Ghost Adventures travels to Idaho to visit the Lava Hot Springs Inn, a former sanatorium turned hotel. Once used to treat soldiers suffering from nightmarish effects, the mineral baths act as a conductor for paranormal activity.
This week has been undescribable. As part of the summer school “Biosignatures and the Search for Life on Mars”, I’ve explored the
nature of Iceland and listened to astrobiology lectures with 40 young scientists from around the world. We have visited volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, waterfalls, and I’ll blog about those amazing places and people during the summer!
This picture was taken at Goðafoss.
Today I have played a game of chess with death, so wicked,
And I have seen his true face so different from what I expected–
He is human and middle aged
With eyes that have beheld many wonders
I am surprisingly calm in his presence
Despite the trembling of my hand
Not unlike that of mountains before an avalanche or an earthquake
He smiles at me and says
That life would be nothing without death
We see evidence of this in nature whenever a volcano erupts and lava springs forth from it
Destroying everything in its path
Then hardens into rock,
Tall grasses and flowers bloom up
Nothing else is said after this as the game goes on
Death wins of course and I breathe a sigh of relief
We both whisper ‘Not Today’ as he gets up from his seat and walks away