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.
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.
Joanne DiMaggio has been professionally pursuing past-life research and therapy for over 25 years, and founded PLEXUS (Past Life Exploration, Understanding and Sharing). She discussed techniques for accessing past lives, as well as how to do 'soul writing.' Conducted in a type of meditative state, soul writing is done with the eyes half closed, sitting with a pen and paper or even at a keyboard. "You just trust the process and get out of the way. Don't manipulate or force your words...allow the message to proceed," she stated. Don't let your internal editor get in the way about spelling and grammar, as you allow the stream of consciousness writing to come through, she continued.
A long-time student of the work of Edgar Cayce, DiMaggio noted that Cayce differentiated between inspirational or soul writing and what is known as 'automatic writing.' Sharing some similarities to the Ouija board, automatic writing stems from an outside source, and "Cayce was concerned that there might be some low level entities trying to come through. When you open yourself to this work, that's why a prayer of protection, or white light protection is so important," to safeguard you from outside energies, she explained.
When DiMaggio regresses clients into past life explorations, she has them visualize walking up a stairs to a historic hotel lobby, where on either side is a hallway with a row of doors, and behind each is one of their past lives. "I instruct their souls to stop them in front of the door leading to the lifetime that is most impacting them now," she detailed. In her research and work, she was intrigued to discover cases of spontaneous healing associated with past life recall, as well as evidence that different people reincarnate in specific soul groups.
First hour guest, Oscar winning actress Shirley MacLaine shared recollections from her life and career, and discussed her latest book, What If..., in which she speculates on spiritual questions. She spoke about her fascination with UFOs, and said she saw a lot of craft in the sky in Peru and other countries in South America, where it looks like "highways in the sky." She wondered why the UFO cover-up was so important, and suggested that JFK was planning to order a serious investigation into the subject. MacLaine also talked about her friendship with Stephen Hawking, and how he believes he may be the reincarnation of Sir Isaac Newton.
Author and investigative researcher Keith McCloskey joined George Knapp for a discussion about what happened to the nine well-trained skiers & hikers who lost their lives in the mysterious "Dyatlov Pass Incident," which took place in Russia's northern Ural mountains in 1959 (view related photos). The autopsy reports claimed the victims' violent injuries were due to "an unknown compelling force." Something or someone caused the group to flee from their tent in panic, as they used knives to slash their way out, and headed out into subzero temperatures insufficiently clothed, most of them without shoes. Their bodies were eventually found on a mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl which translates as "Mountain of the Dead," McCloskey recounted.
Some of the victims had massive internal injuries but no external marks were found on them, "as if they'd been in a car crash but nothing had hit them," he said. McCloskey pondered various theories that have been presented over the years to explain the group's fate. He eliminated some explanations from serious consideration such as an avalanche (location was not at the right angle for that), wild animals (no signs of tracks or bite marks), and robbery gone bad by the local Manzi tribe or escaped Gulag prisoners (valuable items were left in the tent).
He couldn't rule out the possibility of some kind UFO-related cause, as anomalous light orbs were seen in the area on the night of the incident, and there were strange burn marks on trees where the victims were found as though some type of energy beam had focused on them. Perhaps the beams were initially directed at their tent, he suggested. Further, McCloskey uncovered a possibly related episode in 2002, in which a night foreman at a mine, about 100 miles from the Dyatlov Pass, encountered an intensely powerful beam coming toward him in the forest. However, McCloskey thinks the most likely explanation is some type of Soviet military accident shrouded in secrecy-- he noted that the criminal case involving the skiers' deaths was opened a week before their missing bodies were officially found.