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News article for the week of 11/26/05.
The Search for Atlantis VI: I Canít Believe
By, Grey Exploration (Continued from: ep.
For once Iíll start with some good news. Everything I write about this
time happened while actually searching for Atlantis. Thatís right, weíre
actually doing the job we set out to do. No messing about, no science
fiction conventions, no Star Trek actors or part there of, no complaining
about the ever shifting code names, no complaining about what we should
be doing while watching an overweight, balding mammaís boy dribble over
three strands from William Shatnerís third toupee.
The bad news is that there will be complaining.
Not about method though, a month combing nine square kilometers of the
Mediterranean seabed, at a location equidistant from Sicily, continental
Europe and North Africa is boring, dull and to be honest I would be very
surprised to find out if there was any group out there capable of handling
it better than these people.
Yeah, Iím still talking about the same group Iíve been following this
No I donít believe it either but itís true.
While sensor data was being gathered and analyzed individual theories
were put aside in favor of pure analysis. Everyone picked up something
someone else missed, what everyone thought was irrelevant compared to
what the information presented.
Star Trek and Babylon 5 related rivalries were still present, though reserved
for what little waking free time there was, and was actually quiet. That
they broke up otherwise dull meal times was actually a relief more than
The discovery of what might be an island, were it just a few hundred meters
off the seafloor at any rate, with what might be ruined buildings has
to be the only real, on the job discovery we have made so far.
Iíll admit to being more than a little annoyed that as a mere journalist
I was not allowed to accompany the exploration team of scientists, benefactors
and token expendable security personnel. I guess the guy whoís supposed
to be writing everything down just wasnít important enough.
Even considering what happened Iím still annoyed.
The whole reason we hired guards was in case we were attacked. Not just
the ďnightmareĒ scenario of technologically advanced form of fish-people,
there are pirates, militants, and hostile wildlife in some of the areas
And yes, every now and again the group needs protection from Doctor Who
I can honestly say, however, that the ďnightmareĒ scenario has not yet
What did? Morelocks.
At least thatís what I told they were. Subterranean, devolved or evolved
depending on who you ask, remains of a future human race. One that is
supposed to live under ground or at the center of the earth or something
Somehow they were waiting for the exploration team, fully equipped with
From the future.
I know itís wrong to blame the geeks, sure they love science fiction and
there is no way their activities could have engineered this.
However since Morelocks canít understand English it was far more constructive
to shout profanities at the geeks rather than the Morelocks as we fought
for our lives against the cannibalistic monsters.
Luckily we only lost a few security extras, and I suppose this is the
progress Iíve been hoping for, and we have other options to explore since
itís unlikely that this truly is Atlantis.