Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Fate Radio: In this week's encore edition of The Hilly Rose Show, Tom and Lisa Butler, co-directors of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena, talk about ghosts, hauntings, and EVP (Real Audio or mp3).
Coast to Coast AM: On Monday regression therapist Chet Snow will discuss his book Mass Dreams of the Future, as well as crop circles and his latest research into ancient mysteries in Europe and the Americas. Tuesday remains TBA, while on Wednesday Jeff Belanger will discuss his work compiling ghost stories and the challenge of viewing the phenomenon in both a scientific and spiritual context. Thursday's guest is Whitley Strieber, who will discuss his latest research on what will happen on December 21, 2012.
- Raiders of the faux ark.
- Deadly bacteria from outer space.
- The starchild is out of this world.
- Error in NASA climate data sparks debate.
- Mars' abnormal moons.
- Water forms floating bridge when exposed to high voltage.
- Chance encounter with comet nets surprising results.
- How old masters are helping the study of global warming.
- The evidence for UFOs beneath the seas.
- Mysteries remain over Peruvian fireball.
- The advantages of amnesia.
- The Zagros mountains, Iran.
- Green tea medicine.
- Solar hurricane rips off comet tail.
- Gamma ray delay may be sign of new physics.
Quote of the Day:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
This planet keeps getting weirder by the day. Feel free to post your thoughts - if you still have any.
- Neanderthals roamed as far as Siberia.
- Ancient Australian rock shows oxygen was in Earth's atmosphere millions of years earlier than previously thought.
- Antarctica has been home to tiny creatures and plants for tens of millions of years.
- Poles apart: Destruction at the ends of the Earth is described in The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic (Amazon US & UK). Joanna Kavenna's The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Old masters' paintings of striking sunsets show effect of huge volcanic eruptions on climate.
- Borneo caves yield clues to why Earth's climate suddenly changed - several times - over the last 25,000 years.
- Ice Age was defrosted by warming ocean, not rise in CO2.
- New solar technology could provide all US electricity - including a switch to electric cars feeding off the grid.
- Water forms a floating bridge when exposed to high voltage.
- Secrets of 1957 Sputnik launch revealed.
- Previously dismissed by researchers as a man-made phenomenon, an undergraduate student found the mystery cosmic burst which now has astronomers agog.
- Magellanic Clouds are recent arrivals to the Milky Way's neighborhood.
- NASA says it has no plans for 'utilization and exploitation' of the International Space Station after 2015, just five years after the ISS becomes fully operational.
- Can the world's toughest animal survive space? Who cares -- let's breed 'em for biofuel.
- Dengue fever surges in Latin America, with one in four cases in Mexico now being the deadly hemorrhagic form. Experts blame climate change.
- Impact of Arctic heat wave stuns climate researchers.
- Rock samples show that Yucca Mountain - where the US government planned to store 70,000 tonnes of highly radioactive waste - is directly on top of a fault line.
- Milton Sprouse, a World War II veteran who was at Roswell Army Air Field when the Roswell Incident took place, has stepped forward with his recollections of the event. Mysterious metal, alien corpses, and a military coverup? Sprouse says, 'It's all true.'
- Convenience store owner says two men claiming they were Hindu priests and could read his mind used hypnosis to render him unable to resist as they robbed his business. (With video)
- Ninja she-devils rob Pennsylvania gas station at swordpoint. (YouTube video)
- 6 Die From Brain-Eating Amoeba in Lakes.
- The full transcript of Wired's Interview with Ridley Scott, who has finally created the Blade Runner he always imagined. Blade Runner: The Final Cut will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York in October.
- The weird Russian mind-control research behind a DHS contract.
- A review of Making Money (Amazon US & UK), Terry Pratchett's prescient new addition to his satirical Discworld series, which deals with - among other topics - racism, sexism, journalism, death, war, the army, the Inquisition, the ambiguous nature of good and evil, and the uncomfortable power of narrative.
- If you're rich, well connected, and invited (like the other 150,000 registered users), it's aSmallWorld.net.
- Japanese to patent transparent frog.
- Many a decent chap has pondered why rogues have so much luck with the ladies. Now researchers have discovered why.
- Google and Microsoft Want Your DNA.
- Francis Crick was high on LSD when he deduced the double-helix structure of DNA.
- Matthew Delooze describes his recent Ayahuasca experience.
