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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Last Night's Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth

Well... what's to say?

Last night's Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth were both good episodes and nice openers, but nothing to really report; pretty much the same-ol' same. Not that that's bad or anything, I just mean nothing particularly blog-worthy occurred on either.

History Channel's UFO Hunters was a bit better: they had some early Flir shots of a UFO that slightly resembled a helicopter, but not exactly. They made the rounds of the experts and almost all of them agreed that it was not a helicopter, though one pilot said that while he thought it probably was a helicopter, he would not testify to that in court. While that's not exactly a rousing declaration, the team took it as his having said, "That is not a helicopter."

In general, I would call "shenanigans" on this, but they included the entire interview and everything the pilot said, so how can I? The truth is that he thinks it probably is a helicopter, but he cannot - and would not - say that it certainly is. And that's a very good position to take on the matter.

I personally thought it resembled a helicopter, but the interesting thing is that this was infrared footage; the cops who filmed it never saw it with their naked eye and never heard anything! In other words, when you put it all together, it's a UFO. And, again, it's worth nothing that UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object, not Alien Spacecraft.

That there UFO Hunters is a damn good show! But I think History Channel should let the Sci-Fi Channel have their "Hunters" name and franchise. After all, they started it and History is just trying to cash-in on it when they don't need to; their show is fantastic and they don't need the hype from the Hunters shows' success to push it. Promote it better and get the word out on your own, History Channel! You've got a really good show here.

Good night o' TV, though.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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