PROJECT BLUE BOOK and the Skinwalker
I’m a little behind on this one, I know, but things happen, don’t they? First of all, each day there for a week or so kept bringing new reports regarding the Universal Monsters and new movies featuring them being greenlit. Then something else came up that you may have read about, some something or other about a virus. But hey, better late than never, right? Read on, then, MacDuff! And damned be him that first cries “Hold enough!”.
My favorite episode of the History Channel’s excellent series PROJECT BLUE BOOK, inspired by the real-life investigations made by Scientist Allen Hynek on behalf of the Air Force into the existence of UFOs, was the recent “Curse of the Skinwalker”, based on the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah and its history of fortean phenomena. Now the whole Skinwalker Ranch thing didn’t come onto the radar until the 1990s, way after Professor Hynek’s time. This was a case, then, of them shoehorning a real-life case *not* investigated by Project Blue Book into the canon of the series. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the History Channel is also getting set to air a documentary special entitled “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” on March 31st. (Eh, maybe it is. I don’t know when that episode was written, or when the schedule for episodes of PROJECT BLUE BOOK was set into stone.)
That episode, by the way, did feature a werewolf, of sorts, though the creature only had a cameo. A cool cameo.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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