- Dawkins rails at 'creationist front' for duping him into film role.
- Skyrocketing grain prices are altering the economic landscape for everyone.
- Naomi Klein debates Alan Greenspan on the Iraq war, Bush's tax cuts, economic populism, crony capitalism and more. For more info, check out The Guardian's Special Section on Klein's book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Amazon US & UK).
Quote of the Day:
...since 9/11, we’ve become “The United States of Fighting Terrorism.”... What does that mean? This: 9/11 has made us stupid. I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 — mine included — has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.
Thomas L. Friedman, in his Sept. 30th op-ed '9/11 Is Over'.
Host Hunter Ellis ventures on a world-exclusive search for the priceless golden artifacts of Jerusalem's Temple--lost since the Romans looted them almost 2000 years ago. From Jerusalem, to Rome, to North Africa, Turkey, and--finally--back to Israel, we'll follow a trail of clues to uncover the final hiding place of the most priceless treasures of the Jewish faith.
As many of you would know, we interviewed Sean here on TDG back in July about the book and his other interests, so if you're new to the topic, the interview is probably a good place to start.
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman recounts the day he almost died.
- At UFO Mystic, Kenn Thomas gives a guest presentation on Wilhelm Reich, Little Rock and UFOs.
- Annalisa Ventola continues her review of the Parapsychological Assocation convention, with a new entry on Mediumship presentations.
- Stuart Ferrol reviews the recent Monster Weekend convention in the UK, for Fortean Times.
- At American Chronicle, Frank Warren talks to a Phoenix Lights witness.
- Cabinet of Wonders (#1) investigates the "Hypno-Thieves".
- Cabinet of Wonders (#2) presents "Electricity: The Road to Health".
- The latest eSkeptic newsletter reviews the skeptical anthology Paranormal Claimes: A Critical Analysis.
- Curious Expeditions looks at some "Small Wonders".
- The Book of Thoth has a podcast interview with Paul Kimball.
- Anthony North explores concepts of mind throughout history at Beyond the Blog.
- Filer's Files #39 has the latest ufological roundup.
I'm baaa--aaccck. Give me a few moments to get myself sorted, then hopefully it will be full steam ahead. Big thanks to Rick for stepping up to the plate...
- Famous Yeti footprint photos sold at auction for thousands of dollars.
- Could satellite searches be used to spot Bigfoot and Nessie? Surprisingly, this is an article by Skeptical Inquirer's Benjamin Radford.
- Celebrations planned for 40th anniversary of the Shag Harbour UFO incident.
- I hope you celebrated the 60th anniversary of Majestic 12 earlier this week. We all sat around an aviary and sang conspiracy carols....
- Being skeptical about a two million dollar skeptical prize.
- When Ouija Boards go bad. Were they ever good?
- Oliver Sacks on Earworms, Stevie Wonder, and the view from Mescaline mountain.
- The lights are on, but is anybody home?
- Peruvian meteor illnesses put down to arsenic vapours.
- And still, they come. Next stop, Alaska.
- Spaceflight makes bacteria more deadly. Imagine what it does to humans then...
- Mysterious extra-galactic radio burst puzzles astronomers. When decoded, said something about "Check, 1,2..." Disaster Area must be getting primed for another gig.
- Space Station crew take a short Soyuz joyride.It's good to get outside the house sometimes.
- Instead of Iraq, perhaps the U.S. could have gone to Mars instead (11 times)? (h/t Posthuman Blues)
- Asian spacefarers race for the Moon. The beginnings of a Firefly galaxy?
- NASA's Dawn spacecraft sets off for a rendezvous with some asteroids. I hope it took Bruce Willis with it.
- Take a peek at the best science images of 2007.
- Snake-Bird Gods fascinated both the Aztecs and the Pharaohs. Not the only thing mind you...remind me to tell you about something else one of these days.
- Ancient Pharaonic temple discovered inside Egypt mosque.
- Mammoth hair yields ancient DNA.
- Ancient fishermen lured fish with fires.
- Forget marble statues - check out antiquity in colour.
- Early Polynesians sailed thousands of miles for trade.
- I see magnetic fields. All the time. Well, the birds do anyhow.
- What happens when a few monkeys sit around and play rock, paper, scissors?
- Testing the U.S. Army's 'agony weapon'.
- Soviet herb finds its way to the west.
