Mike Clark - Strange Places: Chernobyl, Hezbollah Land, & Mexico’s Narco Saints
Journey through three Strange Places from across the globe; Chernobyl, Ukraine the site of the worlds worst nuclear disaster;
to the terrorist museum and tourist site of Mleeta in Hezbollah controlled Southern Lebanon;
and finally down south of the border, to Mexico, where a drug war continues and has taken over 130,000 lives in 11 years.
Here in Mexico, Narco Saints have evolved and have rapidly and publically expanded from small following’s before the war,
to one of the fastest growing religious movements in the region.
For 30 years Mike Clark has traveled to some of the most unusual and dangerous places in the world.
He holds degrees in Anthropology from the University of Colorado focusing on Tribal Cultures and Folk Religion.
His interests have put him on every continent and in over 100 countries.
He is currently working to finish his book "the Goat’s Horn," which is an off the grid adventure guide to locations such as;
MS controlled areas of El Salvador, Central Africa, Narco Land Mexico, Bangladesh’s Ship Breaking Yards, Hezbollah controlled Lebanon;
Kashmir; Niger’s Tuareg controlled deserts; and into Haitian Vodou.
Tonight he will take us through the easy accessibility to these 3 unique places.
Ladies Night -
David Finnern Sunken Mysteries of the West
David Finnern at Star of Scotland wreck
Literally thousands of shipwrecks and sunken objects lay hidden beneath the waters of the Western States,
from treasure-laden steam ships and antiquated submerged trains to forgotten sunken cities and World War II aircraft.
In this program David Finnern travels beneath the waves and explores some of the enigmatic and time-obscured relics and historical treasures
lost below Western waterways and the Pacific Ocean.
Award-winning writer, photographer and underwater explorer David Finnern has spent over 35 years searching for shipwrecks and submerged ruins.
He has published hundreds of stories on underwater exploration, and has written on-assignment for such magazines as
Skin Diver, Western and Eastern Treasures, Wreck Diver, Underwater USA, Western Diver and Immersed.
He has also investigated land sites, such as lost aircraft and ghost ports,
and written stories on other topics which have appeared in such publications as Nevada Magazine, the Orange County Register, and Adventure West.
Finnern is the author of several books, including the critically-acclaimed Passage Through Deep Waters and Lost Below,
which chronicles some of the most intriguing shipwrecks, sunken aircraft, submerged ruins and undersea treasures in the Southwest.
He has been a featured speaker at various functions throughout the United States and has appeared as a guest and on-air technical consultant
on national and international television.
He is a member and former president of both The Adventurers’ Club and California Wreck Divers, Inc.,
and was elected a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society in 2002.