Good morning everyone.
Firstly, Id like to thank you for all the compliments I have been recieving about my part in the expedition for MonsterQuest. I had a great time out there with the crew and team, and learned a lot about being on film as well. (As some of you already know, this was my very first exposure on national television. )
The first thing I learned was that the camera really DOES add ten pounds, and wearing 30 pounds of cold weather and rain gear is NOT flattering to my hips and shoulders. It made me look like an offensive linebacker for the New York Jets! The Raven was not happy!
That being said......
Though I haven't read through all of my emails yet, I have seen several this morning that concerned me and I really would like to put my two cents in about the whole MonsterQuest/Gable controversy especially regarding my friend and one of my mentors in this field,Linda Godfrey.
While I understand the feelings of dissapointment of the truth being withheld for a period of time, I think we should take a serious look at the history behind all of this situation in its entirety, and realize that, while researchers and writers always want their public to know the TRUTH of the matters at hand, these things often take time to be brought to light a little at a time and with respect to ALL involved. And sometimes, our hands are just TIED. I give Linda a ton of credit for being able to delicately handle this situation and maintain silence about it until they felt it was the right time to bring it into the open. That doesn't mean LINDA was wanting to keep it away from you all for that long, it meant she was doing a professional job of keeping information "inside the circle" until they, again I stress THEY were ready to reveal it.
How many people do you know who can do that?
And to begin with, she didnt have any definitive proof she could just hand over to the public,anyway. She did the right thing in holding off and allowing things to unfold. She was put in a horrible position and did the best she could with it.
She is a professional in EVERY sense of the word. She has worked diligently to investigate, research, write, and most importantly,bring you all the truth of what is going on. And you couldnt know the frustration and heartache she probably felt having to keep this quiet for so long when she wanted so badly for you all to know the truth IMMEDIATELY.
Alot of people were kept silent, by the way. Not just Linda.
And just for the record, TV is TV, folks.
How it gets edited at the end of the day is completely out of the crew and team's hands. We had no more idea what was going to be the final product of the show than you did. We were all just out their doing the jobs we love to do and wanting the truth...just like YOU.
The fingers are definitely being pointed in the wrong direction on this one , folks!
Most importantly to remember here is the fact that MANY CREDIBLE WITNESSES have had experiences with creatures that defy orothodox science. One hoaxer's admission of a widespread prank does not devalue their accounts and frightening ordeals.
We are STILL on the hunt for the Beast, and each and every day we get closer to the answer of what is truly going on in our world.
Use discretion, analyze carefully, but remember too to keep an open mind.
I hope this helps clear up a few concerns.
Have a howling good day, haven fans!
Your Mistress of the Mysterious,