Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 24th, 2013
Joe Rogan is hosting a new TV show about Bigfoot, UFOs and ESP, and he says the show is teaching him “a lot about crazy people.”
“The same pattern exists in people who believe in UFOs, or who believe in ghosts, or who believe in psychics,” says Rogan — who performs stand-up on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel.
The pattern is: True believers risk looking foolish, even if they are telling the truth, so they can get pretty defensive.
“If you really saw a UFO, and you tried telling people — how crazy would you sound, even if it really did happen? It would (mess) with your head because nobody would believe you,” Rogan says.
Rogan is open-minded but values facts and truths over ideology. He gave me a five-minute primer on gigantopithecus and Homo floresiensis.
“There are real, legit anthropologists who believe in Sasquatch,” Rogan says.
But some true believers in Sasquatch and UFOs ignore contradictory facts and evidence of hoaxes.
“They only see things that confirm their idea. It’s called ‘confirmation bias.’ It’s a real problem with people and ideas,” Rogan says.
“Some people just get it in their mind there is a bigfoot, and then every time some dude in a monkey suit takes a blurry picture, they’re convinced it’s the best Sasquatch footage ever.”
“Joe Rogan Questions Everything” debuts July 24 on SyFy.
Life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories. Having explored these questions for years on his podcast, Joe now takes his journey to the next level, traveling the country and knocking on any door necessary to find the truth. In his own unique and inquisitive style, Joe will stop at nothing to quench his curiosity for the unknown.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything premieres on Wednesday, July 24 at 10/9c.
Les Stroud on Joe Rogan’s show and they discussed Bigfoot on the show.
Apparently there will be a special Survivorman Bigfoot episode!
They also discussed Finding Bigfoot and Meldrum’s Falcon Project.
Here’s the video of the Bigfoot segment. Of course, being as it is Joe Rogan’s show, there is some off-color language…