While governments, inspectors and even President Obama are ramping up efforts to find out exactly what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, CNN host Don Lemon isn’t ready to take supernatural and biblical theories off the table.
On Sunday, Lemon said: “Especially today, on a day when we deal with the supernatural, we go to church, the supernatural power of God. You deal with all of that. People are saying to me, why aren’t you talking about the possibility—and I’m just putting it out there—that something odd happened to this plane, something beyond our understanding?”
And then, earlier this week, during a special prime-time report devoted to the missing flight, Lemon read a few of the viewers’ conspiracy-theory tweets. One suggested that the plane disappearance could be blamed on a black hole. Another asked if it could have something to do with the Bermuda Triangle, and another invoked the similarities between the real-life flight disappearance and television series Lost.
Lemon then asked guest Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation, “I know it’s preposterous, but is it preposterous, do you think, Mary?”
“It is,” Schiavo replied. “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe. So we know it’s not that. The Bermuda Triangle is often weather, and Lost is a TV show.”
“Right,” Lemon said.
Political-thriller novelist Brad Meltzer tried to help Lemon rationalize his conspiracy thoughts.
“We all kind of roll our eyes at conspiracy theories, but what conspiracy theories do is they ask the hardest, most outrageous questions sometimes,” Meltzer told Lemon. “Every once in a while, they’re right. And that’s what we have to remember here. I think why it’s captured our attention is because there’s no logical explanation right now.”