Ever since I was old enough to remember, I have been fascinated by stories of Bigfoot. The big "Readers Digest Book of Unexplained Mysteries and Monsters" on our family bookshelf probably didn't dilute my overactive imagination any, and I would dream of one day exploring the American wilderness, in search of Sasquatch.
Any sane person would agree that the stuff of myths, legends and monsters usually originate from experiences far less sensational. But is that always the case?
I was in the library the other day, and found a book on New Zealand Mysteries. Much to my surprise (and delight), I have discovered that we have our very own Bigfoot legend here in Godzone: "The Moehau Man".
Dead in lead. Two dead men in lead masks, new suits and raincoats to be exact.
This bizarre true story is considered by many to be one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern time.
On August 20, 1966, a boy hunting birds on Vintém Hill, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) discovered two partially putrefied corpses.
The bodies were of two electrical engineers. They were wearing pristine business suits, lead masks (the type typically used to protect against radiation) and waterproof coats. There was no sign of any violence.
Inception is one of the best movies I've seen. Every aspect of the film is near-perfect, especially the ultra-loud and dramatic instrumental theme repeated throughout the film... The sound of Inception.
The theme music was like nothing I'd ever heard before, but was somehow hauntingly familiar. Like somewhere deep in my sub-conscious I knew it had meaning, but just couldn't remember what.