Although Trekies will always view Leonard Nimoy as Spock, for me he was the host of my favorite show growing up, “In Search Of.” One of the few books I read outside of school was by the author Daniel Cohen. Cohen and Nimoy were a perfect compliment as one researched mysteries like Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster and Yeti while the other interviewed eyewitnesses to prove whether or not these legends were fact or fiction. If you look closely, today’s programs are imitations, re-branding old titles with modern names.
For instance, once In Search Of ran its course in time, Unsolved Mysteries was born passing the torch to a new generation of inquiring minds. As this became passe, Monster Quest took over with an emphasize on unknown creatures supposedly living in the United States and abroad. Whenever viewership waned, another show arose like Finding Big Foot, Swamp Wars and Monsters and Mysteries to take its place. The question must be asked, “are these animals real or is Hollywood deceiving millions annually with reruns from the past?”
If you use the Bible as a reference for history, Psalm 104:24-26 suggests there are creatures hidden from mankind. The Leviathan is a mythological sea creature, perhaps similar to giant squid or encounters with the Kraken off the coasts of Greenland and Norway. Despite these facts, the skeptics will continue to doubt until a body is found, clear evidence is captured on film or they have their own close encounter. Until then, don’t be surprised to see new programs re-branding old titles like reruns from the past.
by Jay Mankus