Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2010
So what did you think of MQ’s Flatwoods Monster? Sound off.
Why didn’t they let Joe Nickell mention his “everything is an owl” theory, as he had done on the Mothman episode?
Nickell thinks that every lake monster is an otter; well, almost. However, if something unusual is seen on land and near trees, well, he likes the owl explanation theory to debunk: (1) Mothman sightings; (2) the Flatwoods Monster sightings; and, most recently, (3) the Kelly creatures sightings. Perhaps the producers at MQ saw how worn out that tired old bird would appear, if they used it on two shows broadcast so soon after each other?
As to MQ placing the verdict of “hoax” on the Myakka photographs (shown in the Skunk Ape program right before the Flatwoods episode), based on the mere opinion of one wildlife expert who didn’t like the lay of the hair, well, don’t even get me started!