Saturday, 14 November 2009

the truth is not out there - it's over yonder

An increasing number of animals classed as cryptids seem to be "one off" specimens, while one cannot, I feel, start considering that the world houses a breeding population of mothmen or batsquatches. Some have suggested they have been dropped off here by spacecraft. However, a possibility that we now have to consider, however fantastic it may seem to some, is that some of these creatures wander in and out of coexisting universes. The possibility that such universes exist has not yet been rejected totally by scientists, much less disproven. Narnia may lie behind the wardrobe door. The extra-dimensional notion was certainly considered by some of our ancestors and is receiving some scientific attention today from the likes of Michio Kaku and Colm Kelleher.

Incidentally, with regard to Mothman, there is a widespread idea that it was armless. One of the early witnesses, however, emphasised the fact that it had strong, muscular arms.

Saturday, 3 October 2009


Would it not be interesting if a soap were put on, using the CFZ as its subjects, with its little ups and downs, controversies, expeditions and verbal interactions, set in rustic Woolsery and featuring a stream of bizarre characters as they came and went? It would certainly get us in the papers more often. But which well-known actors would play whom? Here are a few suggestions.

Jonathan Downes - Stephen Fry
Richard Freeman - Patrick Stewart with additional padding
Graham - the Emu formerly belonging to Rod Hull
Oll - the ghost of Sir Harry Secombe
Lizzy - Miley Cyrus
Jon's stepdaughters - the Cheeky Girls
Tim the Yowie Man - one of the former cast of Neighbours
Man in Black watching Goings-on in Woolsery - Christopher Lee

I'm sure I could think of others if I had the time. Before anyone suggests I should be played by Graham Norton, let me say this would be thorough miscasting.