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What does it say about a person when they profess and interest in unexplained mysteries, but only when the mysteries surround things that are most probably myths?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42253points) June 21st, 2017

And as soon a a segment of Unexplained Mysteries (or whatever) gets off of things like Yeti, Aliens, Area 51, The Bermuda Triangle, and goes on to things that are actually real, but very curious, like the Egyptian pyramids, or how they moved the statues on Easter Island, or the logistics of how Romans released tigers in their coliseums, then the person gets bored and doesn’t want to watch any more?

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josie's avatar

It is a human characteristic to have a sense that you are surrounded by things that you do not totally understand. It may be less true for scientifically enlightened cultures than it was for the ancients, but probably only by degree.

What I mean is, people are intrigued by mystery. And I am sure that some people are more intrigued the more mysterious and bizarre that it gets.

Sort of like some people drink alcohol to get a little buzz to be more comfortable in social situations, and others think it is a waste of time unless they get drunk.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Hmm. Thank you @josie. I quit finding that stuff “mysterious” decades ago. I’m much more interested theories and questions about the real world.

josie's avatar

Me too. But I am not the designated representative of the human race. Everybody has something to say.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right. I was thinking about it from a psychological POV.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I know how the Easter Island statues were moved.
I know how tigers entered the colosseum (there was only one), and how they flooded it for ship battles.
What I don’t know is where the aliens come from, or how many Earth residents have actually seen or met them.

NomoreY_A's avatar

I have an interest in all of the things you mentioned, who says the Coliseum or Pyramids are boring? I’ve always wondered about how they filled the thing with water to stage naval battles of gladiators. As far as the Pyramids go, as Rudyard Kipling once quipped: I think they’ll find the secret hid, beneath the Cheops Pyramid, is but that some contractor did, Cheops out of several millions,

Dutchess_III's avatar

We have theories on how they were moved @Patty_Melt. I’ve seen them. I have also seen the mechanism that they used to raise the tigers into the Colosseum. Those interest me more than non-existent aliens and ghosts and Yetis @NomoreY_A.

NomoreY_A's avatar

Well, next time Elvis lands a UFO in your yard so his pet Yeti can doo doo on your grass, all I can say is I told ya so. You naysayer. @Dutchess_III

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have seen a UFO before.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Did you sell them an “Earth” bumper sticker?

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Rick and I just watched it, trying to figure it out. It was a UFO. We couldn’t identify it and it was flying. It was pretty damn cool, whatever it was. We saw it on more than one occasion, too, over the course of about a month.

NomoreY_A's avatar

That was the Venusian invasion of ‘95, I remember it well.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I was in 2002.

Patty_Melt's avatar

OMG! 2002?

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