On this edition of The Gralien Report, scientists recently reported they have cataloged 200,000 different viruses in Earth’s oceans, along with the recent news that a mysterious and ancient human footprint was discovered in Chile, making it the oldest preserved human footprint found in the Americas. But what does this discovery have to do with anthropologists who are open-minded about the study of a creature like Bigfoot? Micah explains this weird connection for us, and its relationship to a very expensive textbook he’d like to eventually get a copy of.
Elsewhere, a new study suggests that belief in the Loch Ness Monster may have actually be influenced by the discovery of dinosaurs… not an unusual idea for the study of cryptozoology. Then in hour two, we turn our attention to the skeptic movement, and why some scientists are actually skeptical of skepticism. However, could some particularly “tribal” attitudes among modern ideological skeptics actually undermine national security? A recent statement issued by the U.S. Navy pertaining to ongoing reports of UAP (unexplained aerial phenomenon) explains why new protocols and procedures have certain Top Brass saying that they will “investigate every sighting” of a UFO. We’ll look into this, as well as recently released FBI documents on cattle mutilations on this week’s podcast.