LOST WORLD of Erta Ale. Part 2 VIDEOS. Science Fiction Reality.

By featured guest Tom Arnold, astrophysicist, geologist, and author




Tom Arnold, my featured guest and hunter of Lost Worlds, graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with degrees in Astrophysics and Geology, and has directed several planetariums around the country including those in: San Antonio, Texas; Hutchinson, Kansas; Columbia, South Carolina; and Dallas, Texas. (More on Tom:

How about you? Do you have a Lost World experience? Please share. I love hearing from you. 

To prove I love hearing from you, for those who share a comment, your name will be placed into THE MAGIC JAR. If you comment and link back to my blog from your blog, your name will be placed in the magic jar twice. On December 29, 2014, my alien friend ( or ghost) (or Walk-In) (or whoever is hanging around at the time) will reach into the jar and pull forth a name. That person can claim one of the following:

1. A Wyso/Danny ring handcrafted by my Native American friend, Neal Paquin of Santa Fe, NM, especially designed for my first novella, Wyso and the Other Creepy Kids on Gerard Street. (Picture of ring here at the bottom of blog post. ) Sizes for children, women, and men.  One of a kind design.

2. A $20 gift certificate to Amazon via email.

3. My opinion of the first twenty pages of your novel or novella. (Someone else’s opinion of my writing is something I look for every chance I get. Just thought you might be looking also.)

Photo credits:

All videos were taken and graciously shared by the author, Tom Arnold.

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3 replies on “LOST WORLD of Erta Ale. Part 2 VIDEOS. Science Fiction Reality.”

Am jealous of the experience you had. Read through Tom’s descriptions, and got a bit nervous at being within scalding distance of the lava (albeit only through the camera).

What kind of video camera did you have/use for the trip?

Mr. Marsden:
Thanks for your query. I used a FLIP HD video camera. It is very small but provides a good quality image.
Tom Arnold

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