From the lost treasure of Montezuma and the unnerving world of underground human organ trade to Nessie being hunted by DNA-seekers and an infamous conspiracy theory seemingly being pronounced dead, it was another whirlwind week of weird here at Coast to Coast AM. Before you head on for the long holiday weekend, check out our proverbial potato salad of strangeness that we like to call ... In Coast You Missed It.
Although often relegated to the realm of urban legend, the underground market for human organs is an unsettling and all-too-real world of trade. On Saturday night's program, investigative journalist Scott Carney shared chilling insights into body part trafficking, including jaw-dropping stories of skeletons being procured by horrific means and exported by the thousands from the Indian city of Calcutta. The nightmare-inducing accounts are almost enough to give a second thought to those old tales of tourists waking up in a bathtub without their kidney.
This past week was a particularly newsworthy one for the iconic creature known as the Loch Ness Monster as Nessie popped up in a pair of stories. First, a schoolgirl visiting the legendary site with her grandmother managed to film something inexplicably shiny seemingly surfacing on the water. We're still not quite sure what they spotted, but it's undoubtedly strange. Meanwhile, on the scientific front, the long-awaited environment DNA project aimed at cataloging all of the species in Loch Ness is finally set to begin and just may solve the mystery of Nessie once and for all.
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