Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time-Travel Controversies

I tackle the controversial issue of time-travel at Mysterious Universe:

"A few days ago I was interviewed on a Canadian morning radio show about my research into so-called 'cryptids.' We’re talking about the Chupacabra, lake-monsters, Mothman, and so on. During the course of the interview the host – in a very lighthearted fashion – asked me if I thought it was possible that what people are seeing might be animals extinct in our world today, but which are time-traveling back and forth from the periods when they were alive. Because that’s the kind of question daytime radio asks, right?

"I told the host I’m actually quite open to the idea that at least some of our cryptids may originate in other realms, or dimensions, of existence. Which had him momentarily stuck for words, I’m pleased to say. But, I added, that’s very different to imagining Bigfoot has a Delorean-style time-machine to traverse countless millennia. Even I have limits on what’s feasible and what isn’t. Well, most of the time I do. Okay, some of the time. So, I said it was pretty unlikely. Even though, admittedly, I have to say I have heard a few stories broadly along those lines."

Here's the link.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not so sure about that. I have long speculated that bigfoot does in fact have some
    help getting about. I have even wondered if they are brought here as part of their
    life cycle. Here to breed and produce young until they are returned to where ever.
    There are too many unanswered questions to say one way or another.