Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Little Green Idols?

Fascinating post on the Freakonomics blog about the correlations between Bigfoot sightings and UFO sightings. Apparently I live in one of the "hotspots" for both reported phenomena (I knew there was a reason I should hike more!). My favorite quote:
Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Colorado — both U.F.O. and Bigfoot hot spots —
are among the least religious states in the country, which might impact [that is, increase] their citizens’ likelihood of “seeing” both phenomena.

So non-religious people are more credulous for aliens and apemen? Does Bigfoot fill the "God-shaped hole"?

Someone needs to tell Richard Dawkins about this, it'll blow his mind ...

Read the rest at

PS: Also interesting/correlative is that the latest X-Files movie had more to do with the Catholic church and stem cell research than it did little green men or monster-of-the-week stuff (man, I wish I had seen more of the one multi-headed creature ...).

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