Britain's History Channel Probes Kids' Views on Ancient and Paranormal Mysteries
History released a video of kids talking about their questions about the universe, which were heavily colored toward the supernatural claims popular on TV:
History then explained their poll:
The video is accompanied by a poll of 1,000 children in primary school, which found that ghosts are the number one curiosity of the nation’s youngsters, with 32% wanting to know whether they exist, closely followed by 30% who want an answer on the existence of extra-terrestrial life forms, and 23% who need to know whether the Loch Ness Monster is more than a myth.
This is probably normal for kids, given the dreck that appears on TV, but the horrifying part is what the History channel’s spokesperson had to say in response. They recognized that they are responsible for educating the public, and they purposely feed the public lies anyway: “Kids always look up to parents as the fonts of all knowledge with so many questions, but mums and dads can’t know everything – and will often look to documentaries or the internet for help to quench their kid’s thirst for knowledge,” the spokesperson said.
Maybe History should keep that in mind before passing off Ancient Aliens and Curse of Oak Island as guides to the mysteries of existence.
There was good news from the poll, however. The good news is that kids are apparently much less convinced by the History Channel’s lies than adults. According to the poll, only 5% of kids believe that Stonehenge is an alien landing pad or that pyramids are literal portals to another dimension. By contrast 44% knew Stonehenge was an ancient monument and 57% know the Egyptian pyramids to be tombs.
Now, all we have to do is stop them from watching the History channel so they don’t get misinformed.
1/10/2020 09:37:49 am
Ah, this proves that people begin acting like kids when they turn into adults.
1/10/2020 10:14:50 am
What evidence there is that pyramids were tombs?
Pyramids fantasies & facts
1/10/2020 11:55:03 am
1/10/2020 12:04:14 pm
My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big — when you stop and think about it, and I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time — to store that much grain.
1/10/2020 12:10:40 pm
Archaeologists also believe the pyramids were built to store grain, just like historians believe America was discovered before Columbus.
1/10/2020 12:47:39 pm
Surely you can tell in a few sentences what this long article is about and what evidence there is? For example has a dead pharaoh ever been found in a pyramid?
1/10/2020 01:31:43 pm
You mean to tell me that the tomb in the pyramid of Cheops never contained a body?
1/10/2020 02:57:54 pm
1/11/2020 07:15:33 am
For those who are interested in an alternative view here is a link to information obtained in an altered state of consciousness:
1/10/2020 03:17:39 pm
"Whether fish sleep, what stars are made of and who invented money are also questions children want answered, while they are also baffled about the existence of elves, unicorns, mermaids and Yetis."
1/10/2020 06:37:02 pm
Hi Kent, for the convenience of readers, could you please copy and paste this post and the following comments all into a new comment in this comment section? Much appreciated!
1/10/2020 07:11:16 pm
Zzzanggg!!! I bow in your general direction.
KENT NEEEDS TO BE PUT IN MENTAL HOSPITAL
1/11/2020 04:13:16 am
What a dork.
1/11/2020 02:01:18 pm
Not just pyramids; kids show astonishing insight into the existence of Santa Claus!
1/14/2020 01:20:23 am
Thank you for every other excellent article. Where else may anybody get
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