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DATE:   Wednesday - September 6, 2017
HOST:   George Noory
GUESTS: Rebecca Costa, Mark Muncy

In the first half, founder of one of the largest marketing firms in Silicon 
Valley, sociobiologist Rebecca Costa discussed how we're on the verge of knowing 
most future outcomes and events using predictive models. She claims this 
knowledge of the future will be a larger transition for humankind than going 
bipedal. Predictive analytics, can for instance, estimate with 85% accuracy 
within three weeks of when an elderly person is going to fall. This is done by 
placing sensors in their clothing, and monitoring changes in their gait, she 
explained. This application could be used to notify the elderly of the danger, 
she added, and thus potentially extend their ability to live independently.

Similarly, by looking at a person's medical records and answers to behavioral 
questions, a company called Fuzzy Logic can predict with 80-90% accuracy who is 
predisposed to becoming an opiate addict even before a doctor has written them a 
prescription, she reported. Once the future is known, you can't wait to adapt 
after the fact, Costa remarked, adding that "pre-daptation" will become a 
valuable function in the years ahead. With new forms of technology, such as 
robotics (typically thought to take away many jobs), there are actually more new 
jobs created to work with the technology, and these are often higher paying, she 
cited.

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The creator of Hellview Cemetery, a haunted attraction in St. Petersburg, 
Florida, Mark Muncy, has studied the legends, lore and paranormal in Florida 
quite extensively. He shared many of these fascinating tales of the Sunshine 
State including the Skunk Ape of the Everglades, Robert the Haunted Doll, and 
Coral Castle (view related images). He recounted his interview with a woman in 
Lake Wales, Florida, who in the 1940s, noticed fruit disappearing from their 
orange grove. They discovered it was a tiny naked man, about the size of a water 
bottle, who was nabbing the fruit. Apprehended by the police, the gnome-like man 
was screaming in a language they couldn't understand. The next night, their 
house was pelted with stones, and dozens of the little men appeared. When they 
released the prisoner, the other gnomes ran away.

Muncy talked about Wiccademus Grave, located on an abandoned nature trail in 
Fernandina Beach. It's said to be the burial site of an early colonist witch, 
who had a pet demon named Wiccademus. Legend has it that if you say the demon's 
name three times, the demon will give you a piece of its power. He also delved 
into the haunted Dozier School for Boys in the panhandle town of Marianna, and a 
sea serpent nicknamed "Pinky" that had a big shell on its back and was sighted 
in the St. John's River in the 1970s.

News segment guests: Scott Stevens, Jerome Corsi

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WEBSITE(S):
rebeccacosta.com
eerieflorida.com

BOOK(S):
On the Verge
Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction
31 Tales from Hellview Cemetery
Eerie Florida
Tales of Terror From Tampa Bay