Thursday, July 6

It's a Mystery...

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.


  1. I must admit, I think I only want to know the answer if the answer is one I want to know. I want to believe Amelia Earhart not only survived but was happy. But then, I also want to believe Elvis didn't die but moved to a wonderful dessert isle where Col. Parker couldn't find him. :-)

    1. Lol and that princess Diana and JFK Jr lived happily ever after

  2. I'm very intrigued by the new History channel doc, too...but I also don't want to know for sure. Some things I want to remain a mystery - to keep us wondering.

  3. What an intriguing possibility. But like you said, if was tortured and died in prison camp, I'm not sure I'd want to know. But I think I still want to see the documentary!