On 03/25/2013 01:53 PM, turquoiseb wrote: > I guess even sociopaths can believe in Woo Woo. I've been > to Montserraat many times, and although it's neat and all, > there ain't no grail there. Then again, there was probably > no grail anywhere, because the whole myth of the Last Supper > probably never happened, even if the myth of Jesus did. > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298716/The-REAL-Last-Crusade-Nazi-search-Holy-Grail-inspired-Indiana-Jones.html
The first Indiana Jones film reminded me of an expedition my brother mounted in the early 1970s to recover the "supposed" gold in Jimmy Angel's crashed plane on the plateau above Angel Falls in Venezuela. My brother knew the pilot of that plane who with Angel escaped through the jungle with natives in pursuit. The expedition was mounted with National Geographic providing some VTOL planes so they could land and take off from the plateau but it was so muddy they thought the planes might get stuck in the mud and unable to take off again. One of the books I still have is "The Occult and the Third Reich" which is a fascinating book by a couple of French historians about the Reich's obsession with the occult. There was a supposed Tibetan monk that advised Hitler and before the war ended was flown back to Tibet. Seems about every 81 years people on the earth go crazy.