- Eleven new species found in Vietnam.
- Nanowire harvests energy from the environment.
- Arctic heatwave sends climatologists back to the drawing board.
- Yet another mad scientist idea to save us from Global Warming catastrophe. Some of these guys need to take a big sip from the reality cup.
- Seven CIA veterans challenge 9/11 report.
- U.S. presidential candidates asked to name their favourite Bible verse by Tim Russert during debate (with video). Now if only someone had quoted from the Satanic Bible...*that* would be television.
- Lightning strikes biker's penis.
Quote of the Day:
All of us are apt to get a little desiccated if we don't make a point of holding on to the delights of art and music and landscape. It's very easy to become preoccupied with theorizing and the activities of daily living and stop noticing the beauties of the world.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's show begins with Linda Moulton Howe interviewing the chief scientist who is investigating the Peruvian meteor. Afterwards, Anne Strieber interviews Richard Heath about sacred number.
Coast to Coast AM: Filling in for George, Art Bell welcomes researcher and author Graham Hancock on Friday night. Early show Saturday is 'Art Bell: Somewhere in Time', returning to 2/5/97 for a discussion on OBEs with Albert Taylor. Afterwards, environmental philosopher and businessman John Perkins will discuss the tyranny of corporate globalization and how this is fueling a geopolitical crisis. On Sunday author Howard Bloom joins host John B. Wells for a discussion on the dark underbelly of mass emotions and how these forces are shaping current events, trends and pop culture.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
While Greg's away, we mice can play!
- An intriguing interview with Oddvar Olsen about the Knights Templar.
- The world's biggest medieval manuscript, the Devil's Bible, is now on display.
- Runes: the origin and purpose behind the ancient symbols and alphabet.
- Learn your F-U-TH's: a very educational article about Scandinavian runes.
- An exhibit of 300 objects from various cultures on 16th Century Portugese trade routes recently went on display.
- Singapore's magic monkey trees bring good luck to some and cynicism to others. Nothing to do with this Monkey.
- In Turkey, Cankaya Palace opens its doors to the public, including a statue of Piri Reis. You might remember his map.
- Paranormal sleuths attempt to summon the dead at a bridge in Oxford.
- Romanian MPS are seeing red over who owns Bran Castle, a 14th Century building where Vlad the Impaler is said to have stayed a night.
- Adrian Shine has been at Loch Ness since 1973, unravelling the highland glen's mysteries and exposing the hoaxes.
- Mick Jagger says Roman statues and Mayan pyramids prove stones can sing.
- Parallel universes exist, according to Oxford scientists. Sheesh, they proved that in Universe X years ago.
- Mysterious balls of light have been filmed in Marley Woods. Bob lives.
- CBS interviews Dan Mills, a Disclosure Project witness fighting the Government's UFO coverup.
- Do these photographs show evidence of ruined cities on Mars? I hope the author doesn't end up with a red face.
- Is this triangular UFO filmed in Egypt what Zahi Hawass found in the Great Pyramid's secret chamber? Or were the occupants abducting him?
- Northeast Ohio is witnessing a dramatic UFO flap.
- Video footage of a UFO flying across the moon recorded by Russian astronomers.
- A Muslim astronaut's dilemma: how to face Mecca in space?
- An interview with Lene Hau, a physicist who can slow down the speed of light. She's hiring for parties.
- Fringe Antarctic ice-melt is growing inland at alarming rates.
- Frozen in Antartica for millions of years, bacteria released from thawing ice is still alive. John Carpenter's The Thing will never be the same.
- Forget prehistoric plagues; germs can be made deadlier by space travel.
- Deadly fumigant approved by EPA. Don't plants ingest what's in the soil?
- Britain is suffering an allergy epidemic. My name must be 'Britain'.
- Anthony North wonders if we've always had the mind we have today, or is the mind a constantly changing concept?
- An enlightening article about altered states in shamanism and ceremonial magic.
- Spirituality runs deep in the remote Russian Republic of Tyva, a land where shamans and Tibetan Buddhists live in harmony.
- The Hmong religion of Laos is virtually unknown in the west, but it's a shamanistic tradition that has its roots in Siberia.
- Fellow Gippslander Tim Cope has finished his three-year 6000-mile horseback adventure retracing the trail of Genghis Khan.
