Thursday, October 8, 2009
Somehow I missed the premiere of "Ghost Lab" on Discovery, but from what I've heard from my ghost hunting partner, it was nothing worth seeing. But, alas, I like the idea of people having a lot of equipment and taking a decked out van from site to site, so I'll be checking it out next Tuesday night at 10 pm on Discovery Channel. The next episode they go to Tombstone--in my neck of the woods.
I must admit that "Destination Truth" is so excellent this year that my son and I plan our Wednesday nights around it and now watching "GH" is just a preliminary to get to the good stuff. (I remember when GH was the highlight of the night). I got super shivers last night because I had written a post last month about if the Earth has nightmares and how there's certain places that report strange creatures and high activity of UFOs, but always in mining areas. I also noted in the post that Chile has the largest copper mines in the world. Guess what? Josh and the gang went down there on "Destination Truth" and went into the mines where the lights are seen and there's strange creatures sighted. Well, they found a ... buried body. They don't know what the heck it was. It seemed to have feet but look a bit like a chicken skeleton. It was wrapped in burlap too. Of course, the skeptic in me thinks, "okay you have a rotting skeleton wrapped in cloth, buried, and in a main pathway in the mine..." It's missing it's head too (did I mention that?) My guess is with scared locals, this was some kind of way of warding off bad things from coming out of the mine. At first, I thought it might be someone's lunch. After all, if you were mining, where would you put your trash so you don't trip over it? But my debunking logic asked "why would someone eat it whole-the bones were still attached?" Then, the team saw some small dark thing moving around in the caves and then a very distinct light in the cave. In fact, it was so bright and clear, I thought they were looking at an opening and seeing a car go by (what car? They were a long off road from anything? And they weren't at an entrance) Once outside, they saw the craziest huge glowing light and then it finally fizzled out. Their parabolic dish used to pick up sounds from far away was transmitting (yes, I said transmitting--this thing is only a receiver) sounds that sounded mechanical and it wasn't even plugged in! They had a mammologist and a zoo curator check out photos of the skeleton (they had to leave it in Chile). Neither expert could figure out what the heck it was. The only sad thing is that they didn't sneak out a bit of bone for DNA analysis. I have a feeling that Chile will not be quick (or good) at analyzing this thing and we may never hear any true results. Hopefully, Josh will be on their case about it. The second half of the show involved a lake monster in Turkey (yawn). I really don't get into the lake monsters at all.
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