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#1 Axman

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:12 PM

I have been a fair fan of this show. I caught the one about flying "rods" last night. I have always felt that the "rods" that people have been capturing on film have a perfectly mundane explanation. I totally agree that it's a trick of the camera in a greater percentage of the "rod" cases. Especially the one part with the controlled experiment where they were able to create rods with a normal camera and show on a high speed camera that it was just a moth.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:42 AM

I also enjoy the show and will tune in if there's a new episode.

While I wouldn't personally consider Bigfoot or Nessy to be "paranormal", I do think it is fascinating. I think the idea that there are creatures out there that humanity has yet to harness or corrupt.



To explain myself, I wouldn't call these creatures "paranormal". Though, I guess, one wouldn't consider them mundane, if they are actual animals, than they should be considered "normal". Same thing kinda goes for UFO's.

However, with ghosts, demons, spooks, etc., these things are thought to not exist on our plane of reality (I hope I'm not going overboard with this). So, if my/our thoughts are correct, then spirits shouldn't ever be really considered normal unless you really pull back the perspective into viewing all of existence as a whole.

Sorry for hijacking this thread.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:39 AM

Monster Quest has some great shows, though it can be a bit redundant at times because they do a 30 second rehash of what you've already seen every time they come back from a commercial.

They also interview some excellent guests, e.g. Jeff Belanger :weeee:

Checkout youtube.com for past episodes. Fans of the show usually post them within 24 hours after they air.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

What I really like about the show is they use experts in their fields to do real experiments. There isn't the misuse of equipment you get on other shows, and you don't get any of the drama. That's how I like this topic...drama free. I've got the Ghost episode saved on my XBOX, but have found that even the topics I have never really warmed up to before are interesting through the in depth research they present.

All in all, perhaps my favorite series that tackles paranormal claims.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:38 PM

I love that show! Its not cheesey and like any good show about these topics; does not anwser the questions it asks!
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:48 PM

I've been a fan of this show for some time. One of my favorite episodes was when they investigated the "suicide forest" in Japan, and they caught the image of some apparition that just seemed to rise up from the ground, stood there for a few seconds, and then just disapper.....really cool!!!

It is cool that they don't seem to be apologetic when they don't find evidence to support the claims they are researching.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:25 PM

I watch it every now and then but not a devoted fan, especially if HOUSE is on at the same time. It just breaks the boredom of what else is on about the same time. :)

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

I watch the show every so often, but not on a steady basis. I like how they go out and do the research and don't dismiss the claims without investigating.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:31 PM

Did anyone else catch the Sept 2nd episode about the floating humanoid figures? I was a bit intrigued by the mummified corpse of the creature that was caught in Mexico.
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:32 AM

Did anyone else catch the Sept 2nd episode about the floating humanoid figures? I was a bit intrigued by the mummified corpse of the creature that was caught in Mexico.


yes!
i am totally intrigued by that whole thing.
it is very hard to chalk it up to something mundane.

i saw that episode a while back, though, and can't remember if it had the actual interview of the police dude that was attacked??
i've seen a few other shows about that same thing, so i can't recall

there is a copy of that interview on youtube as well as a very interesting slowed-down analysis of the figure flying over, and in front of, the mountains (near Monterrey, i think)

i should find those links and post them
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:52 AM

well, the analysis video has been "removed by owner" but here is the link for the video containing the interview of the policeman

granted, it is in Spanish and not captioned, but if you go to the 1:09 mark, you can see the interview with the cop - you don't need to know what he's saying to know that he is scared $h!tless!

but what he is saying is something to the effect that one night on patrol, he was startled by this being who jumped out at him, from up in a small tree, as he walked by (if i recall correctly).
it was a scary interaction and it led to him running for cover in his squad car and trying to get away real fast.
but the entity somehow kept up with the car (i forget the details) and at one point the dude found himself staring into the face of his attacker, who was on the hood of the car with face pressed up to the windshield.

the episode ended when he ran into a brick wall with his car.

he makes no bones about calling the entity a "bruja," - a witch
it had all black on, with a hooded sort of cowl, that partially hid the face
but when face to face, the officer said that the face was scary, eyes all sunken in

i think, too, that he said it was shrieking but i could be mistaken.

i'd listen to it again and make sure but i'm having to use my laptop and the audio is jacked up somehow at the present.
i'll try to find a way to hear the sound and make sure i'm more accurate than amiss


maybe, in the meantime, someone else who understands Spanish will come across this thread and clarify my meager interpretation
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:14 AM

here
is a better transcript
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:02 AM

I saw the interview on the show and I can say the nervous behavior exhibited by the police officer is enough for me to feel that the being is not normal.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

yes indeedy...

and i looked "bruja" up, at babelfish, and the translator defined it not as "witch" but "sorceress".

for whatever that's worth - it seems significant to me

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:42 AM

It depends on where in South America you are, but bruja generally means witch. I'm of Cuban ancestry and my Spanish is good. There is another term hechicera that means something more like sorceress or witch doctor. I think hechicera or hechicero is a santeria term, but I don't know for sure.
Anyway, I'm pretty well convinced about the policeman's story. There have been a lot of strange occurrences that I've heard about in Mexico. Pretty often in broad daylight!
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