CNN host Don Lemon asked Decoded host Brad Meltzer Sunday whether the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for more than a week, was possibly connected to something "supernatural."
He said he was "just putting it out there" when he made his query.
"Especially today, on a day when we deal with the supernatural, we go to church, the supernatural power of God. You deal with all of that," Lemon said. "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?'
"We all kind of roll our eyes at conspiracy theories, but what conspiracy theories do is ask the hardest, most outrageous questions sometimes," Meltzer said. "Every once in a while, they're right, and that's what we have to remember here. I think why it's captured our attention is because there is no logical explanation right now … Something smells wrong. One of my favorite reporters once said to me that the American people always will sniff for the truth until they find it, and there's something about the story that just strikes us at our core where something seems really fishy … How does a jet liner with almost 200 people on it disappear? How are they just gone?"