Sunday afternoon, anchor Don Lemon and guest Brad Meltzer, host of the History Channel's Decoded, discussed the possibility of a supernatural explanation for the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Lemon asking whether “something beyond our understanding” happened to the flight.
Lemon prompted the discussion by offering an otherworldly explanation for the strange disappearance:
Lemon: I’m glad you brought that up... Especially today, on a day when we deal with the supernatural—we go to church, the supernatural power of God... 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? Have you dealt with that on your show and are you surprised that people are raising those questions?
Meltzer: Listen, you do a show like Decoded, nobody gets crazier email than me. We all kind of roll our eyes at conspiracy theories. But what conspiracy theories do is they ask the hardest, most outrageous questions sometimes, but every once in a while they’re right....
Meltzer goes on to explain why many feel that only a supernatural explanation can account for the strange event:
Meltzer: I think why it’s captured our attention is there is no logical explanation right now. You can say, “Oh, it crashed into the ocean," but where are the parts? Where are the pieces? Why did it keep going for seven hours? Why do you have a guy on board who gives his watch and his ring to his wife, and says, “Keep these for my boys in case something happens to me”? And that’s not some stranger—he was a mechanical engineer. Something smells wrong... I’m not one of those believers that aliens came down or anything like that. But you do have to stop and wonder: how does a jet-liner with 200 people on it just disappear?
Lemon nods and repeats “absolutely” during Meltzer’s final statement.