coast 2 coast - Febuary 28, 2016 - The Phoenix Incident & Ackerman's Messages Part 1

Date: Sunday - February 28 , 2016 Host: George Knapp Guests: Paul Davids , Keith Arem George Knapp welcomed Paul Davids on Sunday night's show to discuss his forthcoming book about life after death. In late 2008 , many fans of horror and science fiction worldwide mourned the death of Forrest J Ackerman , super fan and publisher of the magazine Famous Monsters Of Filmland. Davids knew Ackerman for most of his life and considered him a mentor and friend who inspired him to make a career in the film industry , with Davids eventually co-writing and producing the 1994 Showtime movie Roswell , as well as many other films and documentaries on a variety of subjects. Renowned author Ray Bradbury once called Ackerman’s memorabilia-filled Los Angeles home the " Fort Knox of Science Fiction. " Davids mourned his friend's death until a series of strange events in his life made him suspect that Ackerman might be trying to communicate from the Other Side. Before he died , the highly skeptical atheist Ackerman joked that if he experienced life after death , that he would try to communicate with his living friends. In March of 2009 , four months after Ackerman’s passing , Davids experienced an inexplicable alteration in a document that was momentarily left on a bed in his vacation home. He related that he was " really scared when this happened , I was alone in the house. " Two words were partially obliterated in such a way that they appeared to specifically refer to a mutual friend who had a dream about Ackerman. Analysis of the document by two separate university chemists reveled that it was next to impossible for anyone to have altered it in the particular way that occurred. The studies eliminated Davids or anyone else as suspects , and in fact the chemists who performed the tests began to experience strange events in the lab and in their personal lives. Papers were strewn across the floor in rooms with closed doors and windows , and an unused and unwound clock began chiming as Davids intervi