REVIEW: Myths and Mysteries: The Real Truth, The Customs House, South Shields

FASCINATING SHOW ... Former murder squad detective Trevor Marriott presented his Myths and Mysteries: The Real Truth show at the Customs House, South Shields.
FASCINATING SHOW ... Former murder squad detective Trevor Marriott presented his Myths and Mysteries: The Real Truth show at the Customs House, South Shields.

MYSTERIES like UFOs, Bigfoot and mermaids have perplexed and captivated the world over the decades.

The phenomena have formed the basis for many tall tale, book, film and TV show.

But what do we really believe?

Former murder squad detective, Trevor Marriott, visited the Customs House last night to discuss the myths and mysteries that have been talked about all over the world.

The show saw Trevor discuss a handful of the mysteries, accompanied by a slideshow made up of maps, pictures and videos.

He wasn’t claiming that everyone but him believed in such things, and he was there to tell you that you were wrong.

The evening was a fun and fascinating look at the myths, their origins and the reasonable explanations to prove them to be hoaxes or simply works of the imagination.

Trevor simply gave an unbiased account of the facts, asking us to make up our own minds.

He worked us through mysteries like mermaids, the Yeti and Bigfoot, the Mary Celeste, Lord Lucan and the Bermuda Triangle.

Each one was truly fascinating and fun to look at.

Bigfoot

Bigfoot

An extended look at the Apollo 11 moon landing really aroused the curiosity of the audience.

Before last night, I had never really had any reason to doubt that the Americans landed on the moon in 1969, but now I’m not so sure. In fact, I’ve been rather persuaded that they staged the whole thing.

Trevor invited us to take a closer look at the evidence; examining anomalies in pictures and shadows, the lack of stars in the sky, the seeming reflection of studio lights in the astronauts’ helmets, the absence of track marks from the lunar rover and the misplacement of footprints, and suddenly it’s very difficult to believe what NASA has been telling us all these years.

Trevor also spent a longer time looking at UFOs and the plausible explanations for the images and videos that people have captured and claim to be of alien spacecrafts.

Before last night, I had never really had any reason to doubt that the Americans landed on the moon in 1969, but now I’m not so sure. In fact, I’ve been rather persuaded that they staged the whole thing.

Is there any other life out there? Can we really believe that we’re the only ones throughout the whole universe? I don’t know, and I’m not sure we ever will, but pulling the facts apart and examining them under a microscope sure is fun.

Trevor has visited the venue twice before with his shows The World’s Worst Serial Killers sand Jack The Ripper: A 21st Century Investigation.

Each visit from the retired detective has been wonderfully interesting and entertaining. I really hope we see him again soon.

Twitter: @ShieldsGazVicki

Apollo 11 moon landing

Apollo 11 moon landing

UFO

UFO