The Skinny on the Skinwalker, episode 2

 DATELINE: Skinwalking on the Wild Side

 What a twit.

It’s a short trial series: but the series is offering a box of chocolates to paranormal/UFO fans. You have a true sampler. If it catches on, we might have another season. Right now, you can pinch a bunch of candies to see what flavor is hidden under the creamy covering.

Dr. Travis Taylor is hamstrung by the people who ask him to do research and come up with findings. That’s always one way to infuriate people who come to see what all the hubbub is about.

Once again, the Achilles’ heel of the show is the blowhard billionaire Brandon Fugal. If viewers are turned off and the show is stopped dead in its paranormal tracks, it is this arrogant prig’s fault. His toadies on the ranch are falling all over themselves to kiss his ring and the hand that signs their paychecks.

When the team goes out for an overnight measurement of microwaves and other electro-magnetic effects, they see on infrared beams of light over the mountaintops. There is no explanation of where or who is sending these.

Abruptly, Tom Winterton, the youngest and heathiest of all, comes down with a bad headache. It is reminiscent of something that happened a year ago out in the wilds, a mysterious head injury. He is taken to the hospital emergency room.

Taylor blames himself for setting up an experiment that could have caused injury: but there is no evidence whatsoever that there is a cause/effect related to the experiment, microwaves, or any phenomenon out there.

This calls for the billionaire owner to drop everything and show up for the next episode. If all of this seems like an overblown tempest in a teapot, you have Fugal telling viewers that all previous study info was classified and unreleased: by him? By the previous owner? By the government? Your guess is all you have because this series isn’t telling you the whole story.