirits of the Nephilim become the demons that roam the planet," according to the Book of Enoch, Marzulli commented.
Tui Snider is a North Texas author, speaker, and photographer who frequently lectures at universities, bookstores, libraries, and conferences. In the latter half, she talked about the new edition of her book "Paranormal Texas," as well as such topics as doppelgangers, urban legends, and UFOs. "Paranormal Texas" functions as a travel guide to haunted places, she explained, and offers a way to connect with local history (she researches the background of each entry, checking the names and dates behind the accounts), and Texans in particular, she added, value their homegrown lore. Snider recounted the tale of the infamously haunted 'Smiley's grave' at Mills cemetery in Garland, TX, where the headstone reveals that an entire family was killed on one day in 1927. The urban legend has it that Smiley slaughtered his family and if you stand on his grave, you'll feel him grabbing you. But what she found out from her research was that a brutal tornado had struck that night and wiped out the Smiley family along with many others.
Speaking of graves, there were reports that an alien from a UFO crash was interred in an Aurora, TX cemetery in April 1897. The small charred body was reportedly placed in a child's coffin and buried along with strange relics. During this time there had been a wave of unexplained "airship" sightings, she detailed. There were calls to exhume the body in the 1970s, and it's believed someone (or possibly government) removed the remains. Snider described an odd incident at the Olde Park Hotel in Ballinger, Texas, where her doppelganger was both seen and heard. She also talked about hauntings at such places as the Angel's Nest B&B and the abandoned Crazy Water Hotel, as well as a paranormal database she created for readers of her book.
During part of the last half-hour, George's rendition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart was featured.