Conspiracy Corner – The Alien Big Cats (of Death)

Every Thursday, about 8:15am, Matthew talks with Zac (with Lucas or Ellen sometimes lurking on the sidelines) on 95bFM’s “Breakfast Show” about conspiracy theories.

Alien Big Cats (or ABCs) are large-to-big cats seen in settings where such cats should not exist. So, for example, people have reported seeing panthers in Ashburton since the 1970s, and given that there are no cats native to Aotearoa and no record of large cats escaping captivity, sightings of such panthers is, well, just a little incongruous.

No substantial written commentary on the issue from me this week: I am currently navigating the circle of hell reserved for bureaucracies and I need a 22F triplicate form just to write this comment, signed by two Anti-popes and the purveyor of at least one form of sponge-cleaning solution.


About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.