George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated program, Coast to Coast AM, says if he weren’t a national radio talk show host he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on approximately 500 stations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Guam.
While hosting The Nighthawk, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis, Noory was recruited by Premiere Radio Networks to guest host on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful over-night program on January 1, 2003, following Bell’s retirement. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow.
Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast was the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for 33 years.”
He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.
Paranormal investigator John Zaffis discussed his collection of haunted objects, as well as his work as a demonologist, and helping people deal with malicious entities or spirits. A key aspect of being a demonologist, he explained, is understanding the various approaches and belief systems of Rabbis, ministers, priests, and shamans who perform different types of rites for people afflicted by negative entities. He outlined several different kinds of these dark beings including the jinn (said to exist before mankind), ETs (given recognition through thought forms), and devils & demons (who came about when religions were created). "I don't think these are things that necessarily walked on the Earth, or were ever human. Some people look at this from a perspective of fallen angels," he said.
Some of the afflicted exhibited such behaviors as levitation, and expressing knowledge they would have no way of knowing. They also experienced time or memory loss, not recalling their abominable behavior when they were acting under the entities' control, he continued. One of the most harrowing exorcisms he worked on was the case of Pat Redding, a small woman who broke out of her straitjacket and ripped the pew out of the floor that she was tied to.
He spoke about poltergeist cases where objects and furniture move around, spontaneous fires sometimes occur, and water has come out of the ceiling. Typically, in these cases an individual (often an adolescent) is manipulating the energy through telekinesis. Zaffis also touched on his work with haunted objects (view photos), in which negative energy becomes attached to them. Dolls in particular have the propensity to become haunted and wreak havoc, he noted. His TV series on SyFy, Haunted Collector focuses on this topic.
First hour guest, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, Peter Davenport shared recent sightings and updates. He noted with surprise that there's been a sudden increase in the volume of reports, and many of these describe orange, red, or yellow "fireballs" or "orbs," the majority of which he does not believe are Chinese fire lanterns. A disturbing sighting was just reported to him earlier in the evening that came in from an amateur astronomer who was watching the night sky in Missouri. She said that when an object suddenly flew over, it caused her electronic equipment, including her phone to fail, and her truck wouldn't start either.