by Margie Senechal
I love a good intrigue. The Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Area 51...which might be why I never get tired of watching National Treasure movies. Please, Nic Cage, can we have another?
When I was a high school reporter, I researched the Bermuda Triangle because I was intrigued by an ocean sinkhole that sucked airplanes from the sky. I still want to believe that it's a gateway to Atlantis where Mayans also exist.
And this week, in a break of politics, NBC brought some good news for conspiratorial theorists or mystery lovers with the blurry photo from WWII which may or may not show Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Did they actually survive only to be held in a Japanese island prison?
I don't know, but I've set the History Channel special to be recorded and can't wait to watch it.
A part of me wants to believe that it is her, but then another part doesn't because what if she died in the prison camp? Or was tortured? Or what if our government knew she was there and did nothing to get her back?
One revelation can spark a dozen other questions or plots as we writers like to call them.
Mysteries--whether they be ghostly, alien, or the human mystique--are what fuel our imaginations.
Every writer begins with, "What if?" because in our heart of hearts, we want to know the answer.