Why is it that men seem more into UFOs and conspiracy theories whereas women tend to favour ghosts and psychics?
A recent wideranging article on the BBC website describes a UFO conference and briefly mentions the phenomenon:
The predominant demographic is older men. But somewhere between a quarter and a third of Bufora attendees look under 30 and a similar proportion are female.
You can’t have an active interest in these topics without noticing that women tend to flock to psychic nights in greater numbers whereas UFO conferences tend to have a clear male bias.
The Unexplained Mysteries website claims:
research has indicated that belief in various paranormal topics differs between men and women.
While both genders tend to believe in paranormal topics the key difference is in which ones. Teacher and researcher Kylie Sturgess found that women were more likely to believe in astrology, psychics and ghosts whereas men are more predisposed to believe in aliens, cryptozoological creatures and conspiracy theories.