I think this subject goes well here though it may have a bit of an S&D flavour. I've always been fascinated by conspiracy theories, secret societies, claims of the paranormal, mysticism, satanism, Alistair Crowley, Theosophy/H.P. Blavatsky, bigfoot, Nessie, ect. Even though the majority of it has been proven fabricated, embellished, or otherwise explainable and I believe the sceptics and debunkers I still wish to study these things anyway. They're just so intriguing to me. Does any one else think that the study of "Modern Mythology" is really a worthy academic pursuit on par with studying ancient mythology? What myths of our time do you think will be the strongest and most persistant as part of our culture? And what would you suppose future anthropologists might deduce about our current culture (say approximately the last century) based on these myths?