Some thoughts from last night’s season finale:
Another Destination Truth episode and another case you would expect to see on Ghost Hunters International. Well, at least they didn’t ask TAPS for help this time around.
Speaking of TAPS, why do Josh Gates and his crew have so much better equipment? For example, I think a parabolic dish would be perfect for the TAPS team or even the GHI team when trying to catch faint disembodied voices. Perhaps SyFy should help them out with that.
My favorite part of their Easter Island investigation had to be Josh and Ryder riding off in search of a special plant leaf so a local medicine woman could make an ancient tea that would allow him to be accepted by the island. It just looked like something you would see in an Indiana Jones movie.
I do think that plant leaf looked a bit fake though.
That mysterious light they saw (and caught on film) was pretty creepy. I could see it being either a spirit or a UFO.
However, while I loved the light the captured on film, I really wasn’t that impressed with the “voices” they caught in that cave. They sounded more like an animal of some sort than a human voice.
So, what was up with Evan taking off his shirt? I could understand being a bit creeped out by something that feels like hands on you. But I just couldn’t understand why that required him to undress.
However, if I were stuck in base camp with those scorpions, I think I would feel the need to undress and take a shower or two.
I do have a theory about why the Moai statues glowed red on the thermal imaging camera. I’m guessing they absorb heat from the sun during the day and release it at night.
The second investigation, which had the team searching for evidence of Moa (a large, flightless bird) in New Zealand, was pretty interesting. The thing I liked most about this investigation is they weren’t searching for a mythical creature. The Moa did exist at one point. And, the bird (which is believed to have been hunted to extinction) is still around isn’t totally impossible considering several other “extinct” species have been re-discovered in the past.
However, I honestly didn’t understand the point of investigating the glacier. Yes, people have found remains there. But, a glacier is hardly a habitat you would expect a giant bird, which would be in need of a bountiful food supply, to survive undetected. Given the dangerous nature of the glacier, it seemed like they wasted time that could have been better spent investigating in the rainforest.
I’m also a bit curious why, when they discovered those large footprints, they didn’t make an effort to follow them. Whatever left the prints could have been nesting a short distance away.