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NEWS: Chapman University 2018 Survey Shows Paranormal Beliefs Are on the Rise

For the last 5 years, Chapman University in California has conducted a battery of surveys focusing on in-depth examinations of American fears. Their research studies a range of topics, from government, health and environmental matters, to disaster preparedness, personal anxieties, and paranormal beliefs.

In 2018, their most recent survey revealed that government corruption is currently the primary fear that concerns Americans. However, the survey also revealed that fears and beliefs in the paranormal have been gradually rising over the past few years! Take a look below at the breakdown of the paranormal study, directly from Chapman University:

Paranormal America 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in aliens and psychic powers to Bigfoot and haunted houses.

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Paranormal Beliefs

Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is that places can be haunted by spirits (57.7%), followed closely by the belief that ancient, advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis once existed (56.9%). More than two out of five Americans (41.4%) believe that that aliens visited Earth in our ancient past and more than a third believe aliens are visiting now (35.1%). Of the items we asked about, Americans are the most skeptical about fortune tellers, with only approximately 17.2% believing that others can see the future.

The Prevalence of Paranormal Beliefs

Paranormal beliefs have become the norm in the United States, if we examine how many such beliefs a person holds. Using the seven paranormal items included on the Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018), we find that only about a fourth of Americans (24.1%) do not hold any of the seven beliefs. What this means is that more than ¾ of Americans believe in at least one paranormal phenomenon.

All Paranormal Beliefs are On the Rise

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears has included the same set of questions about paranormal beliefs on three waves of the survey. What is striking is how rapidly such beliefs are rising.

Belief in six of the seven paranormal items increased between 2017 and 2018, the only exception being the belief that fortune tellers and psychics can foresee the future. All seven items have risen in levels of belief since 2016. For example, Americans are fourteen percent more likely to believe that aliens once visited the earth than they were in 2016. Americans have become seven percent more likely to believe in Bigfoot in only two years.

Given that our survey includes a margin for error of +/- 3%, we should note that some of these changes maybe be slightly bigger or smaller than presented. However, the major pattern is clear – American is becoming more paranormal.

What do you think is responsible for this increase in paranormal fears and beliefs? Share with us in the comments!

Driver of Flipped Van in California Blames Aliens for Accident

Call Giorgio A. Tsoukalos to the scene, because it sounds like aliens!

On February 6, a van driver on Highway 18 in California inexplicably flipped his vehicle, and told emergency responders that extraterrestrials had caused the accident.

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While driving through a mountainous section of San Bernardino around 1:30 pm, the Ford E350 van overturned and landed on its side next to the roadway. The driver alerted 911, and adamantly told dispatchers that aliens had flipped over the vehicle. When law enforcement arrived, the man become argumentative with the officers, as well as other drivers who had stopped to offer assistance. He changed his mind about police help, insisting instead that a tow truck be called. Although the man was driving on a snowy swath of road with “Icy” signs posted in warning, the cause of the single-vehicle accident is still under investigation, and he was not cited with any kind of impaired driving offense.

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Though it is an unusual story, it probably has a reasonable explanation which is not aliens, but while the case is still open we aren’t saying that it’s not not aliens either!

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Goat-Killing Blood-Sucking Beast in Namibia

Goat-Killing Blood-Sucking Beast in Namibia

Is some vampiric beast preying on innocent goat herds in Africa? Frighteningly, yes, that’s exactly what’s happening! But what’s behind slayings?

A recent spate of creepy goat deaths has shepherds in Namibia concerned and scared, as nearly 30 goats have been found dead and drained of all their blood. Residents believe something is stalking their livestock in the night, and then leaving behind no trace of its attack (besides the goats’ corpses). However, a few witnesses have come forward to say they’ve caught a glimpse of the killer (or killers), which they claim resemble large black dogs. 

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Adding to the mystery around the manner of death is the perplexity of local veterinarians and wildlife officials, who have no idea what is behind the attacks. “Scientifically, these things attacking the goats in that manner are not part of the wildlife we know. We leave room for more investigations.” 

While the elusive cryptid Chupacabra has been blamed for unexplained animal deaths in other countries, the strange episode of the bloodless goats is also not unlike mutilations where cows and other livestock have been found dead and drained of blood, in what some believe to be alien abductions. Is it Chupacabra, aliens, or something else that is killing Namibia’s goats? And, as Mysterious Universe aptly asks in their report of the murdering goat-sucker, “When will one of these creatures start preying on humans?”

Read the FULL ARTICLE from Mysterious Universe here and the original report in The Namibian HERE.

The 12 Best "Ancient Aliens" Memes on the Internet

In the world of memes, there may be none whose hair lives in greater infamy than that of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, better known as "that Ancient Aliens guy!"

With his explosive bouffant 'do and ardent belief that ancient humans once interacted with alien astronauts, Tsoukalos has become an icon of memedom. Although Tsoukalos has appeared on multiple shows across multiple channels, was the consultant producer of 23 episodes of Ancient Aliens, and speaks five languages, he is most famously known for the History Channel still-frame of his emphatic upraised hands and righteously big hair:

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And also, of course, for his simple but totally quotable meme catchphrase: “ALIENS.”

It’s no surprise, then, that a (probably) limitless number of Tsoukalos’ Ancient Aliens memes abound across the universe - I mean internet. As an homage to aliens, memes, Tsoukalos, and his hair, we’ve compiled 12 of the best Ancient Aliens-inspired memes for you to enjoy!

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12. Conspiracy Keanu asks the tough questions.

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11. 

Cheeseburgers, delicious on any planet.

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10. Ermahgerd! Meme inception.

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9. When you hail from the southern hemisphere of space.

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8. Where are all these Targets coming from?! 

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7.  On a multiple choice test, the most common answer is usually ALIENS.

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6. The X-Files was an excellent documentary.

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5. I mean, it has to go SOMEWHERE.

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4. 

“I’m not saying it was humans, but it was humans.”

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3. Aliens are bald, so their knowledge of hair styles is just kind of a wild guess...

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2. Don’t text and navigate through interstellar space.

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1. The one, the only: the original meme that launched a thousand pics.

If you want to get in on the fun, you can create your own Ancient Aliens meme with the Ancient Aliens Meme Generator!   

Which of the many Ancient Aliens memes is your favorite? Leave us a comment!