Friends of mine already know that I am a huge detective fan, especially of Sherlock Holmes. In fact, I've been a fan since before elementary school, thanks to my mystery-loving mother who was sharing mystery stories with me since before I could read or write. Now other Holmes fans have already seen the current BBC incarnation, Sherlock, but I had personally not picked it up yet... until I found it on sale on iTunes ( if you don't have your own copy yet, there's a great price on the box set, six ninety minute episodes for less than twenty bucks. I have been completely delighted with them and just shared the first three with me mum, who shared my enjoyment equally. I just finished watching the Hounds of Baskerville and was ecstatic to find that my own theory to the source of the Hound was correct. That rarely happens when I read mysteries, but all my reading on the paranormal and scientific inquiry into the mind and what causes people to see such things really paid off.
What would cause a rational, analytic mind to see something as incredible as a monsterous Hound? To make someone who is calm in the face of danger shake with panic, fear and doubt for hours on? I won't give it away, Once it wore off Sherlock realized what I did... that there is something that they experimented with in the seventies that did that very well.