When I started this website I perused my photos to see what I already had to post for our group. Little did I realize, I've been exploring the world’s mysteries and hunting aliens, UFOs, and monsters my whole adult life before orchestrating a traditional "paranormal group." Not that I would call our group traditional. We consist of a husband, wife, son, and dog, on a quest to uncover the secrets of the universe. Just add spirits and hauntings to the mix to make us well-rounded.
I have vacationed with my husband in Vegas, not to play the slots or see Elvis impersonators, but to climb Tikaboo Peak on one of the hottest days ever recorded in Nevada to catch a glimpse of Area 51. I’ve spent 4th of July with my son mingling with like-minded UFO chasers at the annual Roswell Festival. Not to mention the countless Indian ruins I’ve explored all over the Southwest and Mexico in a 4X4 on the most inhospitable trails.
My vacation destinations are hotspots for UFOs, aliens, and cryptids. I recently booked a beach vacation in Mexico next summer and realized what a great opportunity it would be to hunt for the Chupacabra. Aliens and Bigfoot are always in the back of my mind. Vacation equals adventure in my book.
It all started with a report I wrote back in high school on the Bermuda Triangle. Add a Caribbean vacation in the Bermuda Triangle a few years later and the rest is history. I was bit by the travel bug.
Most people take a vacation because they earned it for working like a dog all year. Travel is much more than a margarita on the beach. It can be educational. You can learn a new language, try a new cuisine, and observe a different culture. Americans do not receive near enough time off to learn more about the world we live in.
Adventure brings mishaps. Here are some important lessons I’ve learned over the course of my adventures: bring lots of water on a long desert hike and watch out for those prickly pears, don’t go to Nevada in the scorching heat of July, and don’t look nervous when you go through a checkpoint in Mexico armed with Uzi-toting teenagers.
Adventure also comes with rewards. Nothing beats hanging out at the International UFO Museum talking to an actual relative of one of the nurse’s who worked on the infamous alien autopsy before she mysteriously disappeared; scaling the tallest pyramid in Coba, Mexico, the Nohoch Mul; hiking to a remote Indian ruin in Sedona, Arizona, with only vague directions but knowing you wouldn’t find a crowd of tourists, only ancient spirits; and unearthing dinosaur bones embedded in a cave ceiling only seen by the natives of a tiny village in Guatemala.
Ditch the tourist bus, crowded amusement park, and floating resort chock full of buffet-eating tourists. Get out there and visit some place not listed on a top 10 list or your travel agent’s itinerary. As a matter of fact, ditch your travel agent. You can't plan the details of an adventure. That's what makes it an adventure. Discover the unknown.
I can say I am truly a Hunter of the Unknown. Can you?