What would happen if a show like MonsterQuest actually discovered something interesting to science during one of their investigations? I mean, they find curious things sometimes – like a structure – but they just leave it behind without explanation. But, what if they REALLY filmed an animal. What would happen to the film? Would they announce it, show it beforehand, drum up a huge premier viewing event?
It hasn’t happened so I’m curious. When scientists run to the public before screening discovery through the scientific process, they often end up with egg on their faces (ahem, Pons & Fleishman, bigfoot carcass).
It seems that these TV crew investigations are too quick. They only spend a few days in the spot and are frequently put off by adverse weather. They never get the results they wish for. It seems a real shame to always come back empty-handed. (Yet they are undeterred in their belief.)
So, what do you think? What if these teams actually found something? What would happen then?