Weird "monsters" on Nat Geo

@jazzsue58 (2672)
February 26, 2010 4:32am CST
Hi - I think it was National Geographic channel did a program a few weeks ago, called "Myth and Monsters" I think.Anyhow, this zoologist goes across the world trying to sort fact from fiction re monsters and legends. He did a good job on the Phillipines - some superb photography too. He showed a lot of curious sea slugs etc, but then they went to this river bed. His assistant started churning up the sludge - and there was this really weird worm thing. All I can say is, it looked like a long thick tube of snot, and it broke up and then reformed, over and over. Gross, but interesting. They said it was a new species - but I'm intrigued. Do you know if this guy is for real, i.e. a real scientist? He's in his 50s and has an eye-patch. I finfd it difficult to believe a cryptozoology program can come up trumps on a new discovery, but maybe I'm being unfair. If you live in the Phillipines (oo you lucky people you it's sooo unfair ) do you know what I'm talking about? For sure, there's some weird stuff in the oceans, but this was a river - a pretty murky one too.
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@littleowl (7157)
27 Feb 10
Hi jazzsue, These programmes on Nat Geo are for real and the people who are crptozoologists are the real thing they have been doing it for years, I have seen the same programme before, the one you have seen about these slugs etc. There are many different species of animals,insects and reptiles even fish being found daily especially in the Rain Forests...so they are all for real-we hav an amazing world,,LoLo
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
agree. i mean, nat geo is an institution. they wouldn't go around showing stuffs all around the world that is not real. if they found a new specy in the Philippines, i think that's pretty cool. hope that it's one of a kind and can only be found here. hehehe
@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Mar 10
Hi - sorry for the long time not replying. I fiind that Nat Geo sometimes airs things on UFOs, myth and legend etc that's not in their magazine. All kudos to them say I - I love all that stuff! I just wondered if this really WAS the first time ever this creature had been seen by human eyes. It just seemed so weird I'd have expected it to get more of a write up in the news. Unless it really WAS a big ball of snot ...
@littleowl (7157)
10 Oct 10
Hi jazzsue, nat Geo is a wonderful programme and rarely ever would show anything that was fictious, also how do we know what other weird strange lifeforms there are in this fantastic world on the land in the rivers and in the sea...lately there has been found a huuge octopus right down deep in the ocean further than a man can go-they sent a cage down there that sent photos to the surface of what they saw and that is how they found the octopus they did actually bring it to the surface but had to haveit in the sea water it was found in otherwise it may not of lived in other types of the sea..now scientists obviously are studying the octopus. So many new things are being discovered daily and I should think that this other creature was seen for the first time. Just thought to let you know I have actually seen a UFO and they are really real..there is a discussion when I first started I did about them..but they are real believe me.. Hugs LoLo
• Pamplona, Spain
27 Feb 10
Hiya jazzsue, We alas do not have anymore National Geographic to watch as they have it only on the paid for channels now. I think all kinds of animals can exist I still believe in the Loch Ness I call her Nesssie and would not be afraid to see her at least I don´t think so. There is one I would be afraid of though and that one is the one they call "Chupacabras" marguicha will know what I am talking about. Not far from here about forty miles out there is a Village in particular where the "Chupacabras" has paid a visit more than once he leaves the Sheep in a lamentable state indeed and also the Cattle and it has been known for him to have a go at Cats and Dogs if they are not inside safe and sound. I have not been able to find a proper link to be able to show you what he looks like exactly seems he is some sort of a batlike thing with two very powerful back legs and ability to leap very high. Also has a lemur shaped face and the eyes to go with it. Has some very high screechy sound to go with it. His favourite place seems to be a place called "Las Bardenas" where a lovely King of Spain took all the trees away and built the Spanish Armada with them. Hence they are now all lying at the bottom of the English Channel. Whilst I am not into history he left the whole forest of trees completely bare and it has been the same ever since. If you walk through there and over there it gives you a really strange feeling makes your skin crawl. I don´t know why it is but it´s there also there have been a lot of U.F.O. sightings here for real. The people who saw this Chupacabras and the U.F.O. are really afraid to talk about them. One good note is a very good note I would say is that some nice person is trying to replant trees at least on the Borders of that place and they are rooting very well and growing nicely with all the rain we have had. I wish they would plant some Chestnut Trees and Oak trees again. The other trees they have planted are Silver Birch ones but the best are Oak and Chestnut.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Mar 10
Hi lovingangels, I know there are a lot of weird things that may or may not exist. What I love about this program, is the way it tries to debunk monsters and show what they are for real. I mean, those sea dragons look just like mythological dragons, except they're underwater and only 6 inches long ... A lot of other things they can't find an answer for though - like Mothman, the Chuca and so on. But this thing on the program I'm talking about was definitely real - real yucky too. It was a real mucky river - I wonder if it had evolved out of human junk?
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
It is rather hard to visualize what you are describing in here since I haven't seen that episode in Net Geo Channel. I am a fan of that channel but I wasn't able to watch it unfortunately. I hope I can see when it will be aired again.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Mar 10
I'll keep my eyes open - these things tend to go round on a loop. Hopefully, there will be a Youtube link.