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In the first half of Thursday's show, space historian and science journalist Robert Zimmerman discussed the many events happening in space right now including Rosetta and Philae at Comet 67P, Dawn at Ceres, New Horizons approaching Pluto, the rovers and orbiters at Mars, and what beckons for the future. After the Pluto flyby, "all the major asteroids, comets...and every planet and their moons will have been looked at up close by the human race, and that is a remarkable thing to think about," as it's only been around 60 years since we began the Space Age, he remarked. And every one of these objects has unique attributes, he added.
The so-called "whale" feature seen on Pluto-a large dark area on the equator that covers most of one hemisphere, and a series of large, black spots resemble the dark areas on asteroids, which Pluto may have more in common with than a typical planet, he surmised. The Dawn probe is the first craft to visit two different asteroids-- orbiting Vesta for a year, before using its ion engine to travel on to Ceres, which seems to have a kind of volcanic ice that may function like lava, he detailed. Zimmerman named Saturn's giant moon Titan as one of the most fascinating objects in our solar system. It has lakes of methane, and intense storms, with seasons that last around seven years.
In the latter half, cryptozoology instructor at Florida Keys Community College, Scott Marlowe , talked about the sightings of various cryptid creatures in the state of Florida including the Skunk Ape, the Wampus cat, Hogzilla, giant birds, and sea creatures, and how such reports are evaluated. Cryptids are creatures that have yet to be confirmed and scientifically described, he explained. The Wampus cat is probably a variation of the panther, and it's said to move so quickly, people think it has six legs instead of four, and there was evidence that a small outdoor structure was mauled by what seemed like metal claws, he recounted.
A reported "sea monster" was recorded on video off Palm Beach County, but Marlowe and an associate uncovered that it was a manatee swimming with an injured seal that created the appearance of being a single unknown creature. Hogzilla or Hog Kong is a kind of feral hog that has actually been verified. It's so large that its body would take up the entire receiving tray of a bulldozer, he cited. The Florida Skunk Ape or swamp ape, which Marlowe himself has seen on several occasions, has a head that resembles an early human, which sits on a clearly defined neck that is more similar to humans than apes. He believes the creatures may share a common genus with Bigfoot, and "based on the length of their arms, which tend to be longer than ours, I suspect that at least part of their life is arboreal," he observed.
Today in Strangeness:
Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla -- the pioneering inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist was born 159 years ago in what is now Croatia. It was on this date in 1913 that the highest temperature was recorded in the United States, a sizzling 134 °F in Death Valley.
Coast to Coast AM Schedule 7.10.15 - 7.17.15:
Here's what's coming up in the next week!
Friday, July 10, 2015: Gypsey Teague is the Branch Head of the Gunnin Architecture Library at Clemson University, as well as a craftwoman, and Elder and High Priestess in the Georgian and Icelandic Norse traditions. In the first half, she'll discuss her work as a practicing witch, and her creation of Steampunk Magic. Followed by Open Lines. Hosted by George Noory.
Saturday, July 11, 2015: No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it's addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Physician David Casarett joins Richard Syrett to discuss his research into all things pot, including experimenting on himself to find evidence of marijuana's medical potential. In the first hour, pot activist Marc Emery talks about his recent jail sentence for "distribution of marijuana" seeds, and why he believes the DEA actually sentenced him for his political activism.
6-10pm PT: Art Bell - Somewhere in Time returns to 8/22/96 when during a night of Open Lines, callers reacted to the breaking news about flight TWA 800, and the possibility the plane was brought down by either a bomb or missile.
Sunday, July 12, 2015: Acclaimed journalist Gerald Posner joins Richard Syrett to discuss the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican-- the world's biggest, most powerful religious institution, including the political intrigue, inner workings of the Catholic Church, and the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. First hour guest, Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, addresses climate change, environmentalism, and why he left Greenpeace after 15 years to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism.
Monday, July 13, 2015: First Half: Troublemaker out to expose the abuses of the New WorldOrder, Mark Dice, will discuss one of his favorite topics - the secretive and strange Bohemian Grove, the elite men's club hidden deep within a 2700-acre redwood forest in Northern California. Is this mysterious meeting "just a vacation spot" for the wealthy and well-connected, or is it something far more sinister?
2nd Half: Pioneer in the development of 'Exopolitics', the scholarly study of extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, Michael Salla, presents more evidence for secret space programs and bases on Mars and the Moon, and reports that part of the Jade Helm exercise involves use of artificial intelligence to enhance battlefield efficiency. Hosted by George Noory.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015: First Half: Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University, Don J. Easterbrook, will discuss the causes of climate change and glacial fluctuations, the 500-year record of temperature changes using data from the Greenland ice core, the effect of CO2 on climate change, and the geologic history of climate change.
2nd Half: Award winning journalist Stephen Grey will discuss his latest work detailing the CIA's transition from the Cold War to ISIS War, from nuclear attack to hacker attack. He'll cover how techniques and technologies have evolved, but the old motivations for betrayal -- patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise -- endure. Hosted by George Noory.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015: Founder and director of the Trends Research Institute, Gerald Celente, will talk about what he sees on the horizon for the economy and the United States. He regularly provides business and industry with customized presentations and commissioned research studies in over 300 trend categories. He'll give a mid-year update on the trends he predicted in January including the implications of events in Greece, China, Yemen, and Ukraine. Hosted by George Noory.
Thursday, July 16, 2015: First Half: Dr. Joel Wallach discusses the human body's innate ability to heal itself through natural means and various minerals and supplements. He contends that diseases and ailments are the result of dietary deficiencies.
Second Half: Founder of the Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom, Lisa Barnett, is an internationally-respected healer and transformational teacher. She has more than 20 years experience showing other people how to access their own Akashic Records, using a dynamic and powerful short-cut to the Akashic Field to heal emotional scars, clear soul contracts, and walk their own true path. Hosted by George Noory.
Friday, July 17, 2015: Jay Hansen has been an avid student of the paranormal since he was seven years old. Over the years, he's researched virtually all aspects of the bizarre and supernatural. He'll discuss a variety of bizarre stories he has encountered including Gef the Talking Mongoose, and cases of demonic possession, and poltergeists. Followed by Open Lines in the second half. Hosted by George Noory.