Psychic World looked at data on how often people research aliens to work out which countries are the most obsessed about aliens.
The marketing effort is designed to help promote the site and the cost-per-minute phone lines it enables, but, hey, it worked to grab my attention here.
The top twenty European countries for alien searches
Psychic World and their marketing agency looked at only people searching for the word alien to get this data. They noticed that this year there had been more searches than last year, a lot more, 89% more.
The UK tops the poll with 624,000 searches every year. That’s about 1,700 people every day turning to Google just to type in [aliens] and see what happens.
France, which has roughly the same number of people as the UK, had 35% fewer searches, about 408,000. But it’s possible, likely even, they were using the word “alien” again rather than “étranger”.
That might be a flaw in the approach.
The site also discovered common questions people had about aliens.
The five top questions people ask about aliens
- What would an alien look like? (13,200 searches a year)
- How do aliens contact (12,000 searches a year)
- What are aliens (8,4000 searches a year)
- Where are the aliens (6,000 searches a year)
- Why would aliens come to earth (3,000 searches a year)
Interesting? I thought so, but remember many people who understand the tarot or believe themselves to have psychic powers will offer their time for free.
In Pure Spirit
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