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Coast to Coast AM is a North American (U.S. and Canada) late-night radio talkshow that deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate to either the paranormal or conspiracy theories. The program currently airs seven nights a week 1:05 a.m. -- 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:05 p.m. -- 2:00 a.m. Pacific Time).Originally created and hosted by Art Bell, as of 2012 the program is hosted on most nights by George Noory. According to estimates by Talkers Magazine, Coast to Coast AM draws approximately 3 million listeners, making it the most listened-to program in its time slotFormat and subject matterThe Coast to Coast AM format consists of a combination of live callers and long format interviews. The subject matter covers unusual topics and is full of personal stories related to callers. While program content is often focused on paranormal and fringe subjects, sometimes world class scientists such as Michio Kaku and Brian Greene are featured in long format interviews. Topics discussed include the Near-death experience, climate change, cosmology, quantum physics, remote viewing, hauntings, contact with extraterrestrials, psychic reading, metaphysics, conspiracy theories, Area 51, crop circles, cryptozoology, Bigfoot, the Hollow Earth hypothesis, and science fiction literature, among others. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the events of that day (as well as alternate theories surrounding them) and current U.S. counter-terrorism strategy have also become frequent themes. George Noory, the main host since Art Bell retired, also takes interest in the 2012 phenomenon and believes something will happen.HostsGeorge Noory hosts the show on weeknights and the first Sunday of every month, while John B. Wells hosts the show on Saturday nights, and Ian Punnett hosts the show on the second Sunday of every month. Las Vegas-based investigative journalist George Knapp hosts the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, and when there is a 5th Sunday, Rob Simone, Whitley Strieber or a fill-in will host the show. On some 3rd and 4th Sundays, Simone fills in for George Knapp.Punnett announced on December 3, 2011 that as of the first of the new year, he will be hosting the show one Sunday a month. He said that he is suffering from tinnitus, increasingly severe and accelerating hearing loss, and headaches, thus prompting him to take time off for treatment. John B. Wells, best known as a longtime professional voiceover announcer, took over as the Saturday night host.https://www.facebook.com/Youtubecomusersecretsocietiestodayhttps://twitter.com/jetstreamnewshttp://www.jetstreamnews.com/http://www.jetnews.usDate: 01-16-12Host: George NooryGuests: Paola Harris, Kim Arnold, Steve AltenUFO researcher Paola Harris talked about the state of ufology in the second hour. In the latter half of the show, she was joined by Kim Arnold, the daughter of Kenneth Arnold, the pilot who coined the phrase "flying saucer," after he witnessed a series of strange tailless craft flying in formation near Mt. Rainier on June 24, 1947. A United Airlines crew reported seeing similar disk-like objects 10 days after Arnold's sighting, but in the famed Roswell Incident which occurred in early July 1947, the crashed ship was said to have a different shape, Harris noted.Kim Arnold revealed that her father actually had seven UFO sightings following the initial one, including 25 brass-colored objects that flew in a pattern that he saw while flying to Tacoma. He also had a 1952 sighting over Susanville, CA in which two craft flew underneath his plane-- one appeared solid, the other partially transparent. "He realized at that time, they had the ability to change their density," she explained. In the initial '47 incident, Arnold observed the craft pulsating from their centers, similar to the beating of a human heart, and came to believe the objects were alive, and was later surprised when ufology focused on the idea of mechanical/metal craft and extraterrestrials.Arnold outlined some of the difficulties her family faced, including ridicule and intimidation, as her father gained a great deal of attention for his UFO encounters. He ended up writing a book with Ray Palmer on his UFO sightings, and also did some lecturing and presentations. However, as he grew older, he became an embittered recluse, disgruntled over inaccurate reports the press made about his experiences, Arnold detailed. First hour guest, author Steve Alten talked about his latest work looking at the Mayan calendar and doomsday prophecies. The last "k'atun," a cycle of around 20 years, in the Mayan calendar ending in December 2012, predicts a time of great change. Alten cited a number of possible cataclysmic events that might arrive this year, including experiments at the Large Hadron Collider going seriously awry, the eruption of the Yellowstone caldera, and a landslide/tsunami originating in the Canary Islands.