Dr. Barrett may be controlled or gatekeeping, but he does publish the occasional interesting article.
Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.
I too have been skeptical in the past of heavily promoted animal attack stories. While most would agree that messing with a lethal animal in its natural environment is a bad idea, it’s still worth investigating for its veracity. Is Steve Irwin in the DCP? Lux writes:
There have been countless films, TV shows, novels, etc having the theme of animals attacking humans. Everything from insects to birds to fish to rodents to dinosaurs have been featured in this context, often with the implied justification that the “evil humans” deserved it due to our rape of the natural world.
And, the news media fakery factory also reinforces this theme with horrific “true” tales of animals attacking humans. I’ll give a couple of examples here of what I strongly suspect are animal attack hoaxes.
One notable example is (was?) a guy named Timothy Treadwell …