Just a side note: I'm going to the BlogHer 11 conference, so I may be slow in visiting people's posts! Please have patience! I'll try to get to everyone's by Tuesday next week!
I blogged about this in the past, but I love all things paranormal--particularly ghosts! I've been in hog-heaven since all the paranormal ghost shows have come out including Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Dead Famous (oh, how I miss you), and Destination Truth, among others! Actually, of these shows, my favorite has become Destination Truth. It's really hilarious and fun to watch folks do REALLY crazy things to find ghosts (such as ghost hunt in Chernobyl or in Antarctica) or go scuba-diving in the dead of night to try to locate some sea serpent in an exotic part of the world. It's really fun stuff!
Well, imagine my surprise when my daughter started telling me about some "scary" videos she watches on an internet site she loves called Poptropica. I figured, how scary can this site be? As far as I knew, they featured games centered around children literature such as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
But then my daughter started telling me about an animal an animal that kills livestock that is oftentimes coyotes, but mistaken for some type of monster. I looked at her surprised and asked if she was talking about the chupacabra. She said she was! I hadn't even heard about the chupacabra until a few years ago! She then went on to tell me about videos on sea serpents, the Jersey Devil, Big Foot, and many others. Apparently, Poptropica has a whole section of videos on cryptozoology!
I was in shock! The first thing I thought was, "Yeah! Finally I can watch Destination Truth with somebody!" because my husband hates watching anything about the paranormal. That is, unless it's a really bad zombie movie. Then he's totally in!
My daughter's fascination with the topic has me wondering about the role of genetics concerning what we find interesting and what we don't find interesting, in addition to other areas of taste! It appears that my love of all things paranormal may be stronger genetically than my husband's distaste for it. However, my daughter seems to share most of her food preferences with my husband!