Friday, February 10, 2012

Lesson twenty-four: Cave of Crystals

Do you recognize me without my pith helmet?

I'm writing from the cave mouth of Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals.) It's a sort of south-of-the-border Fortress of Solitude, very reminiscent of Superman's home away from home in the film series.


The cave contains some of the world's largest known natural crystals — translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet (11 meters.) I'm told there's no limit to the size the crystals in this cave can reach.


I am here with my team, Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny & Long Tom, who I affectionately call, "The Fabulous Five." Our mission is to spelunk into the cave and uncover evidence of a heretofore unknown (to outsiders) crypid locals call, "El Demonio Vitreo,"(the Crystal Fiend.)


Villagers have described this creature as being tall, bipedal and covered in long white hair. It is my presumption that the Crystal Fiend is a relative of the Wood Ape; a type of Sasquatch.


More on this as it progresses.


-RVB

12 comments:

  1. I haven't even heard of this creature but wouldn't it be cool to see a white Sasquatch? A real one ,not the fake kind tlike in the video. good luck mr. natural!

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    1. Your hair will be raised by my upcoming post on the Crystal Fiend!

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  2. I wish I could afford a trip to Mexico. That place is the holy grail for people like us.

    I haven't found any cave monsters yet, but you never know!

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    1. Feel free to live vicariously through me and the fabulous Five. Our successes are yours.

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  3. I would love to see a cave like that!

    "The Crystal Fiend?" I think the proper translation is "Glass Demon." You might be dangerously close to Hades down there, RVB!

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    1. You are intelligent beyond your years, dear girl.

      I will tip my head lamp to Old Nick if he passes by!

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  4. I will be very interested in your findings.

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  5. Nat, dear, you must bring me back a crystal. I have a large basket of rocks, sea shells, geods, crystals and what nots that attract my attention when I'm out and about on my adventures. One for every memorable place. Together, the basket emanates a very positive energy. I wonder what it feels like in that cave. I can imagine my body would tingle. Good thing you're not taking me along on your adventure. I might make the cave sing.

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    1. Your words and image torment me while I am among nothing but menfolk. I must seek a brisk shower immediately.

      Regardless, it's nice to see your comments again, dear Autumnforest.

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  6. Just discovered your blog and love it. Will be back soon.

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    1. Welcome, Vanessa! Thank you for your kindness.

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