There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Glitz and Deer

I saw my first episode of Destination Truth last night. The first half was about the Jersey Devil, the second half about the Chinese Bigfoot type creature.

Lots of money, lots of equipment, and lots of fast paced clips, along with rapid fire, loud voiced narration drove me crazy, and that frenetic tone never let up. Lots of jokes and goofing around, was I watching a comedy show or a program about unexplained mysteries? The first half ended with the conclusion that basically, what witnesses have been seeing in the woods of New Jersey are deer. Well, at least they didn't go the Joe Nickell route and say it was owls.

On to China. A beautiful country; but nothing said about that. You'd have thought they were in their home town local park, they way they responded to their surroundings. More joking, setting off fireworks, general disrespect. I can't tell you any more about their great expedition because I turned off the TV. And that's saying something because I'm a Fortean nerd; I'll watch anything that has to with Bigfoot, monsters, cryptids, weird creatures, --- if it's X-Files-ish, I'll watch it.

It's too bad that with all the money the show has and the opportunity to travel, as they did to China, they wasted that gift on behaving like frat rats. Clearly the show is designed to entertain, any "truth" is not at all in the design. The program is also geared to younger audiences, as demonstrated by that jokey, quick paced tone that never let up.


Mike said...

I agree 100%.

Bill B. said...

I can also say that in watching it, the series itself, they appear to have never even come close to anything their attempting to investigate as well. Could be all staged for ratings.
Pure waste of funds by the SciFi Channel, but then, what else has changed. We also seem to be finding that on The History, Learning, Discovery, Travel and Nat. Geo as well where Paranormal topics are concerned.

Anonymous said...

yes. it's a shame that more time isn't spent in these locations, when they go to such lengths and drag so many people/so much stuff to them..the reason is of course that they really aren't there to make any discoveries, it's just drama. like most so-called paranormal shows, i generally watch the intro bits to see the locales and hear the legends, then switch off the "investigations." T'mara