It was a comment on my Either/Or post from February 15 that really got me thinking.
” … this will never get you your own Ghosthunter show. But it might land you a spot on Animal Planet,” she said.
But why not combine the ghost hunter TV show with the Animal Planet idea?
Allow me to set the scene. It’s nighttime in a Southeast Asian jungle. We hear the cries of nocturnal creatures. Two American plumbers, Joe and Fred, are blundering through the jungle with night scope goggles and EMF detectors.
Joe: “Oh my God, did you hear that?
Fred: “It sounded like a bird!”
Joe: “Yes, it was a parrot call. But most parrots sleep at night.”
Fred: “You mean … ?
Joe: “Yes! It could be a ghost parrot haunting this jungle!”
Fred: “Maybe a live parrot just woke up for while.”
Joe: “No. There it is again! Hear how the sound is echoing? It’s coming from the Other Side. This is terrifying! He’s kicked the bucket. This is an ex-parrot!
Fred: “I see a spooky light up in this tree. Back away slowly so as not to disturb its astral habitat. There may be ghost chicks about. A dead parrot will fiercely defend its dead chicks.”
Joe: “Parrot spirits are an important part of the ecosystem. Leave some ectoplasmic legumes and let’s get out of here!”
Fred (running away): “Ghost parrots! Another fascinating member of the dead animal kingdom. I felt a cold draft from flapping spirit wings. That was too close!”