- As events in Burma get uglier, modern technology and evading internet censorship is helping the Burmese tell the world of their plight.
Quote of the Day:
“Better than the surrealists, though, is good old Nicholas Roerich, whose joint at Riverside Drive and 103rd Street is one of my shrines in the pest zone. There is something in his handling of perspective and atmosphere which to me suggests other dimensions and alien orders of being—or at least, the gateways leading to such. Those fantastic carven stones in lonely upland deserts—those ominous, almost sentient, lines of jagged pinnacles—and above all, those curious cubical edifices clinging to precipitous slopes and edging upward to forbidden needle-like peaks!”
H.P. Lovecraft, March 1937.
The Giza Pyramids, and specifically the famous one with the shafts, will be the centre of controversy again. The very spry 80-something-year-old Zecharia Sitchin has released a new book about a secret chamber in the Great Pyramid -- and he has explosive claims of photographs to prove it. Journeys to the Mythical Past (Amazon US or UK) is available early October. He's very tight-lipped about his source, so we may have to wait for the book. Gnostic adventurer Philip Gardiner also has a new book, Gateways to the Other World (Amazon). Philip writes about a growing number of disgruntled academics and eminent Egyptologists who disagree with the tomb theory enforced by the supreme rulers of the Giza Plateau. Incidentally, there's still no word from Zahi Hawass when the next robot expedition into the shafts of the Great Pyramid will be televised live on FOX. So the timing of Sitchin and Gardiner's latest books will make things very interesting.
This is classic Daily Grail, I feel young again!
The Egypt Code, by our old mate Robert Bauval, deserves a plug too (Amazon UK only unfortunately). Greg wrote a review for TDG and he also interviewed Rob for Sub Rosa #6. It's a book that deserves serious academic interest, not ridicule and silence.
Today we lift the veil and enter the Secret World:
- Last month, Anthony North wrote about the mysterious Count St Germain.
- A 1000-year-old Viking treasure trove has been dug up in a Swedish garden. Hrmm, I haven't heard from a few Swedish friends in a while...
- If you have a cool $30million to spare, you might like to bid for the Magna Carta. Kat says the American Bill of Rights went for a cookie.
- In an excerpt from his new book (Amazon), Philip Gardiner discusses why Egyptologists are afraid to speak their minds about the Great Pyramid.
- Philip Gardiner's book Secret Societies is full of eye-opening revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illuminati, Nazis, and the Serpent Cults (Amazon).
- At the height of Nazi Germany, an enigmatic German swami pursued his Grail Quest and search for Shambhala in Sri Lanka.
- Why did the Nazis send an expedition to Tibet in search of Shambhala?
- A brilliant photo gallery of the pilgrimage to the Cave of the Thirteen Golden Chortens, from Kathmandu-based writer Ian Baker.
- An excellent article discussing the Tibetan tradition of beyul, secret or hidden lands, empowered by the Guru Rinpoche as havens.
- In his book The Heart of the World, Ian Baker describes his expedition to find the mythical Tsangpo Gorge in Beyul Pemako, the 'Hidden Lotus-Shaped Land'. I highly recommend it (Amazon US or UK).
- Ancient Aztecs and Egyptians who lived centuries and thousands of miles apart both worshipped feathered-serpent deities.
- Was an Israeli strike on Syria a cover for an encounter with an alien spacecraft?
- Doyen of UFOlogy Stanton Friedman lists the top five reasons why governments keep knowledge of alien spacecraft secret.
- An intriguing interview with Mike Fortson, an eyewitness to the Phoenix Lights.
- Ugandan police have arrested 12 leaders of a doomsday cult who believe floods swamping large parts of the country herald the end of the world.
- Researchers have identified the nonconscious attention system that allows humans to maintain awareness of an animal's location and behaviour.
- Like a network of computers, clever plants chat to each other. Ayahuasca?
- Ayurveda, an ancient Indian form of medicine still practiced today, is under threat from Globalisation.
- Fertilisers from farms and lawns are responsible for frog deformities.
- Neural cells in a box will help detect chemical terrorism threats. I've sent Stice a copy of Shelley's Frankenstein.
- Beginning with a protest of 100'000 Buddhist monks, protests continue in Myanmar (Burma), with the Junta killing one protestor and wounding five others. In 1988 protests, up to 3000 people were killed.
Quote of the Day:
Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.
Aung San Suu Kyi