George Knapp welcomed different guests in each hour for a discussion on all things UFO and ET, including a bizarre UFO crash that's been called 'Mexico’s Roswell' (Ruben Uriate/Noe Torres), personal alien abduction accounts from two different abductees (Niara Isley/Bret Oldham), and an update on the latest happenings in the world of UFO research (Alejandro Rojas).
In the first hour, abductee Niara Isley recounted her experience which began after she witnessed a mysterious craft at the military's secretive Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. She explained that, soon after being sent to the base to train pilots on how to avoid being detected by radar, she spotted a UFO in the sky, which she thought might be a back-engineered US test craft. Strangely, she noted that there were armed guards standing nearby and their intent seemed to be to ensure that Isley and her colleagues saw the UFO. The group was then herded onto an old school bus with blacked-out windows, and they were taken to a medical facility where Isley was drugged. At a later date, she said, her superiors forced her to board a craft, which was manned by both a grey and reptilian alien, and she was actually taken to the moon.
The Coyame UFO crash was the focus of the 2nd hour as researchers Ruben Uriarte and Noe Torres detailed their investigation into the 1974 incident which took place along the border of Texas and Mexico. This event, they reported, featured a mid-air collision between a small airplane, flying from the United States into Mexico, and a UFO. When the Mexican military investigated the crash site, they discovered a small disc and, while transporting the object to a nearby Army base, the soldiers grew ill and died. Having monitored the recovery effort via spy satellites and airplanes, the US military then intervened, taking all of the debris as well as the bodies and destroying all the evidence. Although the event happened nearly 40 years ago, the duo described the case as still "unfolding" and expressed hope that witnesses will come forward with their knowledge about the events in Coyame.
Third hour guest, Bret Oldham, talked about his ET abduction experience and how it seemed to cause additional paranormal activity in his life. He traced his story back to the age of 5, when he was woken up by a bright light shining through the window of his home. Pulling back the curtain, he found himself face-to-face with an ET grey and subsequently blacked out. He was revived inside a spaceship and was deeply distraught, so the aliens brought him to a room where he encountered a taller ET that attempted to assuage his fears. After this initial encounter, the abductions continued throughout Oldham's teenage years and he also began seeing ghosts and developed clairaudient abilities. Ultimately, he theorized that the dimensional manipulation used by ETs causes changes in the vibrational frequency of abductees which results in them becoming beacons for paranormal activity.
In the 4th hour, ufologist Alejandro Rojas shared his thoughts on a variety of UFO cases and trends. He observed that deciphering the agenda behind abductions is particularly difficult because the basic stories sound similar but the details and information imparted to abductees are often vastly different. Regarding video footage of UFOs in this age of cell phone cameras, he lamented that ad-driven sites like YouTube have given newfound monetary incentive for hoaxers to create compelling fake videos in an effort to generate online excitement and, in turn, great profit. He also talked about the importance of celebrities embracing and endorsing the UFO phenomenon as a means of increasing public awareness about the enigma. To that end, Rojas talked about his recent appearance on Keeping up with the Kardashians, where he and Travis Walton took the famous sisters to the outskirts of Area 51.
In the first half, investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts appeared in studio, for a discussion about the top financial trends impacting Americans. She noted that after decades, interest rates are beginning to trickle upward, which could affect mortgages, credit cards, and the bond market. In fact, if you have a variable rate mortgage, now would be a good time to refinance, she suggested. Earnings have been coming from companies borrowing money on the bond market and then buying back their own stock, but with the rise in interest rates, they may have to resort to layoffs instead, she explained. Federal, state, and local government spending has also been financed by the bond market, and with rising interest rates, they'll have to cut back their budgets, she added.
Rather than being saddled with huge student loan debts, she advised students and parents to carefully consider how they're underwriting an education. Students can go to less expensive institutions and work their way through school, she remarked. Weather is a wildcard, and a drought in the western United States could adversely affect agriculture, and thus the economy, she said. In terms of personal investments, any particular asset can be in the doghouse, so it's important to diversify, Fitts recommended. The positive aspect to the economy is a movement toward reinvesting and rebuilding the industrial base in America, as a well as a drop in oil and gas prices due to increased self sufficiency, she detailed.
In the latter half, medium James Van Praagh addressed such topics as the afterlife, communication with spirits, and reincarnation. He spoke about the passing of psychic Sylvia Browne, whom he'd known for years. "Sylvia was unique...she's written so many books on the [psychic] subject, and opened up a lot of people's hearts and minds to this work," he commented. He also talked about his collaboration with Doreen Virtue on their book How to Heal a Grieving Heart, written after they both went through a devastating loss around the same time. The grieving process and the range of emotions one goes through can be difficult, even if one is prepared for the death of a loved one, he noted.
In his communications with spirits of the deceased, they often express regrets about how they lived their lives, adding that if they had the knowledge they've gleaned from the Other Side, they would have behaved differently. Spirits often communicate via the dream state, and keeping a dream journal can improve recall, he shared. The hardest part of his job, said Van Praagh, is not relaying messages from the spirit world, but that the living often don't realize their own innate gifts and abilities, which he picks up from their auras and energies. This summer, Van Praagh and medium Mavis Pittilla will lead a 'Talking to Heaven' workshopaboard a cruise ship to Alaska.
Astronomy Professor Andrew Fraknoi has been following the story of whether Comet ISON will be a "comet of the century" or a possible flop. He shares with us a stunning photo recently taken by British amateur astronomer Damian Peach.
Adventurer, author and investigator Graham Hancock discussed evidence for a lost great civilization that may have existed as far back as 20,000 years ago, and had sophisticated abilities and technologies. Moses was the inheritor of technological artifacts such as the Ark of the Covenant which came from the lost civilization, he postulated. According to biblical texts, 50,000 Philistines that walked past the opened Ark that was stolen from Moses, ended up dying from cancerous tumors, which suggests it gave off some kind of radiation after its gold lid was taken off, Hancock said. Rather than looking to ETs to explain such ancient mysteries, he believes they were creations of the lost civilization, and we have become "a species with amnesia."
Another piece of evidence are maps of Antarctica from the 1500 & 1600s which show the continent as much larger than it is today. "What these maps suggest is that our Earth was mapped by some seafaring civilization with a considerable degree of accuracy during the last Ice Age when indeed Antarctica was much larger than it is today," and these maps were then copied by mapmakers in historical times, he outlined. Hancock believes that around 13,000 years ago a global cataclysm took place when Earth was hit by a fragmented comet that caused massive flooding, and was followed by a 1,000 year period of freezing conditions due to the formation of a dust cloud that enveloped the planet.
He spoke of the mysterious Gobekli Tepe site in Turkey, a giant series of megalithic circles proven to be 12,000+ years old. "I think in Gobekli Tepe we're looking at the fingerprints of the survivors of a lost civilization-- it was their project to attempt to restart civilization."Gunung Padang in Indonesia, a site similar to Gobekli Tepe, may date back as far as 20,000 years, he marveled. Hancock also touched on his new novel War God which deals with the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the ancient Aztecs, and supernatural forces.
First hour guest, space historian Robert Zimmerman talked about two new Mars probes, one just launched by NASA called MAVEN, and another recently sent by India. While the two missions have similar purposes, they each have different sensors and instruments to look at the climate and atmosphere. This may help scientists determine why the environment became so desolate on the Red Planet, when it once possibly had oceans, and a thicker atmosphere. The findings may also reflect on how climate change works on Earth, he added.