I think a big part of the reason I love cryptids is that they’re literally the only subgenre of conspiracy theories where you can be reasonably assured it isn’t secretly about hating Jews. Like, when people talk about aliens or lizard people or sinister banking cabals, at least 80% of the time when you look up the foundational literature it’s a bunch of Antisemitic rot and “lizard people” is just a codephrase for “Jews”, but there are very few neo-Fascist whackjobs out there claiming that Bigfoot is Jewish.

It’s just completely wild to me how pervasive it is for fields of research like parapsychology to be viewed as illegitimate when the few professionals in the field are being employed by esteemed federal government agencies for confidential research.

I would love to be a parapsychologist but I can’t stand the thought of not being taken seriously just because the majority of the population chooses to remain ignorant of these kinds of phenomena.

  • me: constantly criticizes others for not using logic in their arguments and advice.
  • also me: EVERYTHING IS A CONSPIRACY!!!! ALIENS EXIST!!!! BUSH DID 9/11!!! GHOSTS ARE REAL!!!!!!! I WANT TO BELIEVE!!! BERENSTEIN BEARS!! GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